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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Paul Gipson
United States
Joplin
Missouri
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I started searching for a game about the Stock Market Crash. I found this one which looks promising. I'm not sure if there are better ones out there.
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Dr. Urza, PhD of Dungeon Crawl
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#21

This is a Friedmann Friese game about getting rich on the stock market. I like to call it an American greed simulator. The game consists of several dozen small wooden briefcases that represent shares of stock, and are color-coded by company. (It occurs to me as I’m writing this that this game would be unkind to colorblind players. If you’re red/green CB, you wouldn’t be able to tell the green and red briefcases apart, and that’s a problem when your stock holdings are secret. There isn’t a good way to mitigate it either, since the bits all have to be the same size and shape. Maybe you draw some unique symbol on all of them for their color?)

On your turn, you can either buy some stock, sell some stock, buy some silver, or pass. In every case (even “pass”), a briefcase is added to or removed from a row on the board. If a row fills up (or is half-emptied, in the case of a sell row), a “price adjustment” occurs, and briefcases are randomly drawn from the bag to reflect earning calls. The more cases are pulled from the bag of a given color, the more that stock goes up. If none are pulled out at all, it goes down a little bit. You can also buy silver, which starts the game at $20, and steadily increases until it reaches $100, at which point the game ends. (thus, silver is a safe investment, but will often underperform someone buying the right stocks)

Stock prices tend to go up in the early game, since they all start at $5 and on the lowest row of the 1830-esque stock chart. But as stock prices push through certain thresholds, the “phase” of the game goes up. As more and more phases are hit, players can buy or sell more stocks per turn, and more briefcases are drawn from the bag during adjustments, which tends to make the market more volatile. (buying and selling stocks has a small but immediate effect on the price of that stock) More importantly, a black briefcase is added to the bag with each phase. When two or more of these are eventually pulled, there’s a market crash and every color is treated as having had that number (which may be more than two) fewer cases pulled. If the net number is negative, the price of that stock will drop precipitously. Each black case also has the effect of jacking up the price of silver, speeding up the end of the game.

Black Friday has a lot of fiddly rules for dealing with prices and adjustments, and the rule book doesn’t do a good job of describing these rules. But as long as someone at the table knows them well, it’s not a big problem. It’s a fun game, trying to keep track of which briefcases are in the bag, and thus will tend to go up, and also when you think a crash is coming and unloading your stocks before it happens. You also have to time when to start buying silver. Some would dismiss this game as a silly luck-fest, but those people are fools who will soon be parted with their money. The strategy in this game is subtle, but it’s there. I love financial games, and this is the best one that’s actually focused on the stock market and doesn’t have it as a backdrop for a train game or something.
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Bruce Murphy
Australia
Pyrmont
NSW
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Played
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Mat FR
United Kingdom
Oxford
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Nick: English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Punched but unplayed.
Will ship to UK only, for free.
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Alan Gaskell
England
Lancashire
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Excellent Condition.

Free postage to the UK.
 
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Kevin Calongne
United States
Keller
Texas
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Like New: Out of Shrink - unplayed

Condition: some VERY minor dishing and minor shelfwear

All components accounted for

English Language
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Steve Wardell
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Pick #3
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Adam Gordon
Canada
Lethbridge
Alberta
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Kevin Calongne
United States
Keller
Texas
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Like New: Out of Shrink - unplayed

English Language
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Matt Clark
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Minneapolis
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Item for Geeklist "New to you July 2015 => Best new boardgame"

The only new to me game last July was Black Friday. I thought it was pretty good then and I've played it a couple of times since. If you're interested in speculation games, this is certainly one worth checking out. Having said that, I haven't tried to acquire it or really play it any more.

These Summer months just decimate my game playing and the attention I pay to board games in general. I'll be surprised if I have more than 1 new-to-me game this July either.
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Chris Reimer
United States
West Chester
Pennsylvania
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Published in 2010

Economic, Betting/Speculation, Stocks

60 Minutes
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Frank Solnitzky
Germany
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Titel: Schwarzer Freitag

Verlag: Kosmos

Sprache: Deutsch

Zustand: gut, Schachtel mit leichten Lagerspuren

Tier- und rauchfreier Haushalt!

versandkostenfrei innerhalb Deutschlands
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Chris Wilczewski
United States
Folsom
California
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Thus ended Friday Night
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Holger Sauer
Germany
97318 Kitzingen
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Schwarzer Freitag

Verlag: KOSMOS
Sprache: DE

Zustand: Gut, ein paar Mal gespielt
Nichtraucher, tierfreier Haushalt
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Frank Solnitzky
Germany
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Titel: Schwarzer Freitag

Verlag: Kosmos

Sprache: Deutsch

Zustand: gut, Schachtel mit leichten Lagerspuren

Tier- und rauchfreier Haushalt!

versandkostenfrei innerhalb Deutschlands
 
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Jason Coeyman
United States
Huntington
West Virginia
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NIS

Starting Bid: $15

BIN: $20
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Jez Overton
United Kingdom
Bedford
Bedfordshire
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Condition: Excellent. Bought as new, punched and has never been played. All pieces are present and correct. Kept safe in a smoke and pet free home.

Language: English.

Edition/Publisher: Rio Grande.

Attending: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Downtime Fun
United States
Tempe
Arizona
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VERY GOOD

BIN $27

SR is $5 less than BIN
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Jean Blakley
United States
Miami
Florida
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Very good condition.
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Jean Blakley
United States
Miami
Florida
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Very Good Condition. $20

Offer Ends June 30th.


No longer available.
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Myles Wallace
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Good condition - some box wear
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Greg Syferd
United States
Hilliard
Ohio
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Condition: Sealed

Edition :1st edition
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Matt Miller
United States
Brunswick
Maine
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Received in previous trade. Unplayed by me, all pieces accounted for and in excellent condition.
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Mat FR
United Kingdom
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Nick: English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Punched but unplayed.
Will ship to UK only, for free.


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Priests of Ra
English language
Punched but unplayed.


Ice Flow
English language
Played but in good condition
 
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Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1541]
Moe45673
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Toronto
Ontario
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Two things really put the nail in this game's coffin

1) It's a stockmarket game but market-game lovers wouldn't know that by the box art (even if it is a bull and bear)
2) Horrid rulebook. Really horrid. The game seems complicated and hard to follow. Worse, the market is such a tight design that do anything wrong and the game falls apart. With such a bad rulebook, many players manipulated the board state incorrectly and broke the market, meaning they played something the designer didn't intend and it left a bad taste in their mouth.

I never even read the rulebook when I owned this game. Nay, I just printed out this: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/90722/black-friday-rules-...

And voila, a straightforward game that's actually ingenious and fun. My one regret was how it didn't have enough player interaction for me (I like trading and negotiation in my market games). It plays in less than 2 hours, has beautiful artwork and presentation, and even plays well with 2p (how many market games can you say that about?).

A shame this game didn't get more love.
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