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Publication numberUS2611616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 23, 1952
Filing dateMay 10, 1950
Priority dateMay 10, 1950
Publication numberUS 2611616 A, US 2611616A, US-A-2611616, US2611616 A, US2611616A
InventorsKloss Emma E
Original AssigneeKloss Emma E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Board game apparatus
US 2611616 A
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Sept. 23, 1952 Filed May l0, .1950

E. E. KLoss 2,611,616

BOARD GAME APPARATUS 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 Il f 1 @WQWM www ATTORNEYS.

Sept-23, 1952 Y 5.516.055 2,611,616

BOARD GAME APPARATUS Filed May 10, 1950 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN1/5611212163 -EMMA En KLosS YZ- Sept. 23, 1952 E. E. KLoss BOARD GAME APPARATUS 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed May 10, 1950 ANW-Nmap MMA-E. Kloss bye MMR, @we 6m ATTORNEYS.

Septzs, 1952 IE. Loss V 2,611,616

' BOARD GAME APPARATUS Filed May 10, 1950 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 ATToRNYs.

Patented Sept. 23, 1952 UNITED" STATE- BoAan'lGAME ABPAnAUs-,f Eimanniess, ohicago,-1i1;.f estimation May-10,4950, serial-N0; itunes; 1 7` o1aims..vv (C1. 27.37134) Thezfpresent i. invention relates; in generali: tot:

gaines, :and has more, particularreference -to .new y and improved gameiapparatus affording opportu;

nities for.V .the .playing roi gaines. incorporating novel .combinations .onziwhichfto4 base scoring: or

otheriagame ideterminants:::

An .important Aobject of vzth'e 'l invention isi to provide game kelementsincludinga deck vof cards,.`f'

a setofLdicc, agame-board and a'set ofmen for movement onithe board,v the. gaine elements being interz-relatedifas'bymeans of indicia-"and color marking formed thereon; a furtherobject being to provide' a multiple .suit deck of cards wherein corresponding card groups of the vseveral suits arercross indexed, as by meansaof 'colors markings; and-a still further. object .being to provide a set offdicecorrelated with'ther several suits of theA cardfdeckand alsovvith said cross indexed card groups; yet*1 another object' being to* providela game board correlatedwith the several suits oi` the card'deckand also with the `cross indexed* card lgroups thereof.

Another -important Objectis to provide'a game-` boardfhaving a track for movable gaine piecesor men including adjustable means for determining playing conditions' along thetrack.' v Another importantpbject is--t'o'ipr'ovide gaine apparatusincluding cards', dice and game board" whereinfthe-movement of? gaine pieces bn'the boardfmay be determined-by the drawing of cards inconjun'ction with the throw ofdice;y a further object l'beingto pro'videgarnev apparatus WhereeY by the game may besCOred-interms of movement of Y game `pieceson aboard in conjunctienwith thecvalu'e-of cards'drawn orotherwise distributed from a card deck. Y y

Another: object is f to provideA .i game: :apparatus adapted-for use iin'playingitlie; noilgame or` 2 games made po ssible;fbyxgthe foregoingynovelties 540 as vwell :as manyA vconventional card-dice, and' otherrand #im-proved -featuresof :the ,garnefnpparatus games; l.a /further- .objectv being ,toeprovide appa.-

ratus whereby .gamesbasedA-` upon AastrologicakVv lorie; may be played.` l

The foregoing and numerous other important obj'ects,jadvantagesand' inherent functions ofthe inventicmV ,willi become apparent 55th-A3 mme is. more-fullyun'derstood from the; 'followingdescrip=A f tion which, taken' in connect-ienl with the" accordi-JV panying drawing-sdiscloses a"preferredlembdin,

mentlfof the invention. 'i

Referring: tos the"dravvings:.:,l.-

Figure l'1 illustratesfcards; comprisingc'orrel come? plete :twelveccards suit of ;.anveightfsuit .cardfdeekvz embodying :.thegeinventionau' game .boar-de' FiguresQ, 10, 11,212, `13, 14 andl 15 respectivelyare vdeveloped views Vvof 'the faces f'of;'dicelf embed `ing the'inventiomi and Figure: 16Y is a .perspective viewV Aofer'adiegcortaining the 'facevrnarkings showninFiguretQ To illustrate the.y invention .thefdr'awings sliowe playingcards;` dic'e`,1a game board and: playingr= piecesi'or men, theffcardsfbeing Vshown inFigssf' 1'15;. the dice. infligs- 9-i16; thevgameboard'zin Figs.` l6 and 7 Vand the Amen in lFigi 8.1v JIn-fthisea connection the invention `contemplatesel deck of! cards comprising eight suits of twelve'oa'rolseachlfe:- Y

