US 1613526 A
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Jan.v 4, 1927.
M. L. NEDDS GAME Filed July 2, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEY Jan. 4 1927.
Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ATTOR N EY Patented Jan. 4, 1927.
MERLE NEEDS, F' SANPOINTQIDAHO.
Application filed July 2,
Thisinvention relates' to a game, the gen-` eral object of ,the inventionI being` to provide a game which will' not onlyuatlord amusementfto those plav-inp; it but will also act to instruct the players on' matters relating` to theUnited States, such as the various States, their capitals,` principal' cities or" the States and thefrailroad .lines passing `through the States.`
Anotherobject ot lthe 4invention is to pro'-V vide a map'ot theUnited States, with 'the railroadfroutes` thereon, which `.includes the various stations along the routes, with tickets fonthe `various routes,A one ot which is to be drawn by each player to indicate which route he is to travel, with numbers on the inap adjacent the stations and similar numbers on the ticket or another part oi the game associated with instructions for indieating what the player is to do when he reaches the stat-ions with these numerals thereon.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement ot the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and speciiically pointed out in the appended claims.
in describing` my invention in detail, reterence will he had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters vdenote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views. and in which Figure 1 is a view of a board having;` the map of the United States thereon, with the various railroad routes.
Figure 2 is a view of one of the tickets which Jforms part of the game.
Figure 3 is a view of the dice which also forms part of the game.
As shown in Figure 1, the game comprises a map of the United States which has thereon the lines 1() representing various railroad `routes and each line has the dots 11 thereon tor representing the stations along' the route, with the printed name ot the'station opposite the dot. Some ot the stations or all ot the stations may be marked with numerals, such as shown at 12.
The game also includes ticket strips, such as shown at 13 in Figure 2, these strips giving the names of the various routes and the names of the stations. I prefer to place on 1926. SerialNo. 120',1 59.-:
each ticket the nameof 'the various-railroads over `which one niust travel in passing` over the entire route. Such? names nare shown at 1li" in Figure'Q. The `ticketas also provided withthe'numerals 12 lwhiclr are the same as thosefshown at-12fon=`thennip and opposite each numeral 12v are printed# instructions 15 for tellingiwhat--the'playern mustdo-when he'reaches a station numbered the same` as the Lnumberopposite a certain instruction.
1 preirr to play the game with the-useoi2H dice,such shown at `16 .inFigure 3,thoug;l r
it may be fplayed'iwith 11a spinner otwknoavn construction.
Each player draws a ticket strip from a pile et these strips and he must follow the routeindicated by the strip which he has drawn. For instance, the player drawing the ticket shown in Figure 2, must travel over the route starting` from San Francisco and ending at Washington and passing over the northern part of the map. Each player rolls the dice in turn and he moves the sameJ number of stations as the number uppermost on the dice. For instance, it the numeral 3 is turned up, he'would move his piayer piece to the third station on the map ot the route from San Francisco to Wash ingtomwhich is Salem, Oregon. He then notes the numeral opposite the station, which in this case would be 7 and he then refers to the number 7 on the ticket, which instructs him to miss his turn 'or throw, for the reason that he has missed connections and must wait over. Each of the other players then throws, but the iirst player must wait two throws of the other players as he has missed his play. It a` player reaches a station marked with the numeral 1, he can again throw the dice, for the reason that his train connections are good. Thus the player is advanced or retarded according to the instructions on the ticket slip and the player reaching,1 the end ot the route first wins the game.
It will, of course, he understood that the instructions may be placed on other parts ci. the game yother than the ticket and they need not be the same, as shown in Figure 2, as other reasons tor advancing or retarding' the progress ot the player could be used. It may he that two players will travel over the same route, and when this occurs and a player reaches a station marked with the numeral 8, the other player cannot pass him until he moves from this station.
I prefer to give the game the title of The Game of Via.
It isV though from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention Will be readily apparent.
I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall Within the scope of the appended claims.
`What I claim iszl. A game of the class described comprising a hoard having a map thereon with railroad routes marked on the map, with the stations along the route7 ticket strips for the various routes which are to he drawn by the players to indicate which route each player is to take, each strip having thereon the names of the stations along the route and the names of the railroads used in traveling over the routes, means for indicating the number ofstations to be moved at each play, the stations on the map being provided with characters and a portion oit' the ticket having similar characters thereon with instructions opposite each character tor indicating how the player is to be advanced 'or retarded.
2. A game ot the class described comprising a board having a map thereon With railroad routes marked on the map, with the stations along the route, ticket strips for the various routes which are to be drawn by the players to indicate YWhich route each player is to take, each strip having thereon the names of the stations along the route and the naines of the railroads used in traveling over the routes, means for indicating the number of stations to be moved at each play, the stations lon the map being provided with characters and the ticket having similar characters thereon with instructions opposite each character for indicating how the player is to be advancedor retarded.
ln testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.
MERLE L. NEDDS.