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t. s, 1946. Q_ A MILL-S v 2,409,144~ ~ GAME Filed Dec. l, 1944 2 r-lP/-löI-u/7 8 I \/ _@ 25E. 3 . E @ 6 ` / // ‘? .PTE í SMM” 62ML/ s Á /W/LL 5 - Patented Oct. 8, 1946 2,409,144 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,409,144 GAIVIE Y Gillis A. Pikesville, Md. Application December 1, 1944, Serial No. 566,095 2 Claims, (Cl. 273-430) l , 2 This invention refers to games and more par Figure l, showing the playing pieces arranged -on ticularly to those of -the mechanical-mental type, the playing surface in one of the many arrange ments which can be secured. Similar reference characters refer to similar and which for convenience is termed in this specification as a cross-peg game. It has among its objects to provide a system of playing with 5 parts throughout the drawing. “pegs” to be placed on squares arranged in equally In the drawing, l represents a game board made numbered groups rectangularly and diagonally of any suitable material and formed in a rec on a special board. Another object is to have the tangular shape. In general there is a peg-board pegs mechanically tied to the board so they will 2 formed in a square with a series of nine squares not become detached from the board although 10 3, painted or marked thereon and arranged in playable with same and flexibly positionable in rows of three squares to form the recessed areas various squares. A further object is to provide an as indicated in Figure 1. This peg-board is sup arrangement of the pegs that will permit same ported along two sides by the longitudinal side to be turned about to present various faces and pieces 4 which extend beyond same at two ends produce various game values. Still another ob 15 to give the open spaces 5 and I5 which are closed ¿ect is to have the structure of the game simple in by the cross-pieces 6. Wires or rods 1 are and compact in construction and economical to tightly strung across the game board in three manufacture. A still further object is to have lines over the squares 3, and are held to the the game of an exciting nature and adapted to cross-pieces as indicated. The cross-pieces 6 are require an appreciable amount oi mental in~ higher than the side pieces ß and drilled with genuity and capacity on the part of all players holes located above the level of the peg-board to in the game. Another object is to have the game so mechanically constructed that it will be allow pegs 8 to slide along them and rest on any square selected. The pegs are preferably of cubical form with the faces marked or colored 25 alternately, so that various faces may be presented horizontally when they are placed on the indi rendered diflicult to play it fraudulently. Other objects will become apparent as the in vention is more fully set forth. The old conventional manner of playing vidual squares selected during the game. Some of “naughts” and “crosses” has been played with these faces have “><” marked on them; others pencil and paper or their equivalent for many have “O”; while others are “red” and “green.”_ decades, and is discontinued when the paper or 30 The player is able to turn the peg on the wire pencil is used up. It covers considerable space, because each new game requires additional area. In some cases, the lettering used can be erased or rod 'I and place it on the square selected with the “><”; “0”; Red or Green presented on its upper horizontal face, as he may play it. He can from the material it is written o-n and the space select any square open under the wire which the reused. This requires considerable work and is 35 peg used slides on. A hole 9 passes through otherwise unsatisfactory, and of course incidently the central axis of each peg for the wire. This interfers with the full enjoyment of the game. permits the peg to be rotated on the wire, when In this invention, this game and those built.up it is located over the open spaces 5 and l5, and on any of the forms in which it can be made, then slid along the wire with the proper face the game-playing is unlimited, as the board used 40 “up” or horizontally on top, until the peg rests is always available for such use without change, on the square to be played. There the wire holds of any kind, except the moving of the pegs. Like it fast to the surface of the board at the chosen chess, checkers and dominees, it is playable on a square, by its tension. board as many times as desired, without changing The game can be played like “naughts and the structure of the board or game piece. In addi 45 crosses” and is shown with the game completed tion, this game holds the pegs, as they are called, _in Figure 5. In Figure 1 the pegs are situated tied to the board so they can be immediately used in their normal locations before the game. The at any time, and yet be available for turning about details of playing the game are well known and to suit any special presentations of surfaces that understood and do not appear to require detailed may be required. _ explanation and are therefore not further out A form of the invention is indicated in the lined herein. This form of playing is mentioned drawing, by way of example to illustrate its general construction and mode of operation. Figure 1 is a plan View of a game illustrating an embodiment of this invention; Figure 2 is a side elevation o-f Figure 1; Figure 3 is an end view in elevation of Figure l ; Figure 4 is a sectional view taken along line 4_4 of Figure 1, and to illustrate the general operation and placement of the pegs in any method used in playing a game with the device. The recesses 3 used are not deep, but suñìcient to easily locate the pegs cen trally and so they will not move during the game or be surreptitiously misplaced after “playing” The wires or rods have suñicient resiliency to per ' mit the lifting and tensioning required in the Figure 5 is a plan View of the game shown in 60 movement and placement of the pegs. The space 2,409,144 - 3 4 prising in combination, a frame, a playing board formed of three longitudinally positioned, rows and three transversely positioned rows of sunken up between both spaces, if desired. This is a squares mounted in said frame to provide open general convenience for the players when get C51 spaces ateach longitudinal end, zplaying cubes ting ready to start a new game.V i f l5 is larger than 5 in order to permit all the pegs to be assembled therein instead of dividing them While but one general form of the invention is shown in the drawing and described in the speci- i fications, it is not desired to limit this application ' for use on said'playing board, and means posi __tioned over the longitudinally positioned sunken -squares to support the playing cubes in prede for patent to the particular form or in any otherjï' 1 termined positions on said playing board. 2. A game device of the class described com way otherwise than limited by the scope thereofL prising a support, a playing board mounted in said as it is appreciated that other forms of construc Y support to create open spaces at each end, playing tion could be made that would use the same prin cubes for movement over the face of said board, ciples and come within the scope of the appended claims. i and means for supporting the playing cubes on Having thus described the invention, what is 15 the face of said playing board. claimed is: 1. A game device of the class described com GILLIS A. LMLLS.