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Rating: 7.2 Good
Players: 3-6 players
Playing time: 90 minutes

Official Site: Official rules for 1999 AH edition (PDF)

Created by: Sid Sackson, Scott Okumura, Peter Whitley

Published by: 3M, Avalon Hill, Avalon Hill (Hasbro)

Alternate Names: Cartel, Grand Hôtel, Hotel-Haie, Hotel-König, Investor


Acquire is hotel investment and development game. You play as powerful real estate tycoon and you need to earn money buy by developing and merging hotel chains.

The game is played on a 12x9 numbered grid and the tiles represent hotels (or companies). A chain is formed when 2 or more tiles are placed adjacent and the more tiles, the more the stock of the chain is worth.

When a chain is acquired by a larger chain (a title connect two chains), the top two stockholders in the losing chain earn money based on the size of the acquired chain. They can use this money to reinvest into other chains.

A chain of 11 or more tiles is safe and when all chains are safe, the game ends. The player with the highest net worth is wins the game. The game is a race to acquire the greatest wealth and challenges you to pit your resources and resolve against other players in this high-finance game of speculation and strategy.

Retail Price:$49
Essener Feder Best Written Rules Winner 1993
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