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Publication numberUS1545085 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 7, 1925
Filing dateFeb 27, 1924
Priority dateFeb 27, 1924
Publication numberUS 1545085 A, US 1545085A, US-A-1545085, US1545085 A, US1545085A
InventorsDavidheiser Sadie A
Original AssigneeDavidheiser Sadie A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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July 7, 1925.

1,545,085 s. A. DAvlnHElsER v GAME Filed Feb. 27, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ,Ily l l INVENTOR July 7, 1925.l 1,545,085

s. A. DAVIDHEISER GAME A Filed Feb. 27. 1924 2 Sheets-SheltfZ ATroRNEY Patented July 7, 1925.



Application led February 27, 1924. Serial No. 695,422.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, SADIE A. Davininisnn,

This invention relates to improven'ients in games particularly adapted for the indoor amusement of young people and which requires no special experience in order to play in a satisfactory manner.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide a game board .upon which three separate and distinct gaines may be played, by two or more persons, these games involving the use of separate kinds of cards 'for each game and all having characteristic and pronounced educational value.

Another purpose is to produce a game so simple that it can be readily played by a child and in such manner as to become familiar with the letters of the alphabet, simple words, numerals, elementary arithmetical problems, and to distinguish com mon objects, as birds and the like from others of their kind or specie.

These and like other aims areacconi- Figure-5 is a similar view of one of the cards used in playing the game called election, A

in the drawings the numeral designates the tog` ot a square block, board or box, particularly as shown in Figure 2, in which the cover l0 is formed with depending edge flanges 9, iitting the raised sides 8 of a box 7 and used as a receptacle for cards or the like used in playing the games, the cover having at its center a pivot 11 on which is mounted an index 12 having a weight 13 on its shorter arm, counterbalancing the longer arm so that it may turn freely on the pivot.

A central circular' iield or disc 1a which may bear any desired illustration or plain as preferred, this disc being surrounded by a zone 15 divided by a plurality of radial lines into blanks 16 on each of which is in scribed an alphabetical character 17, the complete alphabet from A to Z being used.

Circumjacent the zone 15 is another band 1S divided by uniformly spaced radial lines 19 into relatively narrow blank spaces 20, and bearing numerals 21 from 1 to 1441 inclusive, the same being arranged in mixed relation not consecutively, the letters 17 being also disposed at random.

It will be noted that the letters X, Z, Y and Q are disposed on blanks 16 which are only half the width of the blanks 16, each of which have exterior to them six oi the numeral carrying blanks 20, while the blanks 16 have exterior to them only three of the numeral carrying blanks 20.

The corners of the board or box show illustration of birds as at 22, the same agreeing with certain of the cards shown in Figure 3.

The three games which may be played are preferably called covey, school and election, respectively.

Covey is played with 14A cards consisting of 2a series of G each, each series representing a bird and a letter, the object sought being to get a covey or complete series.

The cards are placed on a table in their respective series and in alphabetical order.

The players take turns in spinning the index 12, which upon coming to rest, points to one ci the letters 17 in the innermost row, said letter designating the series from On theiopposite half of thecardza-nd` arranged in inverted relation are the same tables, not numbered but lwith answers as in the rows 24, which are to be consulted onlyV when the player does not know the answen or if there is doubt to an answer.

Each player chooses aypa-rtyandfselects two candidates whose names are written upon aV slipsofipaper, the object ofthe player h boardhavingza plurality of concentric circles lthereondividing the board into afield-and being to elect the selectedcandidates.

The players exchange the lettered numbers, and take turns in pronouncing and spelling the words. Only one word Vis to be spelled from the group the number designates, selected by the one pronouncing the -words to the speller. Theplayer spelling the most words correctly wins the gaine.

Although l have described my improvements with considerable detail and with rei spectto certain Vparticular. forms of. Inv in- Each playerfgtakes turn in spinningpthef index andeight spins for each playerconipletes the igame.

The number designated `bythe index when the spin isfcoinpleted isithe iiuinberrof ,votes for one candidatetand'the -result obtained by. multiplying thenumbers on the tabler` opposite the number designated by the index are the numberrof .votes for the other candi-V date.

The nufinb'er1 of spinsfhaving been coinpleted,l each'player addshis oiher columns of figures or votes.andwthe'two candidatesV elected. Y

School oonsistsuof cards shown in Figure' v i two concentric i zones, any .index rotatably 4; .consisting of one,\-two,ithreef and our of graded wordscorresponding in; grade to theirl number.

AThe objccty'otca'rd Vone'is-'tohave the childy .i

`learn simple words, 'an'dliow-to' writefthem through-play. Cardsl two, three and four are to be used in a spelling game. f

Card one.V The "players ftake Vturns in spinning thel index-and the players write down their wordl designated by the indeX=` 'Five spins 'each completesy the game forcard two. Seven spins each for Acard three and ten spi-ns'each for-card tour.

vention, I do not desireto be limitedtoisuch details since many changes and modificationsV may well be made without departing from the spirit and scopeof my invention in .itsE broadest aspect.

l. A gaine apparatus lcomprising a-game two concentric zones,.an index rotatably mountedentrally 5 of :the board, the winner zone; being dividednito a :pluralitybf Beg-4 nients bearing alpliabetifcalzindices, the outer.

Zone being divided into aiplurality of numbered segments, -and a i multiplicityn of series oi cards -it'o-r use in'playing different games,

each respective series-oll cards being marked with letters corresponding tothe indices; on:

the; board. Y

21A game*apparatus.comprising a hollow casing, a reinovablei cover for;.saidf casing, i said cover forming a `gaine board, said board having a: plurality ot. i concentric circles thereon dividiiigzsaid boardzmto `a ieldiiand mounted,L centrally of. .the board, the inner zoiief'bein-gidivided into a plurality ofsegments bearing `alph-alnetical indices, the outer zone being divided into la pluralityiof num- Y beredsegnientsuiand a multiplicity of series of fear-dsvfor use in playing different games,

eachY respectivey seriesof cards being marked with letters corresponding. to the'. ind ieee on the board.

3s A-gameapparatus comprising a game Aboard having a `plurality of spaced concenboard 'betweensaid circles, one ofisaid izones tric circ-les thereon, concentric zones on the Abeing dividedinto relatively smallsegments ,varying areas, the larger segmentsbeari-ng '126.

ofequalrarem the other of said .zones being divided into relativelylargesegments of alphabeticall indices, an iindexj rotatably mounted'- cen-trally of the board and a` multipli'city` otfseries ofca-rds `for use in playing vdifferent games, each respective series :of

- cards-being marked with letters correspciirid` f zone divided into sectors of an unequal area,

each 'sector bearing asepa-rate alphabetical character, a seeoiidizone cireuinjacentfth first zone, said second zone being divided marked with letters corresponding to the 10 into relatively narrouT sectors, each bearing indices on the board.

a numeral, the letters and numerals being This speeiication signed and witnessed arranged at random, and a definite number this 25th day of February, 1924.

of numerals in relation t0 each letter, an

index pivoted 0n said board adapted to SADIE A DAVIDHEISER travel over both zones7 and a multiplicity of Witnesses: series 0i cards for use in playing different W. H. DAVIDHEISER,

games, each respective series of cards being FREDK. C. FISCHER.

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U.S. Classification273/141.00R, 434/167
International ClassificationA63F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63F2011/0016, A63F5/043, A63F3/04
European ClassificationA63F5/04S, A63F3/04