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Deg 16, 1924.
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' U ATTORNEY.
Patented Dec. 16,1924.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LE ROY TAYLOR, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO NELSON M. WAY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed January 16, 1922.
apparatus for use in playing a game simulating football in miniature in which two players assume the character of two opposing football teams and each strivesjto ad- Vance the game piece across his opponents goal line as in actual .football. The movements of the game piece are. controlled bya pack of cards,which indicate not only the distance forward or backward the game piece or ball is to be moved, but also the direction and distance laterally that itis to go on a given play. A marker or linesman may be used to keep track of the gains made by either side.
The board on which the game is played comprises three parts: A football field diagrammatically represented occupying the middle portion and marked C in the accompanying drawing, Figure 1, and two end fields of different colors, A and B, one at either end of the board behind the goal lines of the football field, C.
It is essential to this game that the football field represented on the board should be divided lengthwise into several sections or lanes and that these sections or lanes should be differentiated by characteristic colors or marks; that the cards with which the game-is played should also be divided into a number of suits of differently marked 40 or colored cards, there being one suit for each lane of the board. Thus, if there be three lanes laid out onthe field, there must be also three suits of cards in the deck. Furthermore, the end fields are differentiated from each other by different colors, which colors are also comprised within those of the the distance, the ball is kicked; the Ipips on different suits of the cards.
Referring more particularly to the drawm T igure 1 represents the board in a form adapted to illustrate the foregoing, on which the football field has four sections or lanes distinguished by markings suitable for playing the game with an ordinary poker My invention relates to an improved game Serial No. 529,578.
deck or with specially designed cards having four suits marked with hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds in any arrangement.
Figures 2 and 3 show cards suitably designed for play with the board designed as shown inthe drawing.
Figure 4 is the game piece or ball inplan view and Figure 5 is the same in elevation.
Figure 6 is the marker or linesman used to measure the distance gained on the downs. This may be dispensed with.
It will be understood that the boa-rdmay, without departing from the principle of this invention have more or less than four lanes in the football field and that the sections or lanes may simply be. colored differently, asfor instance blue, red, green and black. In the latter case the cards with which the game is played must have four suits, which may be marked simply with blue, red, green and black numbers. I do not limit myself to any prescribed number of playing cards but a poker deck of fifty-two cards is very satisfactory if the football field is divided into four lanes marked as in, Fi e 1,with diamonds (a), spades (b), clu s (c) and hearts (d).
The apparatus being thus described the game may be played in the following manner if we use the board as shown in Figure 1 and a. poker deck.
Let us assume that in Figure 1 the end field, A, is colored redand that the end field, B, is colored black. One player chooses the red end field and becomes the red team; the other plays from the black end field and becomes captain of the black team. A cut of the cards determines which shall receive the ball. team gets the ball, this team puts it into play by kicking off. To do this the black team places the game piece or ball, Figure 4, on the forty yardl 'line measuring from the goal. line at theblack' end of the board and turns up a card from the deck. The number on this card multiplied by 5 gives the card show the portion of the eld on which the ball is caught by the red team. Thus, if the card turnedup on kick off is the ten of diamonds the ball is kicked fifty yards towards'the red teams goal and is caught at thered ten yard line in the lane,
a, marked with a, diamond.
Assuming that the black yards in the desired direction and is downed in the lane, 0, marked with a club. Unless the red player makes the IBCtllIOd. ten yards in four plays or downs, t e black player takes the balland in a similar manner advances it toward the red goal.
' The player announcesthe play he will attem t before he turns the card. v
The rules may thus prescribe the followin system of gains: V
in general the rules of intercollegiate football are to be observed and the player must make ten yards in four downs or lose the ballto his opponent. v
If the player having the ball calls a straight line play or end run, the cards have the actual value in yards denoted by the numbers on their faces. On a play of this sort, however, if a face card is turned, it indicates an offside p'lay.- If the face card turned is the color of the team of the'player turning it, his team is offside; if itisthe color of the opposing team, that team is ofiside. 'The penalty for being offside is 5 yards, but the ball does not change hands.
On running the ball back from kick-off orfrom a punt, the ball is'advanced twice the number of yards indicated by the card turned. On this play, all face cards, have the same value as a ten spot. I
When a forward pass is called, the ball advances three times as many yards" as the number on the card turned. f, however, a face card of the color of the players team is turned, the 7 layer is offside, the pass a is intercepted and ie-is penalized 5 yards.
If a face card of the opposingcolor, is turned, the opposing teamhas intercepted the pass, obtained the ball and run'it' back 10 yardsfor a first down. A ain'ifany card from ace toten is turned-0% ing color, the forward pass isvunsuccessful, the ball is-grounded and a down without gain is counted.
,If the player announces a try for a field goal, he ls'suocessful only if the number turned multiplied by 4 would be suflicient to-carrv the ball from the position whence the kick is made to the goal line, and furthermore only if the card is-marked with the pips indicating the lanes 6 and c, that is, by spades and clubs In case of an unsuccessthe oppos- 1 ful try for a field goal theopposing player gets the ball on his twenty yard line.
On a kick off or glnt, the ball is advanced five times'the num r of yards indicated by the card turned and face cards have'the value often.
'In all cases, however, the ball comes to rest in the lane indicated by the suit of the card turned on the "lay 7 Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: V. 1. In a game apparatus, a board representing in miniatureva'. standard football field, divided lengthwise of the field, a game piece orball, and a pack of cards, divided into suits corresponding in number with the divisions of the field, substantially as described.
2. In a game apparatus, the combination of a board on which is delineated a miniature football field andpfields of different colors behind the goal lines, the football field havingseveral divisions lengthwise thereof, each division differentiated by color; a
movable game piece or balland a-pack of cards having a number of suits correspond ing in number and color vwith the said dia number of suits, there being one suit colored and marked to correspond with the color and mark of each lane upon the-board and the cards of each suit being differentiated by the number of such distinguishing marks," this system of colors and marks controlling the distance anddirection o f'movement of the game piece upon the board.
4. The combination in a game apparatus of a board having delineated upon it a football field in miniature, with end fields behind each goal line, one colored red and the other black, the football field having divisionslengthwise, or lanes, marked respectively, diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts; a moveable game piece or ball. and. .a poker deck of cards marked in the'regulm tion manner.
signature this 31st LE ROY TAYLOR,
y r In testimony whereof, I hereunto afiix my day of December, 1921.