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cooper anderson
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I'm looking for that one last reason to buy this game. How does it play with 3 people? As a frame of reference, I play Powergrid and T2R Europe with only 3 people, and I enjoy those games.
 
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David
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I found it lacking with only two (which is like playing three player with an idiot) however with three fully capable players (i.e. human beings) it is pretty good. I still prefer it with 4-6 however.
 
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Marc P
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I hate it with 3. One player is usually out of it at the midgame.
 
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Joshua Miller
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I think it's quite good with three. Best with four, but three plays better than five or six IMO.
 
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peter burton
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I have been playing Acquire for years with three people. The game is the most strategic and the most gratifying with three people. Acquire is a boundless game!:
 
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Boris Dvorkin
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The replies are a bit mixed so far, so I'll chip in. I play Acquire with three people on occasion and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Acquire is one of the few games where I can honestly say that nothing is lost when you go from four to three players.
 
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Joe Grundy
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I haven't played that many games of Acquire, but we like it in general. I haven't noticed it being poor with three players compared to four.

I may be depricating the value of my response by adding... we've mostly played it with just two. There's some fairly obvious competitive and strategical elements lost when playing with just two but it's still a good game. (With or without the random market owner.)
 
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Matt Hoskins
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Acquire is playable with 3. There is a lot of tension in the early game. There are times when the third player can be blown out of the water in the mid-game, but this can certainly happen in games with 4+ players.

That being said Acquire is still a fabulous game for 3+. I find it lacking for 2-player (the banker mechanic works, but it occasionally creates blow outs), but I do, on occasion play it as a 2-player game just to get a fix.
 
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A Swenson
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meowsqueak wrote:
I found it lacking with only two (which is like playing three player with an idiot)


2player without the random 2player rules is quick and brutal, ie fun!
 
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C M
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I just played 2 player without the variant anbd thought it was great.(The new 2008 edition doesn't mention the 2 player variant i just didn't notice the box only said 3-5).

Haven't played yet but i can 3 player being a great games as well.
 
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