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Publication numberUS1779584 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1930
Filing dateApr 16, 1929
Priority dateApr 16, 1929
Publication numberUS 1779584 A, US 1779584A, US-A-1779584, US1779584 A, US1779584A
InventorsFriedman Brown
Original AssigneeFriedman Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card game
US 1779584 A
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This invention relates .to im rovements in card games and has for its ob ect the provision of a pack or deck of cards the several cards of which have indicia thereon re rescnting currency values, stock values an instructions relating to the currency and the stock whereby a game may be played in simulation of actual transactions on a stock exchange in which the players attempt to gain the greatest values and in which the player who has the greatest values at the end of the game wins.

The invention consists of the elements and the combinations of them hereinafter de- 1 scribed and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings illustrating the invention,

Figure 1 is a front view of a set of ourrency cards, showing the full face of the 2 front card of the set and edge portions 0 the remaining cards of the set rearwardly of the front card. 1

Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5 are sets of currency cards similar to the set shown in Fig. 1, ex-

cepting that they have indicia thereon representing currency values different from each other and different from the set shown in Figure 6 is a front view of a set of stock 80 cards, showing the full face ofthe front card of the set and edge portions of the remainingdcards of the set rearwardly of the front car Figures 7 8 and 9 are sets-of stock cards similar to the set shown in Fig. 6, excepting that they have indicia thereon representing stock andthe value thereof in organizations in fields'of enterprise different from each other and different from the set shown in 40 Fig. 6.

front'view of a stock divie dicia on the face of each currency card of f thereof is $2,220.

sents the currency value 1989. Serial N0. 855,585.

- 2, 3, 4 and 5, represents the currency values of $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100, res ectively, as illustrated in the drawings, and the ineach set thereof is like the indicia on the face of the remaining cards of the same set. The total currency value represented by the indicia on all the currency cards of all the sets 7 0 Each set of'stock cards, shown in Figs. 6, 7, 8 and 9 contains seven cards, and the cards of the several sets have indicia thereon representing stock in organizations in fields of enterprise together with the currency values of such stock. The stock in the organization in the field of enterprise and the currency value thereof represented by the indicia of each stock card of each set thereof is like the stock and the currency value thereof re resented by the indicia of the remaining cards of the same set and different from the stock and the currency value thereof represented by the indicia of the other sets of stock cards. The indicia on the four sets of stock cards shown in Figs. 6, 7, 8 and 9 re resents stock in organizations in the fields o enterprise of oil, mining, industrial and railroad, respectively, and the indicia on the four sets of stock cards, shown in Figs. 6 7, 8 and 9, reprefor the stock thereof of $10, $25, $50 and $100, res ectivel as illustrated in the drawings an the in min. on the face of each stock card of each set thereof is like the indicia on the face of the remaining stock cards of the same set. The total currency value represented by the indicia on all the stock cards of all he sets thereof is $1,295. The set of sell order cards contains seven cards, each of which has indicia thereon 100 representing a sell order, as shown in Fig. 10, and the indlcia on each card of the set of sell order cards is like the indicia on the remainin cards of the set.

There is but one stock dividend card, as shown in Fig. 11, and it has indicia thereon representing a stock dividend, as illustrated; and there is but one stock allotment card, as shown on Fig. 12, and it has indicia thereon re resenting a stock allotment, as illustrated.

or the proper playing of the game, as hereinafter described, the total currency value represented by the indicia on all the currency cards of all the sets thereof should be between one and one-half times the total currency value represented by the indicia on all the stock cards of all the sets thereof and double such total value of the stock cards.

The game is played with the cards above described by six players, although the number of cards may be reduced, as will be hereinafter explained, so that the game may be played by five players or by four players.

The ob'ect of the players is to acquire by open bid ing the greatest amount of stock or the greatest face value in stock certificate cards for the least amount of currency value.

The currency cards are used by the players as currency in purchasing the stock cards which stand for certificates of stock of the value indicated thereon, and in the rules for playing the game, hereinafter set forth, the currency cards will be referred to as currency and the stock cards will be referred to as stock certificate cards.

