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US1167655A
US1167655A US1857015A US1857015A US1167655A US 1167655 A US1167655 A US 1167655A US 1857015 A US1857015 A US 1857015A US 1857015 A US1857015 A US 1857015A US 1167655 A US1167655 A US 1167655A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A63FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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H. PASSIG.

GAME APPARATUS.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 1, 1915.

l,l6?,655, A Patented Jan. 11, 1916.

nnrrnn snares rnrrnn r ornron HANS PASSIG, OF LAKE BENTON, MINNESOTA.

GAME APPARATUS.

Application filed April 1, 1915.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HANS PAssIG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lake Benton, in the county of Lincoln, State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus; and I do hereby declare the following tobe a full, clear, and exact description of the 1nvention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in game apparatus, particularly of that general type including a ball and certain receiving devices therefor.

The object of the present invention resides in the provision of such a game apparatus which is actuated largely by chance and in which the operation is partially obscured to impart an added element of interest.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of such a device wherein the scores designated are so arranged that they may be variously added and subtracted to secure a final score thus forming a game which is more interesting and at the same time highly instructive.

lVith the above and other objects in view, the invention resides more particularly in the novel combination, formation and arrangement of parts more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the appended claims.

Reference is had to the accompanying drawings wherein similar characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved game apparatus. Fig. 2 is a central vertical sectional view therethrough taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 2, showing one of the floor plans. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the upper floor chutes.

This improved game comprises a easing into which a ball is dropped and passed downwardly therethrough and out at the bottom, actuating during its course through the casing certain indicating means.

Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings, there is shown the rectangular casing including the sides 5 and top 6, said structure resting on a base 7 which is provided at its periphery with an up- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented J an. 11, 1916.

Serial No. 18,570.

standing flange 8 to retain the ball as it is ejected from the casing. This casing is designed to generally represent a house and has disposed therein upper, lower and middle partitions 9, l0 and 11 respectively corresponding to floors. Formed in the sides 5 between the floors and between the bottom floor and the base are series of vertically elongated openings 12 and 13, the openings 13 being large enough to permit the ball or marble which is used in the device to pass therethrough, while the other openings are smaller in width than the marble. Each of the floor portions is concave and is provided with a plurality of openings 11, one of said openings being disposed at the lower portion of the floor to insure the marble rolling through the floor should it miss the other openings. Secured to the floors beneath these openings are a plurality of chutes 15 which extend diagonally downward to the openings 12. The bottom portion of the chutes are cut away as at 16 adjacent the openings to permit the ball to drop on to the next floor. Similar chutes 15 lead from the bottom floor to the openings 13, these chutes not being cut away so that the ball will be ejected from the openings 13.

The top 6 of the casing is provided with a plurality of openings 17 through any of which the ball may be dropped on to the upper floor 9. Thus the ball is dropped in the casing and passes downwardly therethrough and outwardly through one of the openings 13, the ball in its passage coming adjacent certain of the openings 12. To provide a. means for registering which of these openings the ball passes, indicator plates 18 are pivoted in said openings and are adapted to swing to lie with their lower portions disposed under the cut away portions 16 of the chutes so that when the ball comes through a chute it will strike one of these plates and move it to a vertical position.

To indicate which of the openings 13 the ball passes out of, indicators 19 are pivoted in the lower portions of the openings and are adapted to be disposed normally in the vertical plane, the ball striking them and swinging them outwardly during its passage through the opening.

In playing the game, each of the indicator plates is provided with a number. The indicator plates are set in position to be actuated by the ball and the ball is dropped into one of the openings 17. The score is determined in a general manner by considering the total sum of the numbers on the indicators which are struck by the ball.

The game may be played in any one of a number of ways, as for instance, it four are playing each one may take a certain side of the casing and count toward his score the numbers carried by the indicators which are struck by the ball on his side, the numbers of the respective openings 17 to which the ball is dropped also being added.

