ApplicationNo. 06/366607 filed on 04/08/1982
US Classes:273/153S, Shifting movement273/241, Having three-dimensional pattern273/272, Word, sentence, or equation forming (e.g., SCRABBLE, hangman)434/172Letter-bearing elements (e.g., cards, blocks, etc.) selectively aligned to form word or sentence
ExaminersPrimary: Oechsle, Anton O.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63F 9/08 (20060101)
A63F 9/06 (20060101)
AbstractA geometric game which includes markers and a playing unit. The playing unit has a multi-faced geometric configuration, such as a cube, with each face having a number of facets corresponding to facets on the other faces. The markers each carry one of a variety of indicia, such as letters of the alphabet, and have an adhesive surface opposite the side carrying the indicia. Markers carrying the indicia desired are chosen and removably adhered to each facet of the playing unit to provide a starting configuration. The playing unit contains an internal mechanism which allows any group of facets lying in a single plane to be pivoted about the perimeter of the playing unit to shift the group of facets from one face to another, thereby disorganizing the marker configuration. The internal mechanism must be operated to return the markers to the starting configuration. The markers are then removed for commencement of another game. Further, a playing unit is used with a random chance means and timekeeping means, the playing unit having markers affixed to it carrying letters of the alphabet. The game is played by multiple players, with the amount of time allotted each player to spell the maximum number of words on the faces of the playing unit determined by the chance means and measured by the timekeeping means. A second playing unit may be placed in abutment with the first playing unit to produce faces containing twice as many indicia as on a single face.