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Publication numberUS3857568 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 31, 1974
Filing dateDec 3, 1973
Priority dateDec 3, 1973
Publication numberUS 3857568 A, US 3857568A, US-A-3857568, US3857568 A, US3857568A
InventorsD Yoder
Original AssigneeD Yoder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Simulated golf board game apparatus
US 3857568 A
Abstract
A game device in which the game of golf can be authentically simulated includes a game board or boards having holes of a simulated golf course depicted thereon and over which at least one game token can be moved and placed at a specific lie as determined by a movement indicator, such as the number of top spots and the location of certain dice of one or more dice thrown from a throwing cup and onto a grid layout on the game board. A distance and deviation measuring device is placed on the game board with one end thereof in engagement with the game token and having one tool or portion positioned to designate an intended path of travel and a second tool or portion movable relative to the intended path for measuring the actual travel as determined by the movement indicator, such as the number of top spots and location of the dice thrown onto the grid layout on the game board. An instruction selector, such as a deck of cards each containing instructions for placement of the game token are placed in random order for removal of the top card by a player for each lie of the game token in one of a plurality of in the rough areas of the simulated golf course.
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States Pae Yoder 1 1 SIMULATED GOLF BOARD GAME APPARATUS [76] Inventor: Donald E. Yoder, 9519 Melrose,

Apt. 3, Overland Park, Kans. 66214 [52] [1.8. CI 273/134 CG [5]] Int. Cl. A63f 3/00 [58] Field of Search 273/134, 136

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 641,283 1/1900 Evans 273/136 C UX 1,520,081 12/1924 Purnell 273/134 DB 2,618,482 11/1952 Grogan 273/134 CG UX 3,355,175 11/1967 Carroll et al. 273/134 ES 3,410,561 1l/l968 Ekstrand 273/134 CG 3,608,901 9/1971 Royle 273/134 CG 3,612,534 10/1971 Browne 273/134 CG 3,697,072 10/1972 Park 273/134 CG X FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 737,062 9/1955 Great Britain 273/134 CB Primary Examiner-Delbert B. Lowe Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Fishburn, Gold & Litman [5 7] STRACT A game device in which the game of golf can be authentically simulated includes a game board or boards having holes of a simulated golf course depicted thereon and over which at least one game token can be moved and placed at a specific lie as determined by a movement indicator, such as the number of top spots and the location of certain dice of one or more dice thrown from a throwing cup and onto a grid layout on the game board. A distance and deviation measuring device isplaced on the game board with one end thereof in engagement with the game token and having one tool or portion positioned to designate an intended path of travel and a second tool or portion movable relative to the intended path for measuring the actual travel as determined by the movement indicator, such as the number of top spots and location of the dice thrown onto the grid layout on the game board. An instruction selector, such as a deck of cards each containing instructions for placement of the game token are placed in random order for removal of the top card by a player for each lie of the game token in one of a plurality of in the rough areas of the simulated golf course.

6 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures -m ne- 16 24- 32 40 IEGREIE or: DEVIATION PATENTEI] DEBS 1 I974 sum 1 or 2 n Y O 3 0 M B 8 1 o 2 1 a 6 0 OF DEVIATION playing a simulated golf game; to provide such a game device which uncompromisingly provides realistic play patterned after actual golf, except that the distance and direction of travel of the ball are determined by movement indicator or selector means, such as by chance, instead of hitting a ball with clubs; to provide such a game device which appeals to veteran golfers as well as individuals who have not played actual golf; to provide such a game device wherein each players ball can lie inonly one spot after the play has been made; to provide such a game device having realistic rules and wherein the object is to score the lowest possible number of strokes or plays and to which a gambling option may be applied using chips provided with the device; to provide such a game device wherein each player never knows, until after he plays, where his ball will land, such as overshooting or landing short of a target area or if it would travel in the direction intended, all as determined by chance, such as throwing of dice and the position of the dice thrown; to provide such a game device in which a combination of good judgment and a reasonable amount of luck will affect the score; to provide such a game device for use by any reasonable number of players either as individuals or teams; to provide such a game device wherein the continued or repeated playing thereof never becomes repetitious, predictable, or boring, because of the chance element and the possible exercise of judgment involved; to provide such a game device which may be played individually and which may be played by groups or by mail; and to provide such a simulated golf game device and distance and deviation measuring device therefor which are economical to manufacture, attractive in appearance, simple to use, durable in construction, and particularly well adapted for the proposed use.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein are set forth, by way of illustration and example, certain embodiments of this invention.

