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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
1962
# of Players
3 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(265 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(55 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(79 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
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Category
Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Acquire
Alternate Names
Cartel
Grand Hôtel
Hotel-Haie
Hotel-König
Investor
Trust
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This Sid Sackson classic has taken many different forms over the years depending on the publisher. Each player strategically invests in businesses, trying to retain a majority of stock. As the businesses grow with tile placements, they also start merging, giving the majority stockholders of the acquired business sizable bonuses, which can then be used to reinvest into other chains. All of the investors in the acquired company can then cash in their stocks for current value or trade them 2-for-1 for shares of the newer, larger business. The game is a race to acquire the greatest wealth.

Some versions of the 3M bookshelf edition included rules for a 2-player variant.

The original version is part of the 3M Bookshelf Series.

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Components (Avalon Hill (Hasbro) 1999 Version):

  • Plastic Gameboard
  • 7 Plastic Buildings
  • 108 Corporate Tiles
  • 7 Sets of Stock Certificates (175) (25 × 7)
  • Stock Market Tray
  • 6 Information Cards
  • Paper Money
  • Instructions

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Avalon Hill (Hasbro) Edition 2008
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Artist: Scott Okumura
Year: 2008
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.25 inches
2.20 pounds
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Dutch Edition
Publisher: PS-Games
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Year: 2000
Size: 15.80 x 10.60 x 3.50 inches
3.00 pounds
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Avalon Hill (Hasbro) German large box edition
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Year: 1999
Size: 15.80 x 10.60 x 3.50 inches
3.00 pounds
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Avalon Hill (Hasbro) English large box edition 1999
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 41305
Size: 15.80 x 10.50 x 3.50 inches
3.00 pounds
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Avalon Hill Flat Box Edition with special powers tiles 1995
Publisher: Avalon Hill
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Year: 1995
Product Code: 140001
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
1.50 pounds
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2 Acquire Reference Card for 2008 Edition
Acquire Reference Card for 2008 Avalon Hill Edition. Put together so that I didn't have to tear them out of the rule book...
English
2015-08-29
3 Acquire - Aktienkurse / Stock market prices
Leiste, um aktuelle Aktienkurse in Abhängigkeit der Kettengröße anzuzeigen. / Keep track of current stock market prices. Schmidt Spiele Version (1993) Print on A4 paper. Inspired by https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/103293/acquire-2008-one-page-corporation-size-track
German
2015-05-23
3 Custom made Calculator for Acquire (2008 Avalon Hill Edition)
At the end of the game, just fill in number of tiles of each hotel then scroll up and fill in the player names and the amount of stock they own. WALA. There you have the Major and Minority Shareholder bonus and also the cash they get if they were to sell the stocks away. Not to forget, include the amount of cash they have in hand in the allocated column and there you have the winner of the game!!! Feel free to use, do let me know if you encounter problems on this.
English
2015-04-01
2 2 Player with Dummy Player Hands
A 2-player variant with each player managing a dummy player hand - based very loosely on the Broker variant
English
2015-02-22
1 Acquire rules Vietnamese
Acquire rules Vietnamese I change the design and add watermark. https://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
Vietnamese
2014-08-02
7 Acquire 2008 One-Page Corporation Size Track
An aid to help you track the size of your hotel chains / corporations that fits on a single A4 or Letter page. I suggest using it with translucent glass bead counters. Made for the 2008 edition of the game.
English
2014-05-09
7 Acquire 1999 One-Page Corporation Size Track
An aid to help you track the size of your hotel chains / corporations that fits on a single A4 or Letter page. I suggest using it with translucent glass bead counters. Made for the 1999 edition of the game.
English
2014-05-09
0 Acquire - Rules Summary in Polish
Sporządzony na własne potrzeby skrót zasad po polsku. Cała zawartość instrukcji na jednej stronie A4.
Polish
2014-05-09
4 Chinese rules
并购简体中文规则
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2013-08-22
1 Summary in S.Chinese
并购中文玩家帮助
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2013-08-22
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DTN Game of the Month July 2014 - Acquire
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Ludology Episode 72 - Under The Influence Part 1
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House Rules 56: Mini-Reviews
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OBG 78: The Summerer of Games
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Episode 28 – Acquire
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BGWS 070: Breaking Up the Monopoly
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The Vintage Gamer #13: Acquire (BG)
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