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poucla
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I'm currently prototyping a Monopoly style game and was in need of game money, as I had already canabalised on my all old board games. The game material online shops I found, didn't have game money or they had 1 specific sort that didn't fit in currency and denominations.

I then found www.mygamemoney.com and I have just completed my first order for custom made game money for my game. You get to choose denominations, currency, bill color, fonts, custom central picture, background, etc. There is even a lot of extra options for instance special paper. You can buy as little as 1 set (240 bills). You can get the bill images sent by email as pdf if you would rather print and slice yourself.

Well I'm impressed - and it's not even expensive.

SiddGames
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Looks good. Can you post a short review once your order comes in? Thanks!

dannorder
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I'm not impressed at all with

I'm not impressed at all with the graphics in the samples they provide. And, let's be honest here, if all you're doing is prototyping a game all you need is different colored sheets of paper cut up. If you feel the need to have something more visual to show people, it shouldn't be too difficult to come up with something that doesn't look so silly.

It also seems odd that someone would sign up here and have as their solitary post such a glowing endorsement of some small business website when they allegedly haven't even received their order yet. It strikes me as pretty obvious spam to me.

Brykovian
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dannorder wrote:It also seems

dannorder wrote:
It also seems odd that someone would sign up here and have as their solitary post such a glowing endorsement of some small business website when they allegedly haven't even received their order yet. It strikes me as pretty obvious spam to me.

Yep ... straight spam ... but still possible that it could lead to an interesting designer discussion.

-Bryk

MatthewF
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I agree that the graphics are

I agree that the graphics are really quite underwhelming.

In the games we play on game night, if it comes with paper money we always substitute poker chips instead, as they're much, much easier to handle.

Phookadude
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Yeah.

Honestly, colored paper and some black ink or toner and you can do as well for allot less. With the design options avalible today play money is probably the easiest thing you can make with you own equipment and at a resonable price. With refill ink you can match prices with most small run print shops.

If you want to make money though on tip I have is from bookbinding. To cut things evenly use a chisel and a wood block clamped to your bench. Put the pages you want to cut under the block, clamp it all down lining the edge of the block along the cut lines and then use the chisel to cut the pages a few sheets at a time. This will give you nice straight even cuts through a block of pages.

gameprinter
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Clamp and block

You've discovered our secret! Seriously, though, that is the principal used in all the industrial paper cutters we use. For money, we also use an agitator, which is the mechanical equivalent of taking a stack of paper and tapping the edges on the counter to get all the pager edges to line up. It's useful when merging stacks of 7 different colors of paper.

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