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Publisher: Smart Games, Inc.
Designer: Sid Sackson
Publication Year: 1964
Game Paradise SKU: g236005
   
Average Playtime: 1 hours and 30 minutes
Minimum Players: 3
Maximum Players: 6
   
Suitable Audience: Family Friendly
Genre: Resource Management
   
Description:

Acquire was mentioned in the following blog posts...

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     ... be more work to do....

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     ... not a loser either....

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     ...ole pretty nice. ...

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     ... and a lot of humor....

Who's Yer Con 2011

     ...n in on a game of  "Acquire", which despite being a classic game, I had never played before.  I was firmly squashed, but really enjoyed it.  I also got in on a game of  "Big Board Power Grid".  A gent...

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     ...Game Paradise today!...

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     ...ing little gag gift....

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     ... for future playing....

Pantheon: Very pretty, but a little broken.

     ...t was someones baby....

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     ... to your repertoire....

Evo - a board game version of "Spore"

     ...w is posted. ...

Gamer Challenge for the week of January 9th

     ...ould be interesting!...

Venture Forth - Talisman blended with a Euro style resource management game

     ...play this one again....

Gamer Challenge for the Week of February 6th

     ... translated imports!...

Forces - A Bun that Needs to go Back in the Oven

     ...lay, and mediocrity....

Gamer Challenge for the week of April 9th

     ... week, happy gaming!...

Ebbes

     ...uld be phenominal. ...

In Acquire, each player strategically invests in businesses, trying to retain a majority of stock. As the businesses grow with tile placements, they also start merging, giving the majority stockholders of the acquired business sizable bonuses, which can then be used to reinvest into other chains. All of the investors in the acquired company can then cash in their stocks for current value or trade them 2-for-1 for shares of the newer, larger business. The game is a race to acquire the greatest wealth. This Sid Sackson classic has taken many different forms over the years depending on the publisher. Some versions of the 3M bookshelf edition included rules for a 2-player variant. The original version is part of the 3M Bookshelf Series. Note: many books and websites list this as a 1962 publication. This is incorrect; information from Sid Sackson's diaries, correspondence, and royalty statements prove that it was published in 1964. However, for some reason admins continue to accept "corrections" of the publication date to 1962. A detailed timeline of the development and publication of the game can be found at <a target='_blank' href="https://opinionatedgamers.com/2014/05/29/how-acquire-became-acquire/" rel="nofollow">https://opinionatedgamers.com/2014/05/29/how-acquire-became-...</a>, for those interested.