Global Patent Index - EP 1159044 A1

EP 1159044 A1 2001-12-05 - PLAYING CARDS

Title (en)

PLAYING CARDS

Title (de)

SPIELKARTEN

Title (fr)

CARTES A JOUER

Publication

EP 1159044 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00905178 A

Priority

  • GB 0000620 W
  • GB 9904031 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2347088A] A pack of cards has differing designs on the backs of the cards, as well as differing designs on the front faces of the cards; the designs can be coordinated to enable a different set of cards to be formed according to the markings on the rear faces of the cards. The cards may have conventional ace to king markings on their obverse faces, and a series of short lines of text on their reverse faces such that when a three or four card trick of a conventional game, eg bridge, is formed, a sentence or poem may be formed by the rear faces. With pictorial images on the backs of the cards, comic strips, commercial adverts, or other patterns or sequences can be made. Extra points for a trick may be awarded if the cards also make a set with the rear faces, or for the number of sets made with the rear faces, according to the rules of the game. The rear face of the cards may have only a portion which differs from the rest, eg identical outer portions and different central areas. The poems may be clerihews or haiku.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63F 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 1/02 (2006.01); A63F 1/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 1/02 (2013.01); A63F 2001/0491 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0050134A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

GB 2347088 A 20000830; GB 9904031 D0 19990414; AT 250447 T 20031015; AU 2680700 A 20000914; AU 754354 B2 20021114; DE 60005492 D1 20031030; DE 60005492 T2 20040624; EP 1159044 A1 20011205; EP 1159044 B1 20030924; ES 2208276 T3 20040616; JP 2002537080 A 20021105; WO 0050134 A1 20000831

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