US 2010558 A
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Aug. 6, 1935.
E. S. NEUZIL RACE HORSE GAME Filed April 14, 1953 I 1" "mun" v ferent speed; I v
Patented Aug. 6, 1935 a g UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RACE HORSE GAME Emil S. Neuzil, San Pedro, Calif.
Application April 14, 1933, Serial No. 666,101
Claims. (Cl. 273-86) The present invention relates generally to Fig. 4 is another card of the deck representing games, but more particularly to arace hor'se game entry number of one and having a designation or contest in which any number of players may thereon representing still a difierent speed; and take part. Fig. 5 is an illustration of entry number four.
5 A further object of the invention is to pro- In illustrating one form of my invention, 1 have 5 vide a novel and improved race horse game in s ow the sa as Comprising a sheet of P p which one of the entries in the race is a or cloth of rectangular form a d generally indi favorite? or fast horse and in which the last cated by the reference character 20, on which is entry is the long shot or slow horse with the p d 0 mounted thereon, an Outline of t e other entries ranging in speed between the first r ce tr k of rather Oblong shape generally i 10* horse or favorite and the last horse, or slow cated by the reference character ZI. This race speed. I track has a large letter S on one side thereof A still further object of the invention is to proing .the s r in lin generally ndicated vide a novel and improved race horse game in by t e ref ce Character Another line, which the different entries are entitled to a difindicated t 3, marked y the large ette F ferent score or number of points upon reaching indicating the finish line. The distance .when the finish line first and where a predetermined travelled once around by t e horses from S to number of points constitutes the winning of the s a mile and n t Th a k s nthe game or contest by the indvidual picking the y, as indicated t n, n i hth m l winning entry or a combination of winning en- One-half mile, three-eighths mile fiVe-elghths 20 tries. mile, three-fourths mile and seven-eighths mile,
A still further object of the invention is to pro-' about the course as illu r ed in 1 f the vide a novel and improved race horse game in d The heavy black line b tween t e which a deck of cards carries the number of the markings represents a Sixteenth o a mile one different entries together with a designation repspeee- Horse is so marked and is generally resenting the number of spaces t whi h th parindicated by the reference character 24. Horse ticular entry advances at the time the particular is 80 marked d is generally indicated by card is turned up. the reference character 25. Horse #3 is so A still further object of the invention is to promarked and generally indies-ted y the reference vide a novel and improved ra h r game which character 26. Horse #4is so marked and is gen 30 includes a, deck of cards having reference ha erally indicated by the reference character 21. acters thereon representing the individual entries Horse is 80 marked and generally indicated and on which certain of the entries represented y h r f r n e char ct r 28. Horse i so by these cards have a designation thereon which marked and generally indicated y the reference causes the different entries to travel over a vary- V ing number of spaces on the track if the deck of a an important pa t of my race horse game, cards were completely d alt t; 1 I have provided a deck of sixty cards in which These and other objects are accomplished by there are ten cards for each entry- For examproviding a construction and arrangement of the p horse as a matter of feet, e iX i various parts in the manner hereinafter described entries numbered from I toys inelllsive, have 40 and pointed r, in t drawing all similar cards except that they are in difierent Referring to the drawing; proportions as will be more 'fully hereinafter Fig.1 illustrates diagrammatically arace horse t The card illustrated in 2 s track which may b e'placed on he t, of p marked I.S standing for the entry #I and card board or any suitable material in-which the he b e y bol indicating slow o spaces thereof between the dark heavy lines and a the entry va One sp or a sixteenth the adjacent light lines represent the sixteenth'of f a mile. The card illustrated in Fig. 3 is a. mile of a race tra k; v marked lG.-the I designating the entry #I Fig. 2 illustrates one of the cards of the deck and the G" be ng t e symbo fo Which with the numeral one representing the entry a the entryjis advanced two spaces or an marked number one and the other designation eighth Of'a mile, The card illustrated in Fig 4 representing the speed; '1 p marked lF--l" designating entry #I and h ,Fig. 3 is another card representing the same F 'lbeing'the symbol indicating fast" for adentry with the designation representing agdif- Lan h y fo r pa quarter of a v e. v v
is the slowest or the long shot.
The reason for this, and a clear understanding will be more 5 fully understood from the table listed below.
