Title:
Ultimate liar's poker
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A liar's poker card game is disclosed. The disclosure includes novel rules for playing the game, novel playing cards for playing the game, and a deck of novel playing cards of about 100 to 1,000 playing cards. The non-stainable, washable playing cards have two sides, an outer side either blank or having printed on it an illustrative image alternatively and an inner side having two series of eight integers, totaling 16 integers, which do not duplicate in sequence in ten million cards.



Inventors:
Bogdanovic, George (St. Charles, IL, US)
Application Number:
11/143271
Publication Date:
12/07/2006
Filing Date:
06/02/2005
Assignee:
Jet Lithocolor Inc. (Downers Grove, IL, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F1/00
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Primary Examiner:
PIERCE, WILLIAM M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LEVENFELD PEARLSTEIN;Intellectual Property Department (2 North LaSalle, Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL, 60602, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A liar's card game for play by at least two players, including a card dealer, where the winning hand on a player's card consists of the largest number of specific random numerical integers listed as members of printed random numbers of two number series of eight randomly chosen numerical integers in each number series on a single playing card held by each card game player wherein said largest number of said specific random numerical integers listed as members on said winning hand on a playing card is augmented by addition of specific random numerical integers on a face-down playing card, and said printed random numbers of said two number series on each said playing card are unique random numbers in random sequence on each single playing card in a group of at least ten million playing cards essential for playing said liar's card game.

2. The liar's card game of claim 1 wherein said single playing card held by each player contains two printed random number series of eight numerical digits in each number series and each number series consists of integers of from zero (0) to nine (9) in random sequence.

3. The liar's card game of claim 1 wherein numbering of specific random numerical integers listed as members of said printed random numbers of said two number series in the winning hand on said playing card is by prior agreement among said card game players as to the highest ranked integers of from zero (0) to nine (9) according to the rules for the invented game.

4. The liar's card game of claim 1 wherein numbering of specific random numerical integers listed as members of said printed random numbers of said two number series in the winning hand on said playing card is by agreement based on the numerical integers wherein numeral one (1) is the highest rank, numeral zero (0) is the next highest rank and is second in ranking and numerals two (2) through nine (9) are then ranked in sequence following their face numerical value, according to the rules for the invented game.

5. The liar's card game of claim 1 wherein each playing card is of a physical size dimension typically available in card game playing cards and each said playing card comprises a printed double-sided playing card wherein one printed side contains two series of random numbers of eight randomly selected integers in random sequence and one printed side contains printed indicia and illustrative designs as decorative and informational presentations.

6. The liar's card game of claim 1 wherein each playing card is of physical size dimensions of typical card game playing cards and each playing card comprises a printed double-sided playing card wherein one printed side contains printed indicia and illustrative designs as decorative and informational presentations and one printed side contains two series of random numbers of eight randomly selected integers in random sequence and a printed rectangular strip extending across the width and bottom of said playing card and below the said two series of random numbers.

7. The liar's card game of claim 6 wherein said printed rectangular strip extending across the width and bottom of said playing card is emplaced on said card for mounting a magnetic strip containing the said two series of random numbers to be read by an electronic card reader.

8. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein rules of said game comprise: (a) each player is dealt one card and one face-down hidden-face card is placed down as a wild card; (b) the numerical sequence of the numerical digits in said first column of numbers atop the second column of numbers determines the order of play for each game player; (c) first player to bid as having the highest number of the same digits on his dealt card is selected by agreement between the players prior to beginning the game; (d) the order of play after the initial first bid is per numerical sequence of numerical digits wherein numeral 1 is first in importance and is the first player after the initial bidder, numeral 0 follows numeral 1, and numerals 2 through 9 follow at their face values; (e) bidding continues clockwise with each player challenging the previous bid; (f) each player can announce a higher bid over a previous bid; (g) if a player challenges a previous bid and a subsequent player's bid is the higher of the previously challenged bid, the next player can challenge the higher bid; (h) the game ends when one player is challenged by all other players and the sum of all the bid numerals is calculated by totaling the bid numerals contained on each player's card and on the wild card; (i) the rules of the payoff are that: i) if the challenged player exceeds his bid, he receives X points from each player; ii) if the challenged player exactly makes his bid, he receives 2X points from each player; and iii) if the challenged player does not make his bid, including the wild card, he loses the difference between his total bid and the actual bid of each player. (j) the payoff can be an amount wagered set prior to initiation of the game designated as Y.

9. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein an unlimited number of people play the game.

10. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein 2 to 10 persons play the game.

11. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein if a player makes his bid, the player or players, in case of a tie, who contributed the most, lose X points to each challenge unless the wild card provided the same or more points.

12. The liar's card game of claim 11, wherein X is an integer between 1 and a number limit set by prior agreement.

13. The liar's card game of claim 11, wherein X is an integer between 1 and 100,000.

14. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein each point is worth Y dollars.

15. The liar's card game of claim 14, wherein Y is between $1 and a number set by prior agreement.

16. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein said playing cards comprise non-stainable, washable playing cards having two sides, an outer blank side and an inner printed side having two rows of eight printed integers.

17. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein composition of said playing cards comprises a polyolefin.

18. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein composition of said playing cards comprises a polyethylene.

19. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein composition of said playing cards comprises polypropylene.

20. The liar's card game of claim 1, wherein said two number series of sixteen (16) numbers on each card are unique and are not repeated in ten million cards.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Conventional liar's poker is played with dollar bills. One uses the serial number of dollar bills and the players bid against each other. This is a bar game, a country club game, and a bond trader's game.

This game is usually played in bars, country clubs and etc. since bartenders and other service people are asked to provide dollar bills to the players. Thus, bartenders and other service personnel have to keep large amounts of cash on hand. This raises a burden on the establishments. In order to alleviate this problem and answer long felt need this invention provides cards which are washable and stain resistant. Cards on one side have two rows of eight numbers each in series while the other side is blank or has an ornamental design, or has a illustrative image. The number series of sixteen (16) numbers on the washable cards are not repeated in sequence in ten million cards; therefore, bartenders and other service personnel can keep cards in decks of up to about 100 to 1000 cards or more wherein no two cards will be the same as to the number series thereon. The washable and stain resistant cards can be made of plastic such as polyolefin, including polyethylene, polypropylene and their copolymers.

This invention provides an ultimate liar's poker card game involving rules for winning and losing. The ultimate liar's poker card game invention comprises: (a) novel rules for conducting an ultimate liar's poker game according to the number series on cards held by players in said game; (b) the novel playing cards for playing the game wherein each playing card has two series of numbers, a first series of numbers atop a second series, the two number series of sixteen (16) numbers in random sequence, each series consisting of eight numerical digits randomly selected from zero to nine Arabic numerals; and (c) a deck of said novel playing cards comprising from 100 to 1,000 playing cards.

The rules of the novel ultimate liar's poker card game comprise: (a) each player is dealt one card and one card is placed face down as a hidden-face wild card; (b) the numerical sequence of the numerical digits in said first series of numbers atop the second series of numbers determines the order of play for each game player; and (c) first player to bid as having the highest number of the same number digits on his dealt card is selected by agreement among the players prior to beginning the game. The order of play after the initial first player's bid is per numerical sequence of numerical digits wherein numeral 1 is first in importance and is the first player after the initial bidder. Numeral 0 follows numeral 1, and numerals 2 through 9 follow at their face values. Bidding continues clockwise with each player challenging the previous bid; each player can announce a higher bid over a previous bid. If a player challenges a previous bid and a subsequent player's bid is the higher of the previously challenged bid, the next player can challenge the higher bid. The game ends when one player is challenged by all other players and the sum of all the bid numerals is calculated by totaling the bid numerals contained on each player's card and on the wild card.

The rules of the payoff are that: (i) if the challenged player exceeds his bid, he receives X points as defined in the game from each player; (ii) if the challenged player exactly makes his bid, he receives 2X points from each player; and (iii) if the challenged player does not make his bid, including the wild card, he loses the difference between his total bid and the actual bid of each player. The payoff can be an amount wagered and set prior to initiation of the game, designated as Y.

Accordingly, an unlimited number of people can play ultimate liar's poker. A suitable number is between 2 and 10 persons. The rules of this invented game provide that the winning player, or players, in case of a tie it is the person who contributes the most, loses X points to each challenger, or player who makes his bid, unless the wild card provides the same or more points. It is contemplated that X is an integer and will have a value of between 1 and a number limit set by prior agreement. Suitably, the value of X is between 1 and 100,000, and the value of Y is between 1 and a number limit set by prior agreement.

This invented game utilizes non-stainable, washable playing cards having two sides, an outer side without any number series and an inner side having two series of eight integers each wherein the number series comprising 16 numbers in random sequence on the inner side of each card is not repeated in ten million cards, as has been determined by mathematical analysis using a computer program. The cards are made preferably of plastic, suitable plastic being polyolefins such as polypropylene, polyethylene and copolymers of polypropylene and polyethylene.