At the beginning of the game the twentyeight stock cards shown in Figs. 6, 7, 8 and 9, the seven sell order cards shown in Fig. 10, and the stock dividend card shown in Fig. 11, and the stock allotment card shown in Fig. 12 are placed in one deck which is known as the board deck, and the sixty currency cards shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are placed in one deck which is known as the buyers deck.

The rules for playing the game are as follows:

A player shufiles the buyers deck and deals all the cards thereof one by one from left to right to all the players. At the same time the player to the right of the dealer of the buyers deck shufiles the cards of the board deck and places it face down in the center of the table.

The dealer opens the game by turnin up the top card of the board deck and i the turned up card is not a stock certificate card the players to the dealers left successively turn up single cards at the top of the board deck until a stock certificate card appears.

Upon turning u of a stock certificate card at the top of the oard deck the player who turns it up has the first privilege of bidding for it in any amount which must not exceed double the par or other value shown by the indicia on the face thereof and if the first bidder does not bid an amount double the face value of the card the bidding proceeds to the left of the player who turned up the stock certificate card by all players successively who wish to bid until no pla er is willing to bid a greater amount than t e amount of the highest bid or until a player has bid an amount equal to double the face value of the card, whereupon the successful bidder takes the card and places it face up upon the table in front of him and pays for it by one or more cards from his currency cards whose face value exactly equals the amount of his bid, and the currency cards paid for the stock card are placed upon the table adjacent to the board deck thereon.

The next player to the left of the successful bidder for the first stock certificate card turned'up from the board deck now continues the game by) turning up the next card at the top of the oard deck and the pla ing proceeds the same as it did when t e dealer turned up the first card on the board deck, and so on until all the cards of the board deck have been turned up and acted upon excepting that the playing and the ac uisition of the stock certificate cards by the p a ers is modified by the players turning u the sell order cards, the stock dividend car and the stock allotment card in the board deck as will be presently explained.

When all the cards of the board deck have been turned up and acted upon the players have completed what I term a session, and the game proceeds by repeating the sessions until four sessions have been completed.

At the completion of the first session one of the players assumes the duty of score keepe placlng the names of the several players on a suitable card or piece of pa er and enters the credits and debits of the pliiyers adjacent to their respective names. The face values of the stock certificate cards held by each player at the'completion of each session are totaled and entered adjacent to his name as a credit, and the face values of the currency cards held by each player at the completion of each session are totaled and entered adjacent to his name as a debit. The final score is reached at the end of the fourth session by totaling each players credits and debits and then subtracting the total of the debits from the total of the credits, and the player having the highest final score wins the game.

I shall now describe the functions of the sell order cards, the stock allotment card and the stock dividend card and what takes place (ivhil'l they are turned up from the board When a player turns up a sell order card from the board deck he is obli ed to sell the last stock certificate card urc ased by him if he has one and the bid ing for such card is started by the bidder to the left of the player who turned up the sell order card and the bidding for the stock certificate card and the sale thereof proceeds the same as the bidding for and sale of the stock certificate cards turned up from the board deck excepting that when'a player purchases a stock certificate card from a player he pays currency cards for it to the player from whom he purchased it instead of lacing the currency cards upon the table adJacent to the board deck. If a player has no stock certificate card when he turns up a sell order card from the board deck he places the sell order card face up upon the table in front of him and as a result thereof he is obliged to sell to the hi hest bidder the next stock certificate card w ich he pur-' chases, immediately after the purchase thereof, the bidding therefor being started by the player to the left of the player selling the card; and after the card has been sold the seller thereof places the previously acquired causing 1ts sale adjacent to sell order car the board deck and the player to the left of the last purchaser turns up the next card on the board deck and the playing proceeds as before.

When a player turns up the stock allotment card from the board deck, he turns up the next card beneath it and if the second card turned up by the player is a stock certificate card he purchases it at its face or par value and laces it face u upon the table in front of h1m and ays or 1t from his currency cards which e places adjacent to the board deck. If the card turned up from the board deck following the stock allotment card is a sell order card or the stock dividend card the player turning up the stock allotment card gams nothing thereby, and the playing proceeds as though the player had turned up a sell order card or the stock dividend'card instead of the stock allotment card.