Table 24 Entry #1 Entry #2 Entry #3 spaces 5138065 5118005 2s= 2 2s= 2 as= a ao= 4o= a ao= 6 5r=20 4F=16 4F=l6 Entry #4 Entry #5 Entry #6 spaces spaces spaces 2s= 2 as= a 4s= 4 5o=10 4o= s ao= s ar=12 3r=12 3F=12 In order to have a better understanding of what is meant by the various speeds as applied to the difierent entries illustrated by the above table, it is pointed out under the column marked Entry I- there are two cards in the deck of sixty that entry #I may advance. cards marked G" under which the entry #I may advance two spaces for each card or six spaces.
which are marked S and equal to two'spaces There are three Under this same column there are five cards marked F which advance the entry #I four spaces for each card or twenty spaces, making a total of twenty-eight spaces which entry #I may advance in the event that the complete deck was dealt out, one at a time, or at least until all the cards of entry #I were dealt out. Under entry #6 or the last column in the above table, it will be noted that there are four cards marked S which advance .entry #6 four spaces. There are three cards marked G which advance the marked entry #6 six spaces and there are three cards F which advance entry #6 twelve spaces, making a total of twenty-two spaces entry #6 advances if all the cards marked #6 were dealt out.
In other words, entry #I has the same (10) number of cards as entry #6, but its number of spaces represented by the ten cards of entry #I is twenty-eight, while the total number of spaces represented by the ten cards of entry #6 is twenty-two spaces and by an examination of the other entries, it will be noted that the total number of spaces advanced by entry #2 are twenty-six, of entry #3 are twenty-five, of entry #4' are twenty-four, and of entry #5 are twenty-three. From the above it will be obvious that the speed of each of the six entries are in cards.
proportion to the spaces designated by these In order that a contest may be played between two or more persons and compensate for the different speeds between the entries, various graduated awards may be given for each entry that is successful in finishing first in each race or contest, involving the six entries.
The follow ing is given, merely as an example as various vention.
other awards are within contemplation of my in- Table B Points Entry #1 2 Entry #2 4 Entry #3 5 Entry #4 6 Entry #5 8 Entry #6 10 With the awarding of the points to the successful winner, the object of the game would be to gain twelve points, that is a. contestant who would be successful in selecting an entry or combination of two or more entries that are first to reach the finishing line in a series of two or more races or contests so as to gain twelve points would be the winner of the contest.
Summarizing the important features of my improved race horse game, includes the novel arrangement of the different designations on the card in which the one entry travels at a relatively faster speed than the other entries. This is produced as previously pointed out by awarding entry #I the largest number of spaces and awarding the other entries a relatively less number of spaces on the graduated scale. In this connection, of course, it will be understood that designations other than those given for advancing the entries over the race track, as well as a greater number of spaces, to advance an entry on each designation may be employed without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention.
While in the above specification I have described one -embodiment which my invention may assume in practice, it will of course be understood that the same is capable of modification and that modification may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as expressed in the following claims.
What I claim is my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A race horse game comprising a simulated race track having fractions of a mile spaced thereon, a plurality of entries mounted on said track, a deck of cards having designations thereon corresponding to designations on each entry,
certain of said cards having indicia of varying value thereon which indicate the number of spaces the particular entry advances over said' track, the cards corresponding to certain of said entries having a larger-number of the indicia of higher value for advancing the certain entries more rapidly over the spaces of said track than certain other entries.
2. A race horse game comprising a simulated race track having spaces marked thereon, a number of entries on said track, and a deck of cardshaving designations thereon, said designations corresponding to each entry, certain of said cards having indicia of varying value which indicate the spaces the entries advance on said track, the cards corresponding to certain of said entries having a larger number of indicia of higher value for advancing certain entries more rapidly over said track than certain other entries.
3. A race horse game comprising a simulated race track having various distances marked thereon, a number of entries on said track, and a deck of cards having designations thereon corresponding to each entry, all of said cards having an indicia of a certain value for advancing said entries on said track, cards corresponding to certain entries having a larger number of the indicia of higher value for advancing certain entries more rapidly than certain other entries.
4. A race horse game comprising a simulated race track having a plurality of spaced marks thereon, a plurality of entries on said track, and a deck of cards in which an equal number have designations thereon corresponding to each of said entries certain of said cards having indicia of certain value thereon which indicates the number of spaces the particular entry advances over said track, the cards corresponding to certain of said entries having a larger number of indicia of higher value for advancing certain entries more rapidly than certain other entries.
5. A race horse game comprising a simulated race track, a plurality of entries mounted on said track including a favorite, and a long she a deck of cards in which certain ones thereof have designations correspondingto the "favorite, certain other of said cards corresponding to the long shot, the cards corresponding to the favorite have indicia whose total value exceeds the value of the total value of indicia of the cards corresponding to the long shot, the indicia of each card indicating the advance of each entry upon the track.
EMIL S. NEUZIL.