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Publication numberUS1553736 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1925
Filing dateMar 19, 1924
Priority dateMar 19, 1924
Publication numberUS 1553736 A, US 1553736A, US-A-1553736, US1553736 A, US1553736A
InventorsWyle Bernard J
Original AssigneeWyle Bernard J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card game
US 1553736 A
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CARD GAME.

Application filed March 19, 1924. Serial No. 700,248.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BERNARD J. WYLE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Card Games, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a card game typifying the buying and selling of'shares of stock on the stock exchange; and the object of this invention is a provision of a pack of specially designed playingcards in which a predetermined number of persons may be entertained when playing this game and which possesses certain attractive and novel characteristics.

A further object of the invention is to provide a pack of playing cards which is divided into a plurality of suits, each suit typifying a diflerent existing condition in the affairs of the world which tends to affeet the price of different commodities as quoted on the stock market and each suit is made up of cards of different designated values and when played tend to affect the market price of the commodity selected to be bought or sold short during the play of the game.

With these andother objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fullydescribed, and particularly pointed .out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 represents a card from the suit designating business, which is illustrated as the plus one value.

Figure 2 represents a card from the suit designating the Nations crops which is illustrated as the plus two value.

Figure 3 represents a card from the suit designating national politics which is illustrated as the plus three value.

Figure 4 represents a card from the suit designating foreign trade which is illustrated by the minus four value.

Figur 5 represents a card from the suit which tends to abnormally affect the price of shares of stock on thestock exchange which is illustrated as a minuseight value;

Figures 6 and 7 represent discs or units for designating the buying and selling short conditions under which each player is oper ating.

Figure 8 represents a cert ficate of stock in the commodity which has been selected to be bought and sold during the play of the game.

Figure 9 represents aboard divided into squares each square having a different number thereon to indicate the different prices of the stock bought-and sold during the play of the game. 7

Figure 10 illustrates a marker which may be moved from one numberedsquare to another on the board, illustrated in Figure 9, to indicate by its .position the current market price of the stock during the game. Figure 11 shows an outline of one form of score card which may be employed for the convenience of each player on which he may 7 keep track of his transactions during the game. a

- In this game which is called the market, I employ a pack of cards, preferably forty 4. A suit representing the condition of foreign trade on each card of which is shown a steamship.

5. A suit representing abnormal condiin number, which is divided into five diftions, which could afi'ect the prices of a particular stock, such as a war scare, a panic.

a division of surplus earnings and other like conditions which affect the mind ofthe trading public, and on each of these cards is the representation of a bag of gold.

In each suit there are a'plurality of cards preferably eight in number, four of which have one color and representplus'or posi tive values, the other four being of a different color and represent negative or minus values. each card of the plus or positive set being numberedconsecutively to indicate that they have different or. graded values, and each card of thenegative set is correspondingly numbered to designate correspondingly graded negative values.

This game in addition to the'above mentioned cards also includestwo units for each player, being represented in Figures 6 and 70f the drawing as discs upon'the face of one of which appears the representation of a charging bull, and on the face of the other appears the representation of a bear, one of which discs is used by each player at the beginning of the game to indicate Whether he has elected to buy or sell short.

Also in this game, cards or the like may be made up to indicate stock certificates, such .as illustrated in Figure 8, which are supplied to each player and which he may buy or sell during the play and transfer to the different purchasing players.

In order to designate the current price of a particular stock being manipulated during the play of the game, I have provided a board as illustrated in Figure 9 which is sub-divided into a plurality of squares, each square being numbered and a portable unit is also provided which may be moved about on the board and set upon any one of these numbered squares to indicate the current price of the stock as it changes during the play.

Procedure;

This game is designed to be played by four persons A, B, C, and D. I An arbitrary opening price for the shares to be dealt in is firstdecided upon and the marker is po sitioned upon the numbered square on the board corresponding to this opening price. Each of the players is provided with a bull and a bear disc carrying his corresponding letter, A, B, C, or D. He is also pro'vided with a certain number of shares of stock as illustrated in Figure 8. ,After the pack of cards has been thoroughly shufiled they are all dealt to the players, ten to each. Each player now examines his cards and decides from their character whether there will be a chance to force the "market up or force it down, that is, whether he has the power by the strength of his hand to move the arbitrary opening price up or down. If down he places the bear disc face down on the table and it up he places the ,bull disc face down on the table, each of which indicates that he either buys or sells short a certain number of shares. Now each player has determined upon his policy of forcing the price of the stock from its opening price either up or down. The player at the leftof the dealer leads from one 'of the suits, all of the other players in rotation mustfollow and play a card from the same suit, if they have one, if not they must discard from another suit or play a trump card, and the one playing the highest unmatched card of the suit led, or highest trump, wins the trick, and entitled to the next lead whereas if all'of the cards are matched the player leading thatsuit leads again.