The cardsoff eachsuit fare preferably` numbered?v in sequence" Vfrom voneitoftwelve,` fasshovvnfin 1, in which the twelve numbered-cardsoffla suit'` are` illust'rateolf; :the: card value"4 numbersl being preferably disposed i'nvdiag'onally opposed cornersVIL of the .-cardsf; Ifdesiredfthe twelve" cards lofi each suitfin addition'to'orLinffplace of the nurnbers, maybe marked' respectively with lthetw'elve' signs fof the 'Zodiac' and thev calendar period's' corresponding torsuch I'sig'ns,"to' wit: lAriesflthl rain,1March Zl-April 19; Taurus, the bull, iAprl-f July 22-August22'; Virgo", the virging'AugustV-ZZ;

sepienmer 23'; Libra, thescalesgseptember#23:@

october.; 23:' Scorpio; the scorpion-joctoberzizse November 22;! Sagittarius. thel arCheLfNVemb'er v 22-December21; Capricorn, the` goat;L vDe'cernb 21January 20; Aquarius; ythel-vvater'man', ;J an ary 20'-February 19; and Pisces;ithelshesiFebru-J ary y'1Q-March 21. 'f f The cards of the several suits"` also may-'bei distinguished' by suit indicia,'preferablyz1in the.'c form offeolored suit spots in thediagonalcornersf ofgthetcards, around the card value*numbers;asi-

shown in'FigffZ, 'Which' illustrates corresponding-f` cards of the several suits. If desired, the several suits may be named for astrological designations and marked accordingly with the names or symbols of said designations. Thus, the eight suits may be respectively called Sun, Moon, Mars, Mer- 5 cury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Wild Sky suits; and the suit identifying spots may respectively and correspondingly comprise yellow, blue, red, purple, green, brown, white circ1e..and white square, respectively identied in the drawings by the reference numerals 2|, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 21

and 28. The cards of the several suits are also crossindexed in groups as by means of suitable indicia preferably in the form of a band or bands of color in the body of the card. These Vpreferably diagonally disposed color bands on the faces of the cards may represent the elements Fire, Earth, Air and Water corresponding with and represented by color bands of red, green, yellow and 2o blue, designated respectively in Athe drawings lby reference numerals 29, 39, 3| and V32, the red index bands A29 being applied on the ione, iive and nine cards oi each' suit; the green bands 39 being applied on the two, six vvand ten cards; the yellow bands 3| being 'appliedto the three; seven and eleven cards; and the blue bands; 32 being applied to the four, eight and'twelve cards of eachsuit.

yPreferably the colors red, green, yellowand blueof the Across index bands 29, 33, 3| and 32 are of darker color shades thanA the colors applied in the red, green, yellow and blue suit spotsV 23,'25, 2|V and 22. The color bands 129, 38,'3I and 32 are preferably applied as parallel spaced 35 bands across. the cardmin preierably diagonal fashion; and the space between the said parallel bands may be used ffor the display Vthereinlof appropriate 'astrological or other matter, as'for example, game score bonus yor penalty directives.

In vaddition to the twelve numbered ,or otherwise identiedfcards thereof, each suit may include.l `an additional preferably un-numbered card, as shown'in Fig. 3. These cards. may be regarded as .a wild suit'card, or ,each mayV be usedzas .the King card of its corresponding suit,` when using the cards of any four ofthe suits' for playing any'conventional card game. The medial: portions of theseV additional'suit cards maybe'used 'for the displayv of astrologicalforf50 other matter, `asfor examplepgame score bonus' or penalty directives.' A

1 A' pair of wild or joker cards 34 and 35 respectively designated Milky Way and Comet may also be provided as shown in Figures 4 and 5.