The drawings constitute a part of this specification and include an exemplary embodiment of the present invention and illustrate various objects and features of the simulated golf game device and distance and deviation measuring device therefor.

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a game board containing a simulated game field, such as a golf course.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary transverse sectional view through the game board and taken on line 2-2, FIG. 1, to show the construction of the game board.

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of a first measuring device used for measuring distance and deviation on the game board.

- FIG. 4 is a top plan view of a second measuring device for measuring distance on greens of the golf course.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a game token to be placed on the game board to designate the lie of a game ball, such as a golf ball.

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of chance means employed in playing a game, such as a simulated golf game.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a deck of cards containing instructions for each lie of a game token in one of a plurality of in the rough areas of a simulated golf course.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of auxiliary items which may be used in playing a simulated game and including a magnifying glass and chips for exchange between players.

Referring more in detail to the drawings:

As required, detailed embodiments of the present inventionare disclosed herein. However, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention which may be embodied in various forms. Therefore, specific structural and functional details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting but merely as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching one skilled in the art to variously employ the present invention in virtually any appropriately detailed structure.

In the disclosed embodiment of the present invention, the reference number 1 generally designates a game device in which a game can be authentically simulated, such as golf. The game device 1 includes a game board 2 having a simulated game: field, such as a golf course, depicted thereon and over which at least one game token 3 representing a game ball, such as a golf ball, can be moved and placed at a specific lie as determined by chance means, for example the number of top spots and the location of certain dice of a plurality of dice 4 thrown from a throwing cup 5 and onto a grid layout 6.on the game board 2. A distance and deviation measuring device; 7 is placed on the game board 2 with one end 8 of the measuring device 7 in engagement with the game token 3 and having one tool or portion positioned to designate an intended path of travel and a second tool or portion movable relative to the intended path for measuring the actual travel as determined by the chance means. A deck of cards 11 each containing instructions for placement of the game token 3 are placed inrandom order for removal of the top card 11 by a player for each lie of the game token 3 in one of a plurality of designated areas on the game board, such as in the rough areas 12 of the simulated golf course.

The game board 2 may be in one or more sections, either separate or connected together, as desired. The game board 2 has a simulated game field depicted thereon. In the illustrated embodiment, the game board is one piece and the game field is a golf course and includes a plurality of spaced tees 14- with respective fairways 15 extending from the tees l4. Each'fairway'lS has a green 16 spaced from the respective tee 14. The game field or golf course has a plurality of hazards 17, such as water areas, swamp, corn field, clubhouse, and the like. An open area substantially surrounds each of the fairways l5 and they are designated as in the rough areas 12. Certain of the fairways US have one or more sandtraps l8.

The grid layout 6 is located in the center of the game board 2 and has a deviation table printed thereon to convert the numerical difference between the readings of the outermost right and left dice 4 rolled or thrown from the throwing cup 5 onto grid layout 6 into degrees of deviation. The grid layout 6 provides an instant determination of which dice land to the extreme right and left of a player after a play has been made. The number of dice 4 thrown from the throwing cup 5 affects the deviation, and the more dice 4 thrown, the greater the possible deviation, thereby presenting a player a choice of daring versus caution in each play.

The numerals l to 5 in the uppermost row on grid layout 6 indicate differences between the readings of the outermost right die and the outermost left die on grid layout 6. The left vertical column indicates the number of dice thrown. For example, if the right and left dice readings differ by three, and four dice are thrown, the deviation is 18, the direction of such deviation being dependent on whether the right or left die has the higher reading.

The game board 2 includes boundary lines 19 for the field of play and there are also boundary lines 20 around the grid layout 6 and the deviation table thereon.

The features of the simulated golf course on the game board 2 are preferably designated by appropriate different colors, such as blue for water, brown for sandtraps, different colors of green for fairways 15, green 16, tees 14, trees and the like.

