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Publication numberUS2199719 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1940
Filing dateAug 21, 1939
Priority dateAug 21, 1939
Publication numberUS 2199719 A, US 2199719A, US-A-2199719, US2199719 A, US2199719A
InventorsJames T Brothers
Original AssigneeJames T Brothers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2199719 A
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Filed Aug. 2l, 1959 2 Sheets-Shea?l 2 nvntor JAMES T BROTHERS,

' A omeys' J. T. BROTHERS 2,199,719 A Patented May 7, 1940 ra'rsn'r FiCE GAME

James T. Brothers, New Bern, N. G. Application August 21, 1939, ASerial No. 291,255

1 Claim.

This invention relates to games played Similarly to checkers and has for the primary object the provision of a playing board and game board and checker game pieces by having the playing face of the board provided With triangular shaped spaces and pin pivot sockets at the corners of said spaces to receive pivot pins of the game pieces to permit moving of said game pieces by a pivotal movement in either direction from one space to another Without being moved free of the board, the pins further preventing the game pieces from accidentally moving off of the spaces should the board be moved or tilted to some degree.

With these andother objects in vievv, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l is a top plan view illustrating a game board constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2 is an edge view illustrating the board.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure l.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary top plan vievv showing a portion of the board With a game piece thereon and illustrating how the game piece may be pivoted from one space to another Without detaching the game piece from the board.

Figure 5 is an edge view illustrating one of the game pieces. i

Figure 6 is a bottom plan view illustrating one of the game pieces.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 5 indicates a game board of substantially rectangular shape having a playing surface E. The playing surface 5 is marked off or divided into a plurality of connecting triangular shaped spaces l by groups of lines 8, 9 and l0. The groups of lines 8 extend diagonally of the playing surface in one direction While the groups of lines 9 extend diagonally of the playing surface in another direction and the groups of 50 lines l0 extend longitudinally of the playing surpieces differentiating from an ordinary checkerl face. The groups of lines as described coact in forming the triangular shaped spaces 1.

The board 5 upon its playing surface 6 is provided vvith a series of sockets ll, the sockets being located at the corners of the triangular shaped spaces or where the groups. of lines intersect with each other. The game is preferably played with at least ten game pieces, one of which is indicated by the character l2 and is of substantially triangular shape having secured upon one face i and at the corners thereof pivot pins or projections I3 adapted to fit Within the sockets of a triangular shaped space on the game board so that by lifting a pair of projections out of their respective sockets the game piece may be made to pivot in either direction on the other projection fitting in its respective socket without moving the game piece clear of the board.

By reference to Figure 4 it Will be seen that the game piece can be caused to pivot from one 20 triangular shaped space to another and swung in either direction as indicated by the arrows.

By having the' projections of the game piece fitting Within the sockets of the space will prevent the game piece from accidentally moving 25 off of that space.

It is believed that the simplicity and advantages of this invention will be perfectly apparent to those skilled in the art to which such device relates, and while I have herein set forth 30 a satisfactory embodiment of the invention it is to be understood that such changes therefrom as fairly fall Within the scope of my claim may be resorted to when desired.

What I claim is: 35

A game board having a playing surface, groups of lines arranged on said playing surface to divide said playing surface into a plurality of triangular shaped interfitting spaces, and triangular shaped game pieces movable over the playing 40 surface from one space to another, said board having a plurality of sockets arranged in the corners of said triangular shaped spaces, and projections at the corners of the triangular shaped game pieces to t within said sockets 45 whereby the game pieces may be pivoted each on one projection thereof from one space to another without moving the game piece free of the board.


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U.S. Classification273/282.1, 273/242
International ClassificationA63F3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/00697, A63F3/00574
European ClassificationA63F3/00B9, A63F3/00P