- The card deck thus comprises a total 'of one hundred and six cards, which ii desiredmay be used as two separate conventional card decks of fifty-two cards and a joker each;v or thecards maybe employed in novel fashion hereinafter indicated and described inplaying entirely new games.;

. In this connectionthe presentinvention con templates thef use cfa novel game board, 'shown in Figures G-andj'?` in conjunction with the im; proved card deckY for game purposes. To this end;-the game board comprises a base panel '36 of-preferably rectangular configuration and af preferably circular-disc V31- pivotedI for turning-Y movement on and above the base panel. vOutwardly of the marginal Vedge ofthe disc 31; the bas'e panel is formed 'with' a' preferably circular endless playing' trackv or Vcourse 38 'divided into' three .hundred and sixty-six segments 39 which" may represent the days of the calendar year.'

4 These segments may be subdivided in groups to form consecutive sections of the track which may be identied by the names of the calendar months, to wit: the January section, 4|; the February section, 42; the March section, 43; the April section, 44; the May section, 45; the June section, 46; the July section, 41; the August section, 49; the September section, 49; the October section, 5|); the November section, 5|; the December section, 52. The width of the segments 39 is preferably adjusted so that the sections 4|-52 are of equal length, although this is not essential. It will be noted, however, that each segmenty 39 corresponds with a particular day of the year, the segment corresponding with February 29, leap year day, being preferably marked to distinguishit-from the remaining sections.

rI'he disc 31 also is divided into seven segments 6|, 62, 63, E4, 65, 6B and 61 as by means of radial lines 53 marked thereon... Each of the segments is preferably colored in accordance with .the suit identifying color spots of the card suits 2i-21, that is to say, the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn card suits. If desired, arepresentation of the 'fanned cards of veach suit may be formed, as shown, in the appropriate corresponding sections of the game board. It

will be noted that the Wild Sky suit 28 is not represented upon the turnable dial portion-31 of the game board. A replica of the 'cards of the Wild Sky suit', however, may be formed on the board 35, preferably in the corners of the board, wherein portions' of YtheY cardsf ofA said Wild Sky suit 28 are arranged-in fanned A relationship in groups of three card replicas in each of the four corners of the board, in accordance with the cross-indexing color' strips 29, 3i); 3 and 32 of said Wild Sky'suit. 'Asshownfav replica of portions ofthe three'red striped cards 1,-5 and 9, namely the rire cards' ofthe suit, may bearranged at station 54 in the lower right-handv corner of the board, viewinglig.v 6.' `Areplica of the earth cards oflsaid suit, numbered 2, G and l0, identied by green color stripes may be disposed at a stationV 55 inthe lower left-hand corner of the board. A replica of the air cards of said suit, numbered 3, 7 and 11, and identiiied by yellow stripes may be disposed at a station 56 in the upper left-hand corner of the board. 1A replica of the water cards of said suit, numbered 4, 8 and 12,-andidentied by blue stripes, may be disposed at a-station 51 at the upper right-hand corner of the board.

In addition, the board may also contain replicas 58 and 59 respectively of the Milky Way and Comet cards 34 and 35.

The present invention further contemplates the embodiment of playing pieces or men which may be formed as illustrated in Figure 8, there being a total of sevenplaying pieces provided, each distinguishable from theothers by suitable marking. To this end the playing pieces may have portions thereof distinctively colored to correlate each piece with its corresponding game board section and card suit. As shown, the playing piece 1| `may be coloredyellow to correspond with the board segment 6| and with the Sun playing suit 2|. The pieces 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 11 likewise may --respectively be coloredeblue, red, purple, green, brown and white tocorrespond with the board segments |52-61,l and with the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn suits 22-21. These playing pieces may be`used,

as'hereinafter more fully described, as travelling marked respectively -WiththeA numerals '9,'10313 ands 4. It'iwillberseen l.that the numerals carried `i by eachf die add up tosa Ytota'koff; `26. It will lbef.

