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Computer Acquire

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
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3.0
TRS-80
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3.0
Commodore PET/CBM
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3.0
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Description

Computer Acquire is adapted from the board game Acquire by Avalon Hill. As in most games of high finance it is about making profits by buying low and selling high. Instead of the normal commodity or utility markets the simulation is based on hotel property stocks with mergers and hotel chaining. The goal is spotting the bargains early when the price is right along with adding more hotel chains to which you have controlling interest. Sprinkle in a little market luck along the way and win by becoming the wealthiest player. The game is turn based and allows you to play against the computer with up to six other players or allows the computer to play itself while you observe. The game has five skill levels and hotel chains have seven classes from moderate to prestigious. Each player starts with $6,000 and the game usually ends when one chain has at least 41 hotels.

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Computer Acquire Atari 8-bit Title
Computer Acquire Atari 8-bit Observe
Computer Acquire TRS-80 Now the chain needs a name which defines its class
Computer Acquire TRS-80 The class is American which we get a founder stock and can buy up to 3 stocks per turn

Alternate Titles

  • "Computer Acquire: High Adventure in the World of High Finance" -- Tag-lined title

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Cover art

The cover artwork of the computer adaptation is from a 1971 edition of the boardgame (originally released in '62!) published by the 3M corporation (or as it's expanded in the board game's copyright notice, the "Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company".)
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