I experimented recently with printing our money at approximately life-size, and it looks really good – and feels much more like money.
This experiment was inspired by the photograph above from Way out West. Sent to us by Jaqui French, I was intrigued by the dollar bills. Those look like the graphics from our money cards, but printed extra large (they look about life-size).
And I think they look great.
So I thought I’d see what printing life-size money would look like for one of our other games, and as I’ve recently prepared and hosted Death on the Gambia, I thought I’d do that same.
The result is below – I also printed some of the normal money cards as a comparison. Overall I think they look much better.
All the money
If you want to do this yourself, here (at the bottom of this page) are the image files that we have used for all of our games so far. (As we add more, we’ll try and remember to add them to this page. If we forget, please don’t hesitate to nudge us.)
You may wish to print different denominations on different coloured paper – we’ll leave that up to you.
Printing the money
The easiest way we’ve found to print the money is to use the Windows print function – simply select the file, right-click, and select “Print”. This brings up a dialogue box (below). For Death on the Gambia I just selected four copies to a sheet. (I also printed them double sided.)
Money money money!
To download the files just right click on the image and select “save as…”. And enjoy!