comprising: thev dice 8 I 82 @and *83j contain z the numeral-leal.; 5, and.y 9 whichlare;thefidentifyingi numbers ofzthe suit: cardsLcarryingzthe;red;erossgf indexing :bands2 20;' 'the greenffaoets |00? contain ii theLnurneralsJG'-, 2 'and l0 corresponding withithe 454 identifying s. numbers 'of ther'suit cards carrying the s green indexingstripes; pthezyel-low ff acets c I0 Ii'containthe numeralsjf; 11 andrSeorrespondo-z; ing-With the identifyingnumbersxof .th`e1suitzoardsl theblue sfa'oetszxl 02 contain: the mumeraisv 12, 8 '1 an'dxi kcorrespond.ing;;witi1theidentifying num-- bersfsof the-.suit cards l earryirig.fthe?:billet-,crossindexing jbandsg32. The ieoloredgiacets :of z there dice: 84; I8 fandf 66 Xfembodythe 1 identical arrange-- 55 mentomdentifying numeralstherein.

The lremaining: die; B'Iifshownm in; Figs: T15, has.: four faeetsr ID3; I 04,21 051andpI 0 6 flabeledarespecftively@withftheilnotations fStopaf'rfCometr .core respondingfwiththerwild or -jokerfeard`35'; fWild .50 Skyworrespondingtwith 'the'.Wild Skye card rsuit 2 8 rand; Milky -Way 'corresponding with theu 1; Wild orjokervoard34z Y It will be seen from the foregoing thatrflthe playing.' cards; theY dice; the; ,playingvgpieces-and '05 determi-ning. possibiiitiesrof theepresent .Afinventiona75 f 5 "'te'rmiiiiati'clin-sion'k oontiiol'lingrtlieszadvancementio l 1combnationcardedrawfiandfdicethrowm f carryingmred andr-brownl suit identifying spots.' 931135?? a'nd' SB'liave 4theirifaietes-99; '1I 00,251 I 0 I- 'and 1102i dice, innumerable2eombiiatiomfxofruiesieressr@ indexingzcoiorssand suitz c'olors'anayibeobtain d forccontrllinglthefdrami fecardsiinsuessionr* 382i@ A Sincefzthefdicearezmarkd at/itl'nefe'eireee tciithemarking..ofethencards 'it iswbviousothat many ehance ideterminants for itheedramvingeoni playingoflcards maybe'fobtained byfoastixfgeth diee-ffFurthermore the interrelated. markings: te dieerandscards, .being also-related -to'ithemarkingfi ofothefplaying 'pieces the markingxofffth boardrzsegmentsffalluemuitifariouschance ef- An important :aspect of zlthe presenti-invention iuithermore;.:resides in' the i provision :forgadj us ingetire dise iS-Ifgand'its cross -reierencedfsegments with respect to' thefplaying :tracknfa Byzadjustaf. ing the disc 31 either arbitrarily oninaoeordancea withSetiirulesythezvarioussegmentsl mayf. be;dis. posedfiinposition registering i vi-th-por11-ions:ofsthe F playing-.ftraarek; tol therebya determinepmovementi of- :zcorresp ondinglyfgreereneedf :playingL Irpieees vsuc lqtraok- .zoriesw` More-sparticularlw-gin athis@ 0 fconneetiorrgthe travel :of"xalilayingpiece, along-theml track- 38 mayebe ffaciiitated, fbysuitableigame rule', i,

segments-offeolor ecorrespondi-ngato .theeplayingg piece@'andJ mayfbemade more,l-dimeultwduring travel-Soi? .the pieceoppositeethendiso segments'.

In ordertofillustrateg gamepossibi;lities,-.theliolyei lowing rules mayfbenadopted:Aforathefplayinggof,L aspeei-ficgame; 1 t f v1 f. A Thezplayersfup te'sevenri-nmumbertake placesfr sierr asadealera :i Y i. n. Y:

ThesdiaL-poinftensis. set onmthetracks-metile.; graduation foorrespondingirwithfthe birtl'i'J-datelon. the dealer, thus-ladgjustingfthedialtsegmentsi j opfgx; positeecorrespending-z seeti-ons off tlieti'acl{i}v Ea'czh playeras-assigned thesuit color o thedial' s'egrg; ment nearestwtowthe playenfwhomses: theorrea; spondingly coloredplay-ingV pieeeorman .,fllig,

Y n v tantiilglgposition on the track eaoh at the'gra'datio'rife respondingfyvith .the respeotivebirthsdatelof playento whichtthei piece, has been assigned t.

