US 1141909 A
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L. P. DAUTREMONT.
' GAME BOARD.
APPucATloN man nEc.29, 1914.
Patented J une 1, 1915.
Sima um K Xin-Lw M. wre
INVENTUM cli f.: ngel or prime n ed ' v' ifm @LSH ifrjilijl illll@ il ii:- irim .if in Application filed December 539, 1914.
ments in iiainedlourds, of which the following' is a specilientiou.
The invention relates to ffaine-bocrds. and
particularly to `maine-ln'mrds comprising a plurality ot squares in checker formation, es in the well known checkenbourd or chesshoard; and lies as its priinnry aine to provide an improvement in the well known clless-lniard, on which improved hoard e, gaine ol? clics", better balanced, kand Superior to the well known genie oi chess may be played.
i further aim of the inif'ention is to provide en iniprmf'einent in chess-boards et such a character that the Lgonne may be more osu-lily learned, and `gaines played incre easily recorded, and gaines recorded more easily played thereon, than on the well known chess-initrd.
Another aini ci tlieinVent-ion is to provide an improvement in the well known chesshoard, on which improved hoard e lgraine of chess may he played which oii'ers greater opportunitv ttor the exercise of ingenuity and intellectuel power, than the genie playedy on the well known chess-bonrd.
.Another uiin of the invention is to pro ride on improvement in the well known chess-hoard, on which improved board' a gaine of chess muy be played, in which gaine n superior player can more quickly defeat an .interior player, than in the gaine played on the well known chess-boord.
Another aiin of the invention is to pro` Yvide an iniprorei'nent in the well known 'chess-board, on which improved board e.
Janne of chess inziy be played in which gaine the player sooner reaches the thick of the game, and which gaine is of greater interest Iand ot un average shorter duration or length than the gaine played on the well known chess-hoard.
liefen-inn' to the following description and accompanying drawing: Figure l is a plano `View ot the chess-hoard embodying the present invention. Fig. 2 is plone View oli' two oi? the gaine-pieces, riz. nuinlier one the Casati(` to ne placed on the first square at the left, and number six the destroying nnnister to he placed on the Specification of 'Letters retient.
Patented inne fr, ifid..
Serial No. 379,514.
sixth square from the left on the lower horizontal row.
Corresponding and like ports cre referred to in the followingl description and indicate .in all the views of 'the acconiponyingn drewing by the seine reference characters.
In the drawing the central portion oit vthe hoord, which is divided into rows of squares, is indicated in general by the letter e, cer tain of the squares indicated by the letter (a, corresponding to the red squares of the ordi. nary chess-board, and others indicated 'by the letter corresponding to the black squares of the ordinary chess-hoard, which squares es in the ordinary checker or chessliourd are arranged in checker fornmtion. There are preferably eight rows ot squares frein the front to the hack of the portion. r and nine rows et squares from the leit side to the right side of the portion?. ertfii of the numbers near the front of the squares ond facing the front of the board are indicated by the letters c c", o indicating' the iirst digit of the number which digiteinre spends to the number below the Vertical row of squares in which the square is donated, :ind c indicating the second digit of the number which digit corresponds to the num loer atthe right ofthe horizontal roti ont squares in which the square is located. Certain of the numbers near'tlie beck of the squares and facing the neck or.' the boord are indicated by the letters el al, el indient# ing the first digit of the number which digit corresponds te the number at the top oi' the vertical row of squares in whichtlie square is located, and al indicating` the second digit of the number which digit corresponds to the number et the left of the horizontal row of squares in which the square is located. l'The portion exterior to the portion divided into squares is indicated in general by the letter f, und certain of the consecutive numbers o said portion ere indicated by the letter hg' lit willoc observed that in 'respect td the .numbers on the board the hoard rep resents the sran'ie aspect when Viewed fromV the front et' the board es when viewed funn the heck of the board, The tiret and last horizontal rows oit squares are indicated "oy` the letters if and z", on which, rows ore indicia haring consecutive nun'iloers,= certain et which indicia are indicated oy the letter j, and certain of which. consecutive nuniliers on said indicio` nre indicated by" the letter it. 1t will ice observed that euch indicia lies one ico I tively number and that the numbers run consecurom the left to the right beginning with the indiciafarthest to the left on the first row, and from the left to the right on the last row when viewed from the back of the board.
