US 1527059 A
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Feb. 17. 1925.
l. I. MORGAN ET AL APPARATUS FOR PLAYlNG GAMES 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 16, 1923 Feb. 17. 1925. 1,527,059
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" ILLTYD I. MORGAN, 01; BIFMEIIIG'Gl-IAIZQ, AND GEQRGE MADDOX, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
AFPPABATUS FOR PLAYING GAMES.
Application filed. June 16, 1923.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, lnnrrn Innis Mon- GAN and Gnonen lilaooorz, subjects of the King oi Great Britain, residing at, 119 Hagley Road, Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, England, and Bessborough Street, London, S. N. 1., England, respectively, have invented new or Improved Apparatus for Playing Games; and we do hereby declare the following to be a toll, clear, and exact description of the same.
This invention relates to an apparatus for playing games and the invention has for its object to provide a simple, interesting and inexpensive apparatus for this purpose.
Our invention refers more particularly to apparatus comprising a number of cards or the like having gaps or perforations and/0r distinguishing marks such as numbers, letters, or colours, which are adapted, when the cards are arranged one behind the other, to display through openings, in a top card or cover, an intelligible or significant combination of the distingniishinemarks.
In game apparatus of this kind as at present constructed it has been the custom to shape the cards or their equivalents similar to ordinary playing cards, i. e, rectangular with two sides longer than the other two. With such apparatus each card or equivalent has two alternative positions in relation to the other cards so that each card provides two variations of numbers, letters, colours or other ilistinguishing marks.
According to the present invention the back cards or their equivalent are each of regular polygonal shape and have a gap or set of gaps or distinguishing marks corresponding with each edge so that each back card has as many alternative positions as it has edges, each position bringing into use a fresh gap or distinguishing mark or a fresh set of gaps or distinguishing marks.
Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is a view showing the Face or top card employed with one of those forms of the apparatus which is employed for playing a game of chance.
Figure 2 is a viewshowing the face or top card. with the back cards assembled behind it. y
Figure 3 is a view showing by way of example a number of the back cards that can be used with a top or race card as shown if? has; i. and it Serial No. 645,835.
Figure 4t is a view showing the face or top card of another form of the apparatus as used for playing a game of chance.
Figure 5 is a view showing the front sides of the back cards.
In the construction shown in Figures 1, and 3 the face card 1 is provided with a respresentation 2 01 a player such as a footballer and in the appropriate places it is also provided with an opening 8 and two openings l.
The purpose of the back cards is to pro vide a means for determining the colours of the shirt and knickers of the players. The back cards are designed to provide for a large number of combinations of colour.
The back cards 5 are square as shown in Figure 3 and it will be seen that they are provided with gaps 6 and with coloured portions 7. In these back cards the shapes of the openings 6 vary as shown and some of the coloured portions are so placed that they will show through the openings l of the card 1 whereas others of the coloured portions will show through the opening 3 of the card 1.
All the cards are square so that each of the back cards has our alternative positions. The cards however, may be of any regular polygonal shape and have as many alter native positions as they have sides.
The game is played by displaying a list of the possible combinations of colour obtainable. To each combination may be appended the name of a well known football club using the colours in question. The players in the game may stake counters or other articles upon the chances of any particular team and one player may act as a banker and may state what odds he is prepared to accept in respect of any particular football club or combination of colours or distinguishing marks.
When all the stakes have been arranged the back cards are assembled at random and placed behind the frontcard. The winning player is the one whose selected colours are shown through the openings in the front card.
The apparatus shown in Figures l and 5 is intended for use in playing a game of chance and the apparatus comprises a front card 14. having openings 15 and a set of openings 16. 1
With this card we use anumber of square hack cards It? which are shown in Figure 8. All the cards are preferably squareso that each has four alternative posit-ions.
' The cards 17 are provided with openings 18 and letters or distinguishing marks 19.
These openings and distinguishing marks 18- and 19 are adapted to register with the openings 16. In additionthe cards 17 are provided with openings 20 and distinguishing marks 21, these openings and distinguishing marks beingsadapted to register with the openings 15.
The apparatus is usedin a very similar manner to that described with reference to Figures 1 to 3, there being a number of players and one player acting as a banker.
The'banker displays a' sheet uponwhich are printed the words or-. combinations of.
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YVhat we claim then is 1. Apparatus for playing a game comprising a regular polygonal shaped rfront card having at least one openingtherein, and a plurality of regular polygonal shaped back cards, each having as many alter1mtive positions relatively to the front card as it has edges and each having at least one tures.
opening therein, corresponding with each edge, andqat least one. distinguishing mark to show through the openings in the back and front cards, corresponding with each 'edge, each'position of the back carddisclosing a fresh opening or a fresh distinguishing mark.
2. Apparatus for playing a game compris ing a regular polygonal shaped front card having a plurality of openings adjacent one edge, and a plurality of regular polygonal shaped back cards, each having as many alternative positions relatively to the front 7 card as it has edges and each having at least; one opening therein, corresponding with each edge and at least one. distinguishing mark to show through theopenings in the back and front cards, corresponding with each edge, each position of the back card disclosing a fresh .openingor a fresh distinguishing mark.
3.. Apparatus for playing a game comprising a regular polygonal shaped front card; two rows of openingsadj'acent one edge; and a plurality of regular polygonal shaped hack cards, each having as many alternative positions relatively toithe'front card as it has edges and-each having openings therein and distinguishing marks, said ,openings and distinguishing, marks being disposed adjacent .eachedge :of. the back cards ln-corresponding positions to the open ings 1n the frontcard, so that the-distinguishing marks can show through said open- ,ings; closing a' fresh opening or a fresh distineach position of-the back cardmlis guishing mark. .In witness whereof we affix OllI'3.S1g'I1l- .ILLTYD. I. MORGAN. GEORGE MADDOX.