The eoardsaarezthenzwell ,shuffled andgutff they ldealer. then .distributes one. card., in Lturnz: to

each player,fandmlacestheibalaneeof thoardjji pack, .face:r,1ioWn,.-= innthegcirolejat. thepcentengof the dial. Thereaften eachsplayeigrstarting/with" the:-1 dealeigl -periorms the .IQIlOWingQLaCts,.(i' draws,oneeeardz-fromzthe toprof theardpaek'f'on:

moves the playersplaying niece, as indieatedby* theeard umwanddic'e'thowiiaridf(4r optiauif discards one :card upon the discard pile'ne't tog: the card pack."v v l l` 'K I if, the ,player in the yinitial dea1,=. or by quent draw from'v the card'fpack'or disea tainsaeardeof suiteolor matching-'.thedise ment registeredswiththe .tracksection inyvh-ieh f thehplayers, IrianristhenidisposedptheJmariisiima'? mediatelyradyaneed a fstated. l-:numberf-eofs day gradiiati-ens .zeri-ftheftraokaf. Such aduanoe ,maybe s" the number of-,graduati'ons'equalrntothenumenieal facesvalue of-ethefdrawn -or.dealt-card, or amarbi'e trary number oi graduatins, as fifteen lth 7,1- card be a wild suit card,'zortwenty if the card-b either fof the jokerA cards 34 andl35r'; y 'The playing lpiece may also be` advancedinI accordance with the dice throw, providing the throw.

shows' either-the playerssuit color, or the suit colorof the. disc segment opposite which the players 'man is -thenf disposed on the track,v If :the players suit color is` otherwise not.

thrown, however, the playing piece may-be ad- In the event that the dice throw shows the Y. "Stopf facetof theWild die, the dice' "throwV score is cancelled vand the 'piece may not be rnovedunlessv the players piece'is located inthe track'section opposite the disc segment bearing l the players suit color, in which event the throw of theStop facet is 'ineiectiv'e to cancel the dicethrow score. s

A throw of dice showingitherthe "Comet or the Milky Way die facet may be made to' increase' the dice throw score, as by doubling the same,''if-thelplayers' piece is in a track zone ooposite a-stated disc segment,- such as theyellow segment. l:Should the WildSky facet Ashow in a'dice throw the scoremaybe increased, as `by three timesor other `arbitrarily set bonus. Nu-

merous other bonus or` penalty conditions may beset by agreement or rule based on the interrelation of numeral; color,` and Wild markings on'thcards, dice and the adjustable disc of the y playing board, as will be apparent;

The object ofv the game may beV tion of the circuit of the track and the collection in hand of as many cards of the players suit as possible, and the collection of cards of the WildSky card suitfin V cross-indexed sets of three. 1n this connection the'game may be made toend when one player completes the circuit of the' track, or may be allowed 'to Vcontinue until all have completed the? circuit.` Alternately' the gameI may be made to end when at least vone player has completed a circuit of the track and a player Vhas,completed the collection of a compeltesilt. l .Y .i Y J In collect'ingj suit cards, the Comet and MrilkyuWayj cards may be substituted for any card in' Vthe deck., The extra unnumbered suit cards may be used each as substitute for any numbered card of its suit.r yThe cards of the Wild Sky suit may be substituted only for the corresponding cards of any other suit. Y

Game score points may be awarded on any desired or ,selected basis. For example, points might be awarded as follows:

100 nointsto rst player .to complete the track circuit. Y.

