Title:
Static soccer
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A board game to simulate soccer with a simulated soccer field that shows conventional soccer demarcations and directed accordingly. The positions of the twenty-six player pegs (3) are fixed, but capable of making 360-degree rotations from their bases. While the goalkeeper pegs (2) are only capable of sliding from side to side or left to right in a fixed, straight goal line within the goalposts (2) and the optical viewing range of the sensors (5). It should be noted here, that these two goalkeeper pegs (2) located at the middle lower back area of the field (6) and directly at the lower backs of the goalposts (2) manually move by their attached slide handles (7) and by exerting a push and pull force with a thumb.



Inventors:
Aka-eri, Francis Aka-ebila (Columbus, IN, US)
Application Number:
12/072435
Publication Date:
01/21/2010
Filing Date:
07/17/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63F3/00
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Primary Examiner:
PASSANITI, SEBASTIANO
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FRANCIS AKA-EBILA AKA-ERI (COLUMBUS, IN, US)
Claims:
1. The ornamental design of static soccer, as shown and described.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The field of this invention relates to static soccer, which particularly pertains to a new kind of soccer board game that simulates conventional soccer game play. It makes use of magnet and plastic pegs, a hollow iron ball, some animated sounds and an electronic scoreboard to provide players with an exciting soccer game play.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This game (static soccer) taps into the core science of magnetism and magnetic substances to attract a light hollow iron ball. The magnets are inserted into hollow plastic sheaths, which form the base of the player pegs (3) and goalkeeper pegs (1) as shown in FIG. 7 and FIG. 8. By making use of the flexible resistance of plastic material and the fact that magnetism penetrates plastics, without permanently altering the properties of such materials or being altered, the hollow iron ball, which rolls freely on the playing field (6) is attracted by the nearest magnetized player peg (3). When the player peg (3) is finger-pulled backward from the top and released, the attracted hollow iron ball is kicked toward the far end.

Though the player pegs (3) are tactically positioned and fixed from their base, they are capable of making 360-degree rotation, which allows players to set appropriate angles that can shot the hollow iron ball into the goalpost for a goal score. To defend against shots—from the opposing side, the goalkeeper pegs (1) are manually moved in a side-to-side sliding fashion by placing a thumb on the goalkeeper slide handle (7). When the hollow iron ball crosses the goal line and enters the goalpost (2), a goal is scored and the sensors (5) automatically signals the electronic scoreboard (4) to blow an animated whistle, sound an animated rousing cheers of fanatics from the background and appropriately record scores on the electronic scoreboard (4).

The electronic scoreboard (4) is equipped with an LCD screen to record scores, time, and also indicate the direction of play. Its additional features are; a pause button to aid players wishing to stop and resume play at a later time, a stop button to end the game playtime and a time set button to allow players to set and adjust their own playtimes. It also comes mounted with a mini-speaker through which animated sounds are audibly heard.

The invention will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent—when keen considerations is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such descriptions make references to the annexed drawings wherein.

FIG. 1 is an isomeric view of static soccer showing my design.

FIG. 1A is an isomeric view of static soccer showing (2) two goalposts, (1) two goalkeeper pegs, (3) twenty-six player pegs, (4) one electronic scoreboard, (6) playing field, (5) two twin-sensors, and (7) two-goalkeeper slide handles.

FIG. 2 is a front view of static soccer.

FIG. 3 is a back view of the static soccer.

FIG. 3A is a back view of static soccer showing (10) AC/DC power (12) On/Off switch and (13) Back of scoreboard with four screws.

FIG. 4 is a side view of static soccer, the other side being identical.

FIG. 5 is a top view of static soccer.

FIG. 6 is a bottom view of static soccer

FIG. 6A is a bottom view of static soccer showing (8) ten screws, (9) one battery compartment, P (10) one AC/DC Power and (11) six short stands with screws within (middle).

FIG. 7 on page 10 is an isometric view of a player peg (3)

FIG. 7A on page 11 is an exploded isometric view of a player peg (3) showing magnet (16) plastic sheath (15) and plastic top (14).

FIG. 8 on page 12 is an isometric view of an assembled goalkeeper peg (1)

FIG. 8A on page 13, is an exploded isometric view of a goalkeeper peg (1) showing magnet (19) plastic sheath (18) and slide handle (17).

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The field of this invention relates to static soccer, which particularly pertains to a new kind of soccer board game that simulates conventional soccer game play. It makes use of magnet and plastic pegs, a hollow iron ball, some animated sounds and an electronic scoreboard to provide players with an exciting soccer game play.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This game (static soccer) taps into the core science of magnetism and magnetic substances to attract a light hollow iron ball. The magnets are inserted into hollow plastic sheaths, which form the base of the player pegs (3) and goalkeeper pegs (1) as shown in FIG. 7 and FIG. 8. By making use of the flexible resistance of plastic material and the fact that magnetism penetrates plastics, without permanently altering the properties of such materials or being altered, the hollow iron ball which rolls freely on the playing field (6) is attracted by the nearest magnetized player peg (3). When the player peg (3) is finger-pulled backward from the top and released, the attracted hollow iron ball is kicked toward the far end.

Though the player pegs (3) are tactically positioned and fixed from their base, they are capable of making 360-degree rotation, which allows players to set appropriate angles that can shot the hollow iron ball into the goalpost for a goal score. To defend against shots—from the opposing side, the goalkeeper pegs (1) are manually moved in a side-to-side sliding fashion by placing a thumb on the goalkeeper slide handle (7). When the hollow iron ball crosses the goal line and enters the goalpost (2), a goal is scored and the sensors (5) automatically signals the electronic scoreboard (4) to blow an animated whistle, sound an animated rousing cheers of fanatics from the background and appropriately record scores on the electronic scoreboard (4).

The electronic scoreboard (4) is equipped with an LCD screen to record scores, time, and also indicate the direction of play. Its additional features are; a pause button to aid players wishing to stop and resume play at a later time, a stop button to end the game playtime and a time set button to allow players to set and adjust their own playtimes. It also comes mounted with a mini-speaker through which animated sounds are audibly heard.

DESCRIPTION

The invention will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent—when keen considerations is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such descriptions make references to the annexed drawings wherein.

FIG. 1 is an isomeric view of static soccer showing my design.

FIG. 1A is an isomeric view of static soccer showing (2) two goalposts, (1) two goalkeeper pegs, (3) twenty-six player pegs, (4) one electronic scoreboard, (6) playing field, (5) two twin-sensors, and (7) two-goalkeeper slide handles.

FIG. 2 is a front view of static soccer.

FIG. 3 is a back view of the static soccer

FIG. 3A is a back view of static soccer showing (10) AC/DC power (12) On/Off switch and (13)

Back of scoreboard with four screws.

FIG. 4 is a side view of static soccer, the other side being identical.

FIG. 5 is a top view of static soccer.

FIG. 6 is a bottom view of static soccer

FIG. 6A is a bottom view of static soccer showing (8) ten screws, (9) one battery compartment, (10) one AC/DC Power and (11) six short stands with screws within (middle).

FIG. 7 on page 10 is an isometric view of a player peg (3)

FIG. 7A on page 11 is an exploded isometric view of a player peg (3) showing magnet (16) plastic sheath (15) and plastic top (14).

FIG. 8 on page 12 is an isometric view of an assembled goalkeeper peg (1)

FIG. 8A on page 13, is an exploded isometric view of a goalkeeper peg (1) showing magnet (19) plastic sheath (18) and slide handle (17).