In one embodiment, the invention comprises non-stainable, washable playing cards having two sides wherein the outer side has a printed three-color image and an inner side having two series of eight integers each wherein the two number series on each card are placed on each card above a printed rectangular strip extending across the width of the playing card to mount a magnetic strip thereon. The magnetic strip can be employed thereon for verification that the two number series contained on the playing card and on the magnetic strip are unique where read by an electronic card reader.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

FIG. 1 illustrates the flow of the game of this invention. Each player (1, 2, 3, 4, n) is dealt one card (A, B, C, D) and one card is placed down as a wild card (Z). By agreement among the players, numeral “1” of the number series has the highest rank, representing liar's poker's “Ace.” Numeral “0” represents the next highest ranking number and is “10.” Numerals “2” through “5” are ranked at their face values.

For the first game, the players have predetermined who bids first. After game one, the previous game's ending bidder begins the next game. The bidding is conducted per numerical sequence of numerical digits of each player's card wherein numeral 1 is first in priority and is the first player after the initial bidder. By agreement, numeral “0” follows numeral “1” and numerals “2” through “9” are ranked at their face values in a clockwise fashion. Bidding begins by a player bidding, using an amount representing the number of a specific numeral repeated in the number series on the player's card such as one, three, or six. Bidding continues clockwise with each player announcing a higher bid or challenging the previous bid. If a player challenges and a subsequent player bids higher, the ability to again challenge by a subsequent player is renewed. The hand ends when one player is challenged by all.

FIG. 2 illustrates the rules of the payoff:

    • (a) if the challenged player exceeds his bid (A), he receives X points from each player;
    • (b) if the challenged player exactly meets his bid (B), he receives 2X points from each player; and
    • (c) if the challenger does not make his bid (C), including the wild card (FIG. 1 (Z)), he loses the difference between his total bid and the actual bid of each player.
      The payoff is an amount wagered set prior to initiation of the game designated (Y).

FIG. 3 illustrates two embodiments of a playing card. Both have random numerical integers listed, one of the double-sided playing cards illustrating the strip extending across the width of the playing card.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Ultimate liar's poker card game of this invention is a game of numbers played with two or more players. Winning the game can consist of a single hand, a running score after several games or a preset number of total points. Each card has printed thereon two eight-digit number series simulating the ten digit number series found on all U.S. currency. Each card is unique in that there is no card number series of sixteen numbers repeated in ten million cards. A bartender or other server can keep packs of cards in one hundred or one thousand multiples and be absolutely certain that no two cards have the same number series. The cards are washable and suitably made of polyolefins such as polyethylene, polyproplylene or their copolymers. It is essential that the card be washable and also stain resistant. Accordingly, it can be made of any material, which conforms to these requirements.

The rules of the Ultimate Game of Poker are as follows: Each player is dealt one card and one card is placed face down as a hidden-face wild card. Numeral 1 is the highest ranking, representing poker's “Ace”. Numeral “0” represents the next highest ranking number, a “10.” Numerals “2” through “9” are ranked at their face values. The players predetermine who bids first in the opening game. After game 1, the previous game's ending bidder begins the next game. Bidding begins by a player bidding a quantity of a numeral, such as one, three. Bidding continues clockwise with each player either announcing a higher bid or challenging the previous bid. If a player challenges and a subsequent player bids higher, the ability to again challenge is renewed.

The hand ends when one player is challenged by all the other players. At that time, the sum of all of the bid numerals is calculated by totaling the bid numerals contained on each player's card and the hidden-face face-down card as the wild card.

If the challenged player exceeds his bid and is the winner, he receives X points from each player. If he makes his bid exactly, he receives 2X points from each player. If the player does not make his bid, he loses the difference between his total bid and actual to each player.

For example the bid is 16 two's, actual is 10 two's, each challenger receives 2X points. A “Chicken Rule” relates to the situation where if a player makes his bid but is not the winner, the winning player (or players in case of tie bids, it is the player who contributes most) loses X points to each challenger unless the wild card provides the same or more points. X can be any integer between 1 and a number limit set by previous agreement, suitably, between 1 and 100,000, or more. The amount of money wagered can be anything from $1, $5, $10, $10,000 to any number set by agreement or per point designated as Y.

This game can be popular with speculators, bond traders and others where there is a zero sum situation. One side wins at the expense of the other side. Thus, this game brings out mental and psychological skills of each player. The mathematically inclined will make mental probability calculations. Others will try reading the faces of the competitors. Complexity and interest in the game is increased when all the players know how to bluff and double bluff.

