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

$88.88


This rare 1980's Schmidt France French edition game of ACQUIRE is still in shrink wrap.  I was able to purchase 14 of these games from Portugal. 12 of them were still shrink-wrapped with varying degrees of tears in the shrink wrap.  Most of the games I have left have good shrink wrap with minimal tears.

This Schmidt France French game of ACQUIRE includes:

Schmidt France French Edition of ACQUIRE
Schmidt France French Edition of ACQUIRE
  • Game Board
  • 108 Plastic Tiles
  • 7 Company Marker Tiles
  • Stock Certificates - 25 Each
  • Play Money
  • 6 Information Cards (French)
  • Instruction Booklet (French)
This edition is played on a large, light blue, plastic board. This board illuminates the square designations quite well. The tiles are a dark blue with white lettering that make seeing the designations very easy. Tile holders are included to add a very helpful touch to game play.

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 high priced hotels. The stock certificates have printed backs that show the original "ACQUIRE man" from the early editions of ACQUIRE.

Schmidt France French Edition of ACQUIRE
Schmidt France French Edition of ACQUIRE
These games will generally come with up to five 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 three enlarged English translated information cards with this game.

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 that it actually uses the name of ACQUIRE. I have a Dutch version of this same game that also used the name ACQUIRE and was made by a company called Selecta. This version, made by Schmidt France, I never knew existed. 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 game to show the contents of the game. The game that is for sale on this listing is still shrink wrapped. I am unsure of its completeness since the game was produced and shrinkwrapped over thirty years ago. I did not want to open this game to insure completeness as I felt that even though the shrink wrap might be torn, it is more intriguing for the customer to open a shrink wrapped game for the first time.

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


French English Information Cards
French English Information Cards



Blank Stock Certificates
Blank Stock Certificates
Schmidt France French Editions of ACQUIRE
Schmidt France French Editions of ACQUIRE


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
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 In 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
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.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.


Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
Stock Price Extensions
Stock Price Extensions
Stock Price Extensions
Stock Price Extensions

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