Amusement devices: games – Board games – pieces – or boards therefor – Path forming
The game board has playing squares, across or on some of which are placed a river or stream, a railway, mountains or other topographical features. A first set of playing pieces have indicia representing a primary function, such as a town, and a secondary function, such as one or more access roads for the town and leading to one or more of the sides of the playing piece. The first set of playing pieces is provided, on the back, with a mark which distinguishes the first set, when upside down, from the second and third sets. Pieces of the first set are placed at random upside down on the playing board. The second set of pieces have indicia representing a function correlated with the function of the first set of pieces, such as roads extending from the center to one or more sides of the playing piece, and are playable in abutment to pieces of the first set. The third set of pieces have indicia representing a portion of a river or stream, a railway or a mountain, with additional representations of a bridge for the stream, an overpass for the railway and a tunnel for the mountain. The third set of pieces are playable on the squares on which the topographical features are represented.
The first set of pieces, while placed at random upside down on the board, are to be turned over in the manner of turning the pages of a book, or in the manner of turning over pages of a tablet, i.e., without disturbing one axis of the indicia on the piece. This creates an element of chance, in addition to the elements of chance in the random placement of a first type of piece on the board, the random placement of the indicia axes of those pieces on the board and the drawing of pieces. Scores are made by completing the building of a road connecting two towns.
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Lowe Frank C.
Pinkham Richard C.
Strappello Harry G.
Van Valkenburgh Horace B.
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