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Publication numberUS2080489 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1937
Filing dateAug 7, 1933
Priority dateAug 7, 1933
Publication numberUS 2080489 A, US 2080489A, US-A-2080489, US2080489 A, US2080489A
InventorsKnorpp Philip J
Original AssigneeKnorpp Philip J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2080489 A
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May 18, 1937.

P. J. KNORPP' GAME F iled Aug. 7, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet l fiy i BYCZMM ATTORNEY May 18, 1937. KNQRPP 2,080,489

GAME v Filed Aug. '7, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEY Patented May 18 1937 UNITED STATE ATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

This invention relates to a game.

For the greatest interest a game should combine skill and chance and yet be simple enough for everyone to understand.

The object of this game is to provide an element of chance mixed with an opportunity to develop skill to provide entertainment both indoors and outdoors.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure l is a view in elevation partly in section of a standard embodying the principles of my invention.

Figure 2 is a plan view of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a plan view of a triangle.

Figure 4 is a view in side elevation partly shown in section of a triangle.

Figure 5 is a partial view of the black triangle.

Figure 6 is a partial View of the green triangle.

Figure 7 is a view in elevation of the carrying and storage bag.

Figures 8 and 9 are views in elevation of the parts forming the bag.

Figure 10 is a View of the small pin in elevation.

Figure 11 is a view of the medium sized pin in elevation.

Figure 12 is a view showing the playing of the game and the effect in dotted lines of striking the top of the pin.

In carrying out my invention I provide three elements:

The first element is the standard or duck of particular construction as follows:

A metallic pot I has punchings 2 in the base thereof and is partially filled with cement 3 with central wood block 4 embedded in the cement. A cover 5 with an opening 6 centrally thereof and tabs 7 is adapted to cover pot I, the tabs I being crimped down over the edges or rim of pot I. Wood block 4 has a threaded hole 3 in alignment with opening 6. The pin has a threaded end it adapted to screw into hole 8 and the shoulder on pin 9 secures centrally the lid 5 onto block 4. The punchings 2 prevent the loosening and rotation of cement 3.

There are three sizes of pins 9, 9', 9", all adapted for interchangeable fitting to the duck or pet I.

The standard or duck is painted or otherwise colored with the three colors red, black, and


The second element is a ring-like body II, formed preferably of rubber having three outwardly angled portions or bulges IIa forming a modified triangle and also having a similar cross section. In play, three of the ring-like bodies II, II, I I" are employed, distinctively colored, for instance, red, black and green, respectively. The shape lends a greater rigidity and requires greater skill for throwing than a round ring.

The third element is the bag. Although not required for the actual playing of the game, it is as important to the game as the golf bag in golf. It permits of easy transportation and storage of the parts. It is preferably formed of two pieces of cloth I2, I2 or other material and is secured by snap fasteners, buttons or hookless fasteners 53 about the standard or duck t after the ring-like bodies II, II, II have been placed about the pin 9.

The game is played as follows:

If for children an 8" pin 9' is used and thrown from a taw 6 feet from pin 9'. The bodies I I, I I, II" must be thrown in sequence.

1st the red body or R0 2nd the black body or B0 3rd the green body or Go The scoring is as follows:

Go=l; Bo=2; Ro=3 R0, Go=4; Bo, Go=6; R0, Bo=9 R0, Bo, 60:27 full Robogo scor Eachconsecutive full Robogo score counts as follows:

1st27 3rd100 5th200 7th300 2nd50 4th-150 filth-250 8th350 The penalties are: For not throwing the right body in correct sequence 5 points. For forcing pin to lay flat called deaduck.

1st deaduck1 point 2nd deaduck-3 points 3rd deaduck-6 points For the more advanced game a 16" pin 9 is used and the distance between the taw and the standard is 8 feet while for the most advanced game the pin 9 is 24" high and the distance from the taw to the standard is 10 feet.

The standard is weighted so as to be quite sensitive when the higher pins are used. This requires actually dropping the bodies II, II, II" over the pin 9 or the standard will rock and either a body will fall off or the pin will tilt onto the floor causing a deaduck penalty. (See Figure 12.) As the weighted pot I remains the same by varying the height of the pin the pot I is more readily tiltable with the higher pins and more skill is required. In other words, the bodies H, l I, II are many times more difiicult to cast over the highest pin than the lowest.

It will thus be seen that I have provided a game that can be played anywhere, that combines skill and chance, that is adapted to children and grown people, that is easily transported and stored and that is relatively inexpensive.

What I claim is:

1. A game element comprising a ring-like body having a plurality of outwardly bulging portions, and a flat base with upwardly converging sides, the edges of the base and sides being rounded to facilitate handling of the element during play.

2. A game element comprising a ring-like body having a plurality of equidistantly spaced outwardly bulging portions, and a flat base with upwardly converging sides, the edges of the base and sides being rounded to facilitate handling of the element during play.

3. A game element comprising a resilient ringlike body having three spaced outwardly bulging portions, and a flat base with upwardly converging sides, the edges of the base and sides being rounded to facilitate handling of the element during play.


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U.S. Classification473/589, 273/336
International ClassificationA63F9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA63F9/0208
European ClassificationA63F9/02B1