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Publication numberUS1707323 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1929
Filing dateOct 13, 1927
Priority dateOct 13, 1927
Publication numberUS 1707323 A, US 1707323A, US-A-1707323, US1707323 A, US1707323A
InventorsSchaffer Henry
Original AssigneeSchaffer Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1707323 A
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April 2, 1929. H, SCHAFFER v1,707,3.23


Filed OCL. l5, 1927 "Patented" Apr'. 2, 1929.



appuuan 111moctober 1a, 1927. serial No'. 225,861.

The invention relates toV games. The object of the invention is to provide a game ada ted for any number of contestants wh-idli is interesting as the result of the varied movements of tokens which may result from following the directions indicated on the game-board.

The invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter set forth and more par-` ticularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawin :'The figure is a plan of a ame-board em ying the invention.

e invention is exemplified as applied to i5l a board A which may be formed of any suitable material and which is marked to indicate a succession of rectangular stations b.

which are consecutively numbered and which lead to a goal c. These stations are adapted to hold tokens or disks'a, one of which is ovided -for each player. The game-,boar is to be used with dice which usually contain indicationsfrom 1 to 6 on the faces thereof. Each player makes a throw of the dice, and the number of points on the dice indicates the number of stations which -the player shall move his token,so that the directed movements will be deterl mined by chance. .Besides being numbered- 3o consecutively, some of the stations b contain s bolse to indicate the direction in which t e token shall be moved. The arrows or symbols e, provided in some of the stations,

point backwardl to indicate that theV token` whichreaches t ere, in accordance withV a throw of the dice, must be moved backwardl a number of stations correspondin to the total of the indications on the dice Other arrows or symbols, as indicatedat e', o point forwardly to direct that a token reaching there is to be advanced the number of of the dice. n other stations, as indicated at e, buildings are indicated, such as 'a school hospital, jail, depot or pot-ollce, as symbols indicating that a token reaching there is to be detained there until another layers token is placed in a station containing-the indication of a building, vwhereupon the rst mentioned players token will be released and the second players token will be detained on the station containing a building until another token reaches such a station. Other stations es contain directions to move the token to selectively marked stations.v For example, stations Nos. 17, 22, 83 contain a direction to go to f roost which requires the player to move his token i backwardly to station No. 3 which is so designated; station No. 25 contains the direction to go to the depot designated on station No. 35; station No. 45 contains a representation of a match and directions to light candle which requires that the token be moved to station 54 where candle is illustrated; station No, 46 indicates a direction to go to the post-office indicated on station No. 38; station No. 59 contains an illustration of a pipe and a directionl to get a'match found on station 84, which requires the player to move his token back to said station; station 64 contains a direction that the token must be moved backwardly to the asylum illustrated on station 57 station 73 contains a direction .to go to the well which is illustrated on station 33 and requires the player to move his token back to said station; 'and station 79 contains a direction to take a bath which r uires the player to move his token backwaifllly to station 69 on which the bathtub is illustrated. Some of the stations are without designations, other than their numerical designation', and tokens as they reach them are permitted to remain without requiring the player to move them forwardly or 'backwardly The first layer whose token reaches the' station 85, when moved in accordance with the throws of the dice and the directions on the board, is the Iwinner of the game. The game may be playedby any number of pla ers, each being provided with a token. a result of the multiplicity ofthe directions on the different stations on the board and the movements of the tokens responsively to the indications resultingv from the throwsl of the stations correonding to the players throw i dice, the courses' of the tokens of different players are uncertain and involved and mayv require unexpected retrogression or advance or to remain confined in certain stations.

This makes the result so uncertain that players whose tokens are approaching. theA goal may be set back of the tokens of other players.

The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details? set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

,Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new ands'desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1, A game comprising a board having a series of consecutivelyarranged stations indicated thereon and vadapted to receive tokens, some of the stations containing symbols requiring the tokens moved thereon to remain subject to the results of the lay of `another player, and some of the stations being without indications to indicate that the tokens are to remain thereon.

2. game comprising a hoard having a series of consecutively arranged stations indicated thereon and adapted to receive tokens, some of the stations containing certain Symbols indicating that a token reaching there is to be detained until another players token reaches a station having the same type of symbol, and some of the statlons being Without indications to indicate that the tokens are'to remain thereon.

3. A game comprising a hoard having a series of consecutively numbered stations indicated thereon and adapted to receive tokens, some of the stations thereon containing directions to move a token forwardly, some to move the'token backwardly, some to move the token to specifically indicated stations and othcrs.containing directions requiring the token to be retained thereon, subject to the results of the play of another player, and some of the stations being without indications to indicate that the tokens are to rcmain thereon.

Signed at Chicago, Illinois, this 19th day a5 of Sept., 1927.


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U.S. Classification273/249
International ClassificationA63F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/00006
European ClassificationA63F3/00A2