Posted by James (admin) on 6th November 2010
Black Market is a stock market game so, as you would expect, players buy and sell the 5 different colour shares to make as much money as possible. However, the way the prices change is the key game mechanic that makes this game fun.
At the end of the game, the player who has bought the most silver bars wins. Why not just base the winner on cash? Well, the silver bar price increases throughout the game. The ever rising silver bar price also works as the game’s timer – as soon as it hits 100 (per bar), the game ends.
On their turn, a player can either: buy shares, sell shares, or buy silver bars. A marker for each of the 5 shares on the price grid shows the price at which shares of the matching colour can be bought or sold. Shares are represented by little wooden, coloured briefcases. The shares available for purchase (the ‘market’) are represented by a pile of briefcases next to the board. Read the rest of this entry »