At the beginning of 2016 I came across a game trader in Portugal who had 14 copies of a French edition of ACQUIRE made by Schmidt France. 12 of them were still shrink-wrapped. I made a deal to purchase all of them. Please see the pictures below. The game components in these editions are similar to the Schmidt Spiel German Hotel Haie editions in their appearance, but they are labeled "ACQUIRE." These editions don't have copyright dates on them but I have been told that they were made in the late 1980's.
In 1988, a Dutch company called Selecta produced a version of ACQUIRE. It is a mirror image of the French ACQUIRE except the writing is all in Dutch on the box and instructions.
There are three other versions of ACQUIRE that I have found out about but have not had the pleasure of seeing which were produced in France, Brazil, and Columbia. The French edition is called Trust, the Brazilian edition is called Cartel, and the Colombian edition is called Investor. These pictures are posted on Board Game Geeks and came from their website.
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