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Publication numberUS1273024 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1918
Filing dateDec 5, 1916
Priority dateDec 5, 1916
Publication numberUS 1273024 A, US 1273024A, US-A-1273024, US1273024 A, US1273024A
InventorsThomas W Branch
Original AssigneeThomas W Branch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus.
US 1273024 A
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' Patented Ja 1,273,024. l speemmmbf Letters razen. i 1y 16, 191g, nppncatienaled'neembr 51916.. serialn'o. 135,215. l A To 'whom z't-may coment.' .L of the State orother political division Be it known" that I, THOMAS-W. BRANcir,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Columbus, in the county of Muscogee' and- Stateof Georgia, have invented newV and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.

This invention is an improved game apparatus, especially. cards for p ayin a game which .I call the game of Uncle am, and comprising a pack of fifty-two cards, one for each State-and Territory and'eachinscribed with a point number, with' geographical data, and also with as hereinafter described. i Y.

The invention consists in the features of construction, combination, and arrangement of devices, hereinafter fully` describedand ay suit .'symbol,

- claimed.

a point number in diagonally` opposite corners, the point numbers ranging from 1 to 52 consecutively. `Each card is also inscribed as at 7 with the name of a State, Territory, or district. and is also inscribed directlyunder' its point number, as at 6",

' with the' abbreviation of the name of said .Stilte/, Territory, or district. The abbrevi? ation and at least one figure of the point number corresponds' in color with the suit symbol. Y' J Each card is also inscribed at 8 with a sectional designation, as Southern .or the A* .15 1ike,.and is inscribedas at9 wth'the population of saidgState orotherpolitical di- Yvision.. Each card is also provided as at 10 with' the name of the capital of the State or .other political division, together with the population of the capital, and .1salso n. scribed asA at 12 withthe name ofthe largest city inthe' State or other political divisron, and the population of said 'largest o1ty. Each card is also inscribed as at -13 wlth the foreign nations, constituting the boundaries thereof, the.' capitalsA and larger towns cards representing the lead card if possible an namesofvthe AStates orwater. bodies, or

cated by the card.

Hence the cards are educational and teach the .players-the' population. ofl the States or other' politlca'l dlvisions, the relative sizes thereof, the position and boundaries thereof.

The point numbers indicate the relative sizes Y of the States. When playing the game, 10, 20, 30, 40,- and 50 eachcount ten points, 5,

respectively the State or other political di- .vision in which the game is being played, counts five' points, the capital ofthe United States counts ive .points and 4'the person .h oldin'g'the greatest numberqf cards is also' entitled to claim five points, making'a total of one-hundred points in the game. The

.taking of tricksI is covered 'as follows:

'65. "10, 15, 25, 35, and 45, each count flve points, 11, 2 2, 33, and 34, count l1, 2, 3, and 4 points When thecards have been distributed, when say four persons are playing, the person to the right of the dealer plays his card on the board, the others following suit by playing tatev bounding the any other card. The card bearing the highsol otherwise playing vest number or in other words the largest.V '4

State-played, provided it is theA one led, or a State bordering .on the one led'takes the trick. and the person taking lsuch card leads again and so on until all the cards have been played. The number of points made by each player are'notedand count toward winning the game which may be set at onehundred, two-hundred, or three-hundred, as decided by the players. f When a game is played in which trumps are named, the two extra cards numbered `51 and 52 are discarded.

Having described the invention, what 1s claimed `1s: A f

.The herein described 'game-card inscribed with the'name of a-political division, a word 100 indicating the section in which said political division islocated, and also withv a number' .indicating the relative rank of said political division and alsoindicatin the point. value .of said`card, sai d number eing distinctive inappearance and `card also having a suit symbol which-co esponds with the dis- .tinctively'indi'cated pomt number.

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U.S. Classification273/302
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02