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Lloyd's Rules of Acquire With Stock Price Extension


Lloyd Solon, an aficionado of Sid Sackson's game Acquire, developed a modifying set of rules for the game in 1980. He did this to clear up "gray areas" he'd found in Acquire's rules, mostly due to condensing by the 3M Company, first publisher of Acquire. The major changes--simplified--in Solon's rules help determine who goes first, the disposition of the game tiles between safe companies, what order of players determine disposition of stocks during mergers, and an alternate clarification of how to end the game. These changes help level the playing field in Acquire, by aligning the game further towards reality, and make the game desireable to more players. They also help keep the game's outcome undecided until the end. Solon's rulebook includes a Stock Price Extension Chart, calculating payouts of money for stock amounts. This eliminates the need, at time of mergers and at game's end, for a "math whiz" or calculator. Solon copyrighted the rules in 2006 and a since shipped copies to thousands of gamers in over 30 countries worldwide.

  • Material: printed paper
  • Origin: USA
  • Style: strategy | wealth
  • Object ID: 114.5866
  • Credit Line: Gift of Lloyd and Judy Solon
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