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Publication numberUS818409 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1906
Filing dateDec 19, 1905
Priority dateDec 19, 1905
Publication numberUS 818409 A, US 818409A, US-A-818409, US818409 A, US818409A
InventorsAlice Bolton
Original AssigneeAlice Bolton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 818409 A
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' PATENTED APR. 24, 1906.




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BEST AVAILABLE COPY GA M E Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed December 19,1905. Serial No. 292,405.

to. 818,409. Patented April 24, 1906.

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALICE BOLTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented new and useful Improvements in Games, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to ii'n'provements in games.

The object of my invention is to provide a game apparatus which is compact, durable, and inexpensive and which may be used readily by young or old players and which requires very few instructions for its use.

The novel features of my invention are hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate the invention, Figure 1 is a plan view of the playing-board, showing some of the playing devices distributed thereon. Fig. 2 is a cross-section taken on the dotted line a b of Fig. 1.

Similar characters of reference denote similar parts.

The apparatus comprises a playing-board having on one face a plurality of marked places, preferably depressions in the board, and a plurality of set of playing devices for placing, respectively, upon said marked places the playing devices of each set, having corresponding means for distinguishing them In its preferable form the playing-board comprises a rectangular shee having a series of preforaticns, and a backingB, covering said perforations at one side of the sheet A. The said sheet on the opposite side is provided with a series of lines, preferably forming a polylateral figure, such as a five-pointed star, the functions of the lines being described hereinafter. In Fig. 1 I have represented a five-pointed star C, the border of termediate, respectively, the central perforation and the perforations Z, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The perfc rations are disposed in rows of three each, each row being parallel with an adj acent line forming one of the sides of the star. For example, the perforations 10, 4, and 9 are disposed in a row which is parallel with the lines M and J. The perforations 3, 14, and 5 are disposed upon opposite sides of and parallel with the said lines M and J.

N indicates a plurality of red disks forming playing devices of one set. The letter 0 denotes a series of blue disks forming the playing devices of another set.

The object of each player is to be the first one to place three playing devices in a straight line in any row of perforations or depressions, the person first succeeding in doing this being the winner of the game. Each player, while seeking to place three of his playing devices in a straight row of three, also endeavors to so place the devices as to prevent any of the other players from so arranging his playing devices, the border-lines of the star indicating to the ent groups of depressions, w ie are arranged in rows'of three each.

In playing the game each player in turn places a playing device in one of the depressions of the board. As shown in Fig. 1, the player playing the red devices N has sucthus winning the game from the other player, who has placed the blue disks 0 in the perfo rations or depressions 6, 5, and 10. a In a corresponding manner the player who would first place three playing-disks in the depressions formed by the central perforation, the perforation in one of the points, and the perforation intermediate the said perforation in the point and the central perforationas, for instance, the perforation 1, 14, and 4 would which comprises the lines D, E, F, G, H, I, J, succeed in winning the game.

K, L, and M. The perforations in the sheet My invention may be modified indifferent 'follows: The perforation A, hereinbeforo referred to, are arranged as 1 located in the center of the star-shaped figure and the perways without departing from its spirit.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Fatla ers the differ- I A from the devices of the other set. To distinceeded in playing the devices in the perforaguish the devices of the different sets, the tions or depressions 7, 2, 8, disposed parallel sets are preferably differently colored. with the border-lines F and I of the star, 0

forations 2 3, 4, 5, and 6 disposed radially, ent, is a respectively, in the different points of the 1. Agame apnaratuscomorisingaplayingstar. A series of perforations 7, 8, 9, 10, and board and a 1 laying de- 11 are disposed one between each two adjavices, tl ng correcent points of the star. A series of perforaspondi' 1g them 11c 55 tions 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 are arranged in a from e plavcircle around the central perforation 1 and iningfigure and marked places denoting the places for receiving the playing devices respectively, the marked places being disposed in rows arranged parallel respectively with the differ ent sides of the star-shaped figure.

2. A game apparatus comprising a playingboard and a plurality of sets of playing devices, the devices of each set having corre sponding means for distinguishing them from the devices of the other sets, the playing-board having on its face the figure of a five-pointed star and having on the same face a plurality of marked places for-receiving respectively the playing devices, the marked places being disposed one in the center and one u on and one between each point of the star, t e marked places upon and between the points being disposed respectively in rows disposed parallel respectively with the sides of the star.

3. A game ap aratus comprising a playingboard and a p urality of differentcolored sets of playing devices, the playingboard havin on one side a star-shaped figure and a plurality of depressions for respectively receiving the playing devices, the depressions being disposed one in the center of the star, one upon each point and one between each two points, the depressions being arranged in rows parallel with the different sides of the star respectively.

4. A game aplparatus coinprisinga playingboard and a p urality of different colored sets of playing devices, the face of the board having thereon the figure of a five-pointed i BEST AVAlLP Bl- COPY star, and having also a plurality of m places for receiving respectively the pl:- devices, the marked places being disp'o one in each point of the star and one betwe each two points, and a marked place inte mediate each marked place in the oints an the center of the star, the said mar ed place. forming rows of three each, the rows being disposed two rows parallel with and upor opposite sides respectively of each line forming a side of the star.

5. A game apparatus comprising a playingboard consisting of a sheet rovided with a plurality of perforations an a backing covering said perforations at one side of the sheet, the sheet having on the opposite side a figure in the form of a five-pointed star, the perforations being disposed one in the center of the star, one upon each point of the star,

and one between each two points, and a series arranged in a circle around the central perforation and intermediate respectively the central perforation and the perforations on' the points, the perforations being ar-"'

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Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/00094