The illustrated game board is of multi-layer construction and has a first layer 21 having the simulated game field or golf course depicted on one side thereof. A second layer 22 is positioned in overlying relation and attached engagement with the other side of the first layer 21. The second layer 22 is preferably formed of a suitable material adapted to releasably grip a pointed projection or stem 23 of a game token 3, as later described. Resilient material, such as rubber or the like, has been found to be particularly useful in releasably gripping the pointed projection or stem 23 of the game token 3. The game board 2 has a third layer 24 positioned in overlying relation and attached engagement with the other side of the second layer 22.

It may be desirable to fold the game board 2; therefore, the first layer 21 and the third layer 24 have aligned score-lines permitting moving one-half thereof into overlying relation with the other half thereof. The second layer 22 may have, if desired, a score-line to facilitate folding of the second layer 22 with the first and third layers 21 and 24.

The game tokens 3 each represent a game ball to be moved over and placed at a selected location on the first layer 21 of the game board 2. In the illustrated embodiment, the game tokens 3 each represent a respective golf ball for a respective player. The pointed projection or stem 23 of each game token 3 is adapted for inserting into the game board 2 to designate the lie of the respective game ball.

Each game token 3 has a top or upper portion 25 mounted on the upper end of the pointed projection or stem 23. The top or upper portion 25 may be any desired shape, such as spherical, thereby representing the shape of the respective game ball. The tops or upper portions 25 of different game tokens 3 may be color coded with each player having a different color.

The illustrated embodiment includes chance means for manipulation by a player to indicate or select movement of a game ball. The chance means may be a spinner or spinners, dice, or other devices for randomly signifying actual travel of a game ball relative to an intended path of travel. The illustrated chance means includes a throwing cup 5 and a plurality of dice 4 from which one or more may be selected and placed in and thrown from the cup 5. The selected dice 4 are thrown onto the grid layout 6 whereby the chance means signifies distance of travel and deviation of the travel from an intended path and thereby the direction of travel.

The total number of top spots of the dice 4 signifies the distance of travel and the locations of certain of the dice on the grid layout 6 signify degrees of deviation of travel of the game ball from the intended path of travel. In the illustrated embodiment, the numerical difference between the outermost right and left dice 4 as faced by a player throwing same combined with the number of dice thrown determines the degrees of deviation between zero degrees and a maximum of forty degrees. The direction, i.e., right or left, of deviation is in the direction of the outermost die having the larger number of top spots thereon.

There are five dice 4 provided with the game device 1 and each player is permitted to select any number of dice for each throw. The larger the number of dice selected the greater the possible distance, but also the greater possible deviation from the intended path of travel, thereby providing each player a choice between risk or daring and caution on each play.

The game device 1 includes means for designating the intended path of travel of the game ball and for measuring the actual distance and direction of travel of the game ball as determined by manipulation of chance means, such as throwing of the dice 4, to thereby determine the actual lie of the respective game token 3 on the game board 2. In the illustrated embodiment, the measuring device 7 includes a first tool or portion 26 having an elongated portion 27 with the one end 8 of the measuring device 7 being defined by one end of the elongated portion 27. The one end 8 of the measuring device 7 is adapted to be positioned at a selected location on the game board 2 and the elongated portion 27 is pivotal about the selected location and positioned on the game board 2 to designate an intended path of travel of a game ball. In the illustrated embodiment of the measuring device 7, the elongated portion 27 has one edge 28 thereof alignable with the intended path of travel of the respective game ball.

The one end 8 of the elongated portion 27 has edges defining a notch 29 having the narrowest portion thereof adapted to receive and engage the pointed projection or stem 23 of a respective game token 3. The notch 29 is generally V-shaped and has a rounded portion shaped to engage the stem 23. The center of the rounded stem receiving portion is in alignment with the one edge 28 of the elongated portion 27 of the measuring device 7 whereby the one edge 28 of the elongated portion 27 of the first tool 26 is aligned with the center of the stem or pointed projection 23 of the respective game token 3 for greater accuracy in measuring distance and direction.

The first tool 26 includes an end member 30 on the other end of the elongated portion 27 and the end member 30 has indicia thereon designating degrees of deviation right and left from the intended path of travel of the game ball. In the illustrated embodiment, the end member 30 is arcuate and is a portion of the circumference of a circle having its center at the center of the rounded stem receiving portion of the notch 29 whereby indicia on the arcuate end member 30 are radially aligned with the rounded portion of the notch 29.

