US 1798672 A
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Ma'xfch 31, 1931. E, G, Hlm-:s 1,798,672
CARD GAME Filed March ze, 1929 5 sheets-sheet 3 E. 6'. HE7-m95.
/ attente/13a Patented Mar. 31, 1931 EDWIN G. EINES, OF DRUMS, PENNSYLVANIA CARD GAME Application led March 26, 1929. Serial No. 350,063.
The present invention relates to games and more particularly to a card game in which several series of cards bearing different designations and colors are used.
The invention consists of a series of cards which are adapted to be shufded and dealt to players, as is customary, each card of each series bearing certain designations peculiar to its series.
Another object of the invention is to provide a card game which will provide ay novel and interesting pastime.
Another object of the invention is to pro vide a game of this kind wherein the cards will be printed to offer an attractive appearance.
Another object of the invention is to provide a game of this character wherein a plurality of suits can be used, each suit being of an equal number.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a card game wherein certain of the suits will bear, successively, predominating values, in order that suits of less value may be trumped in determining the winner of a game, the cards of the suits of less value bearing the representation of ewes while the succeeding cards of higher value will bear the representation of shepherds, dogs, staffs, and rams, which cooperate in playing the game to obtain the greatest number of ewes.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide a game wherein the selection of trumps is a hazard and can only be determined by the turning of a card.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure l represents a face view of four cards constituting one suit.
Figure 2 is a similar view illustrating four cards of a second suit. Y
Figure 3 is a similar view of four cards of a third suit. j
Figure 4 is a similar view of four cards o a fourth suit.
Figure 5 is a similar view of four cards of a ifth suit. Y
Figure 6 is a rear view of one of the cards of the first suit.
Figure 7 is a view showing the deck of cards, the outermost card bearingthe ,repre-a brown. These cards have printed in their sentation of one card of a series or suit of eight cards.
The cards used in playing the game may be of any suitable size and material. Fiftytwo cards constitute `the deck and all the cards, with the exception of the series shown in Figure l, are provided with suitable decorations upon their rear faces in order that all cards, with the exception of those shown in said Figure 1, will bear no significance 6o upon their rearfaces. While any form of decoration may be employed upon the rear faces of the cards, I prefer, however, that they be decorated so as to represent a rural scene'which will be in keeping with the type of game. s
Each card of the series illustrated in Figure 1, has upon its face human figures 2, each representingk a judge. The representations are diagonally disposed and are separated by a bar 3. The four cards of this series are to be referred to as the judge cards. The bar of one judge card is coloredyellow; another black, another white, and the remaining one brown.v The yellow bar has printed thereon the numerals 3 and 9; the black bar bears the numerals 5 and 6; while the white bar bears the numerals 4 and 10 and the brown bar the numerals 7 and 8. Each judge card has printed'in its corners the letter J. The backs of the judge cards have `printed thereonthe word Judge. y1
In the series shown in Figure 2, each card 4 thereof has printed uponits face diagonally arranged figures indicated by the numeral 5 and representing shepherds, said figures being separated by diagonally disposed bars 6.- One of the bars is colored yellow, another black, another white, and the remaining one corners the letter S and are to be known as the shepherd cards.
Each card 7 of the series shown in Figure 3, has printed upon its face the representation of collie dogs 8, diagonally arranged and separated by abar 9. The bar 9 of onecard is colored yellow, another black, another white, and the other brown, said cards being designated as dog cards and having printed in their corners the letter D.
Each card of the series shown in Figure 4, has the representation of shepherd staffs 11 thereon, which are diagonally disposed and are separated by a bar 12. The respective bars of these cards are colored yellow, black, white and brown, and in the corners of each of these cards is printed theclettersST desig nating staff. The cards` of this series will be known as the staff cards.
Each card 13 of the series shown inFigure 5, has printed thereon diagonallydisposed representations of rams 14, separatedby a.
bar 15. The bars 15 of the respective cards are colored yellow, black, white and` brown. The cards of this series are to be known as the ram cards. The cornersfofthis-series of cards have printed therein the letter RL.
