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Publication numberUS2484143 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1949
Filing dateJun 20, 1947
Priority dateJun 20, 1947
Publication numberUS 2484143 A, US 2484143A, US-A-2484143, US2484143 A, US2484143A
InventorsJohn G Arnold
Original AssigneeJohn G Arnold
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bingo card and numbered indicators therefor
US 2484143 A
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Patented Oct. 11, 1949 BINGO CARD AND NUMBERED `INDICA'I'RS THEREFOR John G, Arnold, Pittsburgh; ra

Application June 2o, 1947, serial No. 755,876

1 oiaimi. (o1. 27a-135)E This invention relatestoafgame, and important objects and advantages-.thereof are to vprovide a game of the character described, which is designed and intended to be played preferably by an individual in a relatively short period of time, which may be readily understood 'and played by anyone of ordinary skill, which may be conveniently employed for determining the chance Winner of a prize or reward for the 4attainment of speciied directional conditions, which m-ay be effectively used in the kindergarten grades of schools for acquainting children with numerical gures, which affords systematic amusement and diversion, which is simple in its construction and arrangement, compact, and comparatively Ieconomical in its manufacture.

With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts herein specically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, but it is to be understood :that changes in the form, proportions and details of construction may be resorted lto that come Within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawing wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of the playing card constructed and arranged in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is -a similar view of .the playing square embodied in the invention.

Figure 3 is a rear view of an envelope for enclosing the playing card and the accompanying i playing squares.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the game invention comprises a rectangularly-shaped playing card l and a correspondingly shaped playing square 2. are preferably constructed of an inexpensive fleX- ible paper, as said card and square are intended to be discarded after having been used but once in the manner described for playing the game,

The face of the playing card l is printed `with a plurality of rightangularly intersecting lines 3 in a manner providing a squared arrangement of twenty-ve squares fl. A different numerical designation 5 is printed :and ydisplayed in each of the squares and such numerical designations are preferably selected at random from zero to seventy-five, both inclusive, excepting Ithe numerical designation zero (d), which latter is displayed on 4every playing card in the centrally disposed square of the arrangement, as clearly il- The playing card and playing square i lustratedf'. in- Figure -1. This `arrangement provides five-y rowsofi horizon-tally ialignedf nu-A merical designations, and ve rows of vertically aligned numerical designations, and two rows of diagonally aligned numerical designations through the center of the arrangement, with each of said rows embodying ve different numerical designations. Each of the playing cards l is distinguished by a series number E, and with the individual card number 'l of the series, and may have printed thereon the directions for playing the game.

The playing square '2 is provided `with a plurality of intersecting, scored, easy-tear lines 8, which divide the playing square into twenty-ve separable playing sections e. Like the associated playing card I, a different numerical designation l0, selected at random from zero to seventy-ve, both inclusive, is printed on each of the playing sections, except the numerical designation zero (0), which appears on lall of the playing squares 2, bufl its location in the latter is of no importance and is preferably positioned in the center of the integral square 2, for the purpose of appearance only.

The playing card l and its Iassociated vplaying square 2 vare preferably enclosed and sealed in an envelope Il, which latter also bears the series number 6 of the contained playing card. The game is sold to the player in such sealed form, and is admirably adapted to be sold through vending machines and the like if desired.

In practice, the prospective player purchases, from the operator, a playing card I and its associ'ated playing square 2 both sealed in the `envelope Il. The preferred play is a chance game which consists in separating the playing square along the easy-tear lines t into separate playing sections 9, and placing such sections, each bearing a numeric-al designation lil, on the playing card squares 4 showing the identical numerical designation 5. If the square sections 9 can be placed on the card squares 4 to ll out completely any horizontal, vertical, or center diagonally aligned row of numerical designation-s on the playing card, the player is declared a winner, and is entitled to the predetermined prize or reward. As the numerical designation zero (0) appears on both the playing card and the playing square, the player is substantially aided in filling out the several row alignments containing said Zero (0).

It will be noted that each playing card I has its own accompanying playing square 2. To mim'- mize the possibility of fraud, the envelope l I with the enclosed playing card l and playing square 2, forming a pack unit, is constructed of paper of the same color, but such pack units are preferably constructed of paper of a Variety of colors. When the pack units are sold through a vending machine, they are -arranged in the latter in sequence of their different colors, so that it will be less likely that the player will attempt to use the playing card I, of one unit, with the playing square 2 of some other -pack unit.

The present invention provides a most entertaining gam'e of its kind, which may be play-ed in a great number of different Ways, and which may be economically manufactured land distributed.

What I claim is:

A game of the class described, comprising the combination of a paper playing card 'printed with a plurality of intersecting lines providing a squared arrangement of tWenty-ve uniform square areas, each of said :areas having .printed thereon a diierent numerical designation, the

numerical designation zero being shown in the centrally disposed area of said card, and a play- REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:

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U.S. Classification273/269, 273/139, 116/222
International ClassificationA63F3/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/065, A63F3/062
European ClassificationA63F3/06B, A63F3/06F