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US1549610A
US1549610A US575532A US57553222A US1549610A US 1549610 A US1549610 A US 1549610A US 575532 A US575532 A US 575532A US 57553222 A US57553222 A US 57553222A US 1549610 A US1549610 A US 1549610A
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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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1,549,610 D. REISZ GAME APPARATUS File y 17, 1922 WITNESSES ENTOR 4 TTOR/VEYS Patented Aug.- 11, 1925 PATENT oFFIcE.

DAVID BEISZ, F CLEVELAND, OHIO.

"GAME errane'rus.

Application filed July 17, 1922. Serial 80. 575,532.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, DAVID REIsz, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented a new and Improved Game Apparatus, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. This invention relates to improvements in game apparatus, and more particularly has relation to the game of chess and checkers, although it is to be understood that various forms and shapes of game pieces may be employed in the playing of various games without departing from this invention. An objectofhe invention is to provide a game board and a game piece container, the latter consisting 0 two sections, said eontainer sections and board being flexibly or hingedl connected, whereby the game board can be olded and function as a cover for the container sections, and the latter can be folded together and secured so as to occupy but small space when not in use.

A further object is to have during play all game pieces in sight, and handy to reach at all times, and to have the two sets of game pieces kept separated. a p

A further object is to provide a game apparatusof the character stated, which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonably low price, which will be neat and attractive in appearance, and which will be convenient for playing, storage and transportation. My improved gameboard embodies cer tain advantages some of which may be enumerated as follows:.

An improved board, container and .gamei' 'pieces'of chess. and checkers-all in one. Container and board being made'of cloth.

. 40 covered cardboard, wood, metal or any other suitable material. The corners of said game board and container beingsharp,jalthough they may also be round. My improved game board is made sufficie'ntly small .enough'to be carried conveniently in pocket, whereas the standard game boards are too large.

Two fold lines crossing .atright angles may be moved without foldin dividing the game board into four sections. The fold lines made either of flexible material, metal or any other suitable material.

' In folding the game board into four sections the surface of the game board is always protected.

One half of the back of the game board when folded serves as a eoverfor the two halves of the container.

The game pieces are all in sight and handy to reach at all times when the game board is open for play, whether. game pieces are on the game board or in the container, hence there is no likelihood of losing the game pieces. I Y

My improved game board also has separate halves in thecontainer section to hold game 7 pieces of opposing players.

When in use m improved game board the game board or deranging the game pieces on the board and container and without the use of clamps. This cannot be done with game boards made of flexible material, norwrth. boards where the container is either separate or located under theboard.

Although the container can contain other 15 game pieces, it is es ecially made to contain. cylindrically shape disks (16 1n each half of the container). When folded the game apparatus is of convenient slze to fit an ord1- nary standard size tailors pocket (.GgI-

the game pieces being 1 x 4" each invention is not limited to one, particular size, hence my improved game apparatus may be manufactured either larger or smaller, the game pieces and game board he 5 ing roportioned accordingly.

game pieces can be turnedslmultaneouslyeither to chess or checker side, or con- ;versely, by-placing the half of the game board that is nearer the container over said container, then lying the entire game board on a table or the like, after which operation the container is lifted in open POSitIOIl and all ame pieces are in a reversed. posltlon on t e near half of theboard.

A flexible tongue on said containerassures security to the game apparatus when in which also serves as a dull coating to prevent glare.

Game pieces are cylindrically shaped, not conically, therefore they fit more securely in the container.

The game pieces are proportioned in size to fit board container.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations, and ar whichis provided witha lon rangement of parts, as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed outin the claims.

In the accompanying drawings- Figure 1 is a plan view showing my improved game apparatus in open position.

Figure 2 is a view in section on the line 2-2, of Figure 1. f

Figure 3 is a perspective view showing the game board folded down upon the container sections.

Figure 4 is a view showing the game ap-' paratus in completely folded and secured position.

Figure 5 .is a sectional perspective of one of the game pieces.

