GB2536632A - Compact travelling games compendium - Google Patents

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GB2536632A
GB2536632A GB1504812.7A GB201504812A GB2536632A GB 2536632 A GB2536632 A GB 2536632A GB 201504812 A GB201504812 A GB 201504812A GB 2536632 A GB2536632 A GB 2536632A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F3/00Board games; Raffle games
    • A63F3/00173Characteristics of game boards, alone or in relation to supporting structures or playing piece
    • A63F3/0023Foldable, rollable, collapsible or segmented boards
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F3/00Board games; Raffle games
    • A63F3/00003Types of board games
    • A63F3/00151Backgammon
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F3/00Board games; Raffle games
    • A63F3/00173Characteristics of game boards, alone or in relation to supporting structures or playing piece
    • A63F3/0023Foldable, rollable, collapsible or segmented boards
    • A63F2003/00239Foldable, rollable, collapsible or segmented boards with two hinges or folds
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • A63F3/00Board games; Raffle games
    • A63F3/00173Characteristics of game boards, alone or in relation to supporting structures or playing piece
    • A63F3/0023Foldable, rollable, collapsible or segmented boards
    • A63F2003/00258Foldable, rollable, collapsible or segmented boards rollable, flexible or deformable board

Abstract

A folding three-dimensional backgammon board 1 is hinged 5,6 so as to fold in half along two separate axes. A piece of fabric 2 is wrapped around the folded backgammon board and is fastened onto itself with buttons 3 and onto the folded backgammon board. The inside of the piece of fabric includes a chessboard 7. A fastener 8 prevents the folded backgammon board from opening when not in use. The folded backgammon board includes storage areas for a cribbage board 9, a deck of playing cards 10, four dice 11 and thirty-two round playing pieces 12. The playing pieces are divided evenly into two different colours, and include on one side symbols which denote their rank when used for chess. The backgammon board includes coloured triangles on the surface playing area to facilitate the playing of backgammon. The games compendium can be used for the playing of backgammon, chess, draughts and cribbage.

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Compact travelling games compendium This invention relates to a compact games compendium, comprising of a double-folding three-dimensional backgammon board, chess and draughts board, cribbage set and associated playing pieces for chess, draughts and backgammon.

Standard backgammon boards which include integrated storage space for playing pieces and dice are designed to fold only once in half for storage, and are therefore often too large to transport as a travelling games compendium due to their large length and width.

To overcome this, the present invention proposes a three-dimensional backgammon board which folds in half twice (along two different axes), thus reducing the area of the closed set to 25% of the area of the open set.

This will allow the proposed backgammon set to be easier to transport and store than a standard backgammon set.

Preferably, a fabric element with an integrated chess and draughts board will be connected to and will wrap around the backgammon set.

Preferably, the playing pieces to be used for backgammon will feature symbols on one side to indicate their rank when used for chess, so that the same pieces can be used for backgammon, chess and draughts.

Preferably, storage areas within the backgammon set will allow for the inclusion of a foldable cribbage board and deck of playing cards, thus forming a games compendium for backgammon, chess, draughts and cribbage.

An example of the invention will now be described by referring to the accompanying drawings: * Figure 1 shows a games compendium according to the invention in its closed position * Figure 2 shows a games compendium according to the invention with fabric element unwrapped * Figure 3 shows a reverse view of a games compendium according to the invention with fabric element unwrapped to reveal storage areas within the games compendium * Figure 4 shows a games compendium according to the invention unfolded in its y direction * Figure 5 shows a games compendium according to the invention unfolded in both its y and x directions A folding backgammon board 1 is hinged so as to fold in half along two separate axes: a set of hinges S allows it to be opened in the x direction, and a set of hinges 6 allows it to be opened in the y direction. A piece of fabric 2 is wrapped around the folded backgammon board and is fastened onto itself with buttons 3 and onto the folded backgammon board with pins 4. The inside of the piece of fabric 1 includes a chess board 7. A fasteners allows the folded backgammon board to be restricted from opening in the y direction when closed. The folded backgammon board includes storage areas for a cribbage board 9 and a deck of playing cards 10. The folded backgammon board 1 includes storage areas for four dice 11 and for thirty-two round playing pieces 12. The playing pieces 12 are divided evenly into two different colours, and include on one side symbols which denote their rank when used for chess. The backgammon board 1 includes coloured triangles on the surface playing area 13 to facilitate the playing of backgammon.

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Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US1553655A (en) * 1924-01-04 1925-09-15 Wadel Felix Bath Combination game box and board
US2147900A (en) * 1936-11-16 1939-02-21 Houseknecht Walter Game board
US2722425A (en) * 1952-09-04 1955-11-01 Walter T Anderson Roulette wheel device
US20060108737A1 (en) * 2004-11-19 2006-05-25 Gary Strum Folding game board

Patent Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1553655A (en) * 1924-01-04 1925-09-15 Wadel Felix Bath Combination game box and board
US2147900A (en) * 1936-11-16 1939-02-21 Houseknecht Walter Game board
US2722425A (en) * 1952-09-04 1955-11-01 Walter T Anderson Roulette wheel device
US20060108737A1 (en) * 2004-11-19 2006-05-25 Gary Strum Folding game board

Non-Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Title
'Genuine leather travel chess and checkers set' *
HiConsumption article: 'Roll-up Board Games by Sondergut, http://hiconsumption.com/2014/12/roll-up-board-games-by-sondergut/ , accessed on 6 October 2015 *

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