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Albert Escayola Tamayo
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Hi, i have a problem with this game. In games with 5-6 players, when exist a merger (usually the first) there is always a player who does not make money in the merger and remains off hook for the rest of the game.

There is some variation to solve this problem?

Thank you and apologize for my poor English.
 
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Joseph Betz
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Yeah that is true. I find the game is best with 3-4 players. When you play 5-6 players it feels as if you have less control and it makes the game a little less strategic.
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Stephen Glenn
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If you check in the Files section, you will find several references to the PAYOFF VARIANT. This pays out bonuses to the top 4 shareholders in a merge.

I've never tried it, but it may be what you're looking for.
 
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Lars Wagner Hansen
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Once played in a game with a variant where each player had a joker tile. This joker tile could be placed anywhere, and would count as a normal hotel. The tile that would normally go in the place, would be unplayable, and discarded for another tile (just like normally unplayable tiles).

It helped a bit, but I've never had the need to use that variant again.
 
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Tom Hilgert
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I played meanwhile 48 games of this all-time classic and I think it shines only with 5 or 6 players. The games I had with 3 or especially 4 players were much more unbalanced, because the two getting money first control the game.
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Randall Bart
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Don't play Acquire with more than 4 players. It's just a luck fest.
 
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Tom Hilgert
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We played it yesterday with 7 people . Starting money 7000 and 29 shares of each company. All felt that it was still the same fun as every year.
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