' 1 represents my improved game'board 'tudinal fold 11116 3 and a transverse folda ine 2. This board 1 is preferably com osed of fabric or other suitable material. aving its four sectionsbetween the fold' lines 2 and .3 strengthened by an insert preferably of cardboard, or other suitable material, so as to make the sections comparatively rigid and permit the game board to be lifted and moved from place. to place with the ame pieces'thereon and not disturb the position of the latter.

4 and 5 represent container sections for game pieces 6. .These sections 4 and 5 are made of a suitable depth to accommodate the game pieces 6 and may be made of any suitable material and hingedly and flexibly connected by a flexible strip 7 and also hmgedly and fle 'bly connected to the game board 1 by flexible stri s 8'.

As a matter of fact t e strips 8 and 7 may constitute integral. parts of the fabric or coverings of the game board and also const tute coverings for the outer or back earnected to the having fold l nes at right ang es. to each other and adapted to be folded and. posiface of the container sections 4 and 5. These container sections 4 and 5 are shown with square corners and of general rectangular shape, but it is obvious that the invention is not limited to the exact shape or proportion of the parts. I

A flexible tongue 9 is fixedto one end of container section 5 and has a snap fastener member 10 thereon to engage a snap fastener member 11 on the other container section and secure the parts in folded or closed position as will more fully hereinafter appear.

The game pieces 6 above referred to preferably constitute both checkers and chess pieces and one of which is shown in detail in Figure 5.

The game pieces 6 may be made of any materia but wood is. cheap and may be employed, and each game-piece is provided with a circular recess 12 in one face to receive a disk 13 containing the character 14 thereon. The disk 13 is preferably slightly larger than the recess so that when pressed into place it will not require a esive or other securing means, and it is my intention to stamp or press the game piece at a single operation for economy and to provide more or less dull surface to prevent glare.

It is to be understood that one. face of each game piece will preferably constitute a chess character and the other face will be used for checkers, although it is of course, to be understood that other characters and forms ofgame pieces may be employed to- .play different games without departing Various slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts described without departing from my invention, and hence I do.not limit myself to the precise details set forth, but consider myself at liberty to make ,such changes and altera-- tions. as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A game apparatus, comprising a game board, a pair 0 game piece container sections hingedly connected and hingedly coname board, said ame board tioned over ft e container sections, and

means-for securing the container sections togather w1th the game board between them.

2.- A game apparatus of the character described, comprising a game board having fold lines crossing each other, a pair of container sections for game pieces, a flexible strip connecting the sections, flexible strips connecting the sections with the game board whereby the game board can be folded down upon the container sections to cover the game pieces in the latter, and said sections can be then folded together with the game board between them, and a fastener for securing the sections in folded position. v

3. A game apparatus of the character de scribed, comprising a pair of game piece container sections, a game board hingdly connected to the sections and foldable on top of them, a strip hingedly connecting the container sections, a tongue on one section, and snap fastener members on said tongue and the other section respectively for securing the parts in folded position.

' 4. A game" apparatus comprising a backing sheet, a partitioned foldable framing mechanism attached to the backing sheet, said framing mechanism adapted to house in its respective sections sets of fiat game pieces with their faces visibly exposed and means to retain the game pieces in the raming mechanism when the backing sheet and the framing mechanism are folded together.

DAVID REISZ.

