US 2124136 A Abstract available in Claims available in Description (OCR text may contain errors) GAME Filed Sept. 50, 1957 Pfg. cRoss ouT (,Ross our Humains 1N THE Nm-:R SQUARE 1F THE SAME NUMBERS APPEAR IN THE OUTER SQUARE. RETURN THE CARD IF FIVE NUMBERS ARE CRUSSED OUTINA ROIN] DOWN,ACROSS OR DAGONALLY. I2 5,6 7|O 1215 l6|8l9 20 ZI 222425 Z6 27 30 3l 4245 55 19 5I 7 23 4647 4850 91 47 35 43 99 5152 /29 5355 87 63 P9 31 `15 5758 59 8o 39 71 83 75 27 6l 62 6465 666? 7o 71 72 73 75/77 78 7980 81 82 8485 87 9o 91 92 93 95 97 98 99 Ff .8: L v7 Ff .3. CROSS 00T CROSS ouT CROSS OUT NUMBERS IN THE INNER SQUARE IF CROSS OUT NUM- 2 THE SAME NUMBERS APPEAR IN THE OUTERSQUARE RETURN T111:- LARD RETURN THE CA 12597101215181819 12597101215181819 20 21 22 24 25 28 27 3031 Z0 2\ 22 24 25 26 2? 30 3| 32 33 35 37 92 33 35 37v 3839 77 89 41 33 85 4041 3839 89 81 53 4s 97 404| 4245 29 93 `.25 81 97 4947 42 45 41 5 3? 93 9 4M? 485099 21 9 17 79 5'52/2B 485 77 38 21 29 85 5555819753 589 5758 92557349 9517 la; 5960 13 4s 57 49 1 @'62 2*/ 25 57 69 81 13 94 85 e6 e7 7 84- 85 81, 8? 7o 71 72 73 75 77 78 79 8o 8182 70 71 72 78 75 77 78 79 80 81 82 84858790 9192 93 95 979899 8485 879091 929395 979899 F/ .4. ,j 9,7 7 l cRoss ouT CROSS OUTNU-...- .-.0 I "'TJaJ'TJE 2X 12587101215161819 20 21 22 24 25 29 27/7 3o 91 92 aa* 85 97 38 39 84 72 48/ 4o 92 -40 41 424539 o 32 88 4 gf?? 48 50 72 28 18 24 8o 2 59 5 5758 $9609844801298662 20 52 8+ 58 8 7236x7273 75777 79 6166? 9e/7% 7 8 9. o 8 82 84 85 87 90 91 92 93 95 9798 99 @ggg/'Z' sff/fegs Patented July 19, 1938 UNITED STATES GAME Loyal L. Bugg, Farmington, Mo. Application September 30, 1937, Serial No. 166,489 4 Claims. This invention relates to games. An object of the invention is to provide a set or pack of cards to be distributed individually to a large number of persons and including a 5 limited number of winning cards and a large number of non-Winning cards, all of the cards having on one side five vertical and ve hori- Zontal rows of numerals forming a table, and also having on that side a large eld of numbers, the winning cards having thereon in the large iield of numbers all of the numbers that are contained in the table, and the non-winning cards including in the table one or more numbers that are not included in the field of numbers, with means separating the table from said field of numbers, the table of numbers on the winning cards being arranged so that one vertical or one horizontal or one diagonal row of numbers corresponds to numbers in the field. Other objects will appear from the following description, reference being made to the annexed drawing, in which- Figs. l, 2 and 3 are views of different nonwinning cards in a set or pack of cards. Fig. 4 is a View showing one of the winning cards included in a set or pack of cards that also includes the non-winning cards shown in Figs. l, 2 and 3 as illustrative of non-winning cards. Each of the non-winning cards, of which a large number are included in each set or pack, has on one side a clearly dened frame A located centrally, and which may be embossed or indented or otherwise noticeably formed. Within this frame A, five vertical and five horizontal rows of numbers are printed, thereby forming two diagonal rows of numbers with five numbers inA each of said diagonal rows. A frame B is also formed on the same side of each non-winning card upon which the frame A is formed. Preferably, the two frames are concentrically and symmetrically arranged. The frame B may be embossed or indented or otherwise appropriately made. The numbers within the frame A are designated the table numbers, and a large selection of numbers are printed within the frame B outside of the frame A and constitute the field. By comparing the numbers within the table frame A with the numbers within the eld enclosed by the frame B, on each of the non-winning cards it will be found that at least one number in each vertical row and in each horizontal row and in each diagonal row of nurnbers in the table is lacking and is not printed in the field located between the frames A and B. Each set or pack of cards includes at least one winning card, and as many more as may be desired. A typical winning card is shown in Fig. 4, in which it will be seen that each of the numbers in the middle vertical row C is also contained in the field of numbers between the frames A and B. The person receiving this winning card crosses out the numbers in the table that appear in the eld and thereby makes a Vertical row of crosses along the vertical row of numbers C. Each. card includes at one margin a space D upon which instructions are printed directing the players to cross out the numbers in the table that appear in the eld; and, if it be found that ve numbers are crossed out in a vertical or a horizontal or a diagonal row, to return the card to the distributor. The possible variations in the arrangement of the numbers are so many that at least several hundred cards with the same fields, but with different tables, may be made up within a single set or pack without repetition, even when the numbers are within the range from 0 to 99. This game stimulates interest and keenness of observation by making the comparisons of the table numbers with the eld numbers. The specimen cards illustrated are suflicient to enable manufacturers and distributors to produce and distribute many variations without specic illustration and description of such variations. I claim:- l. A set of playing cards comprising a number of cards each having on one side a frame enclosing series of horizontal and vertical and diagonal rows of numerals, and also having on said side a eld with numerals therein including only a part of the numerals in said frame. 2. A set of playing cards comprising a number of cards each having on one side a frame enclosing series of horizontal and vertical and diagonal rows of numerals, and also having on said side a field with numerals therein including all of the numerals in at least one of said rows. 3. A set of playing cards comprising a number of cards each having on one side a frame enclosing series of horizontal and Vertical and diagonal rows of numerals, and also having on said side a eld with numerals therein including only a part of the numerals in said frame and omitting at least one numeral in each of said rows, and also comprising a number of cards having on one side a frame enclosing series of horiting at least one numeral in each of said rows, and also comprising a number of cards having on one side a frame enclosing series of horizontal `and vertical and diagonal rows of numerals, and also having on said side a eld with numerals therein including all of the numerals in at least one of said rows, each of said cards having printed on said side bearing said numerals directions to play the game. f LOYAL L. BUGG. Referenced by
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