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Publication numberUS1994053 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 12, 1935
Filing dateOct 18, 1934
Priority dateOct 18, 1934
Publication numberUS 1994053 A, US 1994053A, US-A-1994053, US1994053 A, US1994053A
InventorsSweet Everett L
Original AssigneeSweet Everett L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card game
US 1994053 A
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E. L. SWEET March 12, 1935.

CARD GAME Filed 0G12. 18, 1934 Smoentor Bg Everett L. Sweet.

Patented Mar. 12, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE `wlan GAME' Everett L. Sweet, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. I Application October 18, 1934, Serial No. 748,84#

s claims. (cima-152) This invention relates to a game of that class changes may be made without departing from which is played with cards, and it includes cards lthe spirit ofthe invention. of novel design and particular rules for playing In the drawing: the game. Figure 1 shows a. sample cardcf the Shares The game may be played by four persons, and suit.

is not only tov afford amusement but also to Figure 2 shows a sample card of the Money bring into play the skill of the players inf barsuit.

gaining and bartering Vas well as that of guess- Figure 3 shows a sample card of the Bonds ing the actions of the otherv players. suit. y The object of the invention is to provide a Figure 4 shows a sample card of the Goods 10 card game that shall be novel, educational, and suit. j have many features associated with modern Figure 5 shows a sample card of the Tax business and trade. series.

Another object of the invention is to provide Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9 show the four Posi- `:lli in a game means by which transactions take tion cards.` 15

place simulating those in actual. use in the trad- Referring to the drawing: ing of goods and securities. ',Ihe cards going to make up the deck or pack, Another object of the invention is to provide may be of any desired size, shape and color, and cards having a set of dual values, one set of they comprise four suits here designated by the values being used in the play as card values and numerals 10, 11, 12 and 13; and a series of Tax 20 the other set beingl used in the play as scoring cards* 14, and for special or modified form of point values for use in scoring. play I have added the four Position cards, 15,

Another object of the invention is to provide 16, 17 and 18. suit cards and positions indicative of modern Describing rst the Shares suit which is economic classifications, of modern wealth and made up 0f the Cards 10; there are ten 0f these 25 evidences thereof, such as business, consumers, cards and they are'each marked in one or more bondholders, stockholders, money, goods, shares corners or in their centers with the words of stock, and bonds, and commercial values for Shares in some suitable color, such as green the same as well as `cards to denote taxes and and indicated by the numeral 19, andbelow this reductions or moderny economic loss of values is a character indicating the Card value 0f that 30 and penalties for certain actions. particular card and indicated by the numerall Another object of the invention is to provide 20 011 the drawing; the different Cards. 0f' the for trading of cards in terms of specific card Same suit having different Gerd Values Such aS. values and in connection with bids of specific 10. 20 and 50; While one 0f the Shares cards card values, also for compulsory exchanges 10 iS also marked 3S et 21 With a Scoring peint 35 through a device such as sealed bids herein- Va1ue'5uh as 1 Pt- Three 0f the 20 Value after explained Shares cards 10, are also marked with a scor- Another object of the invention is to.create ing Point velue 0f 2 pts., and one of the 50 value sporting situations in which scoring values and Cards 12' Wlth a,"Sc rm g 901m? Value 0f 5 DtS penalties of cards received in an exchange are The- Money swt mdlcated by the numeralunknown to the player while scoring values and u is also made up often cards haVmg the Words Money printed thereon in gold or other suitpenalties of cards given are known to the player. able c O1 or as at 19. and two of this suit 11. are

Another object of the invention is to make provision for obtaining'a variety of aggregate gafisllfl tiscgg., ITE; usngl'uglog 45 card values by either the use of a single, card `or and hm re marked with the card value of by cfmbmatlons of two r mor? ca rds $5,000; while one of the $1,000 card value cards Wfth these-andother OPJeCtS m new my m has a scoring point value of "l pt. indicated as vention consists 1n certain novel construction .at 21; three have a Scoring point Value of 2 pts.

and Combination 0f Parts as .Wm heenaftel" be and one of the $5,000 card value cards a scoring 50 fully described and claimed, and further illuspoint value of 5 pts. trated in the accompanying drawing which The Bon-as' suit indicated by the numeral forms a Dart hereof and in Which like figures 12 is also made vup of ten cards having the word of reference refer to corresponding parts' in all Bonds printed thereon in red, and indicated 56 of the views. and it is understoody that slight by the numeral 19, and below this is indicated by 55 20 the card value in terms of 1, 2 and 5; while they are divided the same as the suits l and 11, with the scoring point values 1 pt., 2 pts., and pts.

The Goods suit indicated by the numeral 13 is similar to the others and the word Goods is printed in black or other suitable color; the card values are indicated as at 20 by the ilgures 1,000; 2,000 and 5,000; one of the 1,000 card value cards having the scoring value of l'pt., three of the 2,000 card value cards having the scoring point value of 2 pts., and one of the 5,000 card value cards having the scoring point value of 5 pts.

The Tax cards are four in number as indicated by the numeral 14 and have the word Tax printed thereon in blue; two Vof these cards are marked with the words 2 pts. oif and the other two are marked 5 pts. on.

