BOARD AND COMPONENTS KIT

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1. A board and components kit comprising:
 a board comprising a wagering section and a numeric display section;
said wagering section comprising;
an ante area, a horns bonus area, a doubles bonus area, an under area, and an over area segregated and separately marked on said wagering section for placing an ante and wagers by one or more players;
a plurality of a first text area comprising predefined rules for;
winning said ante and said wagers placed on said ante area, said horns bonus area, said doubles bonus area, said under area, and on said over area of said wagering section of said board;
losing said ante and said wager placed on said ante area, said horns bonus area, said doubles bonus area, said under area, and said over area of said wagering section of said board;
a plurality of a second text area comprising predefined criteria for placing said wagers marked on said under area, and on said over area of said wagering section of said board; and
said numeric display section marked with numeric indicia comprising numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10;
a plurality of components comprising;
a pair of dice, wherein each die of said pair of dice comprising six faces numbered one to six, said dice rolled for a first time and one or more subsequent times by a dealer, wherein one or more of a plurality of first actions are performed based on a first numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of said dice rolled for said first time, and wherein one or more of a plurality of second actions are performed based on a second numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of said dice rolled for each of one or more subsequent times;
a dice cup for shaking said dice; and
a marking chip for indicating one of said numbers equal to a numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of said rolled dice, on said numeric display section of said board after each roll of said dice.
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Abstract
A board and components kit including a board with a wagering section and a numeric display section, and components including dice, and a marking chip is provided. The wagering section includes an ante area, a horns bonus area, a doubles bonus area, an under area, and an over area segregated and separately marked thereon for placing an ante and wagers by one or more players. The wagering section includes predefined rules and criteria for winning, losing, and placing wagers. The numeric display section is marked with numeric indicia. The marking chip indicates a numeric total on the numeric display section after each roll of the dice. One or more actions are performed for determining winners or losers based on a numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of the dice rolled for a first time and on or more subsequent times respectively.
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5 Claims
 1. A board and components kit comprising:
a board comprising a wagering section and a numeric display section; said wagering section comprising; an ante area, a horns bonus area, a doubles bonus area, an under area, and an over area segregated and separately marked on said wagering section for placing an ante and wagers by one or more players; a plurality of a first text area comprising predefined rules for; winning said ante and said wagers placed on said ante area, said horns bonus area, said doubles bonus area, said under area, and on said over area of said wagering section of said board; losing said ante and said wager placed on said ante area, said horns bonus area, said doubles bonus area, said under area, and said over area of said wagering section of said board; a plurality of a second text area comprising predefined criteria for placing said wagers marked on said under area, and on said over area of said wagering section of said board; and said numeric display section marked with numeric indicia comprising numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; a plurality of components comprising; a pair of dice, wherein each die of said pair of dice comprising six faces numbered one to six, said dice rolled for a first time and one or more subsequent times by a dealer, wherein one or more of a plurality of first actions are performed based on a first numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of said dice rolled for said first time, and wherein one or more of a plurality of second actions are performed based on a second numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of said dice rolled for each of one or more subsequent times; a dice cup for shaking said dice; and a marking chip for indicating one of said numbers equal to a numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of said rolled dice, on said numeric display section of said board after each roll of said dice.  View Dependent Claims (2, 3, 4, 5)
1 Specification
This application claims priority to and the benefit of the provisional/nonprovisional patent application titled “Dice Roll Wagering Game”, application No. 62/656,378, filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Apr. 12, 2018. The specifications of the above referenced patent applications are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety.
A dice roll wagering game is one of the oldest forms of wagering and is based upon the probability for an occurrence of specific combinations of a numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of a rolled pair of dice. Each dice comprises six faces with each face identified by a numeric indicium comprising 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Therefore, there are thirtysix (36) possible combinations of numeric indicia that may appear during the roll of the pair of dice. The combinations of the numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice comprises, for example, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. This statistical breakdown shows there are thirtysix combinations of numeric indicia that may appear in the rolled pair of dice and probