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designer Sid Sackson
publisher Avalon Hill
Schmidt Spiel+Freizeit
released 2000
players 2-6
playing time 90 minutes
rating red starred starred starred starred starred starred starred stargray stargray star

Acquire

Quick look by Moritz Eggert

This has remained a classic - compared to some newer games this might now seem a little basic and dated, but strangely its simplicity is part of its appeal. There have been many discussions about the luck factor of the draw, but in my opinion this element creates good tension that gives the game a quasi relaxed character that makes it more of a family game than let's say "1830" (which has some similarities with "Acquire"). As this is one of the most influential games of all times it should be an essential part of any collection.

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