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Publication numberUS1314522 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1919
Filing dateDec 16, 1918
Publication numberUS 1314522 A, US 1314522A, US-A-1314522, US1314522 A, US1314522A
InventorsGodfrey Knoos
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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GODFREY KNOOS, .13.,01? rmmnatenm, eenasrmanm.

PLAYING-CARDS.

Application filed December 16, 1918.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, GODFREY KNoos, J r., a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Playing-Cards, of which the following 15 a specification.

This invention relates to card games, and an object of the invention is to provide a card game of such simplicity that it may be readily understood, withoutconsiderable explanation as to the object 111 view and the manner of playing; one which would be in- .teresting and would promote good will among the players, tending to relieve strain which often is among guests at parties or analogous gatherings, who are not well acquainted one with another.

More specifically, the invention comprehends the provision of a set of playing cards, comprising two sets of an equal number of cards, one set differing from the other in that one has uneven numbers, together with questions and answers appropriate for male members or players, and the other set has even numbers and questions and answers appropri-ate for fema e players of the game.

Other objects of the invention will appear in the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification and in which drawing:

Figure 1 illustrates the first card of one set, namely the set bearing questions and answers appropriate for male members.

Fig. 2 illustrates the first card of the set bearing questions and answers appropriate for female members.

Fig. 3 illustrates a subsequent card of the set bearing questions and answers appropriate for male members, and

Fig. 4 illustrates a subsequent card of the set bearing questions and answers appropriate for female members.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, A indicates the first card of one set of .cards of the set, and A indicates the second or subsequent card of the said set. These cards A and A bear suitable indicia indicated at B to determine the set to which they belong and also to determine succession in which the cards are brought into place. In the drawings, this indicia is in the form of uneven numbers, while in the cards C and C of the set bearing answers and questions Specification of metters Patent.

Patented Sept. '2, 1919.

Serial No. 266.960.

suitable for female members, the indicia B is n the form of even numbers, which numbers determine the sets to which the cards belong as wellas determining the succession in which the cards are brought into play.

The cards of the set to which the cards A and A relate or belong, bear answers indicated at D to questions indicated at E on the cards of the set to which the cards C and C belong, the card number 3 bearing the answer to the question D on the preceding card, 'or upon the card bearing the number 2, While this card C which bears the number 2 carries the answer I) to the question E which is carried by the card A or the card bearing the preceding number, such as 1.

This succession of questions and answers is carried out through the entire deck of cards, and the answer D upon the first card of the set, namely thecard A is appropriate to the question upon the last card of the deck, thereby completing a rotation of questions and answers tlnou ghout the entire deck of cairds. These questions and answers may be of any desired nature, such as educational "questions, but it is preferred to make them of such nature as to promote good feeling and fellowship among the players and tend to relieve any strain, shyness or bashfulness which may exist among guests at a party or analogous gathering.

In playing the game, the deck of cards is dealt to the players, the cards of the set bearing the uneven numbers being dealt to the male players while the cards bearing the even numbers are dealt to the female players. After all of the cards have been dealt, the person having the card bearing the number 1 or the first number of the deck reads the question upon the card, and the female player having the card bearing the number 2 or the first number after that from which the question was read reads the answer from the top of the card and in turn reads the question upon the card which is answered by the answer of the card bearing the next uneven number. In this manner, the questions and answers are read from all of the cards and the answer upon the first card is tothe question upon the last card of the deck.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the drawings, it will be apparent that a card game has been provided which is extremely simple and may be readily understood, eliminating the necessity of extensive instructions as to the manner of 'sets of cards, certain of the'cards bearing i Copies of this patent may be obtained for playing the game and the object aimed at by the playing of the game and one which will promote-good will and acquaintancedetermining indicia. 2. A deck of playing cards comprising two sets of cards, each card of each set bearing a question and an answer, the answer of any given card of one-set being related to the predetermined question on a card of the other set, said cards further bearing set-determining indicia, said set-determining indicia also indicating the succession of the cards during playing.

3. A deck of playing cards comprising questionsappropriated for male players,and certain others bearing questions appropriate for female members, said cards also bearing answers, the answer of any given card of one set being related to a predetermined question on a card of the other set.

4. A deck of playing cards comprising sets of cards, certain of the cards bearing questions appropriate for male players, and

certain others bearing questions appropriate .for female members, said. cards also bearing answers, the answer of any given card of one set being related to a predetermined question on a card of the other set, sa1d cards bearing set-determining indicia indi cating the succession of the cardsduring playing. i V

5. A deck of playing cards comprising two sets of cards, the cards of one set bearing questions appropriate for male players, and the cards of the other set bearing questions appropriate for female'players, the cards of said sets also bearing answers, the answer of any given card of one set being related to a predetermined question-on a card of theother set. a

6. A deck of'cards comprising 'two sets of an equal number of cards, the cards of one set bearing questions appropriate for male players, and the cards of the other set players, said cards also bearing answers, the answer of any given card of one set, being related to a predetermined question on a card of the other set, said cards also bearing set-determining indicia indicating the succession of the cards during-playing.

-7.- A deck of playing cards comprisingtwovsets of an equalnumber of cards, the

'cards of one set bearing questions appropriateformale players-and uneven numbers, and the cards of the other set bearing questions appropriate for female players and even numbers, sa1d cards also bearlng answers, the answer of any given card of "bearing questions appropriate for female one set being related to a predetermined card of the other set, GODFREY KNOOS, JR.

question on a five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/292
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/00157