This 1976 Avalon Hill edition of
ACQUIRE comes with a Wild Tile Variant Kit, an enlarged
Information Card, and Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE. The game
is in played condition and includes:
All money and stock certificates are in played but
very good condition. The box has moderate shelf
wear, which is heaviest around the edges, and there is tape on the
top right corner of the top box.
- Game Board
- 108 Plastic Game Tiles
- 7 Plastic Hotel Markers
- 25 Stock Certificates for each Hotel
- Play Money
- 6 Information Cards
- 1 Enlarged Information Card
- 1976 Game Catalogue
- Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
- Plastic Wild Tile Kit
Wild Tile Variant Kit fits 1962 through 1976 editions of
ACQUIRE. The Wild Tile Kit 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
Rules of ACQUIRE are included. These rules were
designed to help eliminate the one-sided games that can occur
during game play.
Plastic Wild Tile Variant Kit
This Wild Tile Variant Kit fits the 1962-76 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 plastic tile ACQUIRE Wild Tile Kit includes six (6) blank
tiles and an instruction booklet that can be used with the
1962-76 plastic tile editions of ACQUIRE. 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
If you are interested in additional information, visit the
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE page on our main website.