By Michael Hartley
My son came home from school the other day and suggested...
Anyway, here it is! You can choose what currency to use in the Currency menu. So far, the game has United States Dollars, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Euros and Singapore Dollars. You start a new game using the Game menu, any size from 2x2 to 10x10.
To play, click on two cards. They'll each show an amount of money, either in figures, or as a collection of coins and notes. Match two cards, and they'll disappear when you click again! See if you can clear the screen in as few guesses as possible - or in the shortest time!
So far, the game has the following currencies.
- United States Dollars. A large number of people visiting this site are from the States.
- Euro. This is the currency used in much of Europe. I didn't include the 500 Euro note in the game.
- British Pounds, used in the United Kingdom.
- Canadian Dollars, used in Canada.
- Singapore Dollars are the national currency of Singapore. I didn't include the S$1000 and S$10000 notes in the game!
- Australian Dollars, used in Australia. Australia was one of the first countries to start printing its "paper" money on plastic!
- New Zealand Dollars, used in New Zealand.
I hope to add more currencies in the future, but different countries have different rules about showing pictures of their coins and banknotes. I need to make sure I follow all the rules for each currency I show! Here are some specific credits for the coin and note images already available.
- United States coin images courtesy of the United States Mint, and Banknote images courtesy of the Federal Reserve.
- United Kingdom coin images are copyright the Crown, used with permission from the Royal Mint. Banknote images used with permission of the Bank of England.
- Canadian coin images © 2008 Royal Canadian Mint - All Rights Reserved / Image de pièce © 2008 Monnaie royale canadienne - Tous droits réservés . Used with permission. Banknote images copyright the Bank of Canada, altered and used with their permission.
- Australian banknote images copyright the Reserve Bank of Australia, used with permission. Coin images copyright the Royal Australian Mint, used with permission.
- New Zealand coin and banknote images copyright the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
- Euro coin and banknote images copyright the European Central Bank.
- Singapore coin and banknote images copyright the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
In the meantime, if your country's money is already in the game, then I hope you enjoy it!
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