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1976/89 Gray Box ACQUIRE Game Not Played W/Lloyd's Rules & WT

$43.88

This 1976/1989 Avalon Hill Gray Box Edition of ACQUIRE comes with a Wild Tile Variant Kit, an enlarged Information Card, and Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE.  This ACQUIRE game has never been played and includes:

1976/1989 Avalon Hill Gray Box Edition of
ACQUIRE

1989 Avalon Hill Gray Box Edition of ACQUIRE
with an enlarged Information Card,
a Wild Tile Variant Kit,
and Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE


  • Game Board
  • 108 Plastic Game Tiles
  • 7 Plastic Hotel Markers
  • 25 Stock Certificates for each hotel
  • Play Money
  • 6 Information Cards
  • Instructions
This 1976/1989 ACQUIRE game has never been played.  I had to trim the "plastic slags" left from the tile trees on all the tiles. All contents are in excellent condition.  This edition has the gray box with the picture of a prominent Baltimore hotel.  These editions were produced by Avalon Hill in the late 1980's and early 1990's.  This one includes a game catalog from 1989.  These editions have tan $500 bills instead of the salmon color, and the board is tan instead of the yellow board that was used since 1968.  The box has minimal shelf wear that is mostly around the edges.  There is tape on one corner of the top box and one corner of the bottom box.


ACQUIRE Plastic Wild Tile Variant Kit

ACQUIRE 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.

Included with this Wild Tile Kit are Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE, which were designed to help eliminate the one-sided games that can occur during game play.

Enlarged ACQUIRE Information Card

Enlarged Information Card

ACQUIRE
Enlarged Information Card





Included with this game is an enlarged information card.  The 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 durability.


Lloyd's Rules 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.

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.

Enlarged Information Card

Vintage ACQUIRE Games with
Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE


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.

Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE

Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE

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.

ACQUIRE Wood Wild Tile Kit

ACQUIRE Stock Price Extensions

ACQUIRE Stock Price Extensions

Lloyd's Rules of ACQUIRE

ACQUIRE Stock Price Extension Charts


  • Shipping Weight: 3lbs

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