50 points to next player to complete the track circuit, Y :pointsgto third player to completethe track circuit. 150 points to player first collecting complete suit,

vwithout wild cards or other substitutes. 100`pcints to other players collecting complete suits without wild cards or other substitutes. 50 points to rall players collecting suitscompleted with aid of wild' or substitute cards. 'points for each triplet set of Wild .Sky suit 'cards.

the comple- F'rom theiforegoing; it will be, seen .that the novel cross matching or indexing of the cards. dice, playing board andy-playing men, as -by means of color and numerical indicia, in accordance with the present invention, affords `great chance'flexibility in the assignment of playing penalties and bonuses, and in otherwise affecting playing conditions. These improvements vare vailcrded ynotonly bythe provision of an adjustable board wherebyto regulate the playing conditions along thetrack, but also by the cross indexing, as by numeral rindicia and color, of tl'ie-` cards with the dice, aswell as by the matching, as by color, of the playing pieces and the track adjusting disc segmentswith the card suits and dice. 1

It is thought thatthe invention and its numerous attendantadyantages will be understood from theforegoing description.and it is obvious,v

that numerous changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the several parts without departing. from the scope or spirit of the invention, or sacrificing 'any of its attendant advantages, the form Vherein disclosed being a selected` embodiment for the purpose -of illustrating the invention. A Y y The invention is hereby claimed as follows:

1. Game apparatus comprising a board having a circular track graduated in steps representing the days of the calendar-year, a disc turnably mounted onsaid board in position within and with its peripheral edge in registration with said track, said disc atand inwardly of its edge being marked vto denne seven segments', forming play controlling Y, zones; adjustable around the circular track by turning the disc on the board, differentiated playing pieces markedito correspond each with'a matching oneof said segments and movable around the circular trackv in moves determined by the chance drawing of cards and throwing of dice, as modiiied by the adjustment of said disc, a pack of cards comprising a plurality of thirteen-card suits each marked to correspond with a matching one of said segments of the disc, an additional wild suit and a pair of joker cards, the cards of the several suits of said pack being cross indexed by color markings to correlate the same in sets comprising the first, iifth and ninth cards; the second, sixth and tenth cards;` the third,seventh and eleventh cards; and the fourth,

.eighth vand twelfth cards of the several suits, a

set of seven-'dica each die of said set having a pair of opposed faces Vmarked to correspond with a matching one of said' segments, at least one of said dice having its remaining four faces marked to correspond respectively with said additional wild suit, said joker4 cards and a stop symbol, the remaining dice having their remaining four faces marked with number symbols, in the range, between and including one and twelve and so arranged that theY numbers represented on Vthe faces of each of said dice total twenty-six, said number symbol carrying faces being also clored in conformity with the cross indexing colors of said cards. l A

.2. Game apparatus comprising a board having with its peripheral edge in registration with said track, said' disc at and 'inwardlyof its edge being marked to' deiiriea plurality ofjsegments, forming play controlling zones adjustable around the circular track by "turning thedisc on the board, a plurality ofY differentiated' playing pieces movable around the circular track in moves determined of each of ,saidA dice total twentysix,'said'nu'm Y'.ber; vcarrying faces being also contrastingly'col- -ored' tof cross index said numbers in numeral sets comprising one,.flve and nine; two, six and ten; ,three, seven vand eleven;l and four, eight and Utwelve.` a t x11. A set of dice, each .die of saidsetihaving `having its remaining four faces marked respectively with the numbers three, four, nine and ten, ,-thefaces marked one, ve and nine being colnored red.' those marked two, six and ten being colored green, those marked three, seven and :eleven being` colored yellow, and those' faces marked four, eight and twelve being coloredblue.

1.2. Game apparatus comprising a board having a circular track graduated in steps, a disc Vturnably mounted on said board in position within and with its peripheral edge in registration with said track, said disc at its edge being marked to define a plurality of segments, forming play controlling zones, adjustable around the circular track by turning the disc on the board. and a set of dice, each die of saidset having a pair of opposed races formed with an individual diev distinguishing marking to correlate each die with a corresponding segment of the board, at least one die of said set having its remaining four faces .marked with game controlling wild indicia, .therremaining dice of the set having theirremaining four facesrmarked with number symbols ontheichance determination of playing conditions on the circular track of the, board.

