US 957800 A
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H. A. RICHARDSON.
APPLICATION FILED H1B. 1s, 1909.
Patented May 10, 1910.
naaomi fsf-arcuannson, on armaron, PENNSYLVLIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application tiledv February 13, 1909. Serial No. 477,575.
To all 'whom 'it may concern:
and instructive games may be played, thel invention comprehending a game apparatus whichis simple of construction and lwhich may be manufactured and sold 'at a comparatively low cost. l
Broadly and generally speaking the game apparatus comprises a board, a spinner, and a plurality of sets of chips.
'llhe preferred embodiments of the invention are disclosed in the accompanying draw ing wherein `igure 1 is a top plan view of the board of my improved game apparatus. Fig. `2 is a top plan View of the s inner. top plan view of one o each set of chips. F 1g. 4 is a top plan view of a slightly modified form of the board. Fig. 5 is a top plan view of a further modified forni' of the board, and Fig. 6 is a topplan view of the s inner used 1n connection with the board isclosed in Fig. 5. i
Referring toi the drawings by reference numerals, 1 designates the board ofmy improved game apparatus.. rllhe board is preferably polygonal in4 outline. 1n Fig. 1 of the drawings is shown a quadrilateral board,
.while in Fig. 4' is shown an ootagonalboard,
in other respects the boards being duplicates. Un the upper surface of the board are delineated by broad stripes a plurality of polygonal figures 2, 3 and 4 which are of relatively dilferent sizes and which are arranged one within the other. @n the quadrilateral board stripes 5, 6, 7 and 8, `and on the octagonal board stripes 5, 5", 6, 6b, 7, 7", and 8, 8b extend from points centrallybetween the ends of the sides of the inner figures 2 to the sides of the. boards, saidstri es centrally intersect-ing the sides of the intermediate iigures 3 and the outer ligures 4. On the quadrilateral board stripes 9, 10, 11, and 12, and on the octagonal board stripes 9, 9", 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, and 12, 12b, extend from the corners of the inner figures 2 to the cor- Fig. 3 is a nersof the boards, said stripes intersecting the intermediate figures 3 and the figures 4 at their corners. The panels 14, 15, 16, and 17 which are formed by the sides of the figures, by the stri es and Vby the borders, are varlously colore The panels 14 are green, panels 15 yellow, panels 16 blue, and the panels 17 red.
On the quadrilateral board numerals running from 1 to 24 inclusive aopear on the strlpes 5, .6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and112, said numerals bemg arranged at the points -where the stripes mtersect the figures 2, .3 and 4. On the octagonal board numerals running from 1 to 48 inclusive appear on the stripes 5, 5, 6, (5b, 7a, 7", 8, 8", 9, 9b, 101,10", 11", 11", 12El and 12", said numerals bein arranged at the points where the stripes intersectthe figures 2, 3 and 4. l
The spinner comprises a base 18 having delineated 011 its upper surface a, plurality of variously colored panels 19. Numerals from 1 to 24 inclusive appear upon the panels 19 in circles 20. An arrow 21 is rotatably mounted upon the base 18 of the spinner.
Five sets of chips 22 are used, one set of chips being blue, one set red, one set green, one set yellow, and the other set white, see Fig. 3 of the drawings.
Patented May 1o, 19162 In'Fig. 5 of the drawings I have illusy 'tlated a slightly modified form of the board. @n the upper side of the board, which is designated by the reference numeral 23, are delineated a series of sets of panels 24, 25 and 2,6, each set comprising three panels. The panels' 24 are red, the anels 25 white, and the panels 26 blue. umerals from 0 to 8inclusive appear upon the panels in circles 27. with this board colnprises a base 28 on the u per surface `of which are delineated a p urality v of variously colored panels 29. Numerals 0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12 appear upon the panels 29 in circles 30. An arrow 31 is rotatably mounted upon the base 2 8 of the spinner.
" Among the'games which may be played- The spinner used in connection` chips in a straight line. The player who succeeds in placing three of his c hips 1n a straight line, claims one of the ch1p s of his opponent and `winsl the game. Thls game can be played with the spinner and when so played the players alternately rotate the arrow of the s inner and place a chip on that number o the board corresponding to the number of the spinner atwhich the arrow stopped. If the arrow should sto at a number already covered, the player W o rotated the arrow looses his turn.
In playing dickory dock each player selects a set of four or six chips. The players alternately rotate the arrow of the spinner and place the chips on the numbers of the board corresponding with the numbers of the spinner at which the arrow stops. When one player succeeds in lacing all of his chips on the board he exc aims dickory dock. The players then add the numbers covered by their respective chips and the player having the largest total 1s the winner. If, during the game, the arrow should stop at a number already covered the player who rotated the arrow looses his turn.
The ame of automobile race is played in the .folIowing manner: Each player selects a set of eight chips and one of the figures 2, 3 and-42, the players alternately rotating the arrow of the spinner. If the arrow stops on a number corresponding to a number in the square selected by the player who rotated the arrow, he places a chip on such number of his square. If the arrow does not stop on a number corresponding to a number on the square of the ayer who rotated the arrow, such player ooses his turn. The game is won by the player who succeeds in first placing chips on all the numbers of his square.
The game of'banking may be played by any number of persons and includes a banker who has charge of the game and 0perates the spinner for the players. The players each select a number of chips and place a chip on one of the colored panels of the board. When all have played the banker rotates the arrow. The player who placed his chip on the panel of the board which corresponds in color to the panel over which the arrow stops wins, and the others lose.
In laying tit-tat-t'oe with the board illustrate in Fig. 5 of the drawings, each player selects four counters and attempts to place three of his counters in a straight line, placing all of his counters on the board. If all of the chips'have been placed on the board and neither of the players has succeeded in Aarrangin three of his chips in a row, the
player w ose turn it is removes one of his opponents chips to the vacant space on the board and places one of his chips on the space from which his opponents chip was removed. The game is thus played until' one of the players succeeds 1n placing three of his chips in a row. In playing this game-with the spinner each player rotates the arrow of the spinner and places a chip over that number of the board which corresponds -to that number of the spinner at which the arrow Stops and so on until one of the players has succeeded in placing three of his chips in a row. If the arrow of the spinner stops at number 12, the player who rotated the arrow Wins the game.
While I have described the invention, together With the apparatus which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the apparatus shown is merely illustrative and that such changes may be made when desired as are within the scope of the claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is 1. The herein described game board having a plurality of figures delineated on its upper surface, the figures being arranged one within the other and forming panels therebetween which are variously colored, and numbers appearing on the figures.
2. The herein descrlbed olygonal game board having a plurality ci) polygonal figures delineated on its upper surface and arranged one Within the 'ot-her, stripes eXtending from the corners of the inner gure to the corners of thc board, said stripes intersecting the other figures at their corners, stripes extending from the sides of the inner figure to the sides of the board, said lastnamed stripes centrally intersecting the sides of the other figures, the figures and stripes providing panels which are variously colored, and numbers appearing on all of the iigures where they are intersected by the stripes.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HAROLD A. RICHARDSON. iVitnesses:
JOHN A. MCCURDY, J. HARRY BOND.