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|By||Loughborough Gamer||From||Leics in UK|
|One of those clssic games that everyone should get around to trying at least once. There's lots of strategy and tactics and the luck element allows for a huge amount of replayability. It's such a classic that you can see how other games have borrowed from it - for instance, the placement of pieces in Manhattan obviously owes a little bit (no more than that) to it. I think the maths in it might put off a fair few people, but I didn't mind it at all. I will enjoy playing it again.|
|By||Hopuk||From||Lancs in United Kingdom|
|No reviews for this all-time classic game? I don't believe it!
This game has been around since the seventies and was recently re-issued to give it a more modern appearance, but the gameplay is still the same.
Each player is given some money to start with and six tiles. These tiles represent individual hotels. In turn, players lay these tiles onto a grid. When two or more tiles come together a hotel chain is formed. the player forming the chain gets a free share, then can buy up to three more shares in their turn. Gradually the board fills up with hotel chains and when two hotel chains meet, they merge.
Now comes the rule that has made this a classic.
Players in the smaller hotel chain check their shares. Whoever has the most gets the major shareholder payout and the player with the next to most shares gets the second payout, the owner of the larger hotel chain gets nothing. Players then decide whether to keep, sell or trade in their shares 2 for 1 for the larger hotel chain. Players with shares in the large hotel chains get nothing for their shares until the end of the game, but you need money during the game to buy more shares with..
This is a wonderful game that plays best with 3 or more players, but can still be enjoyed with 2.
Update: I now have the latest version of Acquire and thought I would mention the differences.
The 'board' and tiles are bigger than before and all the hotel chains now have new names, except for the 'America' chain. The Chain markers are now 'skyscraper tops' for want of a better description!The rules haven't been messed with, as sometimes happens with updates, but other than that the game remains the same.
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