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looks like the 2008 edition AH edition... small box, cardboard tiles... for some reason coloring is different on box cover but must be another printing and this one says "50th anniversary"

http://www.boardsandbits.com/product_info.php?products_id=20...
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Yes, I suspect the era of "big box" games with huge plastic pieces has come to an end at Hasbro.
 
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didaskalos wrote:
Why print a new box?

To fool people who know it's a poor edition.
 
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Barticus88 wrote:
didaskalos wrote:
Why print a new box?

To fool people who know it's a poor edition.

We played this edition once, it actually wasn't bad to play with. The nice quality stock cards and nicely die-cut cardboard tiles worked very well, we had fun with the same old game of Acquire.

Not until finished and putting the game away did it become obvious that half the deck of stock cards were cut a few microns longer than the other half so the whole deck wouldn't tap down, causing you to separate the deck into the original stacks as shipped. That wouldn't matter to some people, but it REALLY PISSED ME OFF!! I'll never play that edition again. Ohhhhhhh.yuk

Edit: Admittedly, the size of the stock cards doesn't matter to game play in one bit. It's the quality of components that matters.
 
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tmredden wrote:
Not until finished and putting the game away did it become obvious that half the deck of stock cards were cut a few microns longer than the other half so the whole deck wouldn't tap down, causing you to separate the deck into the original stacks as shipped. That wouldn't matter to some people, but it REALLY PISSED ME OFF!! I'll never play that edition again. Ohhhhhhh.yuk

I had a 3M edition where the stocks were two sizes. I bought it of eBay in 1999, so possibly it was reconstructed from two incomplete sets.
 
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There was no standard between reprints back then. I once bought a 3M Acquire wood tiles set with the embossed fleur-de-lite on the back. One tile wasn't embossed, so it was like a marked card. I later bought a replacement tile from someone on ebay, and it was the same size/color etc. with the proper embossing. However, the font and placement of the space marking (I-7) was completely different. You could play with it, but it looked really bad.
 
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