13. Gameapparatus comprising `a board having Yfacircular track graduated in. steps, a disc zturnably mounted on said board in position within and having its peripheraledge in registration vvith said track, said disc ,at its edgebeing Ymarked to dene aY plurality of segments, formingplay controlling zones adjustable,V around the circular track by turning the disc on theboard, 4anda pack of-playing cards marked toidentify the individual cards in sets and to correlate 'each set with acorrespondingoneof said segments of thedis.. e 1,4- .Grame apparatus Comprising a board hav.- inga circular track graduated in steps, a ,dS turnably mounted on `said board in position within and having its peripheral edge registration with said track, said disc at its edge being marked to define a plurality of segments, forming play controlling zones, adjustable around the circular track by turning the disc on the board, a

pack of playing cards markedto identify the individual cards in sets and to correlate each set with af corresponding one of said segments of the disc, and a. set of dice, each` die of said set hav- 'ing a lpair of opposed faces formed with an individual die distinguishing marking to correlate 'each diewith a corresponding segment of the disc, at least one die of said set having itsremaining four faces marked with game controlling wild indicia, the remaining dice of the set having their remaining four -faces marked with symbolsfor the chance determination of playing conditions on the circular track of the board.

..15. Game apparatus comprising a board having a circular track graduated in steps, a disc turnably mounted on said board in position "within andiwith vits peripheral edge iii-registration v vithrsaid track, said disc at its edge being marked todeiine a plurality-of segments, forming play controlling zones, adjustable around the circular track by turning the disc onthe board, a set of dice. each die of said set having aI pair of opposed faces formed with an individual die distinguishing marking to correlate each -die with a corresponding segment of the disc, at least one die of said set having its remaining four faces marked with game controlling` vwild indicia, the remaining dice of theset havingtheir remaining four faces marked withsymbols for the chance determination of playing fconditions onthe circular track of the board, and a set of playing pieces or men each marked to correlate the same with a'corresponding segment of the board.

1B. Game apparatus comprising a board having a circular track graduated in steps, va disc turnablyl mounted Von said board Vin position within and havingV its peripheral edge in registrationvvith said track, said disc at its edge being marked to define a plurality of segments, formlng play controlling zones, adjustable around the circular track by turning the disc on the board, a pack of playing cards marked to identify the individualcards in sets and to correlate each set with a corresponding one or' said segments ol' the disc, and a set of playing pieces or men each marked to correlate the saine with a corresponding segment of the disc.

17. Game apparatus comprising a board having a circular track graduated in steps, a disc turnably mounted on said board in position within and having its peripheral edge in registration withsaid track, said disc at its'edge being marked to define a plurality of segments, form'- ing play controlling zones adjustable around the circular track by turning the disc onthe board, a pack of playing cards marked to identify the individual cards insets and to correlate each set with a corresponding one of said segments of the disc, and a set of dice, eachdie of said set having a pair of opposed 'faces formed with an individual die distinguishing v'marking to correlate each Idie with a corresponding segment of the disc, 4at least one die of said set having its remaining four faces marked with game controlling wild indicia, the remaining dice of the set having their remaining four faces marked with symbols for the chance determinationof playing conditions on the circular track of the board, and a 'set of playing pieces or men each marked to correlate the same with a corresponding segment of the disc. Y

`EMMA E. KLOSS.

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

` UNITED STATES PATENTS Y Number Name Y Date 1,315,907 BurlewY Sept. 9, .1919 1,323,872 Lajava Dec. 2, 1919 1,409,029 Riordan 'Mar. 7, 1922 1,524,529' Allen Jan, 27, 1925 1,798,67 2 Hines Main-31, 1931 1,811,960 Orr"; June 30, 1931 2,044,122 Michener June 16, 1936 2,215,352 -llory` l Sept; 17,- 1940 2,215,696 Y Graves Sept. 124, 1940 f -`r{o1 a E IGNPrifrENtrs" Number "."Couritry/.lffDate 855,573 France v.. e Feb 19, 1949

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/243, 273/146, 273/249
International ClassificationA63F1/00, A63F1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63F1/06
European ClassificationA63F1/06