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June 22, 1965 G. DURSTEWITZ 3,191,184
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' INVENTOR GERA LD DU RSTEWITZ iw/f A R NEY United States Patent 3,191,184 CANDY GAME Gerald Durstewitz, 208 Garden Road, Pompton Lakes, NJ. Filed Sept. 12, 1961, Ser. No. 137,564 7 Claims. (Cl. 273-134) The present invention relates to games of the type including a game board having a path of travel divided into spaces for game pieces to be moved therealong, and, more particularly, to a novel chance device which cooperates with the game board.
The present invention aims to provide a game primarily for children but also for grownups which increases or stimulates the consumption of edible articles such as candy, cookies and crackers and other edible products such as ice cream, yoghurt and the like packed in small containers, whereby the sales of the manufacturers and distributorsof such articles and products are increased.
Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide such a game wherein the consumption or at the least partial consumption of the articles or products is a function of playing the game.
Another object is to provide such a game which can be played with articles or products already on the market or can be played with articles or products specially designed for such a game.
- A further object is to accomplish the foregoing in a simple, practical and economical manner.
In accordance with the present invention, the foregoing objects are accomplished by providing a game board having a path of travel divided into spaces for game pieces assigned to the players to be moved therealong, and a chance device including a supply of edible articles to be turn-wise distributed to the players, the game board and the articles having cooperating indicia for designating the number of spaces the players are permitted to move their game pieces along the path, the chance device further including structural means for concealing the indicia of the articles constructed and arranged to be manipulated by the players to reveal the indicia of the articles.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a more or less schematic plan view of a game in accordance with the present invention.
FIG. 2 illustrates one form of indicia for the game board.
FIG. 3 illustrates another form of such indicia.
FIG. 4 illustrates still another form of such indicia.
FIG. 5 is a sectional view of an article having an edible coating for concealing its indicia.
FIG. 6 is a sectional view of an article having a wrapper for concealing its indicia.
FIG. 7 is a plan View of an empty paper cup for an edible product having indicia on the interior thereof.
FIG. 8 is a plan View of an article having indicia on the exterior thereof.
FIG. 9 is a perspective view of an enclosure for concealing the indicia of a supply of articles such as shown in FIG. 8.
Referring now to FIG. 1 of the drawings in detail, there is shown a game which comprises a game board 10, a number of playing pieces 11 for the players, and a chance device 12.
The game board has a path of travel 14 thereon divided into spaces 15 for the game pieces to move therealong from start to finish, and has indicia 16 thereon about to be described. The spaces 15 may be plain or may be of dilferent colors or may have different symbols or pictures thereon for the purpose described hereinafter. While the game board shown herein simply provides for playing a game in which the winner is deter- 3,191,184 Patented June 22, 1965 mined by the piece which is first to reach the finish with the aid of the chance device 12 and the various forms of indicia on the board, it will be understood that the board and playing pieces could be decoratively embellished and that the path of travel could be provided with penalty and bonus spaces as is customary in games of this type.
The indicia 16 shown in. FIG. 2 is adapted for use where the edible articles are colored either externally or internally or where the container or wrapper for an edible article or product has a spot of color thereon to provide the cooperating indicia (FIG. 7).
The indicia 16 shown in FIG. 3 is adapted for use where the edible article or its container or wrapper for an edible article or product has a number thereon to provide the cooperating indicia.
It will be understood that the indicia 16 shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 could be modified to designate the number of spaces to move a playing piece in accordance with symbols or pictures associated with the edible articles or products instead of colors or numbers.
The indicia 16 shownin FIG. 4 is adapted for use where the spaces 15 of the path 14 are distinguished by colors, symbols or pictures and the edible articles or the container or wrapper for the edible articles or products have such colors, symbols or pictures thereon to provide the identifying indicia.
In FIG. 5, an edible article 17 such as a candy or a cookie or a cracker is shown which has a colored filling or interior 18 and has an outer coating or layer 19 which conceals the interior until the article is bitten into or broken apart by a player. Such an article can be used with a game board having colored spaces (FIG. 1) or the indicia 16 shown in FIG. 2 or FIG. 4.
In FIG. 6, an edible article 17 is shown which is colored throughout or on the exterior thereof or has a numeral, symbol or picture thereon, and has a wrapper 2t) thereon which conceals the exterior thereof until the wrapper is removed by the player. Such an article can be used with the game board indicia 16 shown in FIGS. 2 to 4 and as modified to exhibit symbols or pictures.
