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O United States Patent [1113,545,758
 Inventor Calvin L. Payne, Jr- 3,222,786 12/1965 Gingras 33/76 asthma-Hudson, New York 3,224,112 12/1965 Hanson 273/141X  1 1968 Primary Examiner-Anton O. Oechsle  e '1 Assistant Examiner-Paul E. Shapiro Continuation-impart of Ser. No. 475,156, Anomey Borst & Horst July 27, 1965, Patent No. 3,399,893,  Patented Dec. 8, 1970  Awgme grgg ax g g Corporation ABSTRACT: Game components which in combination are adapted to be used in the play of a simulated game of football corporation York and the like. Theprincipal components comprise a housing block and transparent cover therefor with an arrow indicator  STRATEGY GAME DEVICE mounted in the cover. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, football game strategy cards selected according to 1 Claim, 4 Drawing Figs.
- one s knowledge of offensive and defensive game strategy and 273/94 tactics are disposed in a slot defined by the cover and housing. 273/141 The offensive card contains indicia representing a play and lllim 7/06 possible outcomes. The defensive card is opaque and carries  Field Search 273/94, 88, indicia representing a d f The d f i eel-d overlies the offensive card and has apertures selectively revealing a plu- 6 R f Cited rality of the offensive card outcome indicia. The two cards are [5 l e placed in the housing block so that the revealed outcome in- UNITED STATES PATENTS dicia underlie the arrow indicator. which is spun to select a 2,260,467 10/1941 Lemay 273/94 particular one of the revealed outcome indicia by chance.
STRATEGY GAME DEVICE The application is a continuation-impart of US. Pat. application Ser. No. 475,156 issued on Sept. 3, 1968; U.S. Pat. No. 3,399,893.
This invention relates to amusement devices and, in particular, to game parts and components used in the operation and play of toy games and mechanisms.
The device which particularlyembodies the form of invention hereinafter disclosedis for employment in indoor games which simulate in the character of play outdoor games, such as football and the like. Where the device is used inassociation with an indoor type of football game, for example, the rules of play allow selection by the two players representing teams on offense and defense. The-selection is based on the strategies and tactics commonly employed in football by the team having the ball on offense and the defending team. Offensive maneuvers are indicated separately on strategy cards which are selected by the offensive team and defensive formations are represented on transparent cards which are chosen according to the defending team players prediction as to the tactics to be employed by the player representing the team on one of which will be indicated on spinning the arrow. The play continues using the arrow indicator in the play cards persuant to the rules and tactics the game the general play of which is otherwise simulated.
,One objector the invention is to provide a new and improved amusement device adapted to be employed in various types of indoor games requiring judgment and prediction for gaining objectives established in games normally played out of doors in accordance with accepted rules of play.
' Other objects and advantages of the invention may be appreciated on reading the following detailed description of one embodiment thereof which is taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:
I FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the game components comprising one embodiment of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of FIG; 2; and
FIG. 4 is a plan view showing in detail the disposition of the provided with a peripheral rim 14 which is directly supported along three sides atop the housing 6 so as to provide a slot l6 between the cover and housing. The fourth side of the cover is rimless and together with the forward edge of the housing 6 defines an opening 18 for communication with the slot to from the outside.
Referring to H6. 4, there is shown an offensive play card K9 in the housing 6 illustrating an offensive play diagram 20, verbal description 20a of the play, and indicia 21 indicating yard- ,age gained or lost, the completion or incompletion of pass plays etc. A selected defense card 22 is shown in P16. 4 placed in overlying position with respect to the selected offensive card in the slot 16. The defense card is chosen on the basis of the illustrated team formation 23 .which is thought to be most effective against a predicted offensive tactic. The card 22 is windowed as at 24 and has marginal indentations 25 so as to reveal the indicia on the underlying offensive card 19 indicating the possible results of each play. This portion 0 the card is contained within a circular area having marked off segments 26, each segment being provided with either a window or an indented marginal portion.
The spinner indicator I0 is provided with a depending vane or pointer 12 to facilitate reading its position after spinning. Intermediate the ends of the arrow is a pivot pin 30 which is rotatably mounted in the cover 8.
The game components as described and illustrated herein may be employed in conjunction with a game board having a simulated football field and playing pieces to afford a realistic impression of the actual play of the game, the play continuing according to the selection of offensive and defensive strategy cards and the play results indicated by the arrow pointer as explained hereinabove.
Various modifications of the game board and its components may be effected by persons skilled in the art without departing from the scope and principle of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
1. A game comprising a housing block and a transparent cover supported in spacedrelation over said block, an arrow indicator journaled in said cover, a play strategy card disposed in the space defined by the cover andthe block and bearing a plurality of play result indications, a second play strategy card overlying said first mentioned card within said space and having apertures for selectively revealing said indications on said first mentioned card with the thusly revealed indications positioned under said arrow indicator which is adapted thereby to point by chance after being spun to anyone of said revealed indications.