US 1669470 A
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May 15, 1928. 1,669,470
- l. JASPER GAME Filed Sent. 2. 1 927 Passed May 15, 192s.
Ina Jasmin, or QUINcY, ILLINOIS.
` `Application nled September 2, 1927. Serial No. 217,180.
My invention relates to improvements in.
l games, and has for its primary object to provide a. novel game in which any number of players may participate at the same time and which will afford amusement for children and adults alike.` Y I i The foregoing and other objects of the invention, as will'become more apparent as the description proceeds, are attained by a novel combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter described and claimed,-refer ence being had to the Vaccompanying drawing'which illustrates the nowreferred form of the invention. It is to e,un`derstood, however, that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the ,spint and scope of the invention as claimed. s n In the drawing, wherein the same reference characters are used to designate the same parts in all views,
Figure 1 is a plan view of a game board, indicating elements and chips employed in connect-ion therewith in playing the game,-
the view being taken at the start of the iirstv stage of the game. v
Figure 2 is a similar view (partly broken) and showin' the arrangement of elements at the start of the second stage of the game, and
Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view h taken on line 3-3 ofv Figure 1L.
Referring specifically to the drawings, 4 indicates a game board having a marginal rim 5, the board being divided by longitudinal and transverse lines 6, 7 into a plurality of equal areas 8 and a single, larger central area 9.
The areas 8 are sequentially numbered from two to twelve, as denoted at 83,-- omitting however number seven, which is assigned to thelarger central area 9 as in'- dicated by 9?. In order that the numerical designation 9ai of area. 9 may stand out boldly' in contrastto designation 8a, it is printed out in let-ters--designations 8a being merely numerals. i v
In playing the game an indicator,-here shown as a pair ofvdice 410, lis em loyed to denote the -placement or removal o chips 1l upon or from areas 8 as will vnow be described. v
At the` commencement of the game, each player is given a certain number of chips 11, the board 4 being clear of chips. The players throw the dice 10 in turn and after each. throw he 'places a chip 11 upon the area. 8 whose indicating numeral 8l is -produced by adding together the figures on the upturned. faces of the two dice. A player throwing a seven.is not required to ante a chip.11.
The throwing of the dice 10 by the respec-v 4PATaar' einer.
tive players 1n turn continues until thereis` at least one chip in each area 8. This concludes the first or ante stage f the game. Following is the dividend stage of the game,-that is Yto say, wherein the pla ers remove the chips from the board accor g to the upturned numbers of the dice `10-or indicators. The dice 10 are thrown in turn by the players as before, but instead of anteing a chip 11 in the area 8 corresponding tothe number thrown the player removes all chips 11 from the area corresponding to the aggregate number appearing on the upturned faces of the dice 10. However, shouldl a player throw a seven he is entitled to remove all of the chips 1l from the board.
The object of the game is, of course, to
accumulate chips. The number of areas 8, 9 (here shown as eleven) corresponds to the number of possible numbers that may be produced by adding the numbers of any two faces of the dice 10. Interest is made particularly keen in the dividend stage of the game because of the fact that the number of chips 11 on the areas 8 will vary 'from one to a considerable number; `also since it will y.
frequently happen that. a player will throw a number which has already been thrown and consequently there will be no chips 1l on the particular area 8 indicated. l v In Figure l the dice 10 have been thrown (as per full lines) to expose-the numerals one, two,-which indicates that a chip 11 must be placed upon the area whose number is three. The additative value of the dotted-lined dice 10 (Figure 1)` is seven and consequently the player does not ante.-
As per Figure 2 (showing the dividend stages.) the addit. tive value of the exposed faces of the ,dice 10' is seven and conseuently the player is entitled to take in all 'c ips 11 on the board., The board 4 may have a backing or base 4a as shown.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1 A. game comprising a board divided into a plurality of substantially. equal marginal spaces and a 'central space of larger dimen tion of'anytwo numbersone on each die als1ons surrounded by said marginal spaces, ways correspnding tb a number-0n one of consecutive numerical designations on Vthe said spaces, chi s cqrresponding to at least ,10 marginal spaces and a written legend on the double the num r-of numbered spaces on 5' central space cnsist-ing of one of the corp` the board.
secutve numbers, a pair of dice having conf In testimony whereof I ax m sinature.
' JYAS ER esecutive numerical designations, the summa- IDA