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Year Published
2010
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2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
55 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Black Friday
Alternate Names
Schwarzer Freitag
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Schwarzer Freitag is a stock trading game with a built-in bubble to explode. The players are buying shares on a growing stock market, but at one time in the game the prices will crash. The players try to find out the right time to sell their shares and buy gold and silver (these are the victory points), before the market crashes.

The actions of all players change the probability of the crash. When they start selling, the probability of the crash will get higher. If they only buy shares then the crash will come later.

To win the game, you have to have a close look at what the others do to be in the position to sell the highest share at the right time, to get the most money. But the silver/gold price will rise too, and you can also win by buying silver/gold early in the game.

This game is the first game in the Freitag-Projekt:

Freitag(Friday) is a game project started on Friday 24th of October in Essen. I, Friedemann Friese, will work on that project for the next Five years on every Friday. I will work Five, Fifteen,... minutes (In German twenty-five, thirty-five,.. starts with an F, too) up to Fifteen hours on that project, but only Fridays.

The game will be published in Five years on the Friday of Spiel '13 in Essen. It will not be shown on Wednesday or Thursday.

I have a blog (by now only in German) on my website, where I show my work on that project.

By now I really don't know what will happen, but I have a lot of time......

Now it happened that the first game is ready and I found a company for publishing (the company is very interested, but it is not totally sure by now)

I will add the new second game to the database.

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Black Friday
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English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Christian Fiore
Year: 2011
Product Code: RIO 432
Size: 11.42 x 11.42 x 2.76 inches
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Schwarzer Freitag
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German first edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Christian Fiore
Year: 2010
Product Code: 691240
Size: 11.42 x 11.42 x 2.76 inches
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5 Black Friday - Visual Aid
2-page player aid covering setup and main procedures in game. Designed for someone that already knows how to play, but needs a refresher or wants to ensure that nothing gets missed.
English
2015-07-26
3 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con y sin imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2013-11-02
4 1 page Black Friday setup and rules
Updated as Hopkins suggested. Thanks! Except don't have 2 players in there.. yet.
English
2013-11-01
25 Black Friday Rules Rewrite v2
This is a printer-friendly version of the second draft with black text on white background.
English
2013-05-10
37 Black Friday Rules Rewrite v1.5 (2014-10-30)
There have been many notes about the difficulty of learning Black Friday through the English rules. I took and rewrote the rules in an easier to reference and play through manner. Version 1.5 Change Log: (Special Thanks to EYE of NiGHT for all the work proof reading and suggesting clarifications) Added in Setup that Each player starts with 1 subsidy and 20 in cash. (Per http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/827859/money-start) Added in an additional note the typo on the pricing table (Per http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/620956/upper-left-corner-price-board) Various minor clarifications regarding the black briefcases. Emphasised the direction of movement of the stock price at different times. Version 1.4 Change Log: (Thanks to smallllama) Clarified that colored briefcases taken...
English
2011-12-26
8 Black Friday: Turn Order Teaching Aid
With all the various rules that tweak the market and pricing, I wanted to create a single-sheet teaching aid that the "games explainer" could reference throughout the game to avoid dropping any rules. The 2nd sheet also contains the basic setup instructions.
English
2011-10-24
4 Regelzusammenfassung / Rules Summary German
Die Regeln von Schwarzer Freitag auf einer DinA4 Seite komplett zusammengefasst! (Im Acrobat Reader muss "In Druckbereich einpassen" eingestellt werden).
German
2011-07-13
30 Black Friday Quick Reference
1-page, 2-sided quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Version 1.2 Added 2-player rule (thanks to rodspade) and added clarification of purple tables up front.
English
2011-02-14
42 Black Friday Flow Chart of Play
A Flow chart of the play for Black Friday designed to help players remember every step in the game. This is the edited version to clarify one of the boxes on page 2
English
2011-01-26
5 Einige Klarstellungen Schwarzer Freitag
Einige Klarstellungen zu der, meiner Meinung nach, undurchsichtigen Regel.
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2010-12-12
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