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Publication numberUS20100164175 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 12/317,961
Publication dateJul 1, 2010
Filing dateDec 31, 2008
Priority dateDec 31, 2008
Publication number12317961, 317961, US 2010/0164175 A1, US 2010/164175 A1, US 20100164175 A1, US 20100164175A1, US 2010164175 A1, US 2010164175A1, US-A1-20100164175, US-A1-2010164175, US2010/0164175A1, US2010/164175A1, US20100164175 A1, US20100164175A1, US2010164175 A1, US2010164175A1
InventorsRobert C. Buchanan
Original AssigneeBuchanan Robert C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toss game
US 20100164175 A1
Abstract
A bag toss game is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the bag toss game includes a plastic game panel; a plurality of openings extending through the game panel; a plurality of rear legs; a series of support braces on said underneath side of game panel; a series of two rear leg support stops on said underneath side of game panel; a plurality plastic embodiment overlay covering with battery powered component for lighting playing board, for night time enjoyment; a series of 8 bean bags; a set of scoring rules;
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Claims(7)
1-6. (canceled)
7. A bag toss game, comprising of:
A game panel;
A plurality of openings extending through said game panel;
A power source connected to overlay, covering entire playing board to provide lighting around openings and outer perimeter of playing board for night time playing;
8. The bag toss game of claim 1 further comprising a plurality of rear legs supporting said game panel.
9. The bag toss game of claims 1 wherein said game panel has a sloped orientation.
10. The bag toss game of claim 1 wherein said plurality of openings comprises a center opening provided at substantially a center of said game panel and a plurality of peripheral openings generally surrounding said center openings.
11. The bag toss game of claim 1 further comprising a frame and wherein said game panel is carried by said frame.
12. The bag toss game of claim wherein said frame comprises a pair of generally elongated, spaced apart parallel side members and a pair of end frame members extending between said pair of side frame members.
Description
FIELD

The present invention relates to games. More particularly, the present invention relates to a toss game in which an attempt is made to toss an object through one of the multiple openings.

BACKGROUND

Games such as volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, and beanbag—tossing games are popular with persons of all ages. Such games provide the opportunity for social interaction as well as physical exercise and development of skills. Games also enhance the enjoyment of other activities such as picnics, barbecues, tailgating events and the like.

SUMMARY

The present invention is generally directed to a bag toss game. An illustrative embodiment of the bag toss game includes a plastic game panel; a plurality of openings extending through the game panel.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which;

FIG. 1 is a front, side, and underneath perspective view of an illustrative embodiment of the bag toss game;

FIG. 2 is a view of an rear leg illustrative embodiment of the bag toss game;

FIG. 3 is a view of a plastic overlay and power source, illustrative embodiment of the bag toss game;

FIG. 4 is a playing board graphics view illustrative embodiment of the bag toss game;

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Referring to the drawings, an illustrative embodiment of the bag toss game is generally indicated by reference numeral;

  • 1. The bag toss game 1 includes a frame 2 which may have a generally elongated, rectangular shape, as shown, or any suitable alternative shape. The frame 2 typically includes a pair of generally elongated, parallel side frame members 3 and a pair of end frame members 4 extending between the side frame members 3. A game panel 5 is supported by the frame 2.

As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, rear leg 6 and game panel 5 above a supporting surface to impart a sloped orientation to the game panel 5. A series of 3 leg mounting clips 17 on underneath side of 5 game panel to secure rear leg 6 in position. A set of two stops 15 in corners of 5 game panel on underneath top side of playing board, for stabilization of 6 rear leg, and support for 4 back frame member. A set of two support braces 14 to secure stability of 5 game panel located on underneath side of 5 game panel and frame member 4. A pair of two end panel gusset supports 13 mounted on underneath side of 5 game panel at each frame member 3.

At least one opening extends through the game panel 5. For example, a center opening 7 may extend through substantially the middle of the game panel 5. Various peripheral openings 8 may also extend through the game panel 5 in a selected pattern, such as in generally surrounding relationship with respect to the center opening 7. In some embodiments of the bag toss game 1, multiple target circles 11 are provided on the game panel 5, in concentric relationship with respect to each other, with the center opening 7 extending through the centermost target circle 11. Circle rims 12 may be provided between the target circles 11. The circle rims and outer perimeter of playing board 12 may be glow-in-the-dark plastic, for example.

As shown in FIG. 3, a plastic full embodiment overlay light source 16 is provided on top side of the game panel 5, to illuminate playing board for night time enjoyment. As shown in FIG. 3, a battery power supply 17 is connected to the plastic full embodiment overlay 16, which may be provided separate from the game panel 5, as shown in FIG. 3, or in any suitable alternative position.

In typical play of the toss game, the light source are initially turned on by the battery power box 17. Thus, the light source 16 emits a lighted surface across the playing board 5 and which is received by the battery power box 17 as shown in FIG. 3. A player (not shown) stands at a distance from the bag toss game 1 and holds one or multiple bean bags 9 (FIG. 2). The player attempts to toss each bean bag 9 through one of the openings in the game panel 5. Point values can be assigned to the openings depending on the degree of difficulty of the bean bag 9 through each. For example, three points may be assigned to the center opening 7 and two points may be assigned to each of the peripheral openings 8. In the event that it falls through the center opening 7 or one of the peripheral openings 8.

Each player is typically awarded three points for each toss of the bean bag 9 through the center opening 7 and two points for each toss of the bean bag 9 through one of the peripheral openings 8 per 10 game rules.

While the preferred embodiments of the invention have been described above, it will be recognized and understood that various modifications can be made in the invention and the appended claims are intended to cover all such modifications which may fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.

TOSS GAME COMPONENTS PRINT LOCATION
1. BAG TOSS GAME FIG. # 1 PLAYING BOARD
2. RECTANGULAR SHAPE
PLAYING BOARD
3. FRONT AND BACK
FRAME MEMBERS
4. SIDE PANEL FRAME
MEMBERS
5. TOP GAME PANEL
6. REAR LEG FIG. # 2 PLAYING BOARD LEG
7. CENTER OPENING FIG. # 4 PLAYING BOARD
GRAPHICS
8. PERIPHERAL OPENINGS
9. BEAN BAGS FIG. # 2 PLAYING BOARD LEG
10. GAME RULES
11. MULTI TARGET CIRCLES FIG. # 4 PLAYING BOARD
GRAPHICS
12. GLOW IN DARK AREAS
13. END PANEL GUSSETS FIG. # 1 PLAYING BOARD
14. UNDERNEITH CROSS
SUPPORTS
15. REAR LEG STOPS
16. PLASTIC EMBODIMENT FIG. # 3 NIGHT BRITE OVERLAY
OVERLAY
17. BATTERY POWER
SOURCE

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US7854528 *Sep 25, 2008Dec 21, 2010Segretto Perry JIllumination apparatus for bag toss game
US8162318 *Aug 13, 2010Apr 24, 2012Peterson Kevin WArticle tossing game assembly
US8807569 *Mar 20, 2012Aug 19, 2014Rodney G. DavisIlluminated bean bag toss game
Classifications
U.S. Classification273/402
International ClassificationA63B63/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B63/08, A63B67/06
European ClassificationA63B63/08, A63B67/06