Acquire (2016 Ed)

$48.00   (RRP $60.00 )

  • Designer: Sid Sackson
  • Players: 3-6
  • Playing time: 90 Min
  • Age: 12+
  • First Released: 1964

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.

In this edition of the game, the published has returned to the classic moulded plastic board and pieces of the 1999 edition that they abandoned for cardboard in the 2008 edition, which I think is a distinct improvement.