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Hello after reading the rules I am still confused about how a merger between three companies would work. Could anyone provide clarification?
 
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IIRC and the way we play:

Merger (the one playing the tile causing the merger) choose which of the two smaller companies that is merged first.


The largest chain survies, smaller chains are merged one at a time, starting with the bigger one. In case of a tie, the merger decides which chains merge, and in what order (among the tied chains).

Pay out majority holders bonus, and sell/change/keep shares in round order.

Then the last smaller company is merged just like a normal merger.

It really just is two different mergeres done one after the other.

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wonder why no one has asked this before... oh wait

What happens on a three way merge?
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daddylonglegs86 wrote:
Could anyone provide clarification?

That might be easier if you could provide clarification as to which part confuses you. The crux is in these two sentences (wording from 1999 rules)


The largest corporation survives and the smaller ones become defunct.

The smaller corporations are dealt with - one at a time - from largest to smallest.


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l-hansen wrote:
IIRC and the way we play:

Merger (the one playing the tile causing the merger) choose which of the two smaller companies that is merged first.

In accordance with the 1999 rules I believe that choice would only be made if there was a tie in the size of the corporations,

The merger maker breaks any ties.


Although there is some potential ambiguity in where that sentence is placed in the 1999 rules, it is more plainly spelled out to be true in another edition from earlier.

see these two BGG web links for comparison.

/weblink/53729/official-rules-1999-ah-edition-pdf

/weblink/3045/rules-pdf-hasbro-page-scans-not-text-ah-editio...

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TVis wrote:
l-hansen wrote:
IIRC and the way we play:

Merger (the one playing the tile causing the merger) choose which of the two smaller companies that is merged first.

In accordance with the 1999 rules I believe that choice would only be made if there was a tie in the size of the corporations,

The merger maker breaks any ties.


Although there is some potential ambiguity in where that sentence is placed in the 1999 rules, it is more plainly spelled out to be true in another edition from earlier.

see these two BGG web links for comparison.

/weblink/53729/official-rules-1999-ah-edition-pdf

/weblink/3045/rules-pdf-hasbro-page-scans-not-text-ah-editio...


Just checked my 1976 rules, and they have the exact same passage, so my memory was not as good as expected. I'll correct my first answer.
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