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US1412204A
US1412204A US43314020A US1412204A US 1412204 A US1412204 A US 1412204A US 43314020 A US43314020 A US 43314020A US 1412204 A US1412204 A US 1412204A
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    • G09BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
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    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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    • A63F9/04Dice; Dice-boxes; Mechanical dice-throwing devices
    • A63F2009/0486Dice with symbols, e.g. indicating a direction for moving a playing piece
    • A63F2009/0488Dice with symbols, e.g. indicating a direction for moving a playing piece with letters or words
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    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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L. M. DERBY.

GAME APPARATUS.

APPLICATION FILED 020.27, 1920.

- Patented Apr. 11 1922.

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. LEE M DERBY, 5 M 6W1 M mm, STATES;

LEE M. DERBY, or MImrEAroEIs, MrimEso'rA.

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Specification of Letters Patent. 1 Patented I Apr, :11, 1922,

, Applieationfiled December 27, 1920. Serial No. 433,140.

' Be it known that I, LEE M. D RBY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Minneapolis, in the county of Hennepin and 'State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus, of which the followingis a specifi cation.

My invention relates to a game' apparatus,

and an object is to provide an apparatus consisting in its most extended use of several sets of cubes, each set being of a different color from the other sets, and each set having printed or otherwise formed on each of '15 I are arranged in such order that the proper faces are uppermost. Furthermore, the six cubes of any set will be duplicates both as to color and as to letters.

The full objects and advantages of my invention will appear in connection with the detailed description thereof, and the novel features embodied in my inventive idea will be particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings which illustrate one embodiment of my invention,

Fig. 1 is aperspective view of one 'of the cubes showing 1 three of the faces thereof, each having a letter of a word consisting of six letters when complete. "Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a cube'similar to that shown in Fig. 1 but showing the other three faces thereof, each having a letter thereon, and these three letters constituting the remain- .der of the word. Figs. 3 to 7 are face views of the cubes, each of the figures showing the six faces of a cnbe which belong to a different setfrom the cubes which are shown: in the other figures. Y

The embodiment'illustrated in'the draw-- ings provides for six difierent sets of cubes. The cubes of the first set are colored red and difierent faces of each of the cubes in this set are provided with the letters of. the

word Hearts, as will be apparent from Figs. 1 and 2 in'which two ofthe six cubes of this first set are shown. The cubes of the second set are colored blue and different faces'of each of the cubes are provided with the letters of the word Cupids, as will be apparent fromFig. 3- which illustrates the differentxfaces as they appear on each cube ofthis set. The cubes of the third set are colored yellow and the different faces of each of these cubes are 'providedwith the parent from Fig. 4. The cubes of the fourth set are white, and. the difl'erent faces of each letters of the word Lovers, as, will be apof these cubes are provided with the letters ofthe word Parson,as will be apparent from Fig. 5. 'The cubes of the fifth set are colored 'orange,. and five of the different faces of each of the cubes of this set are provided with the letters of the word Honey, and the sixth face is provided with the representation of the moon, to carry out the idea of the word Honeymoon. This will be apparent from Fig. 6.

The cubes of the sixth set are colored green, I

and the different faces of each of the cubes of this set are'provided with the letters of the word Dublin from which the game is sometimes known as the game of Dublin. The theo'ryupon which the game is based will be understood from the above descrip tion. It will be apparent that any suitable colors may be used for the different sets, and

that any suitable names may be placed uponthe cubes, one letter of the name appearing on each face thereof.- It will also be apparent that while letters which spell words are most convenient to-employ, thisis not absolutely necessary, and other characters or symbols which are naturally associated with each other in regular order might be 'used. w a v The rules. of a game to be played with the,

apparatus may be stated briefly as follows: Any number of persons-may play Dublin. For play at one table, select the cubes of one color, for instance,green.

upon the table, the score is taken, and the cubes are then thrown by the player at the left, and so on around the table. The participants in a game may play individually or as partners. For progressive play, select The first player picks up these cubes and shakes them in his hand-or in a dice cup and tosses them the number of sets of cubes required, play ing one color on each table. When all colors are used, the play will progress from red to green in the order stated above. The play; ers will pair as partners, and the play w1ll proceed until the score of fifty is reached at the highest table when at a signal those hav lows: The count is the same with each set of cubes, plays being scored as follows:

First two letters of a word 5 First three letters of a word First fou letters of a word '15 First five letters of a word Completeword 7 -l l'fmore than one combination is thrown, all are countedaccordingly. If the first letter of the word appears three times in any throwing is cancelled. If the six letters thrown are all the same, thescore is doubled. This rule will apply when six of the first letters appear. Partners first reaching the score of fifty, win the game; when less than four persons play, the game is one hundred points.

