Nov. l2, 1946. F. BAUMGARTNER 2,410,800 GAME DEVICE Filed April 24, 1944 INVENTOR. WMZ, 2,410,800 Patented Nov. 12, 1946 UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE 2,410,800 GAME DEVICE Fred Baumgartner, Kansas City, Mo. ` Application April 24, 1944, ÁSerial No.'532,433 3 Claims. (Cl. 35-9) 1 My invention relates broadly to games and more particularly to a new type of question and answer game board. An important object of my invention is to pro vide a game that will afford an interesting and . 2 letters 20 in the intermediate sheet I2 corre sponding in appearance and number to thev let ters designating the questions and located to un derlie the squares containing the correct answers. a game that is educational as well as amusing. For example, the letter “V” is impressed in ‘the intermediate sheet I2 underlying the squar’e'con-v taining the correct vanswer to ,the 'ñrst question; the letter “I” is impressed in sheet I2 directly Still another object of my invention is to pro vide a game that can be played with substantial under the square containing the correct answer to the second question, etc. ' It is desirable that amusing pastime for all who participate. Another object of my invention is to provide - the letter underlying the correct answer corre enjoyment by either young or old persons. spond to the letter- designating the question so A further object of my invention is to provide that the player is able to determine whether he a game that is simple and inexpensive to print has correctly answered the particular question. I and assemble. Other objects and advantages of my invention l5 have found that it is immaterial whether the let ters 20 are impressed downwardly or upwardly. will be apparent during the course of the follow Either manner of impressing the letters in the ing description. » sheet will cause it to appear on sheet I0 when the In the drawing forming a part of this specili latter sheet is rubbed with a pencil or other suit cation and wherein like numerals are employed 20 able coloring material. The letters should beim to designate like parts throughout the same, pressed into the sheet in relatively low or slight Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a game device em relief in order that their identity may be diñicult bodying my invention, to determine except by rubbing with a crayon, Fig. 2 is an edge elevation. of the »game device, lead pencil or other marking device. and Fig. 3 is a fragmentary transverse sectional 25 It is also contemplated that coloring material ‘be present in the top sheet I0 in such form that view taken on the line 3--3 of Fig. 1. it is brought to the surface and rendered visible In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illus when the sheet is rubbed with a linger or a blunt tration is shown a preferred embodiment of my instrument. The color, of course, is brought out invention, the numerals I0 and II designate sheets of paper superposed on the upper and 30 primarily above the characters 20 and thus re produces them on the top sheet. This method lower faces respectively of an intermediate sheet of bringing out the characters eliminates the need for a pencil or coloring material when playing the game. essentially triangular shaped areas I3, I4, I5 and The bottom sheet Il is provided to cover the I6. Printed on the inner portion of each quad 35 back of the intermediate sheet I2 and conceal rant or area is a plurality of questions designated the letters 2l) which otherwise would be visible. by the letters “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.” The outer This sheet can .be omitted, however, without af portion of each area is divided into a plurality of fecting the playing of the game. Its sole pur squares I1. On each of these squares is printed an answer to one of the questions printed there 40 pose is to prevent a player from locating the cor rect square by inspecting the back of the board above. In the embodiment of the invention and noting the location of the letters. shown in Fig. 1, there are three answer squares It is to be understood that .characters other I'I for each question but only one of these an than the letters “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y” may be used swers is correct. A person playing the game must read the question and then select the square I'I 45 to designate the questions and answers. lFor ex ample, the questions may be designated by nu containing the correct answer. The player can merals or any selected signs or indicia. It is de ascertain whether he has picked the correct an sirable only -that the characters 20 in sheet I2 swer by rubbing the selected square with a pen correspond in appearance with the indicia desig cil lead or other coloring material, as shown at I2. The latter sheet is preferably of light card board stock. Top sheet I0 is divided into four |18. lIf the correct answer has been selected a let ter corresponding to the letter designating the question will appear in the square, as at I9. If the correct answer was not selected no letter will 50 nating the questions. As suggested, I have here shown a game board wherein three answers are provided for each question. However, the game can be simplified by providing only two answers for each question The above result is achieved by impressing 55 or it can be made more diñicult by providing appear. 3 four or more answers for each question. 2,410,800 « The number of answers per question is arbitrary and may be varied accordingly. 4 2. A game device comprising a pair of super posed sheets, the top sheet of opaque material having an unexposed layer of coloring material beneath its top surface, selected characters im pressed in the upper surface of the bottom sheet, I3, I4, l5 and I5, it is to be understood that the markings on the exposed surface of the top sheet top sheet I0 may be provided with but one set of dividing portions thereof into framed areas questions and answers or any desired number of whereby rubbing of the exposed surface of the sets. top sheet with a blunt instrument or marking The form'ofnth'e invention herershown- and- de 10 device‘at the undeñnedzlocatiou of._ the selected scribed is to~be taken as a preferred example ofI characters reproduces saidchar-acters within the the same- Various changes in the size, shape and framed areas of the top sheet. ' arrangement of parts may be resorted to without 3. A game device comprising a pair of super departing from the spirit of my invention. or posed sheets, the top sheet of opaque material the scope of the appended claims. having an unexposed layer of coloring material Having thus described my invention, pIAclaim: beneath its top surface, selected characters im 1. A game device comprising` a pair of super pressed in the upper surface of the bottom sheet, posed sheets, the top sheet off’opaque'material' indiciav on the upper sheet designated by said having an unexposed layer of coloring material selectedcharacters, markings on the exposed sur beneath its top surface, selected characters im 20 face of the .top sheet dividing portions thereof pressed in the upper surface of the bottom sheet, into framed areas whereby rubbing of the exposed markings on the exposed surface of, the. top sheet surface of the top sheet withv a blunt instrument, dividing portions thereof j into framedy areas or marking device'at the undeñnedjlocation of’ whereby rubbing ofthe exposed surface of the the selected characters reproduces a character top sheet with a blunt instrument or marking de 25 indicating , the selected indicia. viceat .the undeñnedlocation of the selected char-Y acters' reproduces said characters. within the FRED BAUMGARTNER. While I have here shown a separate set of ques tions and answers in each of the four sections framed'areas of the top sheet.