When a player turns up the stock dividend card from the board deck, he turns up the next card beneath it and if the second card turned up by the player is a stock card he takes it without paying anything for it and laces it face up upon the table in front 0 him. If the card turned up from the board deck next following the stock dividend card is a sell order card or the stock allotment card the player turning u the stock dividend card gains nothing thereby and the playin proceeds as though the player had turne up a sell order card or the stock allotment card instead of the stock dividend card.

During each session of the game following the first session each player may use the amount of the debit placed against his name in the score the same as though he held a similar amount in currency cards only when purchasing a stock certificate card from the board deck and only when his bid for such stock certificate card is exactly equal to the amount of the debit or to the amount of the debit plus the total face value of all the currency cards held by h1m.

All bids for stock certificate cards must be made by the players'within such amounts as can be made up or represented b the currency cards and combinations of t em.

If a players currency cards become exhaust-ed during a session he automatically retires from the bidding.

The acquisition by a player of all the stock certificate cards of one set constitutes a corner and triples the value thereof in the players score.

The acquisition by a player of a minimum of five stock certificate cards of one set constitutes a control and doubles the value thereof in the layers score.

When ve players desire to lay the game remove two currency cards rom each set thereof, one stock card from each set thereof and one sell order card and play with the remaining cards, and have four stock certificate cards constitute a control instead of five of such cards.

When four players'desire to lay the ame remove four currency cards fi'om eac set thereof, two stock cards from each set thereof and two sell order cards and lay with the remaining cards and have the ve stock certificate cards constitute a control instead of five of such cards as in the case of six players.

I claim as my invention:

1. A deck of cards comprisinga plurality of currency cards having indicia thereon representin currency values, the indicia of certain car s representin values different from the values represente by the indicia of the other cards, a plurality of stock cards having indicia thereon re resenting stock in organizations in fields o enterprlse and representing currency values for such stock, the indicia of certain stock cards representin values different from the values represente by the indicia of the other stock cards, and

a plurality of cards having indicia thereon representing sell orders.

2. A deck of cards comprising a plurality of currency cards having indicia thereon representin currency values, the indicia of certain car s representin values different from the values represente by the indicia of the other cards, a plurality of stock cards having indicia thereon re resenting stock in organitain car s representin values diiferent from the values represente by the indicia of the other cards, a plurality of stock cards having indicia thereon representing stock in organizations in fields of enterprise and re resenting currency values for such stock, t e indicia of certain stock cards representin values different from the values represented b the indicia of the other stock cards, a plurality of cards having indicia thereon representing sell orders, a card having indicla thereon representing a stock dividend, and a 7 card having indicia thereon stock allotment.

4. A deck of cards comprisin a plurality of currency cards having in 1cia thereon representing currency values, the indicia of certain car s representing values different from the values represented by the indicia of the other cards, a plurality of stock cards having indicia thereon representin stock in organizations in fields of enterprise and representing currency values for such stock, and a plum ity of cards having indicia thereon representing sell orders, the total currency value represented by the indicia on all the currency cards being between one and onehalf times the total currency value represented by the indicia on all the stock cards and double such total value of the stock cards.

representing a 5. A deck of cards comprising a plurality of currency cards having indi'cia thereon representin currency values, the indicia of certain car s representin values difierent from the values represente b the indicia of the other cards, a plurality 0 stock cards, having indicia thereon re resenting stock in organizations in fields 0? enterprise and representing currency values f0lsuch stock, the indicia of certain stock cards representing values different from the values represented by the indicia of the other stock cards, and a plurality of cards havin indicia thereon representing sell orders t e total currency value represented by the indicia on all the currency cards being between one and one-half times the total currency value represented by the indicia on all the stock cards and double such total value of the stock cards.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

FRIEDMAN BROWN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/297
International ClassificationA63F1/02, A63F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02
European ClassificationA63F1/02