US 2720399 A
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Oct. 11, 1955 P. P. PATTYN 2,720,399
CHANCE CONTROLLED GAME BOARD DEVICE Filed Aug. 27, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet l O OOOOQOGOQ 36 35 3mm /Z PierrePPaZZ' Z/n Oct. 11, 1955 P. P. PATTYN 2,720,399
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r 2,720,399 CHANCE CONTROLLED GAME BOARD DEVICE Pierre P. Pattyn, Detroit, Mich.
Application August 27, 1954, Serial No. 452,628
2 Claims. (Cl. 273--134) This invention relates to a game device.
An object of this invention is to provide a game device embodying a board having play areas defined by differentiating colors with an opening in each area to receive a playing piece. The board also includes a spinner wheel below the playing surface having colored segments which are visible through windows formed in the board outside of the play area. The spinner wheel also includes a ratchet which is engaged by a resilient click member, and the click member is adjustable so that the spinner will stop rotating with a color segment registering with a window opening.
Another object of this invention is to provide a game device of this kind which is so constructed and arranged that it can be easily and quickly assembled.
A further object of this invention is to provide a game device which may be played in a number of different ways without any rearrangement of the parts thereof.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawings and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the ap pended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of a game device constructed according to an embodiment of this invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a plan view, partly broken away, of the spinner disc.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary bottom plan of the device.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 66 of Figure 5.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 77 of Figure 2.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 10 designates generally a frame member which is formed of opposed side strips 11 and 12, and opposed end strips 13 and 14. The side and end strips are mitered at their opposite ends and secured together by fastening means 15, as shown in Figure 7.
The side and end strips are provided with upper and lower channels 16 and 17, respectively, and upper and lower plates 18 and 19 are adapted to engage in the channels 16 and 17.
The plate 18 is formed with a playing surface 20 on the upper side thereof, which playing surface is divided into a plurality of differently colored squares 21 having an opening 22 in substantially the center thereof.
A disc shaped spinner 23 is disposed between the plates 18 and 19 and is secured on a tubular member 24. The
tubular member 24 has a lower flange 25 with a narrow rib 26 forming a bearing surface which is adapted to engage the upper side of a disc shaped plate 27 secured by means of a bolt 28 to the upper side of the bottom plate 19.
The spinner 23 has disposed on the upper and lower ice sides thereof metal weight forming plates 29 and 30, respectively, and an internally threaded nut 31 is threaded on the bearing sleeve 24 and tightly secures the spinner assembly together. The nut 31 is formed with an enlarged knob 32 by means of which the spinner is adapted to be rotated.
A toothed disc or ratchet 33 is secured with the spinner assembly 23 on the threaded sleeve 24 and is formed with depending triangular teeth 34 which are adapted to be engaged by a V-shaped pawl 35. The pawl 35 is carried by an elongated resilient bar 36 which is secured by fastening means 37 to the plate 27.
The upper plate 18 which forms the playing board is formed with a series of relatively large holes 38 through which the colored sectors 39 formed on the upper side of the spinner 23 are adapted to be exposed.
The colors on the disc 23 correspond to the colors 21 on the upper side of the plate 18, and in practice while the colors 39 vary the colors are arranged in diametrically opposed like pairs with one pair of like colors at right angles to a second pair of like colors so that when the disc 23 stops rotating there will be like colors exposed through the openings or windows 38 in plate 18.
A plurality of game pieces or pegs 40 are initially disposed at each corner of the playing surface, and at each corner of the top plate 18 there is formed a small opening 41 within which the stud 42 of peg 40 is adapted to be initially exposed.
In the playing of the game, and it will be understood that this game may be played in various Ways, each player will receive one colored playing piece 40. One player will spin the wheel or spinner 23 and when the wheel stops the playing piece 40 will be moved from the starting point, which may be the initial corner of the board in which peg 40 is initially disposed.
The playing piece 40 is moved forwardly to the color area 21 corresponding to the colored segments exposed through the window openings 38. The spring-pressed pawl 35 provides a means whereby the rotation of the spinner 23 is accompanied by a clicking sound, and the pawl also acts as a brake for retarding the rotation of spinner 23.
Under one set of rules, if a second or succeeding player should move his playing piece to a playing area 21 already occupied by a preceding player the peg of the preceding player will be moved back to the starting point. The game may proceed for one complete turn about the outer playing surface 21 and then move inwardly to each succeeding row of playing surfaces.
Under this set-up the first playing piece to reach the center is the winner of the game.
With a game as hereinbefore described, the entire structure can be easily and quickly assembled as the spinner assembly is secured by tightening up nut 31 on sleeve 24 and this assembly is then mounted on the pivot bolt 28. The upper side of plate 27 forms the bearing surface for the circular rib 26 carried by the flange 25.
I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A game device comprising a rectangular frame having upper and lower grooves, upper and lower plates seated in said grooves, an upstanding pivot post carried by said lower plate, a disc threaded on said post engaging on the upper side of said lower plate, a wheel disposed between said plates, a pair of discs disposed one on each face of said wheel, an externally threaded sleeve extending through said pair of discs and said wheel, a ratchet on said sleeve bearing against the lower one of said pair of discs, an annular flange on the lower end of said sleeve, a combined nut and wheel operator threaded on said sleeve and securing said wheel, pair of discs and ratchet together, said upper plate having a central opening through which said operator loosely projects, a resilient pawl carried by said first-named disc, said'wheel having a plurality of colored sectors on the upper side thereof, said upper plate having right angularly related window openings for exposing said sectors, said upper plate having a plurality of colored play areas on the upper side thereof with an opening in each area, and movable play pieces having studs engageable in selected ones of said area openings.
2. A game device comprising a rectangular frame having upper and lower grooves, upper and lower plates seated in said grooves, an upstanding pivot post carried by together, said upper plate having a central opening through which said operator loosely projects, a resilient pawl carried by said first-named disc, said wheel having a plurality of colored sectors on the upper side thereof, said upper plate having right angularly related window openings for exposing said sectors, said upper plate having a plurality of colored play areas on the upper side thereof with an opening in each area, movable'play pieces having studs engageable in selected ones of said area openings, and
means for adjusting saidpawl whereby said wheel will stop rotating with certain of said sectors registering with said window openings.
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