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Publication numberUS1439616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1922
Filing dateApr 4, 1921
Priority dateApr 4, 1921
Publication numberUS 1439616 A, US 1439616A, US-A-1439616, US1439616 A, US1439616A
InventorsDiehl Richard
Original AssigneeDiehl Richard
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus
US 1439616 A
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Dec. 19, 1922. 1,439,616.



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The object. of the' invention is to pro-o evide a simple and entertaining apparatus for useinola in ahuntin ame of which r 2:! e i the purpose is to simulate the chase or a rabbit or similar game by a. hunterand dogs .tlirOughQafield representing-a labyi-ihth or "wen defined trails to which the 1, Q1aying 'objects must, be confined in their movement between'theistops or stations, and

the extent or Qrelatiye movements of the fpieoe's being determined by a suitable counconstitiiting the main feature of the apparatus v Figiires 2,3 and 4: represent the pieces or,

, The base orboard ter, dice or the like, and with this object iII VIBW the lnv'entlon consists in a construc- 2 5 i tion "and arrangement of parts ot which a preferred embodiment is shown in the ac- 'comp anying drawing, wherein Figure 1 isa' plan'view of aplaying board playing objects for'use in connection with tlie board. i v y 10 carries a substantially rectangular playing-field having more or less irregular or sinuous bounding lines representingboundary trails 11 which at the angles of theffield connect with stations whicli'arerespectively designated as 12, 13,- 14 and 15. As illustrated thestations 13 and 14 may be ,designated in'the field by the letters RH representing' for example rabbit home or rabbit hole to indicate that when the game such as the rabbit safely reaches either of these stations the game is won by the player or participant in the game who is representing the rabbit or who hasthe rabbit piece to move. The station l2-may also be designated within the field by the letter H to represent hunter, and this'station preferably forms one of four stations of which the othersare marked re spectively D, D and R as the starting points of the playing pieces when the game initiated. The station 1-6 whichv is also marked D is arranged on one of the boundary trails 19213.} s eam. essaeo.

'11, thestation ,17 also aaignaedgby the letter R s is arranged on another boundary trail at approximately the same distance from'the'station H as is} the station 16, andthe fourth starting station 18 is arranged upon a lead trail 19 extendingdiagonally inward across the .field from'thestarting station H; q

The station 15 maybeblankas indicated and may represent thatjpositionon the playing board surface in whiclrthe rabbit or game may'fbe cornered "and caught so as to give the player representing the hunter and dogs, indicatedin' Figures "2,3 and 4c and initially placed *upon'ithe stationsH, D and the advantage over the player representingth'e game;

Extending diagonallyiacross the playing field from the station '13 to thestation 15 which in Gammon withthe station 14 may beregarded as'a terminal station, for the reason that upon reaching 'eitlier ofthem the game or rabbit representing the game is either caught or is safe, are the main trails 20 of which there 'ni'ay be any desired number, and areof sinuous or irregular form, as indicated, des gned v to represent orsimulate rabbit runs,seyera l of these :main trails being intersected by the lead trail 19, and correspondingly"from the station '14 representing a rabbit hole there may diagonally extend an escape trail 21 i also intersecting one or moreof the Ymain trails as shown, while connecting the main trails, w th each otherat intervals and also connecting the main tra ls With the boundary trails in.a more or less irregular or arbitrary are the cross or short cut trails 22 which may be varied in length and arrangement:according to the preferenceof the: designer and with a View to rendering more or less difficult or easy the solution oi the problem of enabling the hunter assisted by the dogs to corner ortrap the game in accordance with the rules of pay which may be laid down for the guidance of the participants of the game.

At the inte'rsections'of all of the trails or in other words at all points of intersection of two trails or portions of trails there arranged rest stations23 of which obviously there may be quitea considerable number, and in addition thereto supplemental rest stations 24 may be arranged upon the main and boundary trails as indicated, said stations representing points at Which the play:

afford entertainment" in the fact that the intersections of the trails forming means ect, that is either of carrying the game object or rabbit out of the reach of the other.

objects or of disposing the objects representing the hunter and dogs in such a way as to catch or trap the game ob ect.

t It will be obvious that by adopting more or less restrictive rules of play the game maybe made as difiicultas desired and will of escape and ofapproach are varied in dif- {erent portions'of the playing surface and thus, like chess andot-her games, make it necessary for the player to calculate in ad-' Vance the moveswhich should'be made in order "to accomplish the desired object whether of escape or capture, 7 Having thus described the "invention,

'1. A game apparatus having a playing field for traverse byplaying vobjects respec- 'tively representing game and hunter and sate and danger provided with starting, stations connected by trails arranged 111 in- I tersecting relations withrest, stations at the points of intersection thereof, a plurality of r main trails being disposed diagonally in connection Qwith opposite corner stations and lead and escape trails being extended from the intermediate corner stations [11 in- .tersecting relation respectively with certain of the main trails, and cross or. short cut trails being arranged in connection with intermediate reststations of the main trails.

2. A game apparatus having a playing *field for traverse by playing objects respectively representing game and hunter and provided with starting, safe and danger stations connected by. trails arranged in 111- tively representin extendingrespectively from the intermedii ate corner stations.

A game apparatus having a playing field for traverse byplaying objects respectively representing game and hunter and provided with starting, sate and danger stations connected by tra ls arranged in intersecting relations with rest stations at the points of intersection thereof, the corner stations beingconnected by boundary trails, diagonally opposite stations being connectedby main trails, and the main trails being intersected by lead and" escape trails extending respectively from the intermediate corner stations,,,with

rest stations arranged at; the points of intersection of the several trails and at'intermediate pointson the main and boundary trails. y

4. A game apparatus having a playing field for traverse by playing-objects respec- Q; gaifne and hunter and provided with starting, safe and danger stationsconnected by trails'arranged in intersecting relations with rest stations at the points of intersection thereof, the corner stations being connected by boundary trails, diagonally opposite stations being I connected by'niiain trails, and the niain trails being intersected by lead and escape trails extending respectively from the intermediate corner station, withyrest stations arranged at the points of intersection of the several trails and at intermediate points on the main and boundary trails, and starting stations being arranged adjacent to one of said intermediate corner stations and respectively at intersections of other trails with the boundary and lead trails.

In testimony whereo'fI aflix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

RICHARD DIEHL. Vi itnessesz' i M. HAsonnu,


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US4016939 *Jul 28, 1975Apr 12, 1977Harry Marshall ThronBoard game apparatus
US4081183 *Feb 14, 1977Mar 28, 1978Urban Joseph ABoard game apparatus
US4657259 *Sep 26, 1985Apr 14, 1987Smith Lynn RCoon hunters night hunt game
U.S. Classification273/244
International ClassificationA63F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/00145, A63F3/00006
European ClassificationA63F3/00A24