There are 4 types of tally in a set and they are traditionally made from bone or
ivory. The number of dots on a tally is not necessarily indicative of its value.
At the beginning of the game each player is given tallies with a total value of 2,000
points. There are several varieties of tally sticks.
Wind Discs and the Tong Box
Some sets include four small counters which denote the four winds.
These are used to determine who is to be what wind at the start of the game.