Market is an Action card from the Base set. It is a cantrip, meaning that it gives +1 Card/+1 Action and does not prevent you from drawing or playing other action cards, and it also gives you + and +1 Buy - a little bit of everything. It is the first +1 Card/+1 Action/+ variant that players encounter in Dominion; Market gives +1 Buy, and later cards like Tournament, Peddler, Highway, or Treasury have different bonuses instead.
- You draw a card and get +1 Action, + , and +1 Buy.
Market is a cantrip card that allows you to make extra purchases on your turn and gives + . Market’s extra +Buy can be important if your deck can yield a lot of , and it gives + of its own without being a stop card. Market is usually good in kingdoms with good trashing but without strong draw, where its cantrip economy allows you to generate without having to rely on stop cards.
As cantrips, Markets can chain themselves without much trouble. Playing several Markets in succession generates a decent amount of opportunity cost of Market is usually high., but usually the more important aspect of Market is that a Market stack gives many +Buys, allowing you to buy many cheap cards at once. While this chaining ability can be strong, having many extra Buys may not do much for your deck, and is a relatively small amount of money. Furthermore, as a card costing the
Market usually shouldn’t be gained early in the game. Without desirable cheap cards (e.g. Pixie, Fool's Gold) and before you have strong payload, you cannot utilize Market’s extra Buy efficiently. As such, buying a Market on your first two turns is generally a poor use of your opening. In the midgame, you should anticipate when an extra buy will allow you to gain extra cards and get Market shortly before this happens.
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