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GAME
Filed Dec. l, 1944
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Patented Oct. 8, 1946
2,409,144
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
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Gillis A.
Pikesville, Md.
Application December 1, 1944, Serial No. 566,095
2 Claims, (Cl. 273-430)
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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