Title:
Trivia drag racing board game
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A trivia drag racing board game for providing entertainment and testing one's knowledge of the sport of drag racing. The trivia drag racing board game includes a game board having a topside and also having two rows being disposed side-by-side and being imprinted upon the topside thereof and simulating drag racing lanes with each of the rows being divided into game-piece start sections, game-piece finish sections, and game-piece movement sections and with each of the game-piece finish sections and game-piece movement sections being imprinted thereupon with selected category initials representing a respective category; and also includes dice including a game die, a category die, and an order-of-play die; and further includes cards having category initials being displayed upon a side thereof, and also having drag racing questions and answers being displayed upon a side thereof with each question and answer corresponding to a respective category initial; and also includes game pieces including movement pieces for moving upon the sections of the rows on the game board.



Inventors:
Thompson, Kenneth B. (Redding, CA, US)
Thompson, Denece I. (Redding, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/440976
Publication Date:
11/25/2004
Filing Date:
05/19/2003
Assignee:
THOMPSON KENNETH B.
THOMPSON DENECE I.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F3/00; A63F9/18; (IPC1-7): A63F3/02
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Primary Examiner:
MENDIRATTA, VISHU K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LINGBECK PATENT LAW OFFICE (ST. MICHAEL, MN, US)
Claims:
1. &2. (canceled);

3. A trivia drag racing board game comprising: a game board having a topside and also having two rows being disposed side-by-side and being imprinted upon said topside thereof and simulating drag racing lanes, each of said rows being divided into game-piece start sections, game-piece finish sections, and game-piece movement sections, each of said game-piece finish sections and game-piece movement sections being imprinted with selected category initials representing a respective category, said game board also including simulated bleachers being displayed to and along sides of said rows; dice including a game die, a category die, and an order-of-play die, said category die being a cube having multiple sides, each of said multiple sides having a selected said category initial imprinted thereupon to represent a particular said category; cards having said category initials being displayed upon a side thereof, and also having drag racing questions and answers being displayed upon said side thereof, each said question and answer corresponding to a respective said category initial; and game pieces including movement pieces for moving upon said sections of said rows on said game board.

4. The trivia drag racing board game as described in claim 3, wherein said order-of-play die is also a cube having multiple sides with each of said multiple sides having a selected time displayed in seconds imprinted thereupon.

5. The trivia drag racing board game as described in claim 4, wherein each of said movement pieces includes a support having a base portion and a stem portion, and also includes a flag being attached to said stem portion.

6. The trivia drag racing board game as described in claim 5, wherein said game pieces also include a simulated trophy cup.

7. The trivia drag racing board game as described in claim 6, wherein each of said cards further has a number representing how many said game-piece movement sections for a user to move one's said movement piece backwards upon the user answering said question incorrectly.

8. A method of playing a trivia drag racing board game includes the steps of: providing a game board having a topside and also having two rows being disposed side-by-side and being imprinted upon said topside thereof and simulating drag racing lanes, each of said rows being divided into game-piece start sections, game-piece finish sections, and game-piece movement sections, each of said game-piece finish sections and game-piece movement sections being imprinted with selected category initials representing a respective category, and also providing dice including a game die, a category die, and an order-of-play die, and further providing cards having said category initials being displayed upon a side thereof, and also having drag racing questions and answers being displayed upon said side thereof, each said question and answer corresponding to a respective said category initial, and also providing game pieces including movement pieces for moving upon said sections of said rows on said game board; rolling of said order-of-play die by all players to determine order of play for the players; rolling of said category die by the player with the lowest score on said order-of-play die to determine which said category is to be played in the game; rolling of said game die by a selected player; moving one's said movement piece forwardly a number of said movement sections upon said game board equal to a score shown face up on said game die; selecting a card and answering said question corresponding to said category initial being displayed on said movement section where said movement piece is disposed; and repeating said steps of rolling of said game die and moving one's said movement piece and selecting a card and answering said question until one of the players has moved one's movement piece onto said game piece finish sections.

9. The method of playing the drag racing trivia board game as described in claim 8, wherein the step of selecting a card and answering said question also includes answering said question correctly and repeating said steps of rolling of said game die and moving one's said movement piece and selecting a card and answering said question.

10. The method of playing the drag racing trivia board game as described in claim 8, wherein the step of selecting a card and answering said question also includes answering said question incorrectly and moving one's said movement piece backwardly a number of said movement sections being displayed on said card and repeating said steps of rolling of said game die and moving one's said movement piece and selecting a card and answering said question by another selected player.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to racing board games and more particularly pertains to a new trivia drag racing board game for providing entertainment and testing one's knowledge of the sport of drag racing.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] The use of racing board games is known in the prior art. More specifically, racing board games heretofore devised and utilized are known to consist basically of familiar, expected and obvious structural configurations, notwithstanding the myriad of designs encompassed by the crowded prior art which have been developed for the fulfillment of countless objectives and requirements.

[0005] Known prior art includes U.S. Pat. No. 6,095,522; U.S. Pat. No. 5,139,267; U.S. Pat. No. 5,934,673; U.S. Pat. No. 5,645,279; U.S. Pat. No. 5,749,582; and U.S. Patent No. Des. 417,242.

