No picture on front/back
OPTIONS: The strategic game of numbers
is a 3M bookcase game which was unknown until December 2013 - a real surprise!
It was sold on eBay for about $1700 and at the moment(end of 2013) only this one
copy is known.
Similar to the Mad Mate or Jati, it is a prototype, which was
There is no picture on front and back of slipcase, so it looks
like the development of the game was stopped in an earlier phase.
I got some
additional pictures and infos from Paul Spreitzer, the new owner:
- The slipcase and box are exactly
the standard 3M bookshelf game format (dimensions and materials). The
box color is the same green as the typical green-box Jumpin or Quinto.
Also, the bars above and below the spine title are about the same as
those on Jumpin (Quinto's are narrower).
- The pieces are identical to Quinto
tiles. There are 22 black and 22 brown tiles (2 sets numbered 0-9, with
an extra 3 and 7 tile in each color) and 4 red tiles (blank). The extra
3 and 7 tiles are marked red, and it appears to have been done by hand
with a marker (!)
- The copyright date is 1970, as you
can see in the closeup of the rules. There are no other dates anywhere.
- The only serial number is on the
scorecard -- C-B210SC. The "sample game" sheet has neither date nor
(The code B210 is from Ploy bookcase game)
- There is no information about
the original owner of the game; the author is unknown, too.
look to the pictures below and keep your eyes open for additional copies - let
(27.01.14 G. Rosenbaum)