1968 3M German Edition of ACQUIRE Not Played W/Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE & Wild Tile Kit


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This rare 1968 3M German edition of ACQUIRE comes with a large English Information Card, Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE and a Plastic Wild Tile Kit. A perfect addition to the collection of an ACQUIRE enthusiast.The game of ACQUIRE is complete, not played and includes:
1968 3M German ACQUIRE

  • Game Board
  • 108 Plastic Game Tiles
  • 7 Plastic Hotel Markers
  • 25 Stock Certificates for each hotel
  • Play Money
  • 6 Information Cards (German)
  • Rules Booklet (German)
  • 1 Enlarged Information Card (English)
  • Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE
  • Plastic Wild Tile Kit


This copy of (ACQUIRE) has not been played. All stocks and money are in not played condition and still connected to the pads.  The outer box has minimal shelf wear along the edges and corners. The inner box  has virtually no shelf wear and is in excellent condition. These boxes are almost 50% thicker than the boxes made in the U.S. and are very sturdy.

This edition of ACQUIRE is very close to the U.S. editions as it uses the hard plastic yellow board with the black plastic tiles. However, the stocks are "full color" prints and they say "Aktie" on the top instead of "Stock Certificate." The money is also colored differently with the $5,000 bills being blue, the $1,000 bills are green, the $500 bills are red, and the $100 bills are yellow.

This is a fantastic and extremely rare edition for the true ACQUIRE enthusiast and you can be the first to put it on the table after almost fifty years!. Hotel Konig Info Card

The Information Cards in this game are written in German, but with the hotel names being in English, these Information Cards are beneficial in either language.  Even so, I am including an enlarged Information Card with this game that have been translated into English.  This enlarged Information Card allows for easier readability to determine hotel values and payouts at the time of merger.  It is printed on card stock for greater visibility and durability.





ACQUIRE Plastic Wild Tile Variant Kit

Plastic Wild Tile Variant Kit
and Lloyd's Rule of ACQUIRE

ACQUIRE Plastic Wild Tile Variant Kit
and Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE

Also included with this game is a Wild Tile Variant Kit that 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 that can be used with the 1962, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1976 and gray box plastic tile versions of ACQUIRE.  The instruction booklet is printed on yellow card stock for maximum durability and readability.

In addition, Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE are included.  These rules were designed to help eliminate the one-sided games that can occur during game play.

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.

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