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1980's French ACQUIRE Shrink Wrapped W/Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE


A beautiful and very rare edition of ACQUIRE made in France. Components that are easy to read and use.
                                           The Fantastic Game of ACQUIRE

This listing is for a 1980's shrink wrapped Schmidt France French Edition game of ACQUIRE. This game includes:
Game BoardFrench ACQUIRE
108 Plastic Game Tiles
7 Plastic Hotel Tiles
25 Ea. Stock Certificates
Play Money
6 Information Cards (French)
6 Tile Holders
Instructions (French)
3 Enlarged Information Cards (English)
 Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
                                                                                          Wild Tile Kit
Enlarged Information Card
This edition is played on a large, blue, plastic board. This board illuminates the square designations quite nicely. The French ACQUIRE Componentstiles are a dark blue with white markings so it is easy to read the designations. Tile holders are included and add a very nice touch to the game.

This edition of ACQUIRE uses Airport and Festival as the lower priced hotels, Oriental, Imperial, and Luxor as medium priced hotels, and Prestige and Continental as the high priced hotels. The stock certificates have printed backs that have a picture of the "ACQUIRE Man" that was displayed on the 3M and Avalon Hill game boxes. 

These games will generally include 5 blank stock certificates. The information cards are in French but the names of the hotels are in English, so the information cards are beneficial in either language. I will include 3 enlarged English translated information cards with the purchase of this game.

This French edition of ACQUIRE is a mirror image of the game company Schmidt Spiel of Germany's Hotel Haie (Grand Hotel) that was produced in the 1980's
French ACQUIRE Blank Stocksexcept this edition actually uses the name of ACQUIRE. There is also a12 French ACQUIRE Dutch edition of ACQUIRE by a company called Selecta that has the same format of game components. I never knew that this French edition existed until I was able to purchase 14 copies from a person in Portugal. This is a fantastic and extremely rare edition for the true ACQUIRE enthusiast.

When I purchased these games I kept one that was already opened. I have included pictures of
that games to illustrate the contents of the shrink wrapped game. The game that is for sale on this listing is still shrink wrapped. Some of the games have shrink wrap that is torn more than others. These games are shrink wrapped but not totally after 35 years of storage. I am unsure of the completeness of all these games since I don't want to tear the shrink wrap to check them. I would rather allow the customer to open this game for the first time. This is absolutely a cool edition of the game of ACQUIRE and more aesthetically pleasing than the ones made in the U.S. If you have any problems, please let me know.

Although the original rules are printed in French, I will include a copy of Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE.

Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE

Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIREACQUIRE is a fantastic game and a huge tribute to the intellect of Sid Sackson. Yet after my first experience with the game I felt 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 they didn't have any money. I also crated 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 within their portfolio. It allows these players to try and maintain majorities in the companies that are most important to them. It also allows the ability for a player to invest on every turn to potentially increase the value of 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, it is veryLloyd's Rules Inside 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 the conquering company to lose that majority to numerous shareholders because they decided to sacrifice their small company. It also decreases the strategy level of obtaining majorities and skews the game into more of a factor of luck and not skill. In Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE the players of the vanquished company are given payout for their companies and their shares and they can invest that money wherever they chose when it is their proper 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 it 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 out payouts at times of mergers and 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. The can also be used in the international editions of ACQUIRE.


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