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Publication numberUS1516798 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 25, 1924
Filing dateFeb 15, 1923
Priority dateFeb 15, 1923
Publication numberUS 1516798 A, US 1516798A, US-A-1516798, US1516798 A, US1516798A
InventorsStriker Walter D
Original AssigneeStriker Walter D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Game apparatus
US 1516798 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 25, 1924- 1,516,798

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Application filed February 15, 1923. Serial No. 619,115. y

To all whom t may concer/1t.'

Be it known that I, IALTER D. S'rnrxnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident at the village of Downers Grove, in the county of Du Page and State of Illinois, havey invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification. A

My invention relates to amusement de vices, and particularly to card game Vapparatus.

One of the objects of my present invention is to provide a novel and amusing game, which will also be both educational and entertaining, and possessing many special features associated with business and trade.

Another object is to providev such agame, which will partake so far as possible of a game of trade, in which transactions simulating those in production, manufacture, and sale may be reproduced for the instruction, and entertainment of those taking part in the game.

With the above and other objects in View, lwhich will more particularly appear from the following description, I have described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings one style of my game which is the preferred style, but it will be apparent that minor variations may be made therein without departing from the spirit of my said invention.

In the accompanying` illustrations, in which like numerals of reference refer to the same parts throughout the various views,

Figure 1 shows twelve playing cards of any desired size, and all of uniform size, and similar in every respect excepting for the numerals and printing appearing thereon.

In the preferred form of my said game, I have chosen eight various Raw Products, and usually have tive similar cards representing each of said products, making a total of such cards of forty. I have selected subjects as 1, for Packing House Products, with index number 115, 2, Dairy Products, with index number 110, 3, Copper, with index number 105, 4;, Cotton, with index number 100, 5, Wheat with index number 90, 6, Rubber, with index number 95, 7, Ooal with index number 85, and 8,Iron, with index number 80. Suitable designs may be shown upon each of said cards illustrating the subject, if desired, but as such design forms no part of my invention, the same has been omitted from the illustration. f

In addition to the eight sets of cards above described, I preferably have 9, seven cards marked ylrargin in Open Market, with index number l0; 10, seven cards marked Margin of Manufacturer with index number 25; 11, one card marked Holder Entitled to Margin 20 Points in Open Market7 with index number 20, and 12, one card marked Holder Entitled to Retail Manufactured Article at Special Margin of 50 Points with index number 50.

In all trade, it will be apparent that commodities originate as Raw Materials, and are sold as such, or are manufactured into other articles, and sold as such. It is the purpose of my said game to simulate as far and as nearly as possible these transactions in business, by the exchange and disposal of the cards, and the more nearly it follows the rules and practice of actual trade, the more instructive and entertaining the game becomes.

In my preferred method of play, with the fifty-six cards described as the pack, seven cards are dealt to each player in any usual manner. Each player will now have several products cards, and one or more profit cards. As in usual trade, it will be his purpose to dispose of the lower indexed cards, and obtain from other players in exchange, cards of a higher index, the object of each player being to dispose of all odd product cards, and acquire live product cards of the same denomination, together with two margin of prolit cards of the same denomination. Vhen any player by exchanging with other players, has acquired five product cards of the same denomination, and two margin of profit cards of the same denomination, the game is won by such player, and he calls game, or other suitable words to indicate that play is ended, It will be apparent that if two or more have completed their sets, that the player having the higher indexed cards will have the better hand, and will win over the ones having the sets with the lower index number. The Margin of Profit Cards having the index of 10 may be counted to increase the product cards by such amount in value, and in like manner, the Margin of Profit Cards indexed 25 may be employed to count an added 25 to each product card, while the extra cards 11 and 12 may be counted as 20 and 50 points extra, respectively.

While I have indicated eight basic products, it will be apparent that others may be supplied equally well in place, it so desired. While l have indicated a method of play which I prefer, yet it will be apparentl that there are many variations in such game which may be played with the means provided by my said invention, which will be embraced within the scope thereof, without in any manner depart-ing from the spirit ot such invention. v

yllaving thus described my said invention, what l claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is the followingrz- A l. A pack of cards for use in playing a game simulating trade transactions. the cards being dividedy into -groups which represent distinctiveraw products and manufactured articlesywith groups of other cards to indicate margin of profit. a complete set of cardsof the vfirst group and a plurality of similar cards or' the second group constituting a winning hand substantially as shown and described.

2. A pack of improved playing cards einployed to simulate business buying andselling` of commodities consisting ot' several groups of cards. all* 'of the group bearing the name of a single commodity, with groups ot images additional cards showing rmargin ot' proit, and each card having an index number correspending` to its value in the game, a complete set oit' cards ol the iirst group and a plurality of similar cards of the second group constituting a winning hand substantially as shown and described.

3. A 'gaine apparatus comprising a pack of cards arranged in two series, one series bearing the designation of some common commodity, and the other series bearing the indication of some margin of prot in trade.l the cards'o bot-h series having numerical indeX numbers to indicate their respectiife playing value 4 one series being divided into groups having five cards each, and the .other series into groups having` seven cards each. with two extra cards, five similar cards of one series and a plurality oit' lsimilar cards of the other series but less than an entire set of the saine constituting a winning hand. and the two extra cards being' adapted to increase the value of the winning` hand substantiall)y as shown and described.

In testimony whereof7 l have atlixed my signature to the foregoing speciication.


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US5927987 *Dec 31, 1997Jul 27, 1999Berman; Margo R.Interactive modular educational system
U.S. Classification273/297
International ClassificationA63F1/02, A63F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02
European ClassificationA63F1/02