Description: Waiting for your purchase is this fun vintage game made by the 3M Company of St. Paul, MN. It is dated 1968 and is called a Bookshelf game because it can be placed on the shelf like a book ~ one side resembles a book! They made other games in this series and they all could be placed on the shelf to look like books.
From the back of the box:
"Acquire is the exciting, new fun-and-fortune game for two to six players. All it takes is a little luck--and a lot of strategy. Each player builds and strategically manipulates vast, profitable hotel chains. He builds chains, invests in them, merges them in order to collect the bonuses--in a calculated race to acquire the greatest wealth. Acquire appeals to all ages, to all who like the feeling of power that comes with great acquisitions. Bookshelf case contains game board, hotel tiles, chain markers, stock certificates, money, information cards and complete instructions. Average playing time: 1 1/4 hours."
The game appears to have all the pieces, the playing board, cards, money, instructions etc. There are tiles for all the places on the board ~ one tile has the wrong number printed and someone has taped a piece of paper with the correct number over it (10-D). Another tile is a double number (11-G). These are two mistakes by the company done in manufacturing.
*I also have two other 3M games listed for sale ~ Image and High Bid.
Measurement: measures approx. 11 3/4" x 8 1/2"; 2" wide
Condition: Game is in great vintage condition; very gently played; scuffing to box
Available shipping for this item:
Priority mail (2-3 days delivery) $15.00
(all of these options include USPS tracking; Priority mail packages include tracking and up to $50.00 insurance) If you would like me to mail by Standard/Parcel post mail, just let me know and I can calculate the shipping cost.
I would be happy to combine shipping if you purchase more than one item from me! This will save you postage!
Buyer should contact me within 3 days from the date of purchase and payment should be made within 10 days from the date of purchase.
I will mail your item or items to you on the day I receive your payment and will let you know the tracking number so that you may track the package.
All items are sold in AS IS condition. All sales are FINAL. All items are from a non-smoking, non-pet home.
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