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US2812181A (en) * 1954-07-23 1957-11-05 Richman Harold Baseball card game apparatus
US3517935A (en) * 1967-06-27 1970-06-30 Floyd Lanier Graham Chessmen and package containing same
US3578321A (en) * 1968-04-15 1971-05-11 Charles M Skully Putter-pool game device
US3603591A (en) * 1969-05-23 1971-09-07 Philip L Shoptaugh Board game apparatus
US3948528A (en) * 1975-06-05 1976-04-06 Goodman Jr Maurice Tote bag with attached, wrap-around game board
US4579224A (en) * 1983-12-09 1986-04-01 Heavener C Paul Game board equipment carrier
US4842133A (en) * 1988-03-29 1989-06-27 Labarge Beverly C Chess equipment carrying bag
DE9006152U1 (en) * 1990-05-31 1990-08-09 Fischer, Roland, 8000 Muenchen, De
US5586763A (en) * 1995-09-18 1996-12-24 De Bono; Edward Siamese case for storing and playing two games
US6203017B1 (en) * 1999-08-02 2001-03-20 Mattel, Inc. Folding board game having pop-up features
US20030085518A1 (en) * 2001-11-01 2003-05-08 Jonathan Bedford Game with multi-level game board
US6634646B2 (en) * 2002-01-02 2003-10-21 Richard Wolpert Portable game table
US20060286891A1 (en) * 2005-06-03 2006-12-21 James Knight Fold-out playsets with pop-up structures
US20080081536A1 (en) * 2006-06-02 2008-04-03 Julian Payne Playsets with pop-up structures
US20090014956A1 (en) * 2007-07-13 2009-01-15 Sutor Jr Robert Louis Multi-function apparatus for covering a surface and gaming
US20110117536A1 (en) * 2010-03-31 2011-05-19 Scott Zelachowski Game table point of purchase display
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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2812181A (en) * 1954-07-23 1957-11-05 Richman Harold Baseball card game apparatus
US3517935A (en) * 1967-06-27 1970-06-30 Floyd Lanier Graham Chessmen and package containing same
US3578321A (en) * 1968-04-15 1971-05-11 Charles M Skully Putter-pool game device
US3603591A (en) * 1969-05-23 1971-09-07 Philip L Shoptaugh Board game apparatus
US3948528A (en) * 1975-06-05 1976-04-06 Goodman Jr Maurice Tote bag with attached, wrap-around game board
US4579224A (en) * 1983-12-09 1986-04-01 Heavener C Paul Game board equipment carrier
US4842133A (en) * 1988-03-29 1989-06-27 Labarge Beverly C Chess equipment carrying bag
DE9006152U1 (en) * 1990-05-31 1990-08-09 Fischer, Roland, 8000 Muenchen, De
US5586763A (en) * 1995-09-18 1996-12-24 De Bono; Edward Siamese case for storing and playing two games
US6203017B1 (en) * 1999-08-02 2001-03-20 Mattel, Inc. Folding board game having pop-up features
US7040624B2 (en) 2001-11-01 2006-05-09 Mattel, Inc. Game with multi-level game board
US20030090060A1 (en) * 2001-11-01 2003-05-15 Jonathan Bedford Game with rotating pointer
US20030090062A1 (en) * 2001-11-01 2003-05-15 Jonathan Bedford Game with multiple chambers
US20030085518A1 (en) * 2001-11-01 2003-05-08 Jonathan Bedford Game with multi-level game board
US20060163813A1 (en) * 2001-11-01 2006-07-27 Jonathan Bedford Game with rotating pointer
US6796561B2 (en) 2001-11-01 2004-09-28 Mattel, Inc. Game with commonly moved enemy
US6871853B2 (en) 2001-11-01 2005-03-29 Mattel, Inc. Game with accumulable tokens
US7025352B2 (en) 2001-11-01 2006-04-11 Mattel, Inc. Game with multiple chambers
US20030127796A1 (en) * 2001-11-01 2003-07-10 Jonathan Bedford Game with pivoting pointer
US6634646B2 (en) * 2002-01-02 2003-10-21 Richard Wolpert Portable game table
US20060286891A1 (en) * 2005-06-03 2006-12-21 James Knight Fold-out playsets with pop-up structures
US7618301B2 (en) 2005-06-03 2009-11-17 Mattel, Inc. Fold-out playsets with pop-up structures
US20080081536A1 (en) * 2006-06-02 2008-04-03 Julian Payne Playsets with pop-up structures
US7753753B2 (en) 2006-06-02 2010-07-13 Mattel, Inc. Playsets with pop-up structures
US20090014956A1 (en) * 2007-07-13 2009-01-15 Sutor Jr Robert Louis Multi-function apparatus for covering a surface and gaming
US20110117536A1 (en) * 2010-03-31 2011-05-19 Scott Zelachowski Game table point of purchase display
USD844714S1 (en) * 2018-07-17 2019-04-02 Peter O. Witze Double-decker jigsaw puzzle table

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