The illustrated measuring device 7 includes an elongated second portion or tool 31 pivotally mounted on the first tool 26 and having one edge 32 thereof alignable with the one edge 28 of the elongated portion 27 of the first tool 26 and thereby being alignable with the intended path of travel of the respective game ball or token 3. The second tool 31 is pivotally mounted on the first tool 26 and is movable to align the one edge 32 thereof with the actual direction of travel of the game ball as determined by manipulation of the chance means or dice 4. The one edge 32 of the second tool 31 has indicia thereon cooperating with the indicia on the arcuate end member 30 of the first tool 26 to locate the actual lie. The indicia on the second tool 31 designates distance of travel of the game ball along a path as determined by aligning the one edge 32 of the second tool 31 with selected indicia on the arcuate end member 30 of the first tool 26.

The pivotal mounting of the second tool 31 on the first tool 26 and in a position overlying same is accomplished by a suitable fastener 33, such as a rivet, bolt, or the like. The fastener 33 is spaced from the center of the stern receiving portion of the notch 29 such that the one edge 32 of the second tool 31 always aligns with the center of the stem receiving portion of the notch 29 and thereby accurately determines the distance of travel along the one edge 32 of the second tool 31.

The measuring device 7 is used for measuring distance anddirection of travel over all areas of the game board 2 except on the greens 16. The game device 1 includes a second measuring device 34 for use on each green 16 of the simulated golf course. The second measuring device 34 is an elongated member having indicia along one edge thereof designating distance of travel on the respective green 16 as signified by chance means, such as the total number of the top spots on the selected dice 4 thrown from the throwing cup 5. The second measuring device 34 has one end thereof adapted to be positioned in engagement with the pointed projection or stem 23 of the respective game token positioned on the respective green 16 and has the other end thereof sized and shaped to be gripped by a player in maneuvering the second measuring device 34 for measuring the distance between the respective game token 3 and the hole of the green 16 and for measuring the actual distance of travel.

The instruction bearing cards 11 in the deck of cards are arranged in random order for removal of a top card 11 by a player for each lie of the respective golf ball in one of a plurality of designated areas, such as in the rough areas 12. Each card 11 bears on one side thereof special instructions or penalties for any player whose ball lands off the respective fairway being played but not on a hazard 17 or beyond one of the boundary lines 19 and 20.

A magnifying glass 35 is included with the game device 1 for use, as desired, in preventing or resolving conflict in very critical plays where a small portion of the space between indicia on the second tool 31 is felt to make the difference between a good or bad lie of the respective game token 3 and particularly for use by serious and discriminating players.

A plurality of chips 36 are included with the game device 1 and are color coded, such as red, white, and blue, for use as money of different values to be exchanged between the players, as determined by respective scores on each hole and as rewards and penalties from and to the clubhouse 37. Rewards or benefits from the clubhouse 37 include playing a respective hole for a par, birdie, eagle, or a hole in one. Other benefits include lowest score for the first nine, lowest score for the second nine, and lowest score for the entire 18 holes. Penalties from the clubhouse 37 include landing in the rough, in the water, in or on an area designated as a cornfield, swamp, clubhouse, and for landing out of bounds. Each stroke over par may also result in payment of penalties to the clubhouse 37.

