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Nov. 25, 1958 K. P. FISCHL COMBINATION DICE AND CARD GAME Fil ed June 13,1956
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YOU WHICH MEANS 000s ARE EVEN, a e 0 YOU MUST PUT UP WHICH MEANS vou Two CHIPS TO GET ONE CHIP FOR INVENTOR WIN ONE. 7 EACH ONE YOU KARL p HSCHL p J J Y W ATTORNEY United States Patent 2,861,809 COMBINATION DICE AND CARD GAME Karl P. Fischl, Plandome Manor, N. Y. Application June 13, 1956, Serial No. 591,171 2 Claims. (Cl. 273--141) This invention relates to a combination dice and card game, and specifically a dice and card game which depends upon the players skill, as well as chance, for its progress.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a game in which certain problems are posed for the players, which problems can be solved by the throwing of one or more dice.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a game which will hold the attention of one or more participants.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a game which may be played by persons of a wide age disparity, with equal enjoyment.
A feature of the present invention is its use of problem cards to set the tasks for each player.
Another feature of the present invention is its use of a novel card holding and indicating board.
The invention consists of the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as herein illustrated, described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing, forming a part hereof, is illustrated one form of embodiment of the invention, in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the card holding and indicating board, according to the present invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan View of the spacer member shown in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a section taken on line 33 in Figure 1 of the card holding and indicating board.
Figure 4 illustrates two problem posing cards in ac cordance with the present invention.
Figure 5 illustrates a pair of dice such as are suitable for the playing of the present game.
Referring to the drawings, and particularly to Figures 1 and 3, indicates a circular tray-shaped board having upstanding sides 11 and a base 12. Within the board 10 and spaced from the inside of the upstanding wall 11 there is secured a ring 13. The ring 13 is preferably made of felt or some such material and is provided with an internal step 14. The interior of the board 1%) is divided into a plurality of pie-shaped compartments, indicated by the numerals 1 through 12, shown in Figure 1 by a number of small partitions 15. The partitions 15 extend through slots (not shown) in the inner felt ring member 13, so as to divide the space between the member 13 and the wall portion 11 into a series of compartments 16.
An inner member 17 best shown in Figure 2, completes the construction of the board 10, and consists of a transparent disc 18 and a pivotally mounted arrow 19, which is carried at the center of the disc 18. The disc 18 may be made of glass or some suitable plastic such as cellulose acetate, polyvinyl alcohol, or the like. A knob 20 is provided on the shaft 22 of the pointer 19, and extends above the disc 18. The pointer 19 is carried below the disc 18, as shown in Figure 3. A suitable bearing 21 surrounds the shaft 22 of the spacer member 17, to permit it to rotate freely once the knob 20 is twisted.
A plurality of playing cards 23 which may number 120 is provided for use in conjunction with the game. Each card has on the face thereof a problem constituting a task which must be performed by the player who draws the card. Two such cards are illustrated in Figure 4. The cards are divided evenly into twelve groups after each shuflling, and are inserted within the compartments 16 around the edge of the playing board 10.
To make the game more interesting each of the players may be required to place chips in a pot before the game starts. Thereafter, each of the players spins the pointer 19 to determine which player shall spin first. The higher number on this spin off is permitted to make the first spin of the game. The first player spins the dial and selects a card from the front of the compartment indicated by the pointer 19. He then attempts to solve the problem stated on the card 23 which he has selected, by means of throwing the number of dice specified in the problem. If he is successful he withdraws from the pot the number of chips indicated on the card. If the player is unsuccessful he places the number of chips which he has put up as his 'bet that he could solve the problem within the pot. The dice are thrown on top of the spin ner 17 Within the circular board and against the felt ring 13.
The next player then has the opportunity of spinning the pointer 19, selecting a card and attempting to solve the problem stated thereon. After each spin and throw of the dice by a player, the card is returned to the back of the compartment 16, from which it was taken. When the number of chips in the pot are reduced to an agreed minimum, each player is required to add one or more chips to the pot. A top limit may also be placed upon the size of the bet which any individual player may make in the game.
The odds posed in the various problems may be based upon mathematical computations so as to render the game a true test of skill.
From the foregoing it will be seen that. there has been provided a game which combines elements of chance with elements of skill, and which may be played by a large number of persons with interest to all.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United States, is:
1. A combined dice and card game consisting of a circular tray-shaped board, a ring member disposed within the board and spaced from the sides thereof, a plurality of upstanding partition members within the board radiating from the center thereof and dividing the said board into pie-shaped compartments and the space between the said ring and board wall into a plurality of upstanding card receiving pockets formed in the periphery of said board, a spinner member carried within the tray-shaped member spaced from the bottom thereof consisting of a transparent disc coextensive with the inside diameter of the ring member, a pivotally mounted pointer carried beneath the disc and a knob extending above the disc for spinning the said pointer to indicate a specific pocket, a plurality of problem defining cards bearing dice throwing instructions thereon, removably carried within the board pockets and a plurality of dice to be thrown upon the disc for solving the various problems posed by the cards.
2. A combined dice and card game according to claim 1, in which the ring member is provided with an internal step adapted to receive the disc thereon and hold it above the bottom of the said board.
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