[0006] While these devices fulfill their respective, particular objectives and requirements, the aforementioned patents do not disclose a new trivia drag racing board game. The prior art includes board games including cards, dice, and game pieces used for moving upon the game boards.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] The general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide a new trivia drag racing board game which has many of the advantages of the racing board games mentioned heretofore and many novel features that result in a new trivia drag racing board game which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art racing board games, either alone or in any combination thereof. The present invention includes a game board having a topside and also having two rows being disposed side-by-side and being imprinted upon the topside thereof and simulating drag racing lanes with each of the rows being divided into game-piece start sections, game-piece finish sections, and game-piece movement sections and with each of the game-piece finish sections and game-piece movement sections being imprinted thereupon with selected category initials representing a respective category; and also includes dice including a game die, a category die, and an order-of-play die; and further includes cards having category initials being displayed upon a side thereof, and also having drag racing questions and answers being displayed upon a side thereof with each question and answer corresponding to a respective category initial; and also includes game pieces including movement pieces for moving upon the sections of the rows on the game board. None of the prior art includes the combination of the elements of the present invention.

[0008] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the trivia drag racing board game 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 invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

[0009] 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 limiting.

[0010] It is an object of the present invention to provide a new trivia drag racing board game which has many of the advantages of the racing board games mentioned heretofore and many novel features that result in a new trivia drag racing board game which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art racing board games, either alone or in any combination thereof.

[0011] Still another object of the present invention is to provide a new trivia drag racing board game for providing entertainment and testing one's knowledge of the sport of drag racing.

[0012] Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new trivia drag racing board game that is easy and convenient to set up.

[0013] Even still another object of the present invention is to provide a new trivia drag racing board game that is a fun-filled game intended to simulate the sport of drag racing.

[0014] 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 disclosure. 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.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0015] The invention 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:

[0016] FIG. 1 is a top plan view of the game board of a new trivia drag racing board game according to the present invention.

[0017] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the dice of the present invention.

[0018] FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the game pieces of the present invention.

[0019] FIG. 4 is front & back elevational views of the cards of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0020] With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to FIGS. 1 through 4 thereof, a new trivia drag racing board game embodying the principles and concepts of the present invention and generally designated by the reference numeral 10 will be described.

[0021] As best illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 4, the trivia drag racing board game 10 generally comprises a game board 11 having a topside and also having two rows 12,13 being disposed side-by-side and being conventionally imprinted upon the topside thereof and simulating drag racing lanes with each of the rows 12,13 being divided into game-piece start sections 14, game-piece finish sections 16, and game-piece movement sections 15. Each of the game-piece finish sections 16 and game-piece movement sections 15 are imprinted with selected category initials 17 representing a respective category. The game board 11 also includes simulated bleachers 18,19 being conventionally displayed to and along sides of the rows 12,13.

[0022] Dice include a game die 20, a category die 21, and an order-of-play die 22. The category die 21 is a cube having multiple sides with each of the multiple sides having a selected category initial imprinted thereupon to represent a particular category. The order-of-play die 22 is also a cube having multiple sides with each of the multiple sides having a selected time displayed in seconds imprinted thereupon.

[0023] Cards 23 have the category initials 24 being conventionally displayed upon a side thereof and corresponding to the category initials 17 displayed on the game board 11, and also having drag racing questions 25 and answers 26 being conventionally displayed upon the side thereof. Each question 25 and answer 26 corresponds to a respective category initial 24 on the cards 23.

[0024] Game pieces 27,31 include movement pieces 27 for moving upon the sections 14-16 of the rows 12,13 on the game board 11. Each of the movement pieces 27 includes a support having a base portion 28 and a stem portion 29, and also includes a flag 30 being securely attached to the stem portion 29. The game pieces 27,31 also include a simulated trophy cup 31. The cards 23 further have a number representing how many game-piece movement sections 15 for a user to move one's movement piece 27 backwards upon the user answering the question 25 incorrectly.

[0025] In use, the order-of-play die 22 is rolled by the players to determine the order of play. The player rolling the lowest score on the order-of-play die 22 then rolls the category die 21 to determine the category in which the game is to be played. The selected player then rolls the game die 20, and moves one's movement piece 27 forwardly a number of the movement sections 15 upon the game board 11 equal to a score shown face up on the game die 20. The selected player then selects a card 23 and answers the question 25 corresponding to the category initial 17 being displayed on the movement section 15 where the movement piece 27 is disposed. If the selected player answers the question 25 correctly, the selected player repeats the steps of rolling the game die 20 and moving one's movement piece 27 and selecting a card 23 and answering the question 24. If the selected player answers the question 25 incorrectly, the selected player moves one's movement piece 27 backwardly a number of movement sections 15 being displayed on the card 23 and another player repeats the steps of rolling the game die 20 and moving one's movement piece 27 and selects a card 23 and answers the question 25. The steps of rolling the game die 20 and moving one's the movement piece 27 and selecting a card 23 and answering the question 25 until one of the players has moved one's movement piece 27 onto the game piece finish sections 16.

[0026] 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.

[0027] 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 specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

[0028] Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the trivia drag racing board game. 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 and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.