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Re: Invitation to Games - 9 Nov

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  • thedesign3r
    I can make it too. Lets try something with a little adventure! Lawrence
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 7, 2011
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      I can make it too. Lets try something with a little adventure!

      Lawrence

      --- In trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Pardoe" <RPardoe@...> wrote:
      >
      > LAST WEEK:
      > Four players around the table as Scot, Tim, and Lawrence were able to
      > attend, so in the interest of time, we opted for BLACK FRIDAY - a game of
      > investing in a stock as it rises hoping to cash out before it crashes
      > converting winnings into silver (and then gold). The game has gained some
      > notoriety for its rules - a problem I certainly experienced when I tried
      > this game fresh off the presses at BGG.con last year with only a rudimentary
      > translation of the rules. From the Geek I did download and print some
      > wonderful flow charts that describe both a turn and a price adjustment. In
      > fact, I used these to explain the game and followed them as we played - made
      > for a very smooth game. We did make a simple mistake of buying too many
      > shares initially, but realized this quickly, so just restarted a new game
      > which went much more smoothly. A few colours did seem to race up in
      > valuation with everyone riding their coattails while yellow was completely
      > ignored (all shares were in the market!) as players waited for it to crash
      > before investing. The price of silver did race up towards the game ending
      > $100 triggered by purchases in the last round. While player's might have
      > felt behind, revealing the results showed a lot closer game than anyone
      > envisioned. Everyone was tied with 2 Gold. Three were tied with 4 Silver,
      > so the game came down to money in hand:
      >
      > Scot: 2 Gold / 4 Silver / $75
      > Rich: 2 Gold / 4 Silver / $30
      > Tim: 2 Gold / 4 Silver / $ 2
      > Lawr: 2 Gold / 3 Silver
      > THIS WEEK:
      > And darkness descends early in the evening now with the return to standard
      > time. But the lights will be burning in the game room and the table waiting
      > for players on Wednesday. Who can attend...
      > GAMES:
      > ***************************************
      > Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00
      > My house in San Ramon
      > (Contact me off-list if you need directions)
      > ***************************************
      > - Rich
      >
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