To facilitate a childs proficiency to add and subtract, the score may be determined by adding the numbers of the respective opening 12, the upper indicator 18 and the indicator 19 and subtracting the number of the lower indicator 18.

From the foregoing it is observed that a simple game has been provided which possesses an element of much interest in that the operation of the ball is obscured.

What is claimed, is

1. A game apparatus comprising a casing, a plurality of transverse partitions therein each provided with openings, chutes extending from said openings toward the casing for conveying an object from one partition to another, and indicators carried by the casing adjacent the chutes.

2. A game apparatus comprising a casing, a plurality of transverse apertured partitions therein, the casing below these partitions being provided with openings, indicators pivoted in the openings, and chutes extending from each partition to convey an object from one partition to another to the openings below.

3. A game apparatus comprising a casing, a plurality of transverse apertured partitions therein, the casing being provided with series of openings below said partitions, the lowermost of said openings being enlarged, and chutes extending from each partition to the next lower partition to convey an object to the openings below. 1

4. A game apparatus comprising a casing, transverse partitions mounted therein and having openings, said casing having openings in its sides, indicators pivotally mounted in the openings, chutes leading from the openings of the partitions to the openings of the sides for conveying an object from one partition to the next lower partition, said object being capable of actuating the indicators when passing from the lower ends of the chutes.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signa ture, in the presence of two witnesses.

HANS PASSIG.

Witnesses CHAS. LAVESSON, Hans LAVESSON.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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US3184237A (en) * 1962-03-02 1965-05-18 Riva William Three-dimensional game board with apertures for advancing or regressing the progressof a game piece
US3190656A (en) * 1963-08-21 1965-06-22 Joseph A Weisbecker Free-choice amusement and educational device
US3797831A (en) * 1972-06-22 1974-03-19 Marvin Glass & Associates Random dispensation game
US4076251A (en) * 1977-01-26 1978-02-28 Hornsby Jr James R Amusement device incorporating simulated cheese and mice
US4078802A (en) * 1977-01-05 1978-03-14 Michael Devellano Chance discharge game apparatus
US4108438A (en) * 1976-11-15 1978-08-22 Rackman Michael I Method of playing a board game
US6712710B2 (en) * 2002-01-10 2004-03-30 Kent Pearson Multi-level pool game apparatus and method
US20100038851A1 (en) * 2008-08-17 2010-02-18 Kenney Tyler B Game
US7798494B1 (en) * 2007-04-19 2010-09-21 Gregory Benjamin Amusement game
US8783687B1 (en) * 2012-09-06 2014-07-22 Sara Hoestje Three-dimensional game devices and methods of use and manufacture

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3184237A (en) * 1962-03-02 1965-05-18 Riva William Three-dimensional game board with apertures for advancing or regressing the progressof a game piece
US3190656A (en) * 1963-08-21 1965-06-22 Joseph A Weisbecker Free-choice amusement and educational device
US3797831A (en) * 1972-06-22 1974-03-19 Marvin Glass & Associates Random dispensation game
US4108438A (en) * 1976-11-15 1978-08-22 Rackman Michael I Method of playing a board game
US4156527A (en) * 1976-11-15 1979-05-29 Rackman Michael I Scoring game with operative path and switching apparatus
US4078802A (en) * 1977-01-05 1978-03-14 Michael Devellano Chance discharge game apparatus
US4076251A (en) * 1977-01-26 1978-02-28 Hornsby Jr James R Amusement device incorporating simulated cheese and mice
US6712710B2 (en) * 2002-01-10 2004-03-30 Kent Pearson Multi-level pool game apparatus and method
US7798494B1 (en) * 2007-04-19 2010-09-21 Gregory Benjamin Amusement game
US20100038851A1 (en) * 2008-08-17 2010-02-18 Kenney Tyler B Game
US8783687B1 (en) * 2012-09-06 2014-07-22 Sara Hoestje Three-dimensional game devices and methods of use and manufacture

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