Bythe term matched is meant the pray. ing of two'card's of the same suit, one of plus andthe ather (if a relative "I'fiin iis 4 Value thereby neutralizing the count of cards so matched. If the cards are not all matched or neutralized, the effect of each trick of four cards played is to raise or lower the price of the shares of the stock being dealt in an amount corresponding to the sum of the values of the cards played in this trick exclusive of discards. It will be understood that the numbers on some cards have a plus and others a minus value and the amount obtained by adding together these numbers in each trick is added to the former market value, thereby raising or lowering the price of the stock being dealt in and the marker on the board is then shifted to indicate this new current price thus obtained. a

After all of the cards are played the game comes to a close and the scores of each player are reckoned. The position ot the marker on the board indicates the closing price of the stock being dealt in, and, therefore, on this basis the scores of the different players are settled by taking the difference between the opening and closing prices r1i-l multiplying that number by the number of shares each player bought, or sold short is indicated by his bull or bear discs on the table which are now turned and exposed.

If the closing price is higher than the opening price the person playing the bull disc wins a certain number of points while the person playing the bear disc loses a corresponding number of points.

I have described the simplest form of 'manip'ulatingthe cards to play the game of this character but it is apparent that any definite number of suits can be employed and different rules of manipulating the cards or other factors such as shares of stock in the play of the game may be provided to make the game as simple or complex as desired. Computing tables may also be provided for simplifying the keeping of the score if desired.

I have shown certain representations on the different cards to indicate certain conditions or commodites but it is understood that these may be varied to indicate other corresponding commodities or conditions.

I claim:

1. A, card game comprising a pack of cards divided into a plurality of different suits, each suit typifying a different marketaft'ecting condition having cards of graded plus and minus values.

2. A pack of cards divided into a plurality of different suits typifying different market-affecting conditions of a predetermined commodity, each card of each suit having a different designated plus or minus value which when played tend to increase or decrease the market price of the commodity being dealt in. a

3. A pack of cards divided into a plurality of different suits typ lving la'tsitless politics, national crops, foreign trade and also abnormal effects on the market price of a predetermined commodity, each suit having cards of different values which when played tend to varyingly affect the market price of said commodit 4. A pack of cards divided into a'plurality of difi'erent suits typifying business, politics, national crops, foreign trade, and also abnormal effects on the market price of a predetermined commodity, each suit having cards of differently indicated plus and minus values which when played tend to increase or decrease the market price of said commodity proportionally to the indicated Value of the card played.

5. A card game comprising a pack of cards divided into a plurality of different suits, each suit having cards of plus or minus values, in combination with a set of indicating members for each player which when played determine the plus and minus conditions under which each player is operating.

6. A pack of cards divided into a plurality of different suits typifying different market afi'ecting conditions of a predetermined commodity, each card of each suit having a difierent designated value which I also abnormal effects on the market price of a predetermined commodity, each suit havin cards of different values which when played tend to varyingly affect the market price of said commodity, and a set of indi eating units which when played determine the buying or selling conditions under which each player is operating.

8. A game comprising units indicating shares of stock and a pack of cards divided into a plurality of different suits typifying different stock-affecting conditions, each suit having cards of different designated Values which when played tend to vary the market price of said shares of stock.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

BERNARD J. VVYLE

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US4378942 *Dec 19, 1980Apr 5, 1983Isaac Paul JTrading game
US6017034 *Nov 14, 1997Jan 25, 2000Hennessey; Joseph AloysiusCollectable card game
US6142475 *Jun 7, 1999Nov 7, 2000Hennessey; Joseph A.Collectable card game
US20050006845 *May 20, 2004Jan 13, 2005Hardie Jeannie BurnsMatching card game
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/297
International ClassificationA63F1/00, A63F1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02
European ClassificationA63F1/02