It will 'befobservedthat the judge cards, shepherd cards, dog cards, ram cards, and stadi cards aggregatera total-of twenty cards, therefore, the remaining thirty-two cards are to be known as ewe cards. The face ofone of the ewe cards 16 is shown in Figure 7 'ofthe drawings, the particular card illustrated-havingthe bar 17 arranged diagonally on its face, the barbeing colored brown and separatestherepresentations of the ewes 18. The card shown has the numeral 8 printedvin the bar, and similar numbersin its corners. The thirty-two ewe' cards are arranged in suits of four, one suit havingbars colored yellow', another suit havingthebars coloredblack, another suit having: the f bars colored white, and lthe remaining suit having its .bars colored brown. This Vseries includes eight@ suits of four cardseach, four of which bear the numeral 3`and the remainingsuits the numerals 4,- 5, 6, 7 8, 9'and 10, ,thev numbers :being :printed inthe `-respective bars and each suit of four having. printedin its corners the vnumeral correspondingto the numerals'in the bars.
Upon ireference to Figure iite will `be observedthat the staffs-'11 have associated therewith therrepresentation ofl ribbons 19, the ribbon of one card being colored-'blue to denote a champion class-of dog, the ribbons of the remainingcards-being colored-to correspendv to the.` color off thel respective Jbars. For. instance, the cardv bearing the whitebar willhave itsribbonma-rked-to denote rstclass; yon the staff' having the'brown bary the ribbonI willV denote second-class,v .whereas the ribbon on the-'card bearing theblack barwill designate s third-class. Thesev designations will ydenotethe classes-of'dogsbelow the blue ribbon class and denotepoints which are counted in playing thev game; In other words, the blue ribbon or champion `classrwill countV as 1 ten points; the 'l rstclass ribbon sevenI points; the second-classk ribbont five points, and the third-class ribbon three points Thejudge cards 41 :arefused fork determining the color or trump andthe.. .numbers `to be played for and which count as ewes taken through any part of the game. lAfter all the fifty-two cards are shuflled, the player who is dealing out the cards will deal in the usual manner until the whole deck has been dealt, but during the Vdealing operation the cards having the word Judge upon the backthereofwillbe placed facedownwardlyupon the table so that when the entire deck has been dealt there will be four judge cards face downward.l Thejudge cards remain face down until one of the players has bid for the privilege of turning one of the judge cards-face up, and if no one cares to bid, then the dealer is to turn a judge card face up, the face ofthe judge card to remain so duringthe'session ofthe game.' After'each session it will, ofcourse, be understood that the entire pack of cards areagain re-shumed. In other words, the judge cards areused only for the purpose of determining what cards-aretrumps and'also to-determine what numbers areto be played for vas ewes. The players are to agree on a predetermined number of ewes to be played forthe one reaching said predetermined' number first winning the game. Ewes taken by. trump cards-can b-e-of'any color, providedthey'are thefsame'numbersz which is' turned up onthe face of theupturned judge cardit` being, of course, understood thatrthe colorsreferred toi are the predomnating colors ofy the bars carried by the respective cards.` The vvplayers are to follow suit, and if thel player has no suit card, then he ispermitted-toplay'or discard any card 1 thatr suits yhis fancy, penalty for; failure to comply with this carrying a forfeit of twenty points or ewes. As. before statedeach'of/thestafs ofthe staff card carriesfa" ribbon, one of'them being bluevin color which'means the championvclass, the other;three"carrying-ribbons of the color of the general colorv ofthe cards, and'running inorder of'vfirst, second-and third 'class'. Each class carriesfwithY it a prize-number often, seven,- five, and three eXtra points or ewes. The shepherd and collie dog cards ofany color are-the only ones that can take the prize cards of any color. Vhen a player makes a bid forthe privilege of turning the judge card, thev amount is. charged'against the ewes which he has to his credit'and is to be taken 01T his count `if not successful in his bid. v What is claimedis: i Y
1; game comprising a deck of cards consistingv of4 suits distinguished from each other Vbycolors, each suit'consisting of aseries of cards identied by numbers and other card'side'ntied by objects, one object card of each suit havingan identifying mark upon its-back wherebyfwhen the deckofcards are dealt the identified object cards may be distinguished from the' remaining cards;
2. Agame' Icomprising'ardeck-of cardssconfsisting of suits distinguished from each other by colors, each suit consisting of a series of cards identified by numbers and other cards identified by objects, one object card of each suit having an identifying mark upon its back whereby when the deck of cards are dealt the identied object cards may be distinguished from the remaining cards each object Card having numbers upon its face corresponding to numbers upon certain of the numbered cards of the suits, the numbers upon each identified object card being different from those of the other identified object cards.
In testimony whereof I aix my signature.
EDWIN G. I-IINES. [Ls]