Title:
Card for bingo game type dice game
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
To provide a card for a dice game capable of simply and conveniently enjoying a game substantially similar to a bingo game by using a dice in place of a numeral lottery machine, there is provided a card used in a dice game of a bingo game type using a dice, in which a surface of the card is provided with vertical 4 columns and horizontal 4 rows of boxes, and numerals indicating sums of numerals of pips on dices and pairs of equal numerals which come out when two pieces of dices are cast once or one piece of a dice is cast twice are described in the boxes. Any 4 kinds of the pairs of equal numerals in 6 kinds of pairs of equal numerals of 1 and 1, 2 and 2, 3 and 3, 4 and 4, 5 and 5, and 6 and 6 which come out when the two pieces of dices are cast once or the one piece of dice is cast twice may be aligned to describe in a diagonal line direction of the boxes, and remaining 2 kinds of pairs of equal numerals may be described in the boxes of corner portions on both sides in a diagonal line direction different from the above-described diagonal line direction.



Inventors:
Ito, Noriyoshi (Tokyo, JP)
Application Number:
12/149828
Publication Date:
05/14/2009
Filing Date:
05/08/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F3/06
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Primary Examiner:
BALDORI, JOSEPH B
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (Boston, MA, US)
Claims:
1. A card for a bingo game type dice game which is a card used in a dice game of a bingo game type using a dice, wherein a surface of the card is provided with vertical 4 columns and horizontal 4 rows of boxes and insides of the boxes are described with numerals indicating sums of numerals of pips on the dices and pairs of equal numerals which come out when two pieces of the dices are cast once or one piece of the dice is cast twice.

2. The card for a bingo game type dice game according to claim 1, wherein any 4 kinds of the pairs of equal numerals in 6 kinds of the pairs of equal numerals of 1 and 1, 2 and 2, 3 and 3, 4 and 4, 5 and 5, and 6 and 6 which come out when the two pieces of dices are cast once or the one piece of dice is cast twice are aligned to describe in a diagonal line direction of the boxes, and remaining 2 kinds of the pairs of equal numerals are described in the boxes of corner portions on both sides in a diagonal line direction different from the above-described diagonal line direction.

3. The card for a bingo game type dice game according to claim 1, wherein a cut or a perforation in an inverse-U-like shape is formed to surround a surrounding of the numeral described in the box by excluding a lower side thereof.

4. The card for a bingo game type dice game according to claim 2, wherein a cut or a perforation in an inverse-U-like shape is formed to surround a surrounding of the numeral described in the box by excluding a lower side thereof.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a card for a bingo game type dice game. Further in details, the invention relates to a card for a dice game capable of simply and conveniently enjoying a game substantially similar to a bingo game by using a dice.

2. Description of the Related Art

A bingo game is a number matching game enjoyed by a number of persons mainly at inside of a room, generally, a surface of a card is provided with vertical 5 columns and horizontal 5 rows of boxes, one through two place different numerals are printed in the respective boxes, and the cards formed with cuts, perforations or the like for marking the numerals are respectively distributed to participants. On the other hand, a sponsor takes out balls from a numeral lottery machine constituted by containing balls or the like previously described with numerals one by one at random and reads a numeral described on the ball, and when the read numeral is present in one's own card, the participant cuts to raise the cut in the box of the numeral to a surface side or a back face side to mark. By repeating the game in this way, corresponding numerals are successively marked, and when all of five numerals in any row or column or in any diagonal line direction are marked, ‘bingo’ is established and the participant can finish the game.

However, according to the bingo game of the background art, there is needed the numeral lottery machine constituted by containing the ball or the like previously described with the numeral as described above, which is inconvenient to carry and is liable to be devoid of operability and convenience. Hence, in Patent Reference 1 mentioned below, there is proposed a sheet for carrying out a dice game similar to a bingo game by using a dice without using the numeral lottery machine as described above, however, the game is quite different from the bingo game, further, the above-described sheet is constituted by an answer sheet and a mark distribution sheet adhered to a back side thereof, the above-described answer sheet is provided with not only a pip describing frame opened in accordance with a pip on a dice but a column of describing a subtotal of a row or a total point or the like and numeral values are described in the frames or the columns, and therefore, the constitution of the sheet and manipulation and operation in the game are complicated, and there is a drawback that the game cannot necessarily be enjoyed simply and conveniently.

Patent Reference 1: Registered Japanese Utility Model Publication No. 3089452

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The invention has been proposed in view of the above-described problem and it is an object thereof to provide a card for a bingo game type dice game capable of simply and conveniently enjoying a game substantially similar to a bingo game without using a numeral lottery machine.

In order to achieve the above-described object, a card for a bingo game type dice game according to the invention is constructed by the following constitution. That is, there is provided a card used in a dice game of a bingo game type using a dice, wherein a surface of the card is provided with vertical 4 columns and horizontal 4 rows of boxes and insides of the boxes are described with numerals indicating sums of numerals of pips on the dices and pairs of equal numerals which come out when two pieces of the dices are cast once or one piece of the dice is cast twice.

