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Booker Hooker
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I've played and really enjoy Acquire, but after playing the '99 Hasbro-Avalon Hill version, I can't bring myself to buy any other version, and I'm not (currently) willing to spend $80+ on the '99 version.

So, I'm looking for some other suggestions. I've watched Tom's review for Super Stocks... it looks like something I might enjoy, but it has a relatively low rating... something I pay (perhaps too much) attention to.

Any other suggestions? Isn't there a train game that deals with stocks? How big of a role do the stocks play in the game?
 
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Check out Shark & Chicago Express.
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You may also be thinking of Steam or the 18xx family.
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Imperial?
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Any of the 18xx series games. Train games, you can start here by downloading 18AL and 18GA kits for free- http://www.diogenes.sacramento.ca.us/18AL_18GA.html

Absolutely no luck, tons of variety, very very deep, pure stock trading.

You can look at Imperial, but it is issuing bonds, controlling the country, taxation, negotiation, fighting etc. Not entirely stock trading.
 
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I second 18xx.
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I recall playing The Stock Market Game in the late '80-ies. It was a good game then, but I don't know if it has stand up against tine. But it could be worth looking at.
 
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18XX is a BIG jump from Acquire.

Age of Steam does have shares but it's not a stock game.

Chicago Express and its ilk are quite a bit closer in flavor to Acquire.

Try these:
Gheos
Goldbräu
Hab & Gut
Masters of Venice
Stephenson's Rocket
Union Pacific


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Some good suggestions here. Chicago Express looks like a game I'd enjoy, and I'll have to read some more on Imperial, Gheos, and Hab & Gut.
 
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Possibly Buy Low Sell High. You play directly to manipulate the market to your advantage.

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You might find this article interesting: http://games.fooville.net/nycgamer-article-BullsAndBears.htm...

He talks about Reef Encounter, Arkadia, Imperial, Acquire and Gheos.
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I'll second Chicago Express...

If you like heavier games, I'd also suggest Masters of Venice as the stock market in it plays a big role; however, I wouldn't recommend it to those new to the hobby as there's a lot going on and it could be a bit overwhelming to start with...
 
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I know this is probably much simpler than what you're looking for, but I love a good game of Pit.
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otha62 wrote:
I'll second Chicago Express...

If you like heavier games, I'd also suggest Masters of Venice as the stock market in it plays a big role; however, I wouldn't recommend it to those new to the hobby as there's a lot going on and it could be a bit overwhelming to start with...


I can't speak of Chicago Express playing it only once but it was somewhat enjoyable.

I will say that I'll second or even third Masters of Venice though a deeper game I would say that its stock market is quite important and an interesting dynamic of the game though only after a few games i don't know all the ways to use it.

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I really, really enjoy Owner's Choice. It plays very quickly and there are lots of tense decisions to make. It is a huge improvement on Stock Ticker.

Hab and Gut also has a very neat mechanism for hidden share volatility. It is another good game.

A 3M version of Aquire has nice tiles - not as pretty as the purple box AH edition but I am sure you could find a copy for not too much.

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Scratches wrote:
Any other suggestions? Isn't there a train game that deals with stocks? How big of a role do the stocks play in the game?


I recommend Steel Driver for a train game that is not overly complicated. Plays fast, has clean rules and is lot of fun.

If you're looking for something of more complexity, check out Steam Barons.

18xx are just unplayable monsters ;-)
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I have the '99 version of Acquire and I love it. I think I might have a recommendation for you, even though I haven't played it, I've put this game on my wish list after reading multiple people say that it's like Acquire but better: Stephenson's Rocket

Let me know if you like it!
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qwertymartin wrote:


Interesting read, thanks for the link
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grouchysmurf wrote:
18xx are just unplayable monsters ;-)


In what way?

I was actually surprised how simple the 18xx games really are. The mechanics are not as hard as what most people kept saying. The strategy is deep but getting into the game is really not any more difficult than a lot of other games.


Chicago Express and Imperial are a lot of fun but you can't drop stock in those games, which I find to be more fun in gameplay.
 
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Sicaria wrote:
In what way?


They're long and complicated, in particular when compared to the titles I mentioned.
 
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grouchysmurf wrote:
Sicaria wrote:
In what way?


They're long and complicated, in particular when compared to the titles I mentioned.


18EZ is very simple. I don't know how you could make an 18xx title any more simple.
 
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BlueSapphire wrote:
18EZ is very simple. I don't know how you could make an 18xx title any more simple.


Cool. 18EZ is very simple.
 
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