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Acquire (1968 Edition)

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Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Board Games (3M)

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Acquire (1968 Edition)
Product Line
Publish Year
NKG Part #
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 - 6 Players
Game Length
60 - 90 Minutes


Acquire is a game of hotel investment and development. The game is played on a 12 x 9 numbered grid. The players take turns placing numbered tiles on the corresponding square on the grid. The tiles represent hotels. When two or more tiles are placed adjacent to each other a "chain" is formed. Players may purchase stock in hotel chains. The more tiles which make up the chain the more the stock is worth.

When a tile is placed in such a way as to connect two chains, the chains merge and the larger chain absorbs the smaller. The top two stockholders in the losing chain receive compensation for the merger. All players can then reinvest their stock as they see fit.

A chain of 11 or more hotels cannot be taken over and is called a "safe" chain. When all of the chains on the board are "safe" and no more tiles can be played, the game is over. The players calculate their stock values and the player with the highest net worth is the winner.