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Publication numberUS2540211 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1951
Filing dateJun 26, 1948
Priority dateJun 26, 1948
Publication numberUS 2540211 A, US 2540211A, US-A-2540211, US2540211 A, US2540211A
InventorsJoseph S O'keefe
Original AssigneeJoseph S O'keefe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Set of colored blocks for playing a game
US 2540211 A
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J. S. O'KEEFE SET OF COLORED BLOCKS FOR PLAYING A GAME 'Feb. 6, 1951 W wmnww WW Filed June 26, 1948 IO m 2 m mm m preferably two or four so that would be a dead end and non-matchable.

Patented Feb. 6, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT O F E A GAME Joseph S. OKeefeQBirmingham, Ala.

.i This inventionmelates to a game. It has for itsmain object to provide an amusement game that will be simple and-interesting so that children as well as adults may play same without difiiculty. I

, Further objects are to provide such a game the parts of which are simple in structure, cheap to manufacture, attractive in appearance, and extremely durable. I Other objects and advantages will appear from the drawing and description.

By referring to the drawing, part of this application, it will be observed that the figure is a plan view of 28 square blocks placed adjacent each other. In detail it will appear there is one block 2i with a red half circle indicated on each edge portion of the face; a 12 block. with a red half circle on two edge portions of the face; an 11 block with one white and one red; a 10 block with red and blue; a 10 block with two whites; a 9 block with a blue and a white; a 9 block with red and green; an 8 block with a brown and red; an 8 block with green and white; an 8 block with two blues; a '7 block with white and brown; a 7 block with red and yellow; a 7 block with blue and green; a 6 block with white and yellow; a 6 block with two greens; a 6 block with a blue and a brown; a block with blue and yellow; a 5 block with green and brown; a 5 block with one white and the balance of its face black; a 4. block with one blue and the balance of its face black; a 4 block with green and yellow; a' 4 block with two browns; a 3 block with one green and the balance of its face black; a 3 block with a brown and a yellow; a 2 block with two yellows; a 2 block with one brown and the balance of its face black; a 1 blockwith one yellow and the balance of its face black; a master block 21 with brown, red, blue, yellow, green, white. The balance of the faces of .the blocks other than black, may be any color that would not conflict with the playing colors within the half circles. The backs and edges of all the blocks are black so that when placed with faces down they would all look alike. The game may be played by several players, the blocks would divide evenly.

I Toi play the game the holder of block 24 would play first. Then the others 'would follow by matching-the half circle colors or passing. Black When the game progressed as far as possible the sum total of the numbers on the non-played blocks Application June 26, 1948, Serial No. 35,397 I H I 1 Claim. (01. 273-437.) I

g The 24 block should could be'made with other blocks;

on its-face. 1

The blocks may be made of any material suitable for the purpose, such as wood, plastic, or heavy card board. Also may be made in different sizes, but the sizesshown in the drawing are approximately the preferred.

While I have shown and described the pre- I ferred embodiment of my invention. I do not wish to limit same to the exact and precise details of structure, but reserve the right to make all modifications and changes so long as they remain within the spirit and scope of the invention and the following claim.

Having described my invention I claim:

In a set of game playing flat blocks comprising; one block with the number 24 on its face and four half disk desi ns painted red on its face and positioned one adiacent each edge of the face; one

. block with the number 21 on it face and six would ,determine the loser, the player holding half di k designs painted on its face, one being brown, one being red one being blue, one being yellow, one bein green. one being white; one block with the number 12 on its face and two half disk designs painted red on its face; one block with the number 11 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being white, one being red; one block with number 10 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one bein red. one being blue: one block with number 10 on its face and two half di k designs painted white on its face; one block with number 9 on its face and two half disk d signs painted on its face, one being white and one being blue; one block with number 9 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being red and one being green; one block with numher 8 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being brown and one being red; one block with number 8 on its face and two half di k de igns painted on its face. one being green and one being white; one block with number 8 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, both being blue; one block with number 7 on its face and two-half disk designs painted on its face, one being white and one being brown; one block with number '7 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being red and one being yellow; one block with number .7 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being blue and one being green; one block with number 6 on; its face and two halfv disk designs painted on its face, "one being whit'eandbe played first; but een The .21. block. would .be' the joker as it has allthe playing colors} one being yellow; one block with number 6 on its face and two half disk designs painted green on its face; one block with number 6 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being blue and one being brown; one block with number 5 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being blue and one being yellow; one block with number 5 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being green and one being brown; one block with number 5 on its face and one half disk design painted white on its face and other parts of face painted black; one block with number 4 on its face and one half disk design painted blue on its face and other parts of face painted black; one block with number 4 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one being green and one being yellow; one block with number 4 on its face and two half disk designs painted brown on its face; one block with number 3 on its face and 'one half disk design painted green on its face'..and the other parts of the face painted black; one block with number 3 on its face and two half disk designs painted on its face, one

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,564,443 Rabold Dec. 8, 1925 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 217,472 Great Britain June 19, 1924 538,009 Great Britain July 16, 1941 580,273

France Aug. 26, 1924

Patent Citations
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US1564443 *Apr 23, 1925Dec 8, 1925Rabold Theresa FGame
FR580273A * Title not available
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US5451062 *Sep 29, 1994Sep 19, 1995Malone; William E.Scissors playing card game
US5863040 *Oct 15, 1997Jan 26, 1999Idea Shop, Ltd.Game comprising a pack of cards
US6598880 *Dec 4, 2001Jul 29, 2003Daniel F. AddabboCard game deck and methods of play
US20030067117 *Sep 25, 2002Apr 10, 2003Hardie Jeannie BurnsCard game
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/292, D25/160
International ClassificationA63F3/02, A63F9/20
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/20, A63F3/02, A63F3/00697
European ClassificationA63F3/00P, A63F3/02, A63F9/20