I claim: A game apparatus comprising a set'of'six cubes, each of the faces of any one of said;

cubes having different letters which taken together in a certain order spell a complete word, and all of the cubes of the set being duplicates.

throw, the entire score of the partners In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.

LEE M. DERBY.

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US2491883A (en) * 1946-09-11 1949-12-20 Amerco Products Inc Educational game blocks
US3233343A (en) * 1963-11-06 1966-02-08 Short David Emmett Educational matter
US4055348A (en) * 1975-10-10 1977-10-25 Marzoni Jr Pettersen B Word building game
US4552534A (en) * 1984-08-03 1985-11-12 Ralf Krempel Visual communication system devices
US4774781A (en) * 1987-06-08 1988-10-04 Metz Hugh E Indicia display
US4852878A (en) * 1987-12-09 1989-08-01 Merrill Jeffrey C Toy blocks for multiple puzzles and games of varying skill levels
US4934700A (en) * 1988-12-27 1990-06-19 Turek Alice N Dice word game method
US5558328A (en) * 1995-02-02 1996-09-24 Turn It, Inc. Relative frequency-based word game
US5833465A (en) * 1997-10-23 1998-11-10 Jarzewiak; Michael George Alpha-blox
US20030201601A1 (en) * 2002-04-29 2003-10-30 Koopman Henry R. Alpha cubes game
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US20080182230A1 (en) * 2006-11-13 2008-07-31 Stone Joyce S Systems and methods for providing educational structures and tools
US20090239202A1 (en) * 2006-11-13 2009-09-24 Stone Joyce S Systems and methods for providing an electronic reader having interactive and educational features
US20110084451A1 (en) * 2009-10-11 2011-04-14 Yu Brian M Card game
US20140159307A1 (en) * 2012-12-10 2014-06-12 Dianne Elizabeth MacIntyre-Melody Gresham dice/board game
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US2491883A (en) * 1946-09-11 1949-12-20 Amerco Products Inc Educational game blocks
US3233343A (en) * 1963-11-06 1966-02-08 Short David Emmett Educational matter
US4055348A (en) * 1975-10-10 1977-10-25 Marzoni Jr Pettersen B Word building game
US4552534A (en) * 1984-08-03 1985-11-12 Ralf Krempel Visual communication system devices
US4774781A (en) * 1987-06-08 1988-10-04 Metz Hugh E Indicia display
US4852878A (en) * 1987-12-09 1989-08-01 Merrill Jeffrey C Toy blocks for multiple puzzles and games of varying skill levels
US4934700A (en) * 1988-12-27 1990-06-19 Turek Alice N Dice word game method
US5558328A (en) * 1995-02-02 1996-09-24 Turn It, Inc. Relative frequency-based word game
US5833465A (en) * 1997-10-23 1998-11-10 Jarzewiak; Michael George Alpha-blox
US20030201601A1 (en) * 2002-04-29 2003-10-30 Koopman Henry R. Alpha cubes game
US6824136B2 (en) 2002-04-29 2004-11-30 Henry R. Koopman Alpha cubes game
GB2403913B (en) * 2003-07-15 2005-07-13 Charles William Holkham Rolaword
GB2403913A (en) * 2003-07-15 2005-01-19 Charles William Holkham Word forming board game
US20080182230A1 (en) * 2006-11-13 2008-07-31 Stone Joyce S Systems and methods for providing educational structures and tools
US20090239202A1 (en) * 2006-11-13 2009-09-24 Stone Joyce S Systems and methods for providing an electronic reader having interactive and educational features
US8113842B2 (en) * 2006-11-13 2012-02-14 Stone Joyce S Systems and methods for providing educational structures and tools
US9355568B2 (en) 2006-11-13 2016-05-31 Joyce S. Stone Systems and methods for providing an electronic reader having interactive and educational features
US20110084451A1 (en) * 2009-10-11 2011-04-14 Yu Brian M Card game
US9573046B2 (en) 2009-10-11 2017-02-21 Mattel, Inc. Card game
US20140159307A1 (en) * 2012-12-10 2014-06-12 Dianne Elizabeth MacIntyre-Melody Gresham dice/board game
US20160136515A1 (en) * 2012-12-10 2016-05-19 Dianne Elizabeth MacIntyre Dice Board Game
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