This 1976/1988 Avalon Hill Gray Box game of ACQUIRE comes
with a Wild Tile Variant Kit, an enlarged Information Card, and Lloyd's Rules of
ACQUIRE. This game has not been played and includes:
are in excellent never played condition. This edition has a gray
box with a picture of a prominent Baltimore hotel. These editions were
produced by Avalon Hill in the late 1980's and early 1990's. These
editions also have tan $500 bills instead of the traditional salmon
color. The board in this particular copy is tan instead of the yellow
board that had been used since 1968. The box has minimal shelf wear that is
mostly around the edges.
- Game Board
- 108 Plastic Game Tiles
- 7 Plastic Colored Hotel Markers
- 25 Stock Certificates for each Hotel
- Play Money
- 6 Information Cards
- 1 Enlarged Information Card
- Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
- Plastic Wild Tile Kit
The Plastic Wild Tile Kit fits the the gray box plastic tile editions of ACQUIRE.
It allows each player to start with a blank plastic tile that can be played during
their turn at any time during the game. The enlarged Information Card allows for
easier readability to determine hotel values and payouts at the time of merger.
It is printed on yellow card stock for greater visibility and durability.
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE were designed to help eliminate the one-sided games that
can occur during game play and makes the game much more enjoyable.
ACQUIRE Plastic Wild Tile Variant Kit
This Wild Tile Variant Kit fits the 3M and Avalon Hill plastic tile ACQUIRE games.
This kit allows each player to start with a blank tile that can be played on any
open square during their turn at any time during the game.
This ACQUIRE Wild Tile Kit includes six (6) blank plastic tiles and an instruction
booklet. The tiles are from actual ACQUIRE games that
have been painted black to hide the designations. The instruction booklet is printed
on yellow card stock for maximum durability and readability.
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.
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 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 additional information, visit the
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE page on our main website.