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Publication numberUS1199564 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1916
Filing dateJun 10, 1916
Priority dateJun 10, 1916
Publication numberUS 1199564 A, US 1199564A, US-A-1199564, US1199564 A, US1199564A
InventorsJames L Judge
Original AssigneeJames L Judge
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus.
US 1199564 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 26, 1916.

Application filed June 10, 1916. Serial No. 102,861.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JAMES L. JUDGE, citizen of the United States, residing in Minneapolis, county of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide a game adapted alike for young and old, and requiring a considerable amount of skill.

A further object is to provide a game apparatus of simple, inexpensive construction and one that may be played both indoors and out of doors.

The invention consists generally in the various constructions and combinations as hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a game apparatus embodying my invention, Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view, Fig. 3 is a view of one of the darts used in the game. I

In the drawing, 2 represents the box portion of the game apparatus which may be constructed of wood, metal, pulp, or other suitable material, and may be of any desired size or shape. The box portion 2 is provided with a strap 3 having an eyelet4 therein so that the box may be hung upon any suitable support. The box 2 has anumber of cells or recesses 5 therein. In the drawing I have shown a box constructed with nine of these cells, but this number may be more or less'as desired. The cells 5 are cone-shaped tapering from the front to the back. I prefer to mark the cell nearest the center of the box Game, and approximately half 40 of the remaining cells I prefer to markRed and the remainder Black, though the proportion and colors may be varied. The cells 5 are also numbered and in the drawing I have shown the red cells numbered 5, 6, i and 3, while the black cells are similarly numbered 5, 6, 4 and 3, though it will be understood that these numbers may be va-' ried. The center cell as shown in the drawing is marked Game.

I provide darts 7 one of which is shown in detail in Fig. 3. The dart 7 consists of a shaft 8 constructed of wood or other suitable material, one end being equipped with a tip 9 of rubber or other suitable material, which will cause the dart to readily stick in a cell. The other end of said dart is equipped with Wings 10 which may be fastened to the shaft 8 by any suitable means and may be constructed of heavy paper, cardboard or other suitable material. I prefer to color half of the darts red and half black to correspond to the colors of the cells 5, though as stated above these colors may be varied. Each dart bears a number as shown in Fig. 3 so that the darts of the respective players may be identified, and I prefer to have the numbers on the darts correspond with the numbers of the cells.

The method of playing the game which I prefer to call dartcelle is as follows: The box 2 is hung up on any suitable support. Two or more persons may play the game and each person is proyided with one of the darts 7, part of the players having red darts and part black darts. The players stand at a predetermined distance from the box 2 and the object of the game is to throw the darts to lodge them in the cells 5 having colors corresponding to the darts. Thus a player holding a red dart must lodge the same in a red cell in order to have his score credited with the number of points equal to the number of the cell. If, however, the player holding a red dart should lodge same in a black cell a number of points equaling the number of said cell will be deducted from his score and vice versa, the same rules applying to, players holding black darts. The winner of the game is the person having the greatest number of points to his credit-at the finish or whose score first totals a predetermined amount, except, however, if a person lodges his dart in the cell marked Game thereupon he wins the game at once.

In various ways the details of construction may be modified and still be within the scope of my invention.

- I claim as my invention:

A game apparatus comprising a frame,

having an upright front plate, provided with a; series of cells or pockets therein suitably In witness whereof, I have hereunto set marked to represent certain Values in the my hand this 5th day of June 1916.

game, and a dart adapted to be thrown from ms a distance and having an end to enter a cell JAMES zi JUDGE 5 and lodge therein, the player being credited Wit in the game With the Value represented by 'ELil VIER OLSEN,

such cell. O. E. FULLER.

Copies of this patent obtilied foifl i're bent; eich, bi diiiessiiikg the ""tiommissioner of Patents. Washington, 20.0.

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US3894736 *May 11, 1973Jul 15, 1975Res & DevDart board including finger projections and dart engageable therewith
US4057251 *May 10, 1976Nov 8, 1977Arachnid, IncorporatedDart game with apertured target plates resiliently mounted
US4201379 *May 9, 1978May 6, 1980Clarence WilliamsMartial arts practice bag
U.S. Classification273/398, 473/585
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2208/12