The ACQUIRE 1963 World Map Conversion Kit allows players to adapt their 1962/63 Wood or Plastic Tile ACQUIRE Games or their 1962 through 1995 versions of ACQUIRE to the rules used in the 1963 original concept edition of the game of ACQUIRE.
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The original edition of ACQUIRE used varying amounts of stocks and the ACQUIRE 1963 World Map Conversion Kit will allow players to use that same concept to play with the following stock amounts:
ACQUIRE 1963 World Map Conversion Kit
- (22) American Stock Certificates
- (24) Luxor Stock Certificates
- (26) Festival Stock Certificates
- (29) Tower Stock Certificates
- (31) Continental Stock Certificates
- (33) Worldwide Stock Certificates
- (35) Imperial Stock Certificates
The ACQUIRE 1963 World Map Conversion Kit consists of the following items to allow you to convert your 1962/63 Wood or Plastic Tile ACQUIRE Game or your 1962 through 1995 version of ACQUIRE The stock certificates included in this kit have the printed backs. (Please see Continental pile in the picture):
- 1963 Style Instruction Booklet
- (6) 1963 Style Information Cards
- (1) Festival Stock Certificate
- (4) Tower Stock Certificates
- (6) Continental Stock Certificates
- (8) Worldwide Stock Certificates
- (10) Imperial Stock certificates
All stock certificates in this kit have the printed backs that were used in the 1962/63 editions. Please see the turned-over stock certificate on top of the Worldwide stock pile in the picture to the left.
ACQUIRE 1963 Style Information Card
The ACQUIRE 1963 World Map Conversion Kit allows a quantity of 60 stocks to be shuffled and randomly dealt out to the players before the beginning of game play. The amount of each company stock to be distributed is listed on the information cards. The rest of the certificates are kept in the bank for purchase during the game. Players can only buy one stock certificate per turn. All stocks begin at the same price level.
This concept allows mystery during the entire game as to the holdings of all players. It is harder to establish strategy for gaining majority when the available amounts vary and the knowledge of other playersâ€™ holdings are unknown. The decision of choosing a company when opening is predicated on the hand that is held from the original dealing of stock.
Since players are only allowed to purchase one stock certificate per turn, their money supply will usually last longer. Most players never run out of money throughout the entire game. The other benefit derived from the lower amount of stock purchases is that the player's ability to make quicker decisions for purchases is enhanced. Therefore, the rest of the players are not waiting as long for other players to finish their turns.
Play your game of ACQUIRE in a manner that allows mystery and a little bit of nostalgia. With the ACQUIRE 1963 World Map Conversion Kit your ACQUIRE board game can go back in time to the way it was first played 50 years ago.
Included with this 1963 World Map Conversion Kit are Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE, which were designed to help eliminate the one-sided games that can occur during game play.
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Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
ACQUIRE is a fantastic game, and a huge tribute to the intellect of Sid Sackson. Yet, after my first experience with the game, I felt that the rules needed some adjustments to increase the ability of the game to attract new players. I wanted the game to have a broader appeal to more of my friends. The more friends I could get to enjoy the game, the more chances I had to play the game. I accomplished this by creating a way for players to stay involved in the game even if the didn't have any money. I also created a level playing field for obtaining stock while at the same time increasing the strategic maneuvering of stock purchasing.
Vintage ACQUIRE Games with Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE allows trading of stock when a player is out of money. The player can get rid of stocks that do not help the player and trade them for stocks that are more important within their portfolio. It allows these players to try and maintain majorities in the companies that are most important. It also allows the ability for players to invest on every turn, to potentially increase their portfolio, without the fear of being "stuck" with those purchases when they are ultimately out of money.
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE eliminates the 2- for-1 trade rule when companies merge. In the corporate world of hostile takeovers, is is very seldom that the conquering company offers the shareholders of the vanquished company a cut-rate bargain for the stocks of the conquering company. The 2-for-1 trade creates the possibility for a person who holds majority in a conquering company to lose that majority to numerous shareholders because they decided to sacrifice their small company. It decreases the strategy level of obtaining majorities and skews the game into more of a factor of luck. In Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE, the players of the vanquished company are given payouts for their companies, and their shares, and they can invest wherever they choose when it is their turn.
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE are printed into a convenient 10-page booklet that is printed on yellow card stock for long lasting durability and fits neatly into the original versions of this timeless classic. This booklet can be used to replace old, worn, or lost rules as they conveniently have the original rules of ACQUIRE fully printed with Lloyd's changes to the rules printed in red.
This 10-page booklet also includes a Stock Price Extension chart. This chart helps when figuring payouts at times of merger or at the end of the game. This chart helps eliminate the need for a calculator or a math professor.
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE can be used in all editions of ACQUIRE from 1962-2008. They can also be used in the International versions of ACQUIRE. They can be used with the Special Powers Variants that were found in the 1993 Schmidt Spiel edition and the 1995 Avalon Hill Edition. They can also be used with the Wild Tile Variant and the 1963 World Map Conversion Kit.
If you are interested in reading more about Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE, please visit the Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE page on our website.
If you are interested in reading about the various versions of ACQUIRE that have been produced over the years, please visit our History of ACQUIRE pages.
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Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
Stock Price Extensions
Stock Price Extensions