23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Why buy Monopoly when you can ACQUIRE this??,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Acquire (Board Game)
ACQUIRE is a classic financial game. Buy stock and maneuver corporations. Cash in bonuses for being a major stockholder when the mergers happen!
This is the best-looking American edition of this game (it's been printed several times by different publishers here and in Europe), with nice colored headquarters buildings and chunky gray board tiles, with a glossy black board that holds the tiles in place.
The game plays quickly, and is over in about 45 minutes or so. You'll usually be paying attention even when it's not your turn, as your opponents tile placements and stock buys will often affect your plans. Everyone is in the game to the end (no one gets eliminated), and the game usually ends up being pretty close. Sometimes the winner is someone you thought had no chance, but you'll figure out when the winner turned it around during the after-action analysis. Why play Monopoly (which takes about 4 times as long to play) when you can play ACQUIRE, which is at least 4 times as fun and interesting?
P.S. - Someone must be high in Tallahassee. There are 9x12= 108 tiles in this version, the SAME as every other edition of ACQUIRE that I have ever seen. The number of companies and stock certificates are the same, also. So don't worry, this edition has all the standard pieces the previous editions had, and is prettier to boot!