Title:
Moto-cross/supercross board game
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A moto-cross/supercross board game for a plurality of players until a winner is declared by being the first player to complete all of their assigned instructions of the die, cards and board game spaces. The moto-cross/supercross board game includes a game board having a plurality of playing spaces arranged to resemble the jumps and turns as seen on an actual moto-cross/supercross track. Each of the board playing pieces being having unique instructions displayed therein. Each player is assigned a playing piece. A plurality of sequential turns are performed comprising rolling a die, moving the track playing piece of the player a number of playing spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die, performing the instructions displayed on the track space on which the playing piece terminates its move on, performing the instructions of the steps of the game card of the player, should he/she land on a card space. The first player to complete performance of all of the instructions of all the steps of the game is declared the winner.



Inventors:
Schneider, Robert Carlton (Halfway, MO, US)
Application Number:
10/310214
Publication Date:
03/11/2004
Filing Date:
12/06/2002
Assignee:
SCHNEIDER ROBERT CARLTON
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F3/00; A63F1/04; A63F3/02; (IPC1-7): A63F3/02
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Primary Examiner:
MENDIRATTA, VISHU K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROBERT C. SCHNEIDER (Halfway, MO, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A method of playing a moto-cross/supercross board game, comprising the acts of: providing a plurality of players; providing a die; providing a plurality of playing pieces comprised of mini dirt bike figurines each representing a unique player; providing a playing surface defining a plurality of moto-cross/supercross jumps, turns and track spaces, each said jump, turn and space being designated by a specific game function and each said jump, turn and space having a specific color; a plurality of cards, each said set being color coded corresponding to said spaces, said cards having printed thereon instructions which relate to activities specific for completion of respective step; providing a game storage box shaped to resemble a square, being adapted for holding the game board, the playing pieces, the die and game cards; performing a plurality of sequential turns with the players performing alternating turns, each player turn comprising the acts of: rolling the normal die; moving the playing piece of the player a number of playing spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die; missing a subsequent turn when a playing piece terminates a move on the cross rutted space; moving a playing piece back four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the went over bars space; moving a playing piece ahead five spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the skimmed the woops space; moving a playing piece ahead two spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the double to comer space; missing a subsequent turn when a playing piece terminates a move on the overshot turn space; moving a playing piece ahead four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the inside line spaces; moving a playing piece ahead three spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the inside line spaces; moving a playing piece back two spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the came up short spaces; moving a playing piece back four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the hit a tough block space; moving a playing piece ahead five spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the jumped to corner space; moving a playing piece back three spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the came up short space; moving a playing piece ahead four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the jumped huge space; moving a playing piece ahead two spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the double spaces; moving a playing piece back four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the came up short spaces; moving a playing piece ahead four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the jumped the triple spaces; moving a playing piece ahead five spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the inside line spaces; moving a playing piece accordingly as determined by the playing card when the playing piece terminates a move on the sx card space; moving a playing piece ahead three spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the tripled out space; moving a playing piece back four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the crashed in woops space; moving a playing piece ahead four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the jumped into woops space; moving another players piece back six spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on an already occupied by said players slam space; moving a playing piece back four spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the brake to early space; moving a playing piece ahead five spaces when the playing piece terminates a move on the hooking up space; performing the instructions on the track space on which the playing piece terminates a move on; missing a subsequent turn when the playing piece terminates a move on the stuck in gate space; performing the steps of the instruction card on which the playing piece terminates its move with; designating a winner as the first player to complete performance of all of the instructions and steps of the game;

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the plurality of players comprises between and including two players and four players.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the game board has a moto-cross/supercross style track extending throughout the game board.

4. The method of claim 1, additionally comprising providing a game board having a plurality of playing spaces, wherein the playing spaces forming the moto-cross/supercross track are designated spaces, wherein each of the location playing spaces are assigned a unique game location and location playing spaces, and wherein the location playing spaces include instructions and wherein a playing piece is to complete instructions on said space.

5. The method of claim 1, additionally comprising providing a deck of playing cards; and wherein the act of performing a player turn comprises the acts of: drawing a game card when the playing piece terminates a move on the game card space.

6. The method of claim 3, wherein said playing surface is a one dimensional game board with jumps, turns and spaces being illustrated thereon.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein each game card has a single instruction on one side and the game logo on the other side thereof.

8. The method of claim 4, wherein said game functions of said plurality of jumps, turns and spaces include a function of imitation racing competition.

Description:

DESCRIPTION

[0001] Field of the invention applies to Provisional Application No., 60/408,416

[0002] The present invention relates to board games and more particularly pertains to a new moto-cross/supercross board game for play by a plurality of players until a winner is declared by being the first player to complete all of their assigned instructions of the die, game board spaces and game cards.

