US 3549150 A
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United States Patent  Inventor  COLOR-NUMBER ASSOCIATION GAME APPARATUS 9 Claims, 4 Drawing Figs.
 US. 273/135  Int. A631 3/00  Field ofSearch 273/135;
273/134(Cursory)  References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,169,769 2/1965 Cornish 273/135 3,413,004 11/1968 Smith 273/135 1,521,095 12/1924 Harris... 273/135 1,797,742 3/1931 Ward... 273/134 3,386,739 6/1968 Lino 273/135 Primary Examiner-Delbert B. Lowe AttorneyDiller, Brown, Ramik & Holt ABSTRACT: A number of playing cards are utilized and one card is to be distributed to each player in the game. Each card has a word extending across the top and a column of numbered spaces extending downwardly from each letter of the word. The numbers in each column are the same but are distributed in random fashion and the color in each column differs from each of the colors in the remaining columns. Each player attempts to complete a full row across the card by the casting of dice indicative of a color-number combination unique to a certain position on the card. One die may be used for indicating color and another for indicating a numeral, or a set of dice with the same series of numbers but individual colors may be used.
'' llllllll PATENTED niczzlsm e "U0 0 L 01 5 INVENTOR JAMES P. UJEEKS COLOR-NUMBER ASSOCIATION GAME APPARATUS This invention relates generally to a color-number association game including a gaming card and associated dice, and more particularly to a game including a pair of dice capable of indicating a color-number combination representative of a unique position on a gaming card displaying a plurality of such color-number combinations at varying positions on the card.
The game herein disclosed is particularly useful in the establishment of basic skills of association between similar hues and similar numerals.
Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a game capable of establishing the aforementioned association during the participants competition therein.
With the above and other objects in view that will hereinafter appear, the nature of the invention will be more clearly understood by reference to the following detailed description, the appended claims, and the several views illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
IN THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the essential elements of the invention, and shows a pair of gaming cards and associated dice.
FIG. 2 is a developed view of one of the dice shown in FIG. 1, and shows the display of a single numeral on each face of the die.
FIG. 3 is a developed view of the other the shown in FIG. 1, and illustrates the coloration of the several faces of the die.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a further set of dice employable in the invention, and shows a number of dice of differing colors with numerals displayed on the faces thereof.
Referring to the drawing in detail, there is indicated generally in FIG. 1 a pair of gaming cards 5 having a multilettered word 6 provided across the upper portion thereof. A grid 7 is provided below the word 6 and includes a rather large plurality of spaces which are definitely set ofi by any of a number of suitable markings.
The spaces 8, comprising the grid 7, are arranged in rows and columns. Each column of the spaces 8 extends directly down the card 5 in association with a single letter of the multilettered word 6. Thus, each column so provided is directly associated with a single letter of the word provided on the uppermost portion of the card 5.
Each of the spaces 8 has displayed-thereon a solitary numeral 10 and the numerals 10 provided in a single column differ each from the others. The same numerals are employed in each column; however, such numerals are randomly distributed along each column. Further, no two gaming cards within a set employ the same numeral distribution.
Each column of spaces is provided with a distinctive color differing from the colors employed in .the remaining columns. Preferably, each such column exhibits a color describable by a work beginning with the same letter as the letter in alignment with that column. For example, as seen in FIG. 1, the leftmost column on the gaming card 5 might exhibit a chocolate hue,
' the second leftmost column might exhibit an orange hue, the
third a lime hue, the fourth an ochre (yellowish) hue, the fifth a red hue, and the sixth a silver hue.
A pair of dice 11 and 12 are employ'able to indicate a solitary position upon the gaming card 5. The die 11 includes a plurality of faces 13, each of which displays a solitary numeral 14. Each such numeral 14 corresponds to one of the numerals 10 provided within the spaces 8 upon the gaming cards 5.
The remaining die 12 comprises a plurality of faces 15, each of which exhibits a hue or color corresponding to the hue or color displayed in one of the columns of the spaces 8 provided upon the gaming cards 5.
A single cast of the dice 11, 12, then, results in the indication of a solitary position upon any one gaming card 5 as indicated by the color-number combination exhibited upon the upwardly. facing portions of the dice. A chip 16 may be employed to mark the designated position on the grid 7.
winning player is the player who first completes a row of chipscovering a single row of the spaces 8.
Alternatively, a set of dice 17 may be employed wherein the total number of dice within the set corresponds to the total number of letters in the word 6. Each die in the set 17 exhibits a color corresponding to a different one of the colors exhibited in the columns of the spaces 8. Further, each die in the set of dice 17 displays upon each face a numeral corresponding to a different one of the numerals provided in the spaces 8 upon the card 5.
To employ the set of dice 17, each player would, in turn, roll all the dice 17, roll a predetermined number or a single die of a selected color, to indicate one or more of the spaces 8 within the grid 7. Again, the player to first complete a full row of spaces wins the game. I
- While preferred embodiments of this invention'have been disclosed herein, it will be immediately apparent that minor variations of this invention may be made by ones of ordinary skill in the art within the spirit and scope of the invention.
1. A color-number association game apparatus including a plurality of cards and a pair of multifaced dice, each of said cards having a plurality of columns of distinctly designated spaces, said columns being equal in number to the number of faces on a first one of said pair of multifaced dice, each space in said column bearing a numeral differing from the remaining numerals in that column and each column bearing the same numerals distributed in random fashion, said spaces in each column bearing a unique color distinct from the colors in the spaces of the remaining columns, a second one of said dice having a number of faces equal to-the number of spaces in each column and having a single numeral displayed on each of said faces corresponding to one of the numerals of each column of spaces, and each of said faces of said first one of said dice having a different color displayed thereon and each color corresponding to a color of the spaces in one column.
2. A color-number association game apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said cards have provided thereon a word having a number of letters equal to the number of columns, said spaces comprise a grid of rows and columns of rectangles immediately below said word on the card, each letter of said word disposed above a single column.
3. A color-number association game apparatus according to claim 2 further including a plurality of chips dimensioned to fit within the bounds of any one of said rectangles.
4. A color-number association game apparatus according to claim 1 wherein said cards have provided thereon a word having a number of letters equal to the number of columns, said word proceeds from left to right across the upper portion of the card, said columns of spaces being situated one below each of the several letters of the word, and each of the several letters of the word corresponding to the first letter of the name of the color exhibited by the column immediately beneath that letter.
5. A color-number association game apparatus including a plurality of cards and a plurality of multifaced dice, each of said cards having a plurality of columns of distinctly designated spaces, said columns being equal in number to the number of faces on each of said dice, each space in said column bearing a numeral differing from the remaining numerals in that column and each column bearing the same numerals distributed in random fashion, said spaces in each column bearing a unique color distinct from the colors in the spaces of the remaining columns, each of said dice having a number of faces equal to the number of spaces in each column and having a single numeral displayed on each of said faces corresponding to one of the numerals of each column of spaces, said dice each displaying a single color corresponding to the color of the spaces in a single column.