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2 Sheets-Sheet 1 G. W. WHEELER GAME BOARD FOR PLAYING A SIMULATED GAME 0F FOOTBALL uvg. 29, E950 Filed Nov. 26, 1947 INVENTOR. George, Hf. Wheeler ATTCIRNEYB Aug., 29, 195o G. W. WHEELER GAME BOARD FOR PLAYING A SIMULATED GAME 0F FOOTBALL Filed Nov. 26, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\X\\\\\ so L INVENTOR.
George WS Whee 2er ATTE! R N EYB Patented Aug. 29, 1950 GAME BOARD FOR PLAYING A SIMULATED GAME OF FOOTBALL George W. Wheeler, Baldwin, N. Y.
Application November 26, 1947, Serial No. 788,144
7 Claims. Y1
My present invention relates to an improved game board and the apparatus utilized therewith so that the players, two or more, may engage in a game simulating football utilizing all of the rules of the game of football and including a set of playing cards provided therefor to determine the playV movement, together with team strength, player substitutions, penalties, and other important elements of the game.
In carrying out the invention I employ a rigid, level game board with holes therein to receive pegs simulating the men of the teams, and along one side thereof I arrange a guided, simulated football, together with devices indicating the yardage gained, and yards to go in order to acquire for the oifensive team, a first down.
In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention according to the best mode I have thus far devised, but it will be understood that various changes and alterations may be made in the exemplified structure within the scope of the appended claims.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the game board of my invention.
Fig. 2` is a side elevational view partially broken away.
Fig. 3 is a enlarged plan view of the yardage indicating device. l
Fig. 4 is a view at line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail view of the indicating device in elevation.
Referring now to the drawings wherein I have illustrated the present preferred embodiment of my invention I employ a game board having a top 2 spaced bottom 4 with end walls 5 and side walls 8, the side walls having drawers I0 therein for use as storage compartments for the cards and other equipment.A
The upper surface of the top board is marked oil by lines I2 into a football field and has at the end zones, goal posts I4. Holes I 6 are provided in the top board for pegs I8 to simulate the eleven players on each team.
At one side of the field there is provided a ball position indicator comprising a football-like body 2D longitudinally bored to ride on wire or rod 22 and the wire is sp-aced above the board surface on posts 23. The board is slotted at 24 directly under the wire so that the depending resilient arm 25 of the body 2li may engage the notches 26 in the bar 28 having legs 30 secured by screws 32. Obviously the position of the body 20 will be rereleasably xed by the arm and the notch in 2 which it is located until the body is moved to another position.
On each side of the Wire or rod 22 I employ a T-guide 34 secured by screws 3B and a plate member 38 has a recessed groove forming flanges 40, slidable on the guide 34. Y
This plate has ends 42 .between which I provid a rod 44 on which are pivotally mounted the markers 46 having indicating disks 48 and legs 50 angular to the markers and of flat material twisted at as 52 and located in the path of movement of the wings 54 of the body 20.
These markers consist of two groups of eleven indicating from zero through ten, inclusive, and as the ball body 20 is moved the wings will rengage the legs 50 successively of each group to indicate the yardage remaining to be gained to acquire a iirst down.
In use, a set of cards, not shown, will determine the course of the play, including substitution of players, gains, losses, penalties and the like, and the ball body will be moved accordingly, the plate members 33 being correspondingly moved as the ball control changes from one team to the other as is done in the conventional game of football.
Having thus fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: v
1.- A game board for use in a simulated football game and having a lined playing field, a ball indicator comprising a bored body simulating a football and movable on a supporting wire extending longitudinally of the playing eld, laterally extending wing portions on said body, means releasably securing the body in the position to which it is manually moved, and pivotally mounted yardage indicating means consisting of groups of indicator arms and indicia bearing disks that lie in the same horizontal line on the field parallel to the supporting wire of the body so that upon movement of the body longitudinally of the iield the indicator arms will be in the path of the wings on said body so that as the wings engage each indicator arm the arm so engaged will be moved out of the normal position to give an indication.
2. A game board for use in a simulated football game and having a lined playing field, a ball indicator comprising a bored body simulating a football and movable on a supporting wire extending longitudinally of the playing field, laterally extending wing portions on said body, means including a notched bar below and parallel with the body and a resilient arm depending from the Will be moved out of the normal position toI give an indication.
3. A game board for use'in a simulated ootball game and having a lined playing fiield, a ball indicator comprising a bored body simulating a football and movable on a supporting wire exl tending longitudinally of the playing field and having laterally extending Wings, means releasably securing the body in the position to which .it is manually moved, and l.pir/totally .mounted yardage indicating means in 'thepa'th of movement of the rbody Wings and consisting oi groups .0i indicatorarms vand.indicia'bearing disks that are ,positioned on Ythe field in the same horizontal line parallel to the supporting wire so that the indicatorarms can be engaged by the'body Wings so that the arm .so engaged will be moved out of vits normal `positionto, give anjindication.
4, A game board f or use .in a simulated footy ball game and 'having a jlined playing field, a
ball indicator comprising abored ybody simulating .a football and movable .on a supporting Wire extending Vlongitudinally .of the playing field, laterally extending Wing `portions on said body, means releasably securing 'the .body .in the position to whichit is manually moved, and pivotally mounted yardage indicating means in the path of ,movement of .the body l,and consisting of groups or independently depressible .indicator arms .and indicia Abearing vdisks that .are posi- .tioned on .the eld `in .the .same horizontal 'line Yparallel to .the supporting wire .so .that the in- A.dicator arms can .be engaged by the body `vvings .so .that the 'arm so vengaged will be moved out of its normal position to give an indication.
.5. Agame 4board for v.use in .a simulated vfootball game .and .having .a lined ,playing .eld, 7a ball indicator comprising a bored body v simulating ,a `football .and vmovable on ,a supporting wire 'extending .longitudinally of the playing eld,.lat .erally [extending wing portions on Vsaid body, means .releasably securing the "body in the ,position towhich it is manually moved, .and yardage .indicating means in the path of movement of .the
bodyrand consisting of groups of independently gpivotally mounted indicator arms and. indicia bearing disks that are positioned on the eld in the same horizontal line lparallel to the supporting Wire so that the indicator arms can be engaged by the laterally extending Wings portion on the body so that the indicator arm so engaged will be tilted out of the normal position to give y.6. A game board for .use in a simulated football game and having a lined playing eld, a ball indicator comprising a, bored body simulating a football and movable on a supporting Wire extending `longitudinally of the playing eld, laterally rextending Wing portions on said body,
means releasably securing the body in the position to which it is manually moved, and relatively movable yardage indicating means in the path of movement of the body and consisting of groups of indicator :farms and indicia bearing .disks thatare positioned ron the eld in the `same horizontal line .parallel to the supporting Wire .so that Athe indicator arms can be vengaged by .the body Wingsso that the indicator arm so er1- gaged will be kmoved out of its normal position to give an indication. l
.7.. .A game board for use ,in a simulated Yfootball game .and having .a lined playing field, .a ball indicator comprising a bored body .simulat- -ing a football and movable .on asupporting wire extending llongitudinally of the .playing eld, means releasably securing the 4body in vthe position to which it is manually moved, and relatively movable yardage indicating means in the path of .movement of the lbody and consisting of groupsof. independently Apivotally .mounted indicator arms and. vindicia bearing disks that are positioned on .the .eldin the same horizontal line parallel to the supporting Wire so that the indicator arms can 'be engaged Vby lthe laterally extending Wings portion on rthe body vso that vthe indicator varm so engaged will be tilted Aout .of
the'normal position to give an indication.
GEORGE W. WHEELER.
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