In use of the game device constructed as illustrated and described, the order of play off the first tee 14 may be determined by chance, such as. by drawing cards or throwing the dice 4 with the highest card or number being first. Order of play off subsequent tees 14 is determined by results of the previous hole, for example, low score on the previous hole tees off first, second tees off second and so forth, and in case of a tie the order is the same as on the previous tee 14. Each player preferably completes a respective hole before the next player takes his turn. Each players game token 3 is positioned behind a line on the respective tee 14 prior to play and the notch 29 is placed in engagement with the stem or pointed projection 23 of the respective game token 3. The one edge 28 of the elongated portion 27 of the first tool 26 is aligned with the intended path of travel. Each player selects the desired number of dice 4 and places same in the throwing cup 5 and throws same onto the grid layout 6 thereby determining direction and distance of travel relative to an intended path of travel. After the selected number of dice 4 are thrown, the second tool 31 is moved to align the one edge 32 thereof with right or left deviation as defined by the indicia on the arcuate end member 30, all as determined by the throw of the dice 4. All new positions of a game token 3 are determined by the point touched by the point of the stem or pointed. projection 23 of the respective game token 3. The respective ball is considered to have left the fairway 15 when the pointof the stem or pointed projection 23 touches outside the boundary line for the respective fairway 15. The ball is considered to be in a sandtrap 18 when the point touches the outside edge of the sandtrap 18. The ball is considered to be on the green 16 if the point touches the outside edge of the green boundary line. The ball is considered to be in the hole when the point touches the outside edge of the hole on the green. A ball or game token 3 is considered to be in or on a hazard when the point of the stem 23 touches the outside boundary line of either water hole, swamp, cornfield, or clubhouse. A ball is considered to be out of bounds if the point of the stem 23 is beyond or touches one of the respective boundary lines 19 or 20.

When a ball is out of bounds, the player counts the stroke that placed the ball out of bounds plus two penalty strokes and then replays from the original position. When the ball is in one of the in the rough areas 12, the player draws an in the rough card 11 and follows any special instructions that are on the respective card 11. There is no penalty for landing in the rough except as listed on the cards. Money penalties to the clubhouse apply if you land in the rough even if there are no stroke penalties. When the ball or game token 3 lands in or on a hazard, the player counts the stroke that placed the ball in or on the hazard plus a one stroke penalty. The in the rough cards 11 are not used for the hazards.When the hazard is a water hole count the stroke that placed the ball in the water plus one penalty stroketo take it out. The ball is then placed on the nearest bank opposite the green being played. If the ball is then in the rough, draw an in the rough card 11 and follow any special instructions. When the ball is in one of the sandtraps 18, the player throws three of the dice 4 and if all are different there is no penalty, if the player throws a pair the penalty is one stroke, and if all three dice are alike the penalty is two strokes. When the ball lands on the green, the second measuring device 34 is used and deviation is not a factor in determining travel of the ball. To sink the ball or game token 3 in the hole, a player may throw any number of dice he judges proper to obtain a total number equal to the distance measured from the stem 23 to the nearest edge of the hole or a number equal to that distance plus four but not larger than the total of the distance plus four or the ball would overshoot the hole.

It is to be understood that while I have illustrated and described one form of my invention it is not to be limited to the specific form or arrangement of parts herein described and shown.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent l. A game device in which the game of golf can be simulated, said game device comprising:

a. a game board having a simulated golf course depicted thereon, the golf course including areas simulating a plurality of tees, fairways, greens, hazards, in-the-rough areas, and boundary lines for the fairways and'the course;

b. a plurality of game tokens each representing a golf ball for a respective player;

c. chance means for manipulation by a player for randomly signifying travel of a respective golf ball, said chance means signifying distance of travel and degrees of deviation of travelfrom an intended path of travel, said chance means comprising:

i. a throwing cup and a-plurality of dice from which any number may be selected and placed in and thrown from said cup, each player being permitted to select the number of dice for each throw, the total number of top spots of said dice when thrown signifying the distance of travel; and

2. a grid layout on said game board to receive said selected number of dice thrown from said cup, said grid layout having a table thereon with a plurality of parallel columns each having a plurality of designations representing degrees of deviation of travel from an intended path, said designations in said columns being arranged in longitudinally spaced lines of aligned designations, each column being headed by a designation representing the numerical difference between the top spots on the outermost right and left dice as faced by a player, said table having a column of designations arranged parallel with said first named columns and each aligned with a respective one of said lines and in consecutively increasing numbers representing numbers of dice thrown onto said grid layout whereby the numerical difference between the top spots on the outermost right and left dice as faced by a player and the number of dice thrown cooperate to determine one designation representing degrees of deviation of travel from the intended path; and

d. means to be placed on said game board for designating the intended path of travel and for measuring the actual distance and degrees of deviation of travel for each manipulation of said chance means to determine the lie of the game token representing the respective golf ball.