In FIG. 7, a cup-like paper or cardboard container 21 for an edible product cup-like ice cream, yoghurt or the like is shown which has a numeral, spot of color, symbol or picture on the bottom 22 at the interior which is concealed by the side wall 24 of the container and the product in the container before it is consumed. Such indicia may be used with the indicia 16 shown in FIGS. 2 to 4 and as modified. While it is apparent that children will not consume the contents of more than one container at a time, the game can be played on a long range basis from day to day until there is a winner. This could be facilitated by hanging the game board on the wall and using playing pieces provided with a pin adapted to pierce the game board to hold the playing pieces in place.
In FIG. 7, an edible article 17 is shown which is like the article shown in FIG. 6 except that the color, numeral, symbol or picture on its exterior is not concealed. Thus, in order to use such articles, the concealing means for its indicia is provided by a bag or box 25 (FIG. 9) from which the articles are picked without looking or by a dispenser for ejecting the articles one by one. The indicia 16 shown in FIGS. 2 to 4 can be used with such articles 17 (FIG. 7) and concealing means 25.
1 ers is the first to reach the V 0 v d V rality of groupsof'articl es with each'group having indicia who has been designate'd to start the game takes an 'article or product. If articlessuch as shown in FIG. 5 are used, the player bites or breaks it to determine the color therein and moves his game piece as directed by the indicia shown in FIG. 2- or 4; v If articles such'asshown in FIG. 6 are used, the player upwraps it to determine its color, numeral, symbol or picture and 'moves his game piece as directed by the indicia shown in FIGS; 2, 3 or'4; The same procedure is followed when articles such as shown in FIG. 8 are used,- except that the article is either picked by or dispensed to the player from the box 2501" the like in a manner so that the identity of the article the player receives is not known beforehand by the players; If products in a container such as shown in FIG. 7 are used in playing the game, the player removes the prod- V uct from the container by a spoon or the like and con- 7 sumes the same until the color, numeral, symbol or ,picture Within the interior of the container 'isin view, and
then'moves his game piece as directed by the indicia dilferent from the other groups and'with each group including a plurality of articles having the identical indicia, said chance device further including structural means for concealing the idicia of said, articles constructed and arranged to be manipulated by. the players to reveal the i 1 indicia of said articles. 1
2. In a game accordingtoclaim 1, wherein each of said edible article's'has individual means for'concealing its indiciai i f v 3. In a game according to claim 2, wherein said concealing means inan ediblecoating.
, articles from which said articles areadapted to be removed one atatime. s
last player has had. his turn, the first and succeeding players'have another turn and so on until oneof the play; I I finish of the path of travel for the game pieces. r
i From the foregoing description, it will be seen that 7. In a game for aplurality of playersof the type having a path of travel divided'into spaces for game pieces assigned to the players to bemoved therealong,,a chance device comprising a supply of ediblearticles to be turn,-
the present invention provides a game. which stimulates l or' increases the consumption of edible articles Orprod ucts while aifording amusement to the players. As various changesmay be made inthe form, construction and arrangement of the parts herein, without departing fromthe spirit and scope of the invention and 1. In a game for a plurality of players, the v c :ornbina--'- tion of a game board having a pathof travel divided into spaces for game pieces assigned to the players to be moved therealong, and a chance device including a supply of edible articles to be turn-wise distributed to the players, said game board and said edible articles having cooperating indicia for designating-the number, of spaces the players are permitted to move their game'pieces along said path, said supply of edible articles comprising a pluwise distributed to the players, said ediblef articles having indicia for cooperation with-the game board to designatethenumberof spaces the players are permitted to move their game pieces, along the, path,v said supply of edible articles: comprising aplurality of groups of articles with each group having indicia difierent from the other vgroups and with each group including aplurality of articles having the identical indicia, and-structural means for concealing said indiciav constructed and arranged to be manipulated by the players to reveal said indicia. I
' References Cited by the Examiner s UNITEDSTATES PATENTS 1,536,639 5/25 Van Beek 273-93 1,629,661 5/2 7; Gerhard 273 139 1,642,711 r 9/27 AlfOnS0 273-134 LOUIS R. PRINCE, Primary Examiner.
' LEONARD W. 'VARNER, Examiner. 1