Title:
Mathematical Puzzle Game
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A mathematical puzzle game includes a book that has a plurality of pages. Each of a plurality of puzzles is printed on an associated one of the pages and each of the puzzles is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. A plurality of pre-determined numbers is printed on each of the puzzles. Selected numbers are written on each of the puzzles such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers equals an adjacent one of the pre-determined numbers.



Inventors:
Salih, Faiq (Twin Falls, ID, US)
Application Number:
15/602341
Publication Date:
11/29/2018
Filing Date:
05/23/2017
Assignee:
Salih Faiq
International Classes:
A63F9/00; A63F9/06
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Primary Examiner:
DENNIS, MICHAEL DAVID
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Kaufhold Dix Patent Law (P. O. BOX 89626 SIOUX FALLS SD 57109)
Claims:
1. (canceled)

2. (canceled)

3. (canceled)

4. (canceled)

5. (canceled)

6. A mathematical puzzle game comprising: a book having a plurality of pages; and a plurality of puzzles, each of said puzzles being printed on an associated one of said pages wherein each of said puzzles is configured to be selectively solved for entertainment purposes, each of said puzzles having a plurality of pre-determined numbers being printed thereon, each of said puzzles being configured to have selected numbers being written thereon such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers equals an adjacent one of said pre-determined numbers, each of said puzzles including a plurality of first squares, a plurality of second squares and a plurality of third squares, each of said first, second and third squares being arranged in a randomized grid, said plurality of pre-determined numbers including a set of first numbers and a set of second numbers, each of said first squares having a selected one of said first numbers being printed therein, each of said second squares having a selected one of said second numbers being printed therein, each of said third squares being configured to have a selected one of the selected numbers written therein, each of said first squares having a first condition requiring the sum of the selected numbers written in a pair of adjacent third squares being arranged linearly with respect to corresponding ones of said first squares to equal said first number in said corresponding first square, each of said second squares having a second condition requiring the sum of the selected numbers written in a pair of adjacent third squares being positioned on opposite sides of corresponding ones of said second squares to equal said second number in said corresponding second square.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(1) Field of the Invention

(2) Description of Related Art Including Information Disclosed Under 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98.

The disclosure and prior art relates to puzzle devices and more particularly pertains to a new puzzle device for combining mathematics with puzzle strategy.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An embodiment of the disclosure meets the needs presented above by generally comprising a book that has a plurality of pages. Each of a plurality of puzzles is printed on an associated one of the pages and each of the puzzles is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. A plurality of pre-determined numbers is printed on each of the puzzles. Selected numbers are written on each of the puzzles such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers equals an adjacent one of the pre-determined numbers.

There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the disclosure in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the disclosure that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

The objects of the disclosure, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the disclosure, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING(S)

The disclosure will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent when consideration is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such description makes reference to the annexed drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a mathematical puzzle game according to an embodiment of the disclosure.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a puzzle of an embodiment of the disclosure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to FIGS. 1 through 2 thereof, a new puzzle device embodying the principles and concepts of an embodiment of the disclosure and generally designated by the reference numeral 10 will be described.

As best illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 2, the mathematical puzzle game 10 generally comprises a book 12 that has a plurality of pages 14. A plurality of puzzles 16 is printed on an associated one of the pages 14 and each of the puzzles 16 is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. Each of the puzzles 16 has a plurality of pre-determined numbers 18 that are printed thereon. Moreover, selected numbers 20 are selectively written on each of the puzzles 16 such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers 20 equals an adjacent one of the pre-determined numbers 18. In this way each of the puzzles 16 is solved.

Each of the puzzles 16 includes a plurality of first squares 22, a plurality of second squares 24 and a plurality of third squares 26. Each of the first 22, second 24 and third 26 squares is arranged in a randomized grid. Moreover, each of the first 22, second 24 and third 26 squares may have a unique color with respect to each other. Each of the first squares 22 may have a blue color, each of said second squares 24 may have a yellow color and each of the third squares 26 may have a white color.

The plurality of pre-determined numbers 18 includes a set of first numbers 28 and a set of second numbers 30. Each of the first 28 and second 30 sets of numbers may include numbers ranging between 1 and 9. Each of the first squares 22 has a selected one of the first numbers 28 printed therein and each of the second squares 24 has a selected one of the second numbers 30 printed therein. Additionally, a selected one of the selected numbers 20 is selectively written in each of the third squares 26. The selected numbers 20 may include numbers ranging between 1 and 9. A selected number of the pre-determined numbers 18 and a selected number of the selected numbers 20 are pre-printed on each of the puzzles 16 to assist with beginning to solve each of the puzzles 16. Moreover, some of the first squares 22 may be blank and some of the second squares 24 may be blank thusly increasing a difficulty of solving the associated puzzle 16.

Each of the first squares 22 has a first condition. The first condition requires the sum of the selected numbers 20 written in a pair of adjacent third squares 26 that are arranged linearly with respect to corresponding ones of the first squares 22 to equal the first number 28 in the corresponding first square 22. Moreover, the linear pair of third squares 26 may extend horizontally and vertically away from the corresponding first square 22. Each of the second squares 24 has a second condition. The second condition requires the sum of the selected numbers 20 written in a pair of adjacent third squares 26 that are positioned on opposite sides of corresponding ones of the second squares 24 to equal the second number in the corresponding second square 24. Additionally, the pair of adjacent third squares 26 with respect to the corresponding second square 24 may be horizontally and vertically oriented with respect to the corresponding second square 24.

In use, each of the puzzles 16 is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. A selected number 20 is written in each of the third squares 26. The selected number 20 in each of the third squares 26 is chosen to meet the first condition and the second condition. In this way each of the puzzles 16 requires mathematical analysis and numerical strategy to solve each of the puzzles 16. The sum of the selected numbers 20 in the linear pair of third squares 26 with respect to the corresponding first square 22 must equal the pre-determined number in the corresponding first square 22. The sum of the selected numbers 20 in the adjacent pair of third squares 26 with respect to the corresponding second square 24 must equal the pre-determined number in the corresponding second square 24.

With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of an embodiment enabled by the disclosure, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by an embodiment of the disclosure.

Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the disclosure. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the disclosure to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the disclosure. In this patent document, the word “comprising” is used in its non-limiting sense to mean that items following the word are included, but items not specifically mentioned are not excluded. A reference to an element by the indefinite article “a” does not exclude the possibility that more than one of the element is present, unless the context clearly requires that there be only one of the elements.