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Publication numberUS1666996 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1928
Filing dateApr 9, 1927
Priority dateApr 9, 1927
Publication numberUS 1666996 A, US 1666996A, US-A-1666996, US1666996 A, US1666996A
InventorsHazen Douglas
Original AssigneeHazen Douglas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Educational card game
US 1666996 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 24, 1928. 1,666,996

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UNITED S ATES PATEN T FI HAZEN Donates, or pUNnA glMAnYLAnn 5 EDUCATIONAL caaneamn Ap'p licationfiled April 9, Serial No. 182,253.'.'

This invention relates to games and has special reference to an educational card'-.

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More particularly the invention relates'to a Set or deck of cards for playing a novel educational game.

The principal and most important object of the inventionis to provide a novcl and' improved arrangement of cards associated in groups withthe card of each group relatingto certain facts regarding definite subjects illustrated on one of the cards of the;


1A second object of the invention is to provide a deck of cards which may be used in a variety of ways for playing mea-r is; V

IVith the above and-other objects in view as will be hereinafter apparent, the inven- 7 tion consists in general of certain novel details of construction parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifi-'- cally claimed. y

In the accompanying drawings like characters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and: V I

' Figure 1 is a view showing the faces of one group of the cards. 1 i V Figure 2 is a view showing the'faces of a second group of the cards.

Figure 3 1s a view showlng the faces of a third group of cards suitable for a modified game or which may be used in connection with the other cards. e

In carrying out the invention as here shown there are four cards used in each group although it will be obvious that it is not necessary to restrict the number of cards in each group to four as will be presently-explained. The number of groups in the deck may be varied to suit the amount of infor mation and the difi'erent items of informw" tion to be given. 7

In the groups as shown in Figures 1 and 2 itwill be seen that each group is headed by aprincipal orkey card 10 bearing-the rep resentation 11 of a geometrical figure. Thesecond card of each group is what may be termed the namecard and isshown at 12 and bearing imprinted thereon the name13 of the object illustrated on the key card 10. The third card of each group is shown at14 and bears thereon a statement 15 in the form of the introductory clause of a definition,

the statement printed being thus in the nature of a question clause so that the vcard and combinations of cards.

13 may vbecalled the question card The final card 16 of the group bears imprinted :thereon the completion of the definition as shown at 17 and this card mayv be termed .the definition card.

In the form shown in Figure 3 each group consists of a key card18having arepresentation 19 of anobject thereon disclosed in perspective or inisometric projection The second card in this form is shown at 20 and bears a representation 21 ofthe side elevation of'the object 19.1 The third card 22 bears a representation 23 ofthe'plan of such object and the fourth card 24 bears the representation 25. of the end view of the object.

Preferably dimensions26 are also indicated on thesecar-ds. ,c v v.

Obviously each of the cards as shown in Figure 3 may have associated therewith a namecarcha question card and a definition card as in Figures l and 2 and may thus formjin themselves the key cards of. what may be termed sub-groups. In playing the game the cards are shuflied and are dealt around among the players to distribute the same-as evenly as and asks .What does this represent? The playeithaving the card 12 with the name of the ob matter what his position in the game may possible Then the first player to the right of the dealer leads one of the key or emblem cards 10.

ect on it then lays down his card no be. The player having the card 14 relating to the key card 10 then lays down his card and finally the playerhavingthe definition I "gameis'by' awarding the game to the player who first gets rid of all of his cards." For instance, if a player has several groups in which he has a key card and two or'more of the other cards he may so make his plays as to quickly get rid of his key'and other of the cards including the key shown in Figure1' and played the key cardhe would get For instance, it the player had three iii rid of three cards While only one card would be played by any other player andfthus he would cut down the number of cards in his hand by three While only one of the other players would cut down his hand at all.

In the form shown in Figure the same procedure may he followed. The player plays the key card, the nextplayer the side elevation, the next player the plan and the next playerthe end'elevation and the scoring may be done in the same manner asbeiore.

There has thus been provided a simple and ettieient device of the kind, described and for the purpose specified.

It is obvious that minor changes may be made iii the form and construction of the invention Without departingfrom the ma terial spirit thereof. it is not, therefore, desired to confine the invention to the exact form herein shown and described, but it is desired to include all such as properly conic 'ithin the scope claimed. 7

Having thus described the invention, What is claimed new, is:

1. In an educational card game, a series of groups of cards, each group incli' ding a key card bearing the pictorial representation of a geometrical figure, and each group haying a series of other cards bearing indi'eia of facts relating to the geomet 'ical figure illustrated on the key card; V

2. In an educational card game, a series of groups oicards, each group including a my card bearing the pictorial representation of a geometrical figure, a name card bearing the name of the geon'ietrioal figure represented on the key card, a question card hearing a phrase givi ug the introductory clause of the definition of the geometrical ligure represented on the key card and a definition card bearing the remainder of the definition .of mi d geon'ietrieal figure, the several key cards hearing representations of dilt'erent, geoi'i'ietrical figures.

3. In an educational card game, a group'of cards, one card of the group lmving an object depicted thereon, another card bearing the name of the object, another card hearing the verb clause of the definition of the name 01 the object and still aimther card hearing the adjective clause of saiddefinition.

In testimony whereof l athx my signature.


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U.S. Classification273/299, 434/211, 273/302, D19/64
International ClassificationA63F1/00, A63F1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02
European ClassificationA63F1/02