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Publication numberUS1855543 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1932
Filing dateMar 8, 1930
Priority dateMar 8, 1930
Publication numberUS 1855543 A, US 1855543A, US-A-1855543, US1855543 A, US1855543A
InventorsDalton Mark A
Original AssigneeDalton Mark A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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A ril 26, 1932.

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MARK A. DALTON, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA GAME Application filed March 8, 1930. Serial No. 434,384.

The invention is for agame,'and has particular reference to a card game having educational features whereby a. two fold object is obtainable, the cards providing a game of skill, as also being particularly adapted to the teaching of the political, historical and other features of the various States, Territoriesand possessions of the United States of America. a

Themain objectof the invention is to provide a card game which may be played as an ordinary game of skill,or may be used from an educational point of view Another object of the invention is to provide a game as described whereby'the political aspects ofthe Statesare depicted as also historical features, mottoes, emblems, State flowers, where the cards areto 'be'used for educational purposes. a

With these and other. objects in view, it will be noted that variations in arrangement of figures and forms may be made which are consistent withthe appended claims, and that such variations will not detract from the advantages of the invention.

i The game consists primarily of a series of forty eight cards representative of the forty eight States of the Union, four cards for the Territories and possessions, and three honor cards, making a total of fifty five'cards. The State and Territory cards are provided with the name of theState, and either or both, figures of donkeys or elephants, depending on the political aspects of the particular State or Territory, the date of admission, the State flower, emblem and motto. In the case of Territories, the date of admission and "other features are presented. \Vhere the cards are to' be used onlyas a game of skill, I prefer to supply only the name of the State together with the political aspects. In addition to the above there are three honor cards representative of the President and Cabinet, VicePresident, andthe doubtful issue of the following election.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 represents a Territory card; Figs. 2 and 3 are honorcards; r 1 Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are State cards;

Fig. 7 is the same as Fig. 6, with the addi- 0 tion of educational features;

Fig. 8 is the same as Fig. 5 with the addi tion of educational features;

Fig. 9 indicates the honor card of with educational features added;

Fig. 10 is a State card with educational features;

Fig. 11 is a State card with new party affili ations Fig. 12 represents one of the dummy cards. Referring to Fig. 1, the card is for the Territory of Alaska, and is provided with a designating value at opposite corners, the inscription'Del referring to delegate. i a

Fig. 2 is an honor card and ma-y. be, according to conditions, the high honor or it may rank third.

The Vice President card, Fig. 3, is'a second honor card in all cases, the elephant signifying the political status of the ofiice.

The President card, Fig. 9, may be either high or second honor card according to-conditions of the play, the large elephant signi-v fying a Republican President and the small elephants Republican'Cabinet Members.

The State cards, Figs. A, 5 and 6, indicate the various political conditions, Fig. A of Rhode Island indicating a straight Republican Senate, the two' large elephants,.and a mixed House, the small elephants anddonkey. Wyoming, Fig. 5 indicates a mixed Senate and a Republican House, while Arizona, Fig. 6, indicates a solid Democraticstate.

The educational features for Arizona are the 2 indian head representative of the Sunset Apache emblem, the motto God enriches,

and the State flower, Sahuaro cactus, and the elephants, nine Republican Representatives, the small elephants, three Democratic Representatives the small mules, the State emblem mosquito, the State flower violet, the motto Liberty and prosperity, the date admitted Dec. 18, 1787. All State cards are provided with value indicators at the upper left hand and lower right hand corners, and are printed in different colors for the various political conditions, each of the following classes providing a suit and printed in a different color: 7

Straight Senate and House ofRepresentatives, Republican.

Straight Senate andHouse ofRepresentatives, Democratic.

Straight Senate and mixed House of Representatives, Republican, contains eleven 'cards,

"Straight Senate andMiXedHouse ofRep rsentativ-es,Democratic, live cards.

-MixedDemocratic and-Republican Senate, twelve cards. Th'e dummy cards include Alaska,- Hawaii, Philippines andPorto Rico.

The game may be played with orwithout the Territory and possession cards which con- -stitute dummycards, and cannot take a trick but may be used as discards. -When playing 'wi th fifty onecarda-each player is dealt "twelve cards, and when playing with fifty 'five'cardseach player is dealt thirteen cards,

tlreremaining' three cards'in either case going'into the widow. The player gaining: the bid is entitled to .the widow in order'to com- -pletehis suit discarding again tothe num- "ber 'ofcards dealt.

Dummycards may be used as call cards -fora'ny'suit and as discards.

