US 1685142 A
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Sept. 25, 1928. 1,685,142
J. w. SMITH GAME Filed Oct. 22, 1926 Jill fill
Patented Sept. 25, 1928.
JOHN W. SMITH, OF DOVER VILLAGE, OHIO.
Application filed October 22, 1926.
The present invention relates to improvements in games, and has for an object to provide an improved game that will be absorbing and interesting, in which the pieces will be few and the method of play rapid and attractive.
Another object of the invention resides in providing an improved game in which the various pieces may be manufactured economically and in which the container for such pieces is constructed with a view toits participation in the play. With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be more fully described hereinafter, and will be more particularly pointed out in the claim appended hereto.
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 shows a front view of the spinning wheel with dotted lines showing the spread out or flat condition of the supporting easel.
Figure 2 is a top plan view nin wheel.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the box body with the cover removed showing the spinnin wheel in place therein, and
Figure 4 is a plan view showing the arrangement and designation of cards involved.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, the game may be contained in a box 5 having a usual flanged cover to fit over the same (not shown).
In this box are disposed compartments 6,
of the spin- 7, 8 and 9 preferably at the four sides thereof, and these compartments receive the stacked cards of. the several players. These cards are shown in Figure 4 and they conslst of twenty-eight cards These cards are divided into four suits L "7 C 7 namely diamonds", hearts, spades and clubs. In each suit there are seven cards, namely, king, queen, maid, guarc, servant, cook, and butler. The cards are adapted to bear appropriate legends as, shown clearly-' in 1 igure 4 to designate the suit and denomination. Ihu-thern'iore, the cards preferably bear the insignia of the suit. This insignia conforms to that well known in connection with the manufacture and use of the ordinary playing cards. In addition the cards preferably contain the legend castle to in.- dicate the name of. the game. This legend Serial No. 143,357.
may appear at any appropriate point, for instance as shown in Figure 4.
The cards are played in accordance with the dictates of the spinning wheel or chance device, shown in Figures 1 and 2. This wheel 10 mounted to rotate about a horizontal axis 11. This axis or pin 11 passes through the upper triangular portion of an easel support 12, one or more reinforcing discs or plates 13 being secured to the ob verse or reverse faces of the support about the spindle 11. The easel support is pro vided with the foldable wings l4 and 15 which extend right angularly back from the main body of the easel support in the act of holding the spinning wheel in the upr ght position ready for use. This position is indicated in Figures 1 and 2.
The 01 iginal condition of the blank from which the easel support is made is indicated in dotted lines in Figure 1. The easel port may contain on its obverse face a PLL- torial representation for instance a building indicated at 16 in Figure 1 with a triangular tower 17, the apex of which is continued upwardly in the index line 18. The wheel 10 itself is provided with certain indicia to cooperate with the indicia upon the cards, whereby a definite method of play may be followed. To this end a margin portion upon the disc between the outer edge thereof and a circle 19 defined thereon is sub-divided by the radial lines 20 into a number of radially extending blocks or spaces. At the inner portions of these spaces are shown the insignia. 21 of the several suits of the cards, while the outer portions of these spaces contain the letters 92, which are the initial letters of the card designations. For instance, the letter K on the rotary c c refers to the king and the insignia wi iin the same block or spac refers to the suit.
In playing the game, as many as four may participate or more if further suits are devised. Each player is no-vided with one full suit of the cards, for ins ice with the full suit of diamonds including the seven cards, shown at the extreme right of Figure Another player will be invested with se'icn similarly designated cards in the heart 't and so on. he wheel is set up. as indicated in Figure 1, and the first player spins this wheel. hen the wheel comes to rest, a space or block thereon will come opposite the index line 18 and this space will indicate a particula suit and a particular card HID.
compartment assigned to another spin of the wheel.
of that suit. Should the player have such card in his hand he is entitled "to remove it from his hand and place it in a compartment of the box 5 assigned to him. t course, should the wheel stop at a space having another suit designation, players effort is fruitless and he is obliged to retain his cards until his turn again an rives. The play passes to the next player and he spins the wheel and either retains his cards or deposits one of the cards in a to him. If the wheel stop-s opposite a space designating a suit held by another player, then the play is lost and no score is made. Should the wheel come to rest on the space K oi the suit held by the player, then he becomes entitled The first player to till his compartment with com- ;plete suit of cards Wins the game.
it is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above specifically described embodiment of this invention without departing "from the spirit thereof, such changes and modifications bethen the ing restricted only by the scope of the following claim.
Vhat is claimed is:
Game apparatus for use with cards having suitand individual designations thereon, comprising a box having compartments projecting inwardly from its opposite side and end walls adapted to receive stacks of the cards therein, and a spinning device having a foldable stand with a fixed index adapted to fit in said box between the compa-rtments and provided with a pivoted disc having card designations thereon forcoo'peration with the index and projecting from one end of the stand, the height of the stand and disc being slightly less than the distance between the compartments in the opposite ends of the box and the width of the stand when folded and the (width of the disc between the side compartments being slightly less than the distance between the-side cornpartments for nesting the folded spinning device in the box between the compartments.
in testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name.
JOHN WV. SMITH.