Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

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Rooster6975
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Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

Post by Rooster6975 » 11 July 2020, 02:41

I have never played with that building in real life, it is entirely possible I don't understand how it works. It never seems to work in BGA. It says "-1 doubloon for each 1VP, good, colonist (builder phase)." But every time the builder phase comes up, I click on a building to purchase, and it comes up with a message indicating that I can use the Black Market to reduce the cost of the building. But no amount of clicking on the Black Market, or anywhere else actually does anything but bring up a red banner across the top of the screen.

Does the Black Market actually work?

Thanks.

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Re: Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

Post by Jest Phulin » 11 July 2020, 05:07

This is a pure guess, as I have not played it here, but how most mechanics of "return something to get a bonus" work on BGA is that you have to click on the returned item before using the bonus.

IE, before selecting a building to build, click on a colonist on your board, or your VP total or goods in your player status box, (then probably the black market,) and finally the building to be purchased.

Or rely on Cunningham's law...

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Re: Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

Post by Rooster6975 » 11 July 2020, 20:26

Ah interesting, ok, I'll try that next time I get a Black Market. I definitely did not click a resource to use first. Tks.

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Re: Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

Post by diamant » 16 July 2020, 09:11

Rooster6975 wrote:
11 July 2020, 02:41
Does the Black Market actually work?
The Black Market works, after choosing a building while you don’t have enough doubloons to buy it, up to 3 missing doubloons.
You are then prompted to select one victory point, and/or one good, and/or one colonist, the total to compensate for the number of missing doubloons.

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Re: Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

Post by technomage116 » 18 November 2020, 04:09

It keeps saying that I haven't traded enough through the black market to use it. It's driving me crazy.

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Re: Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

Post by diamant » 18 November 2020, 10:44

technomage116 wrote:
18 November 2020, 04:09
It keeps saying that I haven't traded enough through the black market to use it. It's driving me crazy.
We cannot help you if you do not refer to one or more verifiable gaming situations.

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Re: Does the Black Market actually work on BGA?

Post by CB Droege » 18 November 2020, 11:01

Also, you might just be misunderstanding the Black Market because the tooltip is incomplete, like many tooltips in Puerto Rico, it doesn't give enough explanation to make it usable.

The black market only works for one colonist, one good, and one chit. If you are trying to trade two colonists for two purchase power, it wont work.

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