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Jan. 15, 1963
w. N. BEST
3,073,599
ROLLING GAME
Filed Aug. 2, 1961
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3,073,599
Patented Jan. 15, 1963
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To play the game the board 11 is placed upon a table
or placed upon the ?oor. The player stands behind one
of the narrow sides of the board and takes one of the
playing pieces or rollers and holds the same in his hand,
as shown in FIG. 1. He then tosses the piece so that
it will roll across the board as shown by the phantom
lines in FIG. 1 and will then upend itself on one of the
ROLLING GAME
William N. Best, Irvona, Pa.
Filed Aug. 2, 1961, Ser. No. 128,770
3 Claims. (Cl. 273-108)
This invention relates to games in general and more
particularly to games wherein a playing piece is rolled
scoring positions. The upending operation is accom
across a playing ?eld to a preselected position for scor
plished by taking advantage of the quarter round mold
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10 ing at the rear of the score. As the playing piece rolls in
One object of the invention is to provide a game of
a generally longitudinal direction across the board, one
skill in which a playing piece is rolled across a board
end thereof will come into contact with the molding
toward a predetermined series of scoring positions, upon
causing this end to be lifted over the arcuate face 15, and
one of which the playing piece must come to stand in
thereby upending the piece. With practice and by dem
order to score.
15 onstrating his skill, the player will be able to make the
Another object of the invention is to provide a game
rollers come to rest upon the circled scores. The wall
of skill wherein a playing piece is rolled across a board
'17 of the backboard will aid in preventing the playing 7
and made to upend itself at the scoring position and to
come upon the scoring position to rest in an upended
pieces from rolling over the molding in case the player
tosses too hard and will further aid in upending the piece.
state.
20 The lines 23 are for the purpose of limiting the distance
Other objects of the invention are to provide a game of
that the player’s arm may move when tossing the roller
skill bearing the above objects in mind which is of simple
toward the opposite goal. This game may be played by
construction, has a minimum number of parts, is inex
four to six players and the game may be played from
pensive to manufacture and effective in use.
both ends of the board. A roller that does not suc
For other objects and for a better understanding of the 25 cessfully upend, as indicated‘ at 24a in FIG. 1, does not
invention, reference may be had to the following detailed
score. Likewise, a roller that upends itself but does not
description taken in conjunction with the accompanying
land upon one of the numerals, as indicated at 24b in
drawing, in which:
’ FIGURE 1 is a top plan view shown in perspective
FIG. I, does not score.
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While various changes may be made in the detail con
30 struction, such changes shall be within the spirit and
illustrating the invention in operative use;
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view showing
scope of the present invention as de?ned by the appended
the various subsequent positions of the playing piece dur
claims.
ing its travel toward its goal.
What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters
Referring now in detail to the drawing, the numeral 10
Patent of the United States is:
represents a game board and the playing pieces accord 35
1. In a game, the combination of a playing ?elds, a set
ing to the present invention wherein there is a longitudi
of goals at each of two opposite ends thereof, a transverse
nal playing ?eld 11 having a set of scoring positions 12,
back wall at the rear of each of said goals, the said back
13 at each of its ends. As shown in the drawing the
wall being slightly diagonal when viewed from the top,
playing ?eld 11 is constructed on a rectangular board and
a plurality of playing pieces having a con?guration to
which may be provided with legs not shown in the draw 40 be up-ended upon forced contact with the forward side
ing, thus providing a table for convenience in playing
of said back wall, said back wall being comprised of a
the game. Each of the sets of scoring positions has a
convexly arcuate front wall having the’ are extending
quarter round molding 14 which extends transversely and
across the top thereof and adjacent thereto a further up
slightly diagonally across the board. The molding 14 is
standing rear wall, the said rear wall being vertical and
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rigidly ?xed to the board with its surface 15 facing the
extending above said ?rst wall.
direction from which the playing pieces are made to come.
. On the rear side of the round molding and ‘adjacent there
to is a back board 16 which extends further upwardly
than the round molding 14, thus providing a wall 17 on
2. In a game, the combination as described in claim 1
wherein each of said playing pieces is of cylindrical con
?guration having a circular body portion and a ?at face
at each opposite end thereof.
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its front side which serves an advantageous purpose in 50
3. In a game, the combination of a longitudinal board,
the game, as will later be described. In front of each
a plurality of legs attached to said board and depending
of the moldings there is printed or otherwise marked a
downwardly therefrom, a set of goals imprinted upon
series of scoring positions 18, each indicated with a dif
the top side at each end of said board, a transverse back
ferent numeral 19 showing a different score value. A
board at the rear, of each of said goals, said back board
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circle 20 is drawn around each of the numbers 19. ‘A
extending transversely across said board and being slightly
diagonal when viewed from the top, the front edge of said
back board being inclined and having an upstanding ver
tical wall adjacent and at the rear thereof; and separately
of small component areas. A line 23 is drawn or other
a plurality of playing pieces of cylindrical con?guration
wise printed on board 11, and is made to extend trans 60 having circular body portions and ?at face portions at
each opposite end.
versely across the same, a short distance in front of the
set of scoring positions. The game is also provided with
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
a plurality of playing pieces 24 which are of cylindrical
con?guration having a circular surface 25 and a ?at face 65
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series of lines 21. and numerals 22 designate other scoring
positions. The lines 21 extend from each of the circles
20 to the molding 14, thus dividing the area into a series
26 at each end.
These are made of plastic, wood or any
other desirable material.
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2,580,616
Edmunds ____________ _- Mar. 1, 1904
vSpiegal ________________ __ Jan. 1, 1952
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