DESCRIPTION OF PRIOR ART

[0003] The use of board games is known in the prior art. More specifically, board games heretofore devised and utilized are known to consist basically of familiar, expected and obvious structural configurations, not withstanding the myriad of designs encompassed by the crowded prior art which have been developed for the fulfillment of countless objectives and requirements. Known prior art includes U.S. Pat. No. 4,566,698; U.S. Pat. No. 5,033,752; U.S. Pat. No. 3,977,680; U.S. Pat No. 5,476,264; U.S. Pat. No. 6,425,582

[0004] While these devices fulfill their respective, particular objectives and requirements, the afore mentioned patents do not disclose a new moto-cross/supercross board game.

[0005] The inventive device includes a game board having a plurality of playing spaces arranged to resemble a moto-cross/supercross track. The playing spaces forming the track are designated location playing spaces. Each of the location playing spaces is assigned a unique game location and having indicia indicating the unique game location of the respective location playing spaces. Each player is assigned a playing piece. A plurality of sequential player turns are performed comprising rolling a die, moving a playing piece of the player a number of track playing spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die, performing the instructions displayed on the track space on which the playing piece terminates its move on, performing the instructions of the steps of the game card should he/she terminate a move on the game card space. The first player to complete performance of all the instructions of all the steps of the of the game.

[0006] In these respects, the moto-cross/supercross board game according to the present invention substantially departs from the conventional concepts and designs of the prior art, and in so doing provides an apparatus primarily developed for the purpose of play by a plurality of players until a winner is declared by being the first player to complete all of the instructions of the game playing spaces and cards.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] Applies to Provisional Application No., 60/408,416

[0008] In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known types of board games now present in the prior art, the present invention provides a new moto-cross/supercross board game construction wherein the same can be utilized for play by a plurality of players until a winner is declared by being the first player to complete all of their assigned instructions of the game spaces and game cards.

[0009] The general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game apparatus and method which has many of the advantages of the board games mentioned heretofore and many novel features that result in a new moto-cross/supercross board game which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art board games, either alone or in any combination thereof.

[0010] To attain this, the present invention generally comprises a game board having a plurality of playing spaces arranged to resemble a moto-cross/supercross track. The playing spaces forming the track are designated location playing spaces. Each of the playing spaces is assigned a unique game location and having indicia indicating the unique game location of the respective location playing spaces. Each of the track playing spaces being having unique playing instructions displayed therein. Each player is assigned a playing piece. A plurality of sequential player turns are performed comprising rolling a die, moving the playing piece of the player a number of track playing spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die, performing the instructions displayed on the track space on which the playing piece terminates its move on, performing the instruction of the steps of the game card should the player terminate its move on the game card space. The first player to complete performance of all of the instructions of all of the steps of the game is declared the winner.

[0011] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the invention 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 additional features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

[0012] In this respect before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limited.

[0013] As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

[0014] Further, the purpose of the foregoing abstract is to enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally, and especially the scientists, engineers and practitioners in the art who are not familiar with patent or legal terms or phraseology, to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and essence of the technical disclosure of the application. The abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application, which is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way.

[0015] It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game apparatus and method which has many of the advantages of the board games mentioned heretofore and many novel features that result in a new moto-cross/supercross board game which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art board games, either alone or in any combination thereof.

[0016] It is another object of the present invention to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game which may-be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed.

[0017] It is a further object of the present invention to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game which is of a durable and reliable construction.

[0018] An even further object of the present invention is to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game which is susceptible of a low cost of manufacture with regard to both materials and labor, and which accordingly is then susceptible of low prices of sale to the consuming public, thereby making such moto-cross/supercross board game economically available to the buying public.

[0019] Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game which provides in the apparatuses and methods of the prior art of the advantages thereof, while simultaneously overcoming some of the disadvantages normally associated therewith.

[0020] Still another object of the present invention is to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game for play by a plurality of players until a winner is declared by being the first player to complete all of their assigned instructions of the track spaces and game cards.

[0021] Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new moto-cross/supercross board game which includes a game board having a plurality of playing spaces arranged to resemble the jumps and turns and general lay out of an actual moto-cross/supercross track. The playing spaces forming the track are designated location playing spaces. Each of the location playing spaces is assigned a unique game location and having indicia indicating the unique game location of the respective location playing spaces. Each of the track playing spaces being having unique playing instructions displayed therein. Each player is assigned a playing piece. A plurality of sequential player turns are performed comprising rolling a die, moving the playing piece of the player a number of track playing spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die, performing the instructions displayed on the track space on which the playing piece terminates its move on, performing the instructions of the steps of the game card should the playing piece terminate its move on the game card space. The first player to complete performance of all the instructions of all the steps of the game is declared the winner.

[0022] These together with other objects of the invention, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this discloser. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there are illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.

[0023] BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS: Applies to Provisional Application No., 60/408,416

[0024] FIG. 1 is a schematic plan view of the layout of the game board.

[0025] FIG. 2 is a schematic enlarged plan view of a portion of the game board.

