3M, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, produced a series of Bookshelf games in the beginning of 1962 and game play was intended for adults and included many types of games. These games were packaged to a "book look" that would fit easily onto ones bookshelf. The cover of the Bookshelf games encased the game, not like typical board games with a drop top, but with a leather looking cover. Games all had a same or similar size with 12" inches in height, 8.5" inches deep, and about 2.25" inches in width. 3M eventually sold the Bookshelf rights to Avalon Hill in 1976. 3M, typically known for sand paper, adhesives, post-it notes, and more, stepped out to produce board games for a short period of time, got out of the board game business, and now these games are considered collectibles. All games in the 3M Bookshelf are in used condition with the conditional rating.
The auction game. Game is complete and in very excellent condition. Box Reads: High Bid is a fascinating and fast moving game that rivals the action, excitement and money making thrills of a real auction. Competition is keen as two to four players try to outbid and out bluff one another in an attempt to complete valuable collections of antiques and objects d'art. High Bid Appeals to collectors, auction hounds and gamesters of all ages. Average playing time is 45 minutes. Copyright 1965.
Stock market game for investors and speculators of all ages and incomes. Game is in good condition. This game will transport you to Wall Street. You shrewdly invest in the game's 10 securities, buying and selling each year (each round) in an attempt to become the wealthiest stockholder in the game. The game has a unique calculator which will tell you if you've had a Happy Monday or a Black Friday.
Stocks and Bonds is for two to eight players, teen through adult. The bookshelf case contains securities, review cards, record sheets, situation cards, stock certificates and instructions.
Copyright 1964 and game looks complete.
Stimulating game of knowledge in which players are pitted against each other-and against time. The final results of each player's memory searching can result in many a spirited discussion and even a laugh or two. The brisk competition reveals the player's ability for quick recall of facts. Game is complete and in good condition. Copyright 1967
Each round, players select five classes and categories of subject matter from more than 1,000 choices of popular academic subjects. The ovject of the game is to fill in as many of the twenty-five blanks on the play card as possible in a five-minute period with words or phrases that fit the selected class and category. The unique scoring system distinguishes between the general and the special abilities of the players and allows for winners in each of three classifications. Special rules permit children to compete with adults.
For one to six players. Average playing time for a five-round game is about one hour.
A fast moving word game with action that matches nimble wits and fingers for a race to ring the bell! Game is complete and in great condition. Spells out of fun and action. When the special dice are thrown, it's everyone for him or her self! Each player races to form the right word-to be the first to ring the bell! Two kinds of special dice. One for adults and the other for children. Bell ringers of all ages can play. Phlounder is great from two to four players; a game with five or six is a real fun riot! Bookshelf case contains playing board, letter tiles, bell, special dice, score pad and instructions. Copyright 1962.$14.99 No. 6904
Ancient and absorbing game of strategy, played by Afro-Asian peoples for some 3500 years! Object: Players capture pebbles by "sowing" pebbles from the most strategically located pit. 2-4 players. Contains fold away board, pebbles, pit markers, and instruction folder. Copyright 1962 Game is in great condition and is complete.
3M Bookshelf Game is complete and in very good condition. Object of the game is for each player to skillfully maneuver the playing pieces along the paths of the playing board in an effort to capture the opponents Lances, Probes, Shields, or Commander. Since pieces can only be moved along paths in line with the indicators which radiate from their centers, the strategy for capturing or avoiding capture, lies in knowing when to move a piece and when to rotate it so it may move in a different direction. The first player to capture his opponent's Commander or all of his Lances, Probes and Shields wins. Games is for 2 or 4 players. Recommended ages is for 10 and up. Made in 1970.
The game of kings. Excellent condition and complete with directions. Backgammon is a centuries old game in which the players by strategy and chance race to be the first to escape the playing board. Play consists of capturing, building barricades, calculating odds, and offering to double the playing stakes. Bookshelf case contains playing board, dice, doubling cube, playing dice, playing pieces, and connecting bar. For two players, teen to adult. Shipping weight is about 2 pounds.
Complete game and in Very Good Shape. Bookshelf game re-enacts campaign events leading to the election of the President and Vice President of the United States. Republicans and Democrats nominate their party's candidates and plan strategies designed to sweep them into office. Voting habits of the nation, reflected throughout the game, are based on statistics from actual elections of the past 20 years. And, the same frustrations and decisions that confront actual political candidates face the players in their quest for victory. Game is for 2 to 4 players. Game time is one hour. Made in 1967 by 3M Company. Shipping weight is 2.5 pounds.