The card for a bingo game type dice game according to the invention is constructed by the above-described constitution, and therefore, by casting two pieces of dices once or one piece of a dice twice, numerals can be selected without using the numeral lottery machine as in the background art, further, whereas only 6 kinds of numerals of 1 through 6 are provided by only casting one piece of a dice once as in Patent Reference 1 mentioned above, when two pieces of dices are cast once or one piece of a dice is cast twice, 11 kinds of numerals of 2 through 12 are provided as sums of numerals of pips on dices.

Further, according to the invention, since numerals indicating pairs of equal numerals are also used other than the sums of numerals of pips on dices, 6 kinds of numerals are further provided in addition to the 11 kinds of numerals, and by selectively describing pertinent numerals in vertical 4 columns and horizontal 4 rows of boxes described on the surface of the card from the 17 kinds of numerals, the card for the bingo game particular to the invention is provided.

By constituting selected numerals by numerals of pips on dices which come out by casting two pieces of dices once or casting one piece of a dice twice in place of the numeral lottery machine by using the card for the bingo game, when numerals in correspondence with the selected numerals are present in the boxes similar to the ordinary bingo game, the bingo game can be enjoyed simply and conveniently by successively marking the boxes by raising the cuts of the boxes.

Further, the bingo game type dice game according to the invention uses a dice in place of the numeral lottery machine, and therefore, it is not necessarily needed that alignments of numerals of the cards of the respective participants differ from each other, particularly in a case of a small number of participants, all the participants can also play the game by using quite the same cards. For example, when the participants successively mark numerals of cards of the their own in accordance with pips of dices of their own by casting two pieces of dices once or casting one piece of a dice twice, the bingo game can be enjoyed even when the numerals described on the cards of the respective participants are quite the same.

Further, although arrangement of the pairs of equal numerals and the sums of numerals of pips of dices in the boxes is pertinent, for example, any 4 kinds of pairs of equal numerals in 6 kinds of pairs of equal numerals of 1 and 1, 2 and 2, 3 and 3, 4 and 4, 5 and 5 and 6 and 6 which come out when, for example, two pieces of dices are cast once or one piece of a dice is cast twice may be aligned to describe in the diagonal line direction of the boxes, and remaining 2 kinds of pairs of equal numerals may be described in boxes of corner portions on both sides of a diagonal line direction different from the above-described diagonal line direction. Thereby, since probabilities of bringing about the pairs of equal numerals are comparatively low, and therefore, probabilities of bringing about bingos can be averaged in respective rows and columns.

Further, when the dice game of the bingo game type is carried out by using the above-described card, although as means for marking the numerals in the boxes in correspondence with the pips of dices, for example, arbitrary marks or the like may be attached by a stationery of the pencil, a ball-pointed pen or the like, when a cut or a perforation in an inverse-U-like shape is formed to surround a surrounding of the numeral described in the box by excluding a lower side thereof, the numeral can be marked by only cutting to raise a portion of the numeral to the front side or the back face side of the card along the cut or the perforation.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view showing an embodiment of a card for a bingo game type dice game according to the invention; and

FIG. 2 is a perspective view enlarging a portion of the card in a state of raising a corresponding numeral to a front side along a cut.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

A specific explanation will be givens of the invention based on an embodiment shown by the drawings as follows. FIG. 1 is a front view showing an embodiment of a card for a bingo game type dice game according to the invention, and FIG. 2 is a perspective view enlarging a portion thereof.

According to the embodiment, a surface of a card 1 made by rather thick paper is formed with vertical 4 columns and horizontal 4 rows of boxes 2 by printing or the like, and insides of the boxes 2 are described with numerals 3 indicating sums of numerals of pips on dices and pairs of equal numerals which come out when two pieces of dices are cast once or one piece of a dice is cast twice.

Although an alignment of the numerals 3 is pertinent, according to the embodiment, any 4 kinds of pairs of equal numerals in 6 kinds of pairs of equal numerals of 1 and 1, 2 and 2, 3 and 3, 4 and 4, 5 and 5, and 6 and 6 which come out when two pieces of dices are cast once or one pieces of a dice is cast twice are aligned in a diagonal line direction to describe in the boxes and remaining 2 kinds of pairs of equal numerals are described in the boxes disposed at corner portions on both sides in a diagonal line direction different from the above-described diagonal line direction.