[0026] FIG. 3 is a schematic view of the game box.

[0027] FIG. 4 is a schematic plan view the front of a game card.

[0028] FIG. 5 is a schematic plan view of the back of the game card illustrating the instructions of the game card.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0029] With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to FIGS. 1 through 5 thereof, a new moto-cross/supercross board game embodying the principals and concepts of the present invention will be described.

[0030] As best illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 5, the moto-cross/supercross board game generally comprises of a game board having a plurality of playing spaces arranged to resemble the jumps, turns and general layout of an actual moto-cross/supercross style track. The playing spaces forming the track are designated location playing spaces. Each of the location playing spaces is assigned a unique game location and having indicia indicating the unique game location of the respective location playing spaces. Each of the track playing spaces being having unique playing instructions displayed therein. Each player is assigned a playing piece. A plurality of sequential player turns are performed comprising rolling a die, moving a playing piece of the player a number of track spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die, performing the instructions displayed on the track space on which the playing piece terminates its move on, performing the instructions of the steps of the game card should a player terminate its move on the game card space. The first player to complete performance of all the instructions of all the steps of the game is declared the winner.

[0031] In closer detail, the moto-cross/supercross board game is designed for a plurality of players preferably between two and four players. With reference to FIGS. 1, 2, and 3, the game is played on a generally square game board having a generally square perimeter with a plurality of generally square playing spaces woven through out the board in the shape of a moto-cross/supercross track as best seen in FIG. 1.

[0032] The playing spaces forming the track are designated location playing spaces. As best illustrated in FIG. 2, each of the location playing spaces is assigned a unique game location (such as a slam space and a sx card space)and has indicia indicating the unique game location of the respective location playing spaces. As illustrated in FIG. 2, each of the track playing spaces has unique playing instructions displayed therein. Some examples of track playing spaces include: a “stuck in gate lose one turn” track space; “missed a shift back two”, “sx card”, “brake to early back two”, track space; “hooking up ahead five”, “inside line ahead three”.

[0033] Also in the game are a plurality of playing pieces each representing a unique player. Preferably the plurality of playing pieces comprises four playing pieces.

[0034] With reference to FIGS. 4, and 5, the game includes a deck of game cards. As best shown in FIG. 5, on the back of each game card is a set of instructions. Each card having a unique set of instructions displayed on for a player to perform.

[0035] Ideally, a game box shaped in a square as shown in FIG. 3. The game storage box is adapted for holding therein the game board, the playing pieces, the die and the game cards.

[0036] The game is played by performing a plurality of sequential player turns with the players performing alternating turns. Each player turn comprising the acts of rolling a normal die, and then moving the playing piece a number of track playing spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die. As the turns are played, the players move along the track playing spaces to perform the instructions displayed on the track space on which the playing piece terminates its move on.

[0037] When the playing piece terminates a move on the “stuck in gate” space, the playing piece looses a next subsequent turn.

[0038] When the playing piece terminates a move on the “sx card” space, a card is drawn and the player of the playing piece on the sx card space performs the instructions displayed on the card.

[0039] Below are further details and specifics of this moto-cross/supercross game:

[0040] OBJECT OF THE GAME: The object of the game is to race your opponent (s) around the game track and to be the first player to land on the “finish line” space, ultimately making you the winner.

[0041] PLAYERS: 2 to 4 players.

[0042] THE GAME: The game itself will come in a square box designed to hold the game.

[0043] CONTENTS: The game will come with four mini dirt bike figurines as playing pieces, a die and game cards.

[0044] HOW TO PLAY STANDARD PLAY RULES: Each player chooses a playing piece. Each player then rolls the die, once each. The player that rolls the lowest roll as determined by the normal die, starts first. Follow clockwise from first player moving the playing piece the number of spaces as indicated on the normal die. If the playing piece terminates a move on a yellow or green space, follow the instructions on the space. If a player terminates a move on a blue space, player picks a card from the game card deck and follows the instructions on the card. Then place the game card on the bottom of the deck. Any player sent back or forward by another player that lands on any colored space does not use the instructions on that space. If a player lands on a red space that is already occupied by another player he/she slams him back six spaces. If the slammed player lands on any color space do not use the instructions on that space. The first player to roll exactly and land on the finish line space wins. You must land exactly on the finish line space to win. You can race more than one lap. You can only slam from behind and if a slammed player rolls a six, he/she slams you right back. Not all game cards are helpful.

[0045] RULES FOR CRAZY PLAY: The same rules apply as standard play except you get full use of the spaces you are knocked back to and moved forward to by other players.

[0046] NOTE: The board itself will represent the moto-cross/supercross track. Each colored space will represent a unique jump, turn and track playing space. Not all of the track playing spaces have instructions, some are blank.

[0047] As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the present invention, the same should be apparent from the above description. accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of usage and operation will be provided.

[0048] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, 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 specifications are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

[0049] Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications may be resorted to, falling within scope of the invention.