In Fig. 2 certain of the game-pieces corresponding to the indicia on the first horizontal row of squares are indicated by the letter Z, and the numberson the game-piecesare indicated by the letter p, which numbers correspond to the numbers on the numbered by the numbers numbers on the squares and at the. ends of 'are placed on t the vertical and horizontal rows of squares designate the position of the separate squares and that of any game-plece placed in them, the numbers facing the front of the board giving the precise locationy andl movement of a players pieces from the front of the board, and the numbers facing thleJ back of the board giving the precise location and movementaof the opponents pieces from the back or opponents side of the board, thus piece No. 6 moved from square 61 to square v73, expressed 6 f. 61-73, means that the game-piece No. 6 has been moved fronrthel square at the junction of the'sixth vertical row of squares from the left and first horizontal row of squares to the square at the junction of the seventh vertical rowof squares from the left and third horizontal i row of squares from the front, and a similar move made by the opponent wouldbe expressed the same, 6 f. (i1- 73, but if the opponent moved his piece over the same squares of the 'first player the opponents play would be expressed 6 f. Ll8--36, whichmeans that his game-piece No. 6. has been moved from the square at the junction' of' the fourth vertical row of squares from th'e left of his side of the board and the eighth horizontal row rof squares from his front of the board to" the square at the junction of the third vertical row of squares from his left ofthe board and sixth horizontal row off, squares from his front of the board. In lthis n Way the numbers on thel game-board together with the numbers on the-game-pieces may be used in recording games' played and in playing games recorded'as shown by the illustrative chess game recorded below, and
which numbers may be also ilsed in working various new chess problems and chess puzzles adapted to be solved on the gameboard.v
The game-pieces comprise eighteen black pieces and eighteen light colored pieces,' the pieces of each color comprising ninepawns of chess with the addition to the pieces of each color of an extra` awn and a new superior piece called the estroying angel, and with the' exception that the game-pieces other than the pawns bears numbers. The game-pieces corresponding to those of thel ordinary set of chess men have the same moves over the board as they have g' the new game-piece No. 6, the destroying angel, combines the moves of 'the queen and the knight, that is for any given move the destroying angel can move as the queen moves or as the yknight moves. It thus combines in itself the movement of every piece on the board, and is by far the most'powerful of the pieces, ing a new and redominating feature to chess games and c ess problems,
For beginnin the game the gpme-pieces Veir corresponding indicia; on .the board, the black pieces on the side having live black s uares on the kin --row and land nine superior pieces, which pieces are, "the same as those used 1n the ordinary game addthe light colore pieces on'theslde having `five lightcolored squares on' the king row,
and the game-pieces bearing numberson the.:
indicia having correspondingnumb'ers, The
layers then mobilize ,their men,l (to placein readiness for active service in war); for this they are permitted ten moves,` never more than ten, to arrange their men in any desired position within' the first four horizontal rows of squares, which is their own;v territory. The p ayer losing the toss is to mobolize iirt Aand after send an ultimatum ing him to mobolize within a' time. limit previously agreed upon, or if not complete within the time limit to' sacrifice the remainder player to mobolization of` his opponent. Playing the game sta'rting with the pieceson theininitia positions on the indicia'fwthout mobolizing is adapted for bli blindfolded v`playin` emoves of the pieces may be stated if* its? by means ofthe numbers facing but'f'one side of the board. Besides the above methodsof lay the gamemobolizing may to his opponent requin;
of the ten moves allowed. The mobolize'iirst moves rst after the ant folded play, in which.
board; game-pieces and num@ rs there on are adapted for playing games and'workingv menace in which method of mening the probability of making mistakes is reduced to a miniit Wili be observedv from an inspection of the drawingsthai. the game-board with vthe gaine-pien@ pissed on their indicia will presenta weil balienced form having a central vertical row with 'the kings at each. end, and au equal number of rows on each side o the central vertical row, `the rows at @quai distance from the central vertical row having con'fesponding` pieces except the queen.
and destroying angel; and it will be observed that the simplicity of the numbering enables a person to learn plays from a printed text, to record games, play games recorded, and place recorded problems on the board with considerable ease and. the least probability of making mistakes; and it is apparent that the destroying angel, the larger number of squares, and new methods ofplay offer considerable opportunity for the exercise of ingenuity; and it Willi be ob 'served from a slight study of the game that it has many interesting features, and that a person Well familiar with the gamehas considerable in his 'favor for winning, in a comparative short space of time, against a less skilled opponent.
v Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new is:
l. In a game apparatus, a game-board having a portion of its surface divided into a number of squares, each of the squares having ytwo numbers of two digitseach, one of the numbers near the front of the square and facing the front of the board, and one of the numbers near the back of the square and facing the back of the board, a portion exterior to the portion divided into squares containing sets of consecutive numbers, one number located at each `end of the vertical and horizontal rows of squares, the numbers below the Vertical rows of squarescorrespending to the first digit of thenumbers facing the front of the board on the squares of their respective rows, and the numbers at the right of the horizontal rows of squares corresponding to the second digit of the numbers facing the front of the board on the squares of their respective rows, and.
the same with the numbers facing the back of the board when the board is turned around; certain of the squares having indicia, certain of the indicia having consccutive numbers, a number .of gaine-pieces adapted for movement over the board and corresponding to the indicia on the squares, certain oi the game-pieces bearing numbers corresponding to the numbers at the ends of the vertical rows of squares and to the numbers on the numbered indicia. l
2. In a gaine apparatus, a gaine-board having a portion ofits surface divided into seventy two squares, nine squares from left to right and eight squares from front to back, each of the squares having two nurny bers of two digits encina portion exterior to the portion divided into squares containf ing sets of consecutive numbers, one inurnn ber'located' at each end of the vertical and horizontal rows of squares and correspond ing to certain digits of the numbers on the squares of their respective rows; indicia on the first and last row of squares having consecutivenumbers, a numberof game-pieces bearing numbers corresponding to the numbers at the ends of. the vertical rows of squares and to the numbers on the indicia on the first and last rows of squares, the numbers on the indicia and at the ends of the vertical rows of squares indicating by correspondingl numbers the squares on which the game-pieces corresponding to the indicia and having corresponding numbers are "to be initially placed. l
This specification signed and witnessed this 21st day of December A. D. 1911i.`
LOUIS PAUL DAUTREMONT.
Signed in the presence of"- Ouvnn S. Annnnsnnn, H; B. CANT.