US 3326557 A
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June 20, 1967 A. B'ERENDT 3,326,557
APPARATUS FOR PLAYING NEWSPAPER HEADLINE GAME Filed June 11, 1964 INVENTOR.
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3,326,557 APPARATUS FOR PLAYING NEWSPAPER HEADLINE GAME Alfred Berendt, Buckberg Mountain Road, Tomkins Cove, N.Y. 10986 Filed June 11, 1964, Ser. No. 374,462 2 Claims. (Cl. 273-130) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A newspaper headline game apparatus having an elon gated rectangular shaped gameboard with parallel transverse recesses on one surface and with parallel longitudinally arranged recesses on the reverse side surface thereof for receiving removable playing pieces containing the letters of the alphabet in side-by-side removable relationship, said one surface simulating a front page of a standard-sized newspaper, and said reverse surface simulating a front page of a tabloid newspaper, the recesses being positioned to arrange the playing pieces so as to form headlines.
This invention concerns a newspaper headline game.
According to the invention there is provided a game in which one can play the game in solitaire or two or more players or all members of a family can compete in filling in letters in prescribed spaces on a game board to spell out a newspaper headline. In the embodiment of the invention shown, a game board simulating a front page of a full, standard size newspaper has recesses which can be filled in with letters to spell out a headline. The reverse side of the game board is similarly arranged except that the game board simulates the front page of a tabloid or half size newspaper.
It is therefore a principal object of the invention to provide a novel game board for playing a newspaper game in which two players can compete by alternately filling in letters in prescribed spaces on a game board to spell out one or more lines of a headline.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a game board and game pieces.
FIG. 1A is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on line 1A-1A of FIG. 1.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the game board of FIG. 1 in an inverted position.
FIG. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on line 3-3 of FIG. 2.
Referring to the drawings, there is shown a rectangular game board 25 which may be a panel made of plastic material, heavy cardboard, wood, composition material, or the like. The board is preferably about eleven inches wide and about fifteen inches long which is approximately the size of a tabloid newspaper or one half the size of a standard, full size newspaper. On one side 26 of the board are two rectangular, parallel recesses 28, 30 each about two inches wide and about ten inches long. The recesses are spaced apart by a narrow ridge 29 about a quarter of an inch wide. These recesses are located near 3,326,557 Patented June 20, 1967 "ice i the upper edge of side 26. Rectangular playing or game pieces 32 can be fitted into the recesses side by side. On the front of each of the game pieces is imprinted a different letter 33 and on the back is a small number 31 used in scoring the game. The back of the game piece can be blank to serve as a spacer between words or may have numbers,exclamation points, periods, commas, and so forth. The narrow space 34 on side 26 above the upper recess 28 bears lettering 35 simulating the title of a newspaper. The longer space 36 below recess 30 bears columns 37 of simulated newspaper articles. The side 26 is made up to simulate a front page of a tabloid size newspaper with the recesses extending transversely between longer edges 38, 39 while shorter edges 40, 41 are at the top and bottom of the page.
FIG. 2 shows the reverse side 27 of the board made up as the top half of a standard size newspaper page. Two long rectangular recesses 28a, 30a are located parallel to each other and extend between the shorter edges 40, 41. The recesses thus extend perpendicular to the recesses 28, 30 on side 26. The recesses 28a, 30a are about fourteen inches long and about two inches wide. Of course, any other dimensions can be used. The recesses are spaced apart by a ridge 42 about one-quarter inch wide. These recesses may also receive the game pieces 32 in side-byside relationship to spell out a headline. The game pieces will be frictionally engaged at upper and lower edges by upper and lower edges 43, 44 of each of the recesses at either side of the game board.
In narrow space 34a above the recess 28a is lettering 35a simulating a newspaper title and in wide space 36a below recess 30a are columns 37 of simulated newspaper articles.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1s:
1. A newspaper headline game, comprising a rectangular game board having two short opposite edges and two long opposite edges, a tabloid newspaper page layout on one side of the board including a simulated newspaper title and a plurality of simulated news articles, said title being spaced from said news articles to define a wide space extending from one long edge to the other long edge near one of the short edges, 2. pair of parallel rectangular recesses formed in said space in said side of the board, and a plurality of rectangular game pieces, each piece having a letter on one side thereof, said pieces fitting into the several recesses in side-by-side relationship to spell out a simulated newspaper headline.
2. A newspaper headline game, comprising a rectangular game board having two short opposite edges and two long opposite edges, a tabloid newspaper page layout on one side of the board including a simulated newspaper title and a plurality of simulated news articles, said title being spaced from said news articles to define a wide space extending from one long edge to the other long edge near one of the short edges, a pair of parallel rectangular recesses formed in said side of the board, one half of a standard size newspaper page layout on the other side of the board including another newspaper title and another plurality of simulated news articles, said other title being spaced from said other news articles to define another Wide space extending from the one short edge to the other short edge near the one long edge, another pair of parallel rectangular recesses formed in the other space in the other side of the board, and a plurality of rectangular game pieces, each piece having a letter on one side thereof, said pieces fitting into the recesses on either side of the board in. side-by-side relationship to spell out a simulated newspaper headline.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS Yarnall.
Emerson 273-135 Spiro 273134 Engelhardt.
Friedman et a1. 273-130 DELBERT B. LOWE, Primary Examiner.