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Publication numberUS2019732 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1935
Filing dateApr 2, 1934
Priority dateApr 2, 1934
Publication numberUS 2019732 A, US 2019732A, US-A-2019732, US2019732 A, US2019732A
InventorsJay Roland
Original AssigneeJay Roland
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card game
US 2019732 A
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J. ROLAND Nam 5 1935.

CARD GAME Filed April 2, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet l FIG.3

FIG. 1

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CARD GAME Filed April 2, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIG.7 FIGS FIG.9

ZJ-- 3 PIGS cow DOG COW DO 6 H 0 RS E MO U S E DIRECTIONS- CHOOSE ANY ONE OF FIGURES ON OTHER SIDE. PLACE CARDS IN ROTATION-123,4 5 6.

LOOK FOR NAME OF FIGURE You CHOSE ON EACH CARD, BEGINNING WITH I. NAME APPEARSLPLME CARD FACE DOWN, WITH READING UPRIGHT. IF NAME YOU WANT IS NOT ON CARD, TURN lT FACE DOWN,

READING UP SIDE DOWN.

FIGIO FIG.I| FIG.I2

l GD (6) 7 /a"- /z /Z a H O R S E COW DOG COW MOUS E COW MOUSE HORSE MOUSE D06 3 PIGS 3 PIGS INVENTOR I JAY ROLAND Patented Nov. 5, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

and has particular reference to a game in which a series of cards are adapted to be arranged in superimposed relation during the course of the game to cause a desired display or picture to appear through openings or windows in the superimposed cards. For this purpose the reverse sides of the cards are provided with designations identifying the displays appearing on the faces of the individual cards, and these designations are used as a key for rearranging the cards in a definite relation to cause the selected subject to appear in the window formed by the superimposed cards.

As in illustration of the invention reference is directed to accompanying drawings and the following detail description in which Fig. 1 represents the face of a master card used in the game;

Figs. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are face views of a series of cards used with the master card;

Fig. '7 is the reverse side of the master card;

Figs. 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 show designations which may appear on the series of cards used with the master card; and

Fig. 13 is a perspective of the superimposed cards illustrating a display in the window.

In Fig. l the numeral It indicates a card preferably in the form of a rectangle approximately twice as long as it is wide and having a window II. This card may be termed a master card. A series of similar cards l3, l4, I5, HE, and Il (Figs. 2 to 6) are provided with windows I2 corresponding in size and shape to the window II of the master card II]. All of the cards are adapted to be brought into superimposed or stacked relation with the windows in registration. Each of the five cards I3 to I! carries on its face. in inverted position a display or picture located on the op:- posite side of the medial line of the: card from the window I2. For instance these five cards may display a picture each of five different comic characters such as the mouse 18, cow l9, pigs 20, dog 2|, and the horse 22. Preferably the master card I carries a picture in normal position beneath the Window H. The master card Ill is provided on its reverse side with designations or suitable indicia identifying the displays or pictures which appear in inverted position on the faces of the character cards. This may consist of a list containing the names horse, dog, 3 pigs, cow, and mouse, as indicated at 24 in Fig. 7. All of the other cards of the series carry lists of all of the characters, except that each individual card does not list the name of the particular char- My invention relates in general to card gamesacte-r appearing on its face. The only card having a list of all of the characters is the master card It].

In playing the game all of the cards are spread out face down so that the player may observe only 5 the lists or other designations on the backs of the cards. The name of a character or picture which it is desired to bring into the window is then selected from the list on the master card Ill. The remaining cards I3 to I! are then read and placed one after another face down on the master card to bring the windows in registration providing the name of the desired character appears on the cards. When the card is found which does not list the name of that character, such card is inverted before placing on the stack of which the master card I0 is at the bottom. After all of the cards have been thus inspected and placed in the stack the entire pack is turned over as a unit and the display on the inverted card is seen in the window as illustrated in Fig. 13, since the display occupies such position with reference to the medial line 26 of the cards that the said display is framed within the windows of the cards at the front of the pack. It is obvious that the number of cards and the type of display may be varied as desired. For example, the cards may show the portraits of a baseball team. The game may be manufactured ready for use as individual cards, or the entire series may be 30 printed on one large card having scored or marked lines along which the cards may be separated and the window openings struck out. Furthermore, the cards may be provided with any suitable form of supplemental display matter or advertising at various locations on the faces or backs of the cards and the removed portions of the cards from the window frames. Also, any suitable form of key system may be used for identifying a desired display from the backs of the cards so that the proper one may be readily selected for inversion. The example given is merely an illustration of one practical way of embodying the fundamental idea herein described, and it is therefore seen the invention may be practiced in various other ways within the scope of the appended claims. If desired the game may be played by selecting any one of the characters known to be on the faces of the cards, placing the cards face down in rotation I, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, beginning with No. I, and superimposing the succeeding cards one upon another with the reading upright providing the character desired is found on the card under inspection. When the name of the character is not found on a card,

up-side down. The character will consequently appear in upright position when viewed through the windows with the No. I card faced toward the player.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:

A card game including a series of elongated cards of the same size and configuration each having an opening at one side of the transverse medial line of the card adapted. to present when this card is placed on the stack with the reading assembled an unobstructed window, said series including cards having displays on the opposite side of the medial line from the opening and located so that when one of these cards is in the assembled pack with the display on the same side of the medial line as the openings of the other cards and. with the side edges of all of the cards in alignment the display on that card will be presented to view through the window formed by the openings in the other cards.

JAY ROLAND.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/293
International ClassificationA63F1/00, A63F1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/02
European ClassificationA63F1/02