Particularly, in the case of the drawing, ‘1-1’ indicating a pair of equal numerals of 1 and 1, ‘2-2’ indicating a pair of equal numerals of 2 and 2, ‘3-3’ indicating a pair of equal numerals of 3 and 3, and ‘4-4’ indicating a pair of equal numerals of 4 and 4 are successively described in a diagonal line direction directed from a left upper corner portion to right lower corner portion of the vertical 4 columns and horizontal 4 rows of boxes 2, and ‘5-5’ indicating a pair of equal numerals of 5 and 5 and ‘6-6’ indicating a pair of equal numerals of 6 and 6 are respectively described at boxes of corner portions on both sides in a diagonal line direction different from the above-described diagonal line direction.

Boxes other than rows of the pairs of equal numerals are described with numerals indicating sums of numerals of pips on dices which come out when 2 pieces of dices are cast once or one piece of a dice is cast twice, as numerals indicating the sums of the numerals of the pips on dices, there are 11 kinds of numerals from 2 to 12 as described above, and any of these may be described. Further, depending on cases, the same numerals may be arranged at a plurality of the boxes.

Further, according to the embodiment, as means for marking numerals of pips on dices which come out, insides of the respective boxes 2 of the card 1 are formed with cuts 4 in an inverse U-like shape to surround surroundings of the numeral 3 described in the respective boxes by excluding lower sides thereof, when a numeral in correspondence with a pip on a dice is marked in the game, the numeral can be marked by only cutting to raise the corresponding numeral portion to a front side or a back side of the card 1 along the cut 4 of the numeral. FIG. 2 shows a state of marking numeral ‘4-4’ at a right lower corner portion of FIG. 1. In FIG. 1, numeral 5 designates a title of the card provided at an upper portion of the boxes 2, and although in the case of the drawing, a title of ‘dice bongo’ is used as an example, the title can pertinently be changed.

Further, perforations or the like may be formed in place of the cuts 4, and a shape of these is not limited to an inverse-U-like shape but is pertinent such as a channel-like shape or the like. Further, by providing the cuts or the perforations to surround entire peripheries of the respective numerals 3, in marking, a portion of a corresponding numeral 3 may be punched to remove along the cut or the perforation.

Although in playing a bingo game type dice game by using the card for the dice game constituted as described above, a method of playing the game is pertinent, for example, the game can be played by the following way. First, the cards are distributed to respective participants, and, for example, cards having different alignments of the numeral 3 are distributed to respective participants. Or, cards having blanks at portions or a total of boxes may be distributed to participants, and respective participants may freely describe numerals indicating sums of numerals of pips on dices or pairs of the numerals at the blank boxes.

Next, for example, a sponsor of the game informs numerals of pips on dices which come out by casting two pieces of dices once or casting one piece of a dice twice to the participants as they are, or informs a sum of numerals of pips on dices which come out or in a case of a pair of equal numerals, which pair numerals to the participants. Thereby, when the numeral in correspondence with a numeral of a pip on a dice or the like informed is present in the card of one's own, each participant marks the numeral by cutting to raise a cut at inside of the box of the numeral to a surface side or a back face side.

Further, the above-described operation is repeated and numerals in correspondence with pips on dices are successively marked, and when any of the participants have marked all of four numerals in any row or column or in a diagonal line direction, ‘bingo’ is established to finish the game. Further, the game may be finished when numerals of a plurality of rows or columns or in a diagonal line direction have been marked.

Further, according to the invention, as described above, all the participants can also play the game by using quite the same cards, and in that case, the respective participants may mark numerals of the cards of their own in accordance with pips on dices of their own by casting two pieces of dices once or casting one piece of a dice twice. Also in this case, when any of the participants have marked all of four numerals in any row or column or in a diagonal line direction, ‘bingo’ is established to finish the game. Or, the game may be finished when numerals of a plurality of rows or columns or in a diagonal direction have been marked.

Further, with regard to a numeral added with pairs of equal numerals, for example, numeral 4 added with 2 and 2, when ‘2-2’ constituting a pair of equal numerals has already been marked, it may previously be determined whether ‘2-2’ can be used as added numeral ‘4’. Further, when ‘2’ and ‘12’ are used as sums of numerals of pips on dices, the numerals are limited to cases of pairs of equal numerals of 1 and 1 and 6 and 6, and therefore, it is necessary to determine that the numerals can be used in any of the cases. Further, ‘2’ and ‘12’ as sums of numerals of pips on dices which come out are limited to the cases of the pairs of equal numerals of 1 and 1 and 6 and 6 as described above, probabilities of bringing about the numerals are low, and therefore, depending on cases, the numerals may not be used and other numerals indicating sums of pips on dices or pairs of equal numerals which come out may be used.

As described above, according to the card for the bingo game type dice game according to the invention, numerals can be selected by only casting two pieces of dices once or casting one piece of a dice twice without using the numeral lottery machine as in the background art. Therefore, when there are the card and at least one dice, the game substantially similar to the bingo game can be enjoyed, which is preferable when a small number of persons of participants play the game simply and conveniently in a limited space of, for example, inside of a vehicle, further, when the card for the game is printed and sold, an item for play which can sufficiently be utilized industrially can be provided.