This rare 1980's Schmidt France shrink-wrapped
French edition of ACQUIRE comes with large Information Cards and Lloyd's Rules
of ACQUIRE. I was able to purchase 14 of these games from Portugal, and 12
of them were still shrink-wrapped with varying degrees of tears in the shrink
wrap. This Schmidt France French game of ACQUIRE includes:
This edition of ACQUIRE is played on a large, light blue, plastic board.
The board illuminates the square designations quite well. The tiles are
dark blue with white lettering that makes seeing the designations very easy.
Tile holders are included and add a very nice touch to the game.
- Game Board
- 108 Plastic Game Tiles
- 7 Plastic Hotel Markers
- 25 Stock Certificates for each hotel
- Play Money
- 6 Tile Holders
- 6 Information Cards (French)
- Instructions (French)
In this French edition, Airport and Festival are the lower priced hotels,
Oriental, Imperial, and Luxor are medium priced hotels, and Prestige and
Continental are high priced hotels. The stock certificates have printed
backs with a picture of the "ACQUIRE Man" that was displayed on the 3M and
Avalon Hill game boxes. These games will generally include five blank
This edition of ACQUIRE is a mirror image of Hotel Haie (Grand Hotel) that was
produced by Schmidt Spiel in Germany during the 1980's, except this edition
actually uses the name of ACQUIRE. There is also a 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 noticed these games for
sale 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 for my own
collection. I have included pictures of that game to illustrate the
contents of this shrink-wrapped game. Some games have shrink wrap that is
more torn than others. These games are shrink wrapped, but not totally after 35
years of storage. It is a first-come-first-serve basis as far as the
quality of shrink wrap you will receive.
I am also unsure of the completeness of these games since I don't want to remove
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 it is more aesthetically pleasing than ACQUIRE games made in
the United States.
The Information Cards in this game are written in French, but with the hotel
names being in English, these Information Cards are beneficial in either
language. Even so, I am including three enlarged Information Cards with
this game that have been translated into English. These enlarged
Information Cards allow for easier readability to determine hotel values and
payouts at the time of merger. They are printed on card stock for greater
visibility and durability.
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE are included. These rules were designed to help
eliminate the one-sided games that can occur during game play.