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Publication numberUS2609204 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1952
Filing dateMay 21, 1949
Priority dateMay 21, 1949
Publication numberUS 2609204 A, US 2609204A, US-A-2609204, US2609204 A, US2609204A
InventorsWixson Herbert H
Original AssigneeWixson Herbert H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Radio and/or television game apparatus
US 2609204 A
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Sept. 2, 1952 H. H. WIXSON RADIO AND/OR TELEVISION GAME APPARATUS 2 SHEETS-SHEET 1 Filed May 21, 1949 P 2, 1952 r H. H. WIXSON 2,609,204

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p APPARATUS] Herbert H; Wixson; Nortlrliollywood;Calif;- Application'May 21,1949; serial no. 94,6191

'Hii's invention rentes to--a radib and/or tele= ,a program and benefit by receiving'a prize-or prizes according to a designated selection of one of a plurality of plaques-arranged on said board, said board being of such nature that the elements of surprise, interest and the attention of the listeners: are present.

Another object of the invention? is to. provide a chart board as indicated in which the plaques are so arranged that each may be selected by number,- said plaques carrying and concealing The gameboard that is illustrated inflbbth Figs. 1 and 2 comprises. a backgroundboardllfi that; is ofithe l bulletintype, is covere'dfiwith, a r

. feltedmateria andiisprovided"with a uniformly spaced f series? "off horizontal grooves H. Said grooves, in a conventional'manner, are. adapted to receive and hold-in place suitable letters;.nu'

merals, symbols, etc. The upperiporti'on' I2," of theboard II], in thisjinstance, is shown as bearing radio. or television station call letters [3"and a wordlor words 14 indicative oif'th'enamfeior a point value or prize-indicating element} that becomes visible only uponremoval of fa plaque from the-board: v 1

A further" object of the invention iSt'G 'PI-O- vide, in achart board-,a-complement ofplaques that carries the fifty-twocards ofa conventional playing; card deck, whereby a great variety of pointvalues may be'achievedt I The invention also has for its objects" to provide such meansthat are-"positive in operation, convenient in: use, easily; installed in a working position and easily disconnected therefrom, economical of .manufacture, relatively simple, and of 'general'superiority and 'serviceability.

The invention also comprises novel details of construction and novel combinations and arrangements of parts, which will more fully appear in the course of the following description. However, the drawings merely show and the following description merely describes embodiments of the present invention, which are. given by way of illustration or example only.

In the drawings, like: reference characters designate similar parts in the several views.

Fig. 1 is a face view of a game board embodying a preferred form of the present invention.

. Fig. 2 is a similar view of an alternate form of game board.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view, as taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is an inner face view of one of the plaques on the board of Fig. 1.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view, as taken on line 55 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 6 is an inner face view of one of the plaques on the board of Fig. 2.

pnrpose ofjthej present game; 'The letters} and words fl 3 andm' are compris'ed'of elements that are held in" the, grooves ll of area I2 'andj are replaceable, as can! be. understoodl Allower area |5"'is also providedbn the board for additional wordingsuch as sponsors and sales slogans; etc.

The intermediate or playing", area It" of the board, is. the same for both forms sliowrn In each case, across theupper. end of area 1B,]there is arranged a,v set of numerals l'll re'adi'ng. from 50? through 9,,"fa'nd lverticallyj along. the left side of said latter area is arranged a similar set of numerals l 8 and also readingfrom Oitli'rough 59; The,0 is common to bothsetsof' numerals'. Suitable lines or stripes l 9' may. beprovided to define area. lfiandgalso set apart'l'nuw,

meral's' IT andlliifiom the remainder. ofl" said area.

Inthe rrm.or'mg..1, theset'lorcomplement' of plaques ,Zltgare, fiftyatwo in number, .and the-same are symmetrically, arrangedlin area {6 in trans-.- Verse and vertical'rows coordinated..'with.=nu= merals 7 and 8. Since area ltis' adapted'to accommodate eighty-one plaques in rows of nine each, the fifty-two plaques used are preferably arranged to provide an open central area 2| within the playing area 16.

Each plaque 20 is shown as a sheet metal rectangular element 22 that has opposite flanges 23 adapted to be received in grooves ll. Preferably, elements 22 are slightly arched so they stand away from the face of board 10, enabling the unfianged edges thereof to be grasped for ready removal of a plaque from'the board. The inner side of element 22 is provided with a playing card 24, such as indicated in Fig. 4, said card being either cemented to the element or stapled thereto.

Fig. 2 shows a full complement of eighty-one plaques, each of which is similar to the plaque above described, except that playing card 24 is replaced by a card 25 which bears a given point value and/or a question or other indicia thereon. The central area 2| may bear letters, nu-

merals or symbols, or, as shown, a placard or sign of the card may be preceded by the posing and.

Face or picture cards will have a value of answering of a question. Another or the same contestant may then continue answering questions and indicating a selection of plaque until either the plaques are all removed or the program time runs out. may be on the basis of individual point values of each plaque, or on an accumulation of point values, as desired. S

The game'or contestis' conducted in Name what similarmanner with theboard of Fig, 2'. In this case, however, the plaque' mayfcarry' the question and the point value therefor as shown in Fig. 6." f

[Since the plaques, are readily removed and as easily replaced, the present board is admirably suited not only to ,secretive'arrangement of the various plaques and the cards they bear, but different complements of plaques may be 'associated with a single board so that the game or contest for a particular program may be quickly The awarding of prizes Having thus described the invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. Game apparatus of the character described, comprising a game board having a series of grooves in the outer face thereof, a horizontal and a vertical row of numerals on the face of said game board, each numeral of one row combining with any of the'numerals of the other row to constitute a number comprising two of said numerals and each such number designating a space on the face of the game board, and a removable plaque occupying each of said spaces and embodying projections that enter the mentioned grooves, each plaque bearing indicia on the face thereof that is directed toward the face of the game board.

2. Game apparatus of the character described,

. comprising a game board having a series of set up. No rehearsal is required and the game Whiletheinvention that 'hasbeen illustrated I and described is now regarded as the preferred embodiment, the constructions are, of course, subject to modifications without departing. from the spirit and scope of the invention. It is, therefore, not desired to restrict the invention to the particular "forms of construction illustrated and described, but to cover ,allmodifications that may fall within the scopeof theappended claims.

grooves in the outer face thereof, a horizontal and a vertical'row of numerals on the face of said game board, each numeral of one row combining with any of the numerals of the other row to constitute a number comprising two of said numerals and each such number designating a space on the face of the game board, and a removable plaque occupying each of said spaces and embodying projections that enter the mentioned grooves, each plaque having a conventional playing card secured to the face thereof that is directed toward the face of the game board. 1 v HERBERT H. WIXSON.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 972,532 Heaton Oct. 11, 1910 1,028,724 Hirsch June 4, 1912 1,163,750 Grant Dec. 14, 1915 1,527,929 Simons Feb. 24, 1925 1,541,655 Parris June 9, 1925 1,561,609 Kennedy Nov. 17, 1925 1,655,216 Brown Jan. 3, 1928 1,748,419 Hurley -1--- Feb. 25, 1930 2,054,309 Vaser Sept. 15, 1936 2,109,603 Worth Mar, 1, 1938 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 443,968 Great Britain Mar. 6, 1936

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/139, 40/622
International ClassificationA63F3/04, A63F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/0423, A63F1/00
European ClassificationA63F3/04F, A63F1/00