The Position cards are four in number as indicated by the Figures, 6, 7, 8 and 9 on the drawing and the numerals 15, 1,6, 17 and 18 and 'I'he game requires four players for the best results, and is played as follows:

Players draw for the deal, the one drawing the highest number of points (indicated by the abbreviated pts.) on the cards lbecomes the dealer, or, in case of a tie, those tied draw again.

The dealer shuflles anddeals, one by one, the pack of 44 cards (the Position cards not being included in the deck) and the players take up and sort their hands.

AEach of the cards making up the four suits has a' card value included in the following: 10, 20 and 50 Shares, 1, 2 and 5 Bonds, $1,000, $2,000, or $5,000, or 1,000, 2,000, or 5,000 in Goods. Half of the cards making up the four suits have point or scoring values as well, and the Tax cards have deduction values.

The object of the game is to secure scoring point values. But the trading is all done by the card values, such as, 20 Shares, 5,000 Goods, etc., When, after a series of trades between the players, a player manages to collect 200 Shares, 20,000 Goods, $20,000 Money, or Bonds, he dedeclares, Success which is the name of the game, and he is awarded 20 points for his feat, and this ends the hand. The total scoring points onthe cards which each player then holds with the proper deductions for the penalties on the Tax cards which he may have is put down to his score.

The one gaining Success" gets the 20 points bonus over and above the scoring points in his hand.

The dealer starts the play. by making a bid. for example, I will give 2,000 Goods for 2 Bonds. This means that he wishes to give a 2,000 Goods card (or two 1,000 cards) and he` receives in return a 2 Bond card (or two 1 Bond cards). Y Y

The nrstone to say, Take it (or if two speak at the same time the bidder decides between them) then trades his card or cards with the dealer. Either the bidder or the one accepting the bid or both may pass along with the card or cards exchanged one Tax card in any one transaction. y

If the bid is notaccepted by anyone or when it has been accepted and the cards exchanged, the player to the left of the dealer. bids and acceptance, if any, is made'in like fashion. Nov

player is compelled to bid and if one decides not to he says No bid and the turn to bid passes to the player on his left.

Thus each player becomes in turn the bidder,

but if, during any part of the game, the dealer and then the three others have bid and no acceptance of any of the bids has been made, the dealer must call for Sealed bids. He does this by saying, Sealed bids for 20 Shares (for example) Each of the other playersvmust then lay face down before him a card or cards which he is willing to exchange for the 20 Shares card. The dealer then looks at all of the cards thus oifered and after doing so exchanges with whichever player he desires, but he must exchange with one of them.

The two players who are not parties to this trade put the cards they had oered back into their hands.

The player to the left of the dealer then bids in the usual manner and the game proceeds unless and until the dealer and then the three others bid without gaining an acceptance. Then the dealer must again call for Sealed bids".

Success may be declared only by a'player whose turn it is to bid, but he may declare Success either without bidding or after making a bid, and exchange if there is an acceptance. A crafty player, although already holding Success" in his hand, might try to advance his score still further under this rule by getting rid of a Tax card at the last moment or by getting a card withpoints on it for a card with- .out point values on it.

The hand is ended when a player declares Success.

Then the player to the left of the original dealer deals for the next hand. Four hands constitutes an epoch at the end of which the score for the four hands are added and the player having the high total is declared the winner.

The following rules may be given vas a guide: v

he didnot mention it when callingl for the Sealed bid. l

Thefgame may also be yplayed with the addition and use of thevfour Position cards, which have the informationV 4thereon as indicated in the drawing. v

The dealer is chosen in the manner described above for the regular game, and he places face marks indicating scoring point values, a thirdy lect the particular suit indicated on his Position" card in order to obtain Position success.

The quantity in each suit required for Success is indicated on each of the Position cards.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by.Letters Patent, is:

1. A card game comprising a series of cards for use in simulating trade transactions, said cards being divided into suits which represent distinctive economic values, such as, Money, Shares, Goods and Bonds, and having designating marks to indicate individual values for each card and scoring points for some of the cards, and other cards which represent Taxes and indicating amountsl to be deducted from the values and scoring points of the other cards.

2. A card game comprising a series of cards divided into a number of diierent suits, onesuit having each card marked to designate a. Bond suit, and cards of said suit having marks representing card values and some of the cards of the same suit having marks indicating scoring point values, a second suit of cards marked to designate a Shares suit, and cards of said suit having markings representing card values and some of the cards of the same suit having suit of cards having each. card marked to designate a Money suit, and cards of said suit having markings denoting card values and some of the cards of the sameI suit having markings denoting scoring point values, a fourth suit of' cards, each card of' which is marked to denote. a Goods suit having every card marked with a card value and someof the cards of the same suiti marked to denote: a scoring point value, andv a series'` of cards each of which is marked to denote av Tax value to: be deducted from the other cards.

3. A pack of playing cards employed in a game to simulate business buying and selling of commodities and securities', consisting of several different suits o-f cards, all the cards of each suit bearing the same distinguishable marks but divided into groups having different numerical card values and scoring point values, a series of other cards marked to designate numerical deductions and penalties to be deducted from the values .of the other cards, and a series of position cards bearing printed rules, one for each player to designate the nature of his play.


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