"In bidding, a straight suit always takes the bid-from a mixed vote. Astraight Demoera-ticorR'epublican Vote takes the *bid'or voteproviding the vote is in the same 'number' bid. If a veto-is bid, further bidding is suspended, the partner of the-one making theveto does not play, the play'resting-in' three hands. In case a doublevetoiscalled,

"all f our hands are-played. If the veto is not completed, all tricks lost are added to the score of the opposing side. In the veto, the President is the lowest card followed by the dummy cards, and does not have to follow suit. No other honor cards play, but may be used as discards in case the player is out of the suit played. A vote placed for passage'may be challenged by the opposing player. If the challenger wins, the bidder loses his original book plus the extra points lost.

A bid constitutes tricks tried above a book, which is six tricks and equaltothe number of Senators and Representatives in the suit bid and voted on. Bids may range from one to seven. All tricksvover a book are counted as extrapoints and are numbered on a chart.

.All tricks over one are multiplied by the numbers appearing with the suit. When a non-partisan bidais made the honors according to their symbol go straight Democratic or Republican. If these suits are notheld,'then the honor cards may serveas'high trumpsin anysuit. When a straight Republican and Democratic Senate :bid' is made" and 'voting takes place, suit-must be foll'owed," unless straightsuits are'not held-in which case the straight Senate and mixed 'House may serve as trumps.

Thebids are charted as follows:

' Straight "Senate and House of Rep-re'sentatives Democrat, Senate 18, House 75, "extra points Senate 2,'House,6. V

Republican, Senate 22,"-'House"49.

Extra pointsSenat'e' lfHouse 9.

Straight Senate and mixed House of Re'presentatives Republican, Senate 22, H-ous e146a Extra points, Senate 1,House*3 Democratic,rSena-te10, House 75,

, 'ExtrapointsSenate 3, Housefi Mixed Democratic and Republican "Senate Republican Senate 12,'House"66' Democratic *Senate'l1,H'ouse'21, Farm.Labor ;Senate 1', House 1,

Total ;'Senate 24, House88 Extra: point-s Senate 1, "House5. Nonpartisan: or; no trump hand Senate 15, House 7 5, extrapoints Senate 2,

House. 6 I 7 Straight Democratic "or Republican 1 Senate and miXe dHouse. orcombine dstraight Senate and mixed House Republican Q. ;Senate-22,; House 146 Democratic rSenatel0, House I Totals l Senate 32,House221 Extra points, Senate-l,-House2 .Veto, Senate :20, House 6100..

Double veto, Senate 40, House. 200

1f the veto is lost, -then' the following points per trick-l-osfi byfthe bidder: are iadde'dito: the opposing side. In case ofia doubleiveto each ISO trick in points is doubled and added. Senate 2, House 5.

The rank of bids is as follows:

First: Straight Democratic or Republican Second: Straight Senate and mixed House, either Democratic or Republican Third: Mixed Senate Fourth: Nonpartisan Fifth: Straight Democratic or Republican Senate Sixth: Combined straight Democratic or Republican Senate and mixed House Seventh Veto If the bid of one straight Republican Senate and mixed House is made, a one bid of straight Republican or Democratic takes the bid.

I claim:

1. A game comprising a card for each of the States of the Union, the cards having indicated thereon the comparativestrength of the political parties of the States as represented in the National Congress.

2. A game comprising a vcard for each of the States of the United States having the name of the State indicated thereon, and the comparative strength of the political parties of the State as represented in the United States Congress indicated thereon for com-- puting the score of the game. 7

3. A game comprising cards, one for each of the States of the United States and one for each of the Territories and possessions of the United States, including a plurality of honor cards and a plurality of dummy cards, each of the State cards having the name of the State indicated thereon and the comparative strength of the political parties of the State and one for each of the Territories with the comparative political strength of the Territory together with the name of the Territory indicated thereon as indicated in the United States Congress, the political strength indicated on the cards being for the purpose of computing the score of the game.

4. A game comprising cards, one for each of the States of the United States and one for each of the Territories and possessions of the United States, including a plurality of honor cards and a plurality of dummy cards, each of the State cards having the name of the State indicated thereon and the comparative strength of the political, parties of the State and the political strength of the Territory together with the name of the Territory indicated on other cards, as indicated in the United States Congress, the political strength being for the purpose of comparties as represented in the United States Congress indicated thereon, said political representations being for the purpose ofcomputing the score of the game.

6. A game comprising a card for each of the States of the Union, the cards having indicated thereon the comparative strength of the political parties of the States according to their representation in the National Congress, the cards being divided into a plurality of suits, the cards of each suit being of a diii erent color than the cards of the other of the suits.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

MARK A. DALTON.

puting the score of the game,the honor cards 7 o having value according to their play in the game and the dummy cards being provided for discard at the option of the player.

5. A game comprising a plurality of cards,

each representing a State and having the strength of the States political party or j

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US8651869Dec 1, 2011Feb 18, 2014Angel L. LassalleEducational game
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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/292, 192/113.1, 273/302
International ClassificationA63F1/00, A63F1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02
European ClassificationA63F1/02