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Publication numberUS1060900 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 6, 1913
Filing dateJul 12, 1912
Priority dateJul 12, 1912
Publication numberUS 1060900 A, US 1060900A, US-A-1060900, US1060900 A, US1060900A
InventorsJames Joseph Hobbs
Original AssigneeJames Joseph Hobbs
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card game.
US 1060900 A
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Applicaties inea July 12, raiz. serial N Q.' 709,099.

i With the foregoing and other objectsin view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the lnvention resides 1n the combination and arrangement of -parts and 1n the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.v

In the drawings, Figures 1 to 12 are perspective views showing the differentbooks, a portion of Fig. 12 being broken away; Iand Fig. 13 is ,a plan of an odd card l,which constitutes a part of no book.

The deck comprises forty-nine cards and is divided into twelve books of four cards each, and an odd card.. The several books are numbered respectively, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

8, 9, 10, 1l and l2. The odd card, shown-in Fig. 13, is designated by the numeral 14. A ll of the cards of each book are marked with a picture peculiar to that book, as indicatedat 15. Below the picture 15, the name of the object` shown therein is inscribed, as indicated at 16. The word shown at 16 designates the title of the book. The.

objects which designate the several 'books may be variously selected. In the present instance, book 1 14s designated by the picture of a cow,- book2 by the picture of a lark, book Sby the picture of a monkey, book 4 by the picture'of a sheep, book 5 by the picture of a snake, book 61by the picture of a deer and book- 7 by thp p icture .0f a star. The picture if a plum is shown 'upon the cards of book 8 and a harp .is shown upo'n the cards of book 9. Book 10 may be 'desilgnated'by the picture of a book 11 by t e picture of a hand saw, an book 12 by the picture of a human being.

As indicated at 17 the cards of each book are numbered seria y, from 1 to e. As

Vthe other layers hands, the draw passes to repeated, separately, the

shown at 18, the entire deck is numbered ser' rially, beginning at 1 and ending, as shown 1n Fig, 12, at 48. Thus, gradated values are ascribed to the cards .of each book, and gradated values are ascribed to the cards of the several books, that is, for instance, the

cards of book 2, being numbered from 5 to 8, will have a. less value than thecards of book 11 which are numbered from 4l to 44.. Each card may be provided adjacent its top and in 'its corners with the pictures of some objects as indicated at 19, below which the name of the object is marked, as indicated at 20. The words shown at 20 do vnot indicate the true title of the book.

The odd card 14, shown in Fig. 13 is pro-4 vided with some distinguishing characteristic, suchy as the picture of a wolf,`indicated at 21, the namey of this animal being in'- scribed beneath it, as indicated at 22.

Although the game may be played in a variety of ways, the following procedure is suggestedz-The cards are well shuilled and are placed ltace down upon the table, whereupon the players cut for draw, .the person cutting the highest'nuinber indicated at'18,

being given the rst draw, the other players drawing in order. The player having the' first draw then calls upon some' one "of the other players to hand him a card of any bokupon which the person having the call desires to build, the call being continued upon different players until the cards of that particular book which are in the hands of the different' players areexhausted..

Thus, if the person having the `c`all,.should desire lto build in the l lark 4book shown in Fig. 2, he will c all lark, whereupon aselected player will bel com elled to deliver' to'him, all of lark car s which he may' have in his hand, other selected players re-l sponding in crder. When no more cards of the book| in question can be produced from another p ayer, the

cards of each book, until t e book is comkplet -The personV who first' receives the wolf card indicated at 14, and lshown in Fig. 13, during' the draw, will callfwolff whereV upon the drawing game is at an end. are then added u he valuesof the cards .at 18l bein emp o ed' preferably for this purpose. rdinari y. one card. is drawn by each player, and after thelcall passes,'th9l6} the numerals' indicated rocess ceases, a dthe is amew draw. In computin the final score, the serial numbers of each ook, indicated y at 17 ,'may, if desired, be added to the value of the numerals indicated at 18, thereby increasing the total score. During the play, any person may, if he desires, call the name of one of the objects indicated at 19. Thus, the person holding o-ne of the cards included "in book 1, and bearing the picture of a cow, (the term cow being the proper title of book 1) may call beam If none of the other'players can roduce a cardof book 1 showing that the assignation` bean is not the proper title of book 1, then the vperson l5it-hus calling may be entitled to ,enter up'a predetermined score to his credit. -Howsever, if after having called beam some of .the other players should be able to produce a card of book l, showing that the term beauf is not the proper title of vbook -1, thenA a predetermine sum may be deducted from the'score of the person thus calling improperly, whichsum may be added to the score of the person producing the card by which the improper call has been made Y manifest. l Having thus described the invention, what is'claimed isr-f 1. Avdeck of cards comprisin a plurality of books, the cards of 'each iook being distinguished from the cards of the other books by the picture of an object peculiar.A

` to one book only, the name of the object being inscribed on the card, the cards of each book being numbered serially and all of the cards being numbered serially, thereby to ascribe gradated values to the cards of each book, and to ascribe gradated values to the books; and an odd card bearing a picture andda title dil'erent from those of the other ca'r s. l

v2. 'A deck lof cards comprising a plurality.

of books, the cards of each book beingdistinguished from the cards of the other books by the picture of an object peculiar to one eral books, each of the cards being provided in its corners with the names andtitles of objects different from those which charac-' teriie the books; and an odd vcard bearing a distinctive picture and title.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my oWn,I have hereto aiiixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.


Witnesses C. B. MCANALLY,

ll. V. CARTwuionT.

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US6948938 *Oct 10, 2003Sep 27, 2005Yi-Ming TsengPlaying card system for foreign language learning
U.S. Classification273/304, 273/308, D21/383
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02