Various modifications to the invention are contemplated. It is understood, therefore, that within the scope of the appended claims, the invention may be practiced otherwise than specifically described.

In summary, the instant invention comprises a liar's card game for play by at least two players, including a card dealer, where the winning hand on a player's card consists of the largest number of specific random numerical integers listed as members of printed random numbers of two number series of eight randomly chosen numerical integers in each number series on a single playing card held by each card game player wherein said largest number of said specific random numerical integers listed as members on said winning hand on a playing card is augmented by addition of specific random numerical integers on a face-down playing card, and said printed random numbers of said two number series on each said playing card are unique random numbers in random sequence on each single playing card in a group of at least ten million playing cards essential for playing said liar's card game.

In further detail, the instant invented game comprises the liar's card game wherein said single playing card held by each player contains two printed random number series of eight numerical digits in each number series and each number series consists of integers of from zero (0) to nine (9) in random sequence, wherein numbering of specific random numerical integers listed as members of said printed random numbers of said two number series in the winning hand on said playing card is by prior agreement among said card game players as to the highest ranked integers of from zero (0) to nine (9) according to the rules for the invented game, wherein numbering of specific random numerical integers listed as members of said printed random numbers of said two number series in the winning hand on said playing card is by agreement based on the numerical integers wherein numeral one (1) is the highest rank, numeral zero (0) is the next highest rank and is second in ranking and numerals two (2) through nine (9) are then ranked in sequence following their face numerical value, according to the rules for the invented game, wherein each playing card is of a physical size dimension typically available in card game playing cards and each said playing card comprises a printed double-sided playing card wherein one printed side contains two series of random numbers of eight randomly selected integers in random sequence and one printed side contains printed indicia and illustrative designs as decorative and informational presentations, wherein each playing card is of physical size dimensions of typical card game playing cards and each playing card comprises a printed double-sided playing card wherein one printed side contains printed indicia and illustrative designs as decorative and informational presentations and one printed side contains two series of random numbers of eight randomly selected integers in random sequence and a printed rectangular strip extending across the width and bottom of said playing card and below the said two series of random numbers, and wherein said printed rectangular strip extending across the width and bottom of said playing card is emplaced on said card for mounting a magnetic strip containing the said two series of random numbers to be read by an electronic card reader.

In further summary, the rules of the invented game comprise:

    • (a) each player is dealt one card and one face-down hidden-face card is placed down as a wild card;
    • (b) the numerical sequence of the numerical digits in said first column of numbers atop the second column of numbers determines the order of play for each game player;
    • (c) first player to bid as having the highest number of the same digits on his dealt card is selected by agreement between the players prior to beginning the game;
    • (d) the order of play after the initial first bid is per numerical sequence of numerical digits wherein numeral 1 is first in importance and is the first player after the initial bidder, numeral 0 follows numeral 1, and numerals 2 through 9 follow at their face values;
    • (e) bidding continues clockwise with each player challenging the previous bid;
    • (f) each player can announce a higher bid over a previous bid;
    • (g) if a player challenges a previous bid and a subsequent player's bid is the higher of the previously challenged bid, the next player can challenge the higher bid;
    • (h) the game ends when one player is challenged by all other players and the sum of all the bid numerals is calculated by totaling the bid numerals contained on each player's card and on the wild card; and the rules of the payoff are that:
      • i) if the challenged player exceeds his bid, he receives X points from each player;
      • ii) if the challenged player exactly makes his bid, he receives 2X points from each player; and
      • iii) if the challenged player make his bid, including the wild card, he loses the difference between his total bid and the actual bid of each player.
    • (j) the payoff can be an amount wagered set prior to initiation of the game designated as Y.

In further summary, an unlimited number of people play the game, and wherein 2 to 10 persons play the game.

In summary, the rules of the game are that if a player makes his bid, the player or players, in case of a tie, who contributed the most, lose X points to each challenge unless the wild card provided the same or more points, wherein X is an integer between 1 and a number limit set by prior agreement, wherein X is an integer between 1 and 100,000, wherein each point is worth Y dollars, wherein Y is between $1 and a number set by prior agreement.

In further summary, said playing cards comprise non-stainable, washable playing cards having two sides, an outer blank side and an inner printed side having two rows of eight printed integers, wherein composition of said playing cards comprises a polyolefin, wherein composition of said playing cards comprises a polyethylene, wherein composition of said playing cards comprises polypropylene, and wherein said two number series of sixteen (16) numbers on each card are unique and are not repeated in ten million cards.