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Publication numberUS1322204 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1919
Filing dateOct 7, 1918
Publication numberUS 1322204 A, US 1322204A, US-A-1322204, US1322204 A, US1322204A
InventorsBebnhabp C. Sohxtchakd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1322204 A
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1,322,204.. Patented Nov. 18, 1919.

ff E .Z5/2f -of cards specifically designed for the pur# PATENT rortica; SOI-monash, orrnitanatrnie. 1 imm,',ILVANILv y To all whom it may concern.' v

Be it known that I, BERNHARD C. SoHU CHARD, a citizen of the United States resid ing at Philadelphia, in the county of Phlladelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Playing-Cards, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in "playing cards and particularly to a pack pose of Aaording amusement andinculcating aknowledge .of arithmetic.

Une` object of the inventionv is` to produce a .pack of playing cards which may be used inthe playing of games, teaching concentration and developing the mind and memory of the players, who may be ofany age.

Itv will also be found that figuring becomes highlyl interesting and therefore the various tables in arithmetic are quickly memorized by the young, so that the timespent in playing this game, called E-C-Q, (Easy Cue) to Mental Arithmetic, .is profitably employed.

Another object. is to provide a pack of cards arranged in such a way as to show at a glance the cards held or wanted without the use ofv guide numbers or vlike extraneous and supplementary indicia.

The objects are obtained by the novel design of cards and arrangements-of numerals thereon, together with appropriate signs, indicative of the various processes, as hereinafter described and shown in thel accompanying drawings, forming a material'part of this disclosure, and in which--A Figure 1 is a perspective view, showing a pack of vplaying cards made in accordance with the invention and indicating the manner -in which lthey are manipulated, and

Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 are elevational views showing specimens of the card faces. y

In carrying the invention into practice there is provlded a pack of cards, consisting of any preferred number of units, as for instance forty-eight, the backs or reverse sides of which are preferably plain, or ornamented in a f uniform and like manner throughout. l y

Upon the front face or obverse side of each card, within the border B, are disposed vertical rows of numerals, reading from a point'near the top to approximately the center C of the card.

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I v-Both endsare4 symmetrical and printed l to read. either end up.

The cards are arrangediin sets of four,

br quartets, distinguished bythe use of like numerals D, at the top of the column or row, to which is prefixed a sign E, indicat-` ing that addition, subtraction, multiplicav tion or division is to be played.

The second numeral F, in the .column or row, preferably shown in large type and of a different color, represents a sum, remainder, product or quotient, as the case may be, below which are three other numerals G, representing the numbers to be added, the

subtrahend, the multiplier, or the divisor,

these numerals representing certain arbitraryvalues, as hereinafter more .fully described.

. For the pur ose illustration, let it be assumed that t e game played is to use the multiplicationv cards. The players being seated around atable,l the cards are thoroughly'shuiled, and dealt one at a time face down until all are distributed.

If only a .few people are playing, a limited number of cards are dealt to each and the remainder ofthe cards placed in. a pile on the table' to be drawn by the player who fails to receive a card from the other player when requested, the idea being that if there are only two or three people playing, the hands would be crowded at the beginning of, the game and the uncertainty of what cards are in the pile adds zest and interestto the game. As before stated, there are on each card three numbers G, below the large colored nume'ral F, these numbers represent- `characters X 5, and having forA instance,

cardsbearingI the large figures 25, 35 and 50 will perceive that he must obtain a card 'bearing the large figure 45, and asks any player for 9 X 5. The player addressed vmentally figures the result, vand having a card bearing the same in large figures passes it to the player making the request. If the www..


If player holds card with red figure say A 8, he needs 2 x 1 or card with red figure 2 '4 x 1 or card with red figure 4 7 x l or card with red figure 7 If player holds cards with red figure say 4 and 7, he only needs 2 x 1 or card with red figure 2 8 x 1 or card with red figure 84 If player holds cards with red figure say 4, 7 and 2, he only needs 8 x l'or cards wit11 redfigure 8 And the quartet (or lesson) is completed or finished, this fact announcedz cards being laid on the table and game contlnued in this manner until all cards are made into quartets.

A player is not allowed to ask for cards of a quartet in which he does not hold cards. He also loses his turn is he asks for cards which he already holds, the player addressed continuing the game. The player completing his last quartet must select another player to continue the game, and the player having the most quartets wins the game.

The four sets or series, indicating addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, may be used separately 'or combined as Having thus described my invention and set forth its construction and manner \in which the game is played, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. A pack of cards having uniform backs and marginally bordered faces, lon 'itudinal rows of five numerals extendmg rom the end of each card face tothe center thereof, a sign prefixed to the uppermost number, said sign indicating an arithmetical example to be performed, and the answer to an example, said'answer appearing in said row, distinguished from the other numerals.

2. A ack of cards having uniform backs, longitu inally disposed rows of numerals on the face 0f each card symmetrically arranged and readable from either end, four cards in the pack having like numbers at the top of each row, a slgn indicating the example to be performed prefixed to said numbers, an answer shown in a distinguish ing manner next in said row and three numerals following said answer, said numerals being used in relation to said first number to produce the other three answers required.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.


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US2562633 *Dec 14, 1949Jul 31, 1951Bennett Needham IreneArithmetic card game
US2565702 *Jun 30, 1947Aug 28, 1951Charles M StinsonPlaying card
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U.S. Classification273/307
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02