|Publication number||US1693525 A|
|Publication date||Nov 27, 1928|
|Filing date||Aug 23, 1928|
|Priority date||Aug 23, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1693525 A, US 1693525A, US-A-1693525, US1693525 A, US1693525A|
|Inventors||Niederlitz Joseph D|
|Original Assignee||Niederlitz Joseph D|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (14), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Nov. 27, 1928.
"EETED STATES ratas AiQ.
Fia A rum t t 1mi-v JOSEPH D. NIIUJEBLITZ, OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK.
PACK F PLAYING- CARDS.
Application led August'23, 1928. Serial No. 301,551.
- Another object is to provide a pack of playmg cards by which games heretofore reuiring two se arate packs may be played. till another o ject is to provide ya pack of cards which for certain games oers iiftytwo four suit cards; for other games fifty-four single and double cards and for still other games fifty-four eight suit cards. A further `object is to provide a pack of playing cards having two and three distinct or separate values for like characters or suit, according to games played, as for instance, in pinochle the indexed characters represent single and double values; in poker, a pair of jacks in the insert or frame represent the lowest value, a pair of jacks in single indexed suit,
second v`alue and a pair of double jacks represent third or highest value; and in bridge,
a bid on a single suit followed by a single of another suit as second trump may prove 30 of'Igreater value than a bid on doubles.
these and other ends, theinvention consists of certain parts and combinations of parts, all of which will be hereinafter described: the novel features being pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings:
lilig.l 1 is a face view of ra ents of the iift -four cards entering into t e pack; and
` 2 is a face view of one of the cards a0v comp ete.
` lin the illustrated embodiment of the invention, the pack comprises fifty-four cards 1.' These cards. are llcharacters 2 divided into eight groups. e group distinguishing characters are, in this Instance, the usual four group distinguishing characters of an ordinary pack of cardsl such as diamonds hearts, clubs and spades, colored as usua red and black, together With four new group distinguishingv characters, one consisting of double spades with a star above, one of double hearts with a chess above and one of double diamonds, and one of double clubs.
The groups established by the group distnguishing characters 2 have their cards dis- 55 tinguished from eachother b value distinguishing characters 3 whlch are thesame in the eight groups and which are the same as those of the ordinary playing cards exce t that lthe numbers 2to 7 inclusive are 60 eliminated. Each group has -a value distinguishing character consisting of one of the value distinguishingcharacters 8, to 10 and J, Q, K and A. In other words, for certain games four single and four new double e5 suits are available and for other games eight suits are obtainable.- This results in provisionof a pack of fifty-fom' cards of eight different suits.
Means is also provided in the form of characters 4 for dividing the pack into four other different groups or suits, the characters indicated in the four groups being diii'erent from each other and consisting of the Wellknown characters diamond, club, heart and spade colored as in the ordinary ack and arranged at thecenters of the car s each preferably in a frame 5. The individual cards of the four groups or suits are distinguished by characters 6 which are the same in 80 each of the four roups and are also the same as the distinguis ing characters in an ordinary ack of cards namely 2 to 10 inclusive and K, Q. and A. As these four groups only `require fifty-two cards, two of the iiftyfour cards are provided with .the word Joker as indicated at 7, thus making two master cards in the ack.
To the end that t e cards may be layed like a game of dominees, each car within the frame 5 be provided with numerals at o posite ends of the frame or on opposite si es of the center of the card, the numerals taking place of the diiiterent number ofdots arranged at opposite ends of a @5 domino piece. l
mW co This pack of cards may be used in the same manner as the ordinary, pack of playing cards. A new rule can be maintained by bidding on a first or leading trump and making any suit the secondary trump.
Two to six players can score tricks or points as follows:
2 hands 27' tricks at 10-270 or 54 cards 5 each 270.
3 hands 18 tricks at 15-270 or 54 cards 5 each 270. v
6 hands .9 tricks at 30-270 or 54 cards 5 each 270.
4 hands (discard 2) 13 tricks at 20-260 or 52 cards5each 260.
5 hands (discard 4) 10 tricks at 25-250 or'50 cards 5 each 250.
In bridge this will open up many new hands, By discarding the two double eights there will remain six double and seven single trumps, the star and chess as a symbol or suit being ignored.
Pinochle or bezique players by discarding six eights and ignoring the star and chess symbol will find additional melding features. Four single aces 100, four double aces 200,
'two single and two double (one of each suit) 100. A, 10, K, Q, J single trump 150, double trump 300 and so on t rough the chain of melding' or the custom of the players.
In poker, by tallying with the star and chess or double suit, tive actual aces may be obtained or live of any kind down to eights, as well as double pairs double straights and double flushes, ranking higher than single pairs, straights or flushes or still higher than those in the insert, if the three divisions are used at option or agreement by players.
Players of other intricate games, such as skat, wlth its set of standard trumps, and
vthe Various solo games, where live players may take part and two always pla against the bidder, will ind this pack app icable to the various forms of strategy used in arriving at their bids besides opening many new avenues of zeal.
For euchre, pedro or auction pitch, sixtysix'etc. requiring a small number of cards,
Vthe insert suit can be used, likewise for matching games, fan tan, solitaire, etc. in-
cluding dominos from blank one to. double also value characters on the different cards i of each suit, the value characters ofthe different suits being the same' type.
2. A pack of playing cards comprising iifty-four cards which havecharacters there on dividing the cards into eight suits and also value characters on the diferent cards of each suit, the value characters of the different suits being the same, said cards also having other characters thereon dividing the cards into four suits of thirteen each, the remaining two cards `being marked to form master cards.
3. A pack of playing cards comprising fifty-four cards having two sets of suit characters, one dividing the lpack into four suits and the other dividing the pack into eight suits.
4. A pack of playing cards comprising fifty-four cards and having two sets of suit characters, one dividing the pack into four suits and the other dividing the pack into eight suits, those dividing the pack into eight suits being double characters, each double character comprising two of one of the single suit forming characters.
5. A pack of playing cards comprising fifty-four cards and having two sets of suit characters one dividing the pack into four suits and the other dividing vthe pack into eight suits, those dividing the pack into eight suits being double characters, each double character comprising two of one of the single suit forming characters, one of the double character suits being in black and having a star thereon, and the other of the double character suits being in red and having a chess symbol thereon.
6. A pack of playin cards comprising fifty-four cards having c aracters and values thereon dividedl in such a manner that they may be used as different degks, said cards lalso having characters thereon positioned at JOSEPH D. NIEDERLITZ.
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|International Classification||A63F1/02, A63F1/00|