2. A game device as set forth in claim 1 including a plurality of instruction bearing cards arranged in random order for removal of a certain card by a player for each lie of the respective golf ball in one of the in the rough areas, each card containing instructions for placement of said respective golf ball by said player.

3. A game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein said 7 means for designating the intended path of travel and for measuring the actual distance .and degrees of deviation of travel comprises:

a. a first too] having an elongated portion having opposite ends, one end of the elongated portion having a v-notch therein adapted to receive and be in engagement with a respective game token, the elongated portion of said first tool having one edge alignable with the respective game token and with the intended path of travel of the respective golf ball;

b. an arcuate member on the other end of the elongated portion of said first tool, said arcuate member having indicia thereon designating degrees of deviation from the intended path of travel, said indicia extending circumferentially right and left from the one edge of the elongated portion of said first tool, said indicia having zero deviation aligned with the one edge of the elongated portion of said first tool; and

c. an elongated second tool having one edge alignable with the one edge of the elongated portion of said first tool, said second tool being pivotally mounted on said first tool and movable to align the one edge thereof with the respective game token and with the actual travel of the golf ball, the one edge having indicia to designate distance of travel of the game ball along a determined path to locate the actual lie.

4. A game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein:

a. said game tokens each have a pointed projection for inserting into said game board to designate the lie of the respective golf ball;

b. said game board has a first layer with opposite sides;

c. the simulated golf course is depicted on one of the opposite sides of said first layer;

d. said game board has a second layer overlying and in attached engagement with the other side of said first layer;

e. said second layer is formed of resilient material adapted to releasably grip the pointed projection of said game tokens; and

f. said game board has a third layer overlying and in attached engagement with said second layer.

5. A measuring device for use in a simulated game,

said measuring device comprising:

a. a first tool having an elongated portion with one end thereof adapted to be positioned at a selected location on a game board and having a V-notch therein adapted to receive and be in engagement with a stem of a game token at the selected location, said first tool being pivotal about the stem of the game token at the selected location to designate an intended path of travel of a game ball, the elongated portion of said first tool having one edge alignable with the center of the game token whereby the one edge is alignable with the intended path of travel of the game ball;

an arcuate end member on the other end of said elongated portion of said first tool and having indicia thereon designating degrees of deviation from the intended path of travel of the game ball, said indicia extending circumferentially right and left from the one edge of the elongated portion of said first tool, said indicia having zero deviation aligned with the one edge of the elongated portion of said first tool;

an elongated second tool pivotally mounted on said first tool for pivotal movement relative to the selected location, said second tool having one edge alignable with the one edge of the elongated portion of said first tool and with the stem of the game token at the selected location, the movement of said second tool being along said end member to designate direction of travel of the game ball; and

. indicia on said second tool to designate distance of travel of the game ball along a determined path.

. A game device comprising:

a game board having a simulated game field depicted thereon, said game field comprising a golf course including areas simulating a plurality of tees, fairways, greens, hazards, in-the-rough areas, and boundary lines for the fairways and the course;

at least one game token representing a game ball to be moved over and placed at a selected location on the game board;

chance means for manipulation by a player for randomly signifying actual travel of the game ball relative to an' intended path of travel, said chance means signifying distance of travel and degrees of deviation of travel from the intended path, said chance means comprising:

l. a throwing cup and a plurality of dice from which any number may be selected and placed in and thrown from said cup, each player being permitted to select the number of dice for each throw, the total number'of top spots of said dice signifying the distance of travel; and

2. a grid layout on said game board to receive said selected number of dice thrown from said cup, said grid layout having a table thereon with a plurality of parallel columns each having a plurality of designations representing degrees of deviation of travel from an intended path, said designations in said columns being arranged in longitudinally spaced lines of aligned designations, each column being headed by a designation representing Q d. means to be placed on the game board for designating the intended path of travel of the game ball and for measuring the actual travel of the game ball as determined by manipulation of said chance means and including a first tool having one end engageable with and pivotal about said game token and a second tool pivotally mounted on said first tool for pivotal movement relative to the projection of said game token, said first tool and second tool having cooperating indicia thereon to locate the actual lie of said game token.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification273/245
International ClassificationA63F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F2250/1005, A63F3/0005, A63F2003/00066, A63F2250/1042
European ClassificationA63F3/00A4J
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