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Eric Martin
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Anyone reading this probably already owns this, but hey what the heck. I need some geek gold...

Loads of fun and adds a nice injection of randomness to the choices in the game. Also nice as it helps differentiate the strategies of the different players during the round.

Basically, one copy of each of all the action cards not currently in the round are placed in a face-down pile, the Black Market. When someone plays the Black Market, they can draw the top three cards and immediately purchase one with two extra coins (on top of their usual buy).

Now THIS makes it interesting. Every card is now possibly available to play and add to your deck. The combinations can now possibly be ridiculous complex without the game spiraling out of control. If you don't like the three cards you draw, the Black market just gives you two extra coins for your regular buy.

Seriously fun to play with although it seems to increase the round length a bit. Can't wait for the sequel as I think this is a preview of how the new cards will behave....

Verdict: Definitely worth the price and time for setup and takedown, ESPECIALLY if you happen to be the only who purchases a Witch card in the round. Vicious.

(This also appears at http://deathofmonopoly.blogspot.com.)
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I agree, the Black Market card really adds a twist, and extra fun to the game. I hope BSW adds this card to the online Dominion soon.
 
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Michael Van Biesbrouck
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I am disappointed with the lack of depth in this review. This card has another capability -- it allows you to spend any amount of money from your hand even if you are not buying anything. Useful if another card lets you, say, draw up to seven cards....
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Interesting point. We read the rules but none of us have used that facet of the card yet. Look forward to playing it with the Library now... Thanks for bringing it up.

But "disappointed by the depth of this review"? C'mon, buddy, don't let it ruin your day because I didn't describe every detail of the card...
 
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Joshua Lobkowicz
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someotherguy wrote:
I wouldn't recommend knocking yourself out to get it.


Did some people have to do this?
I only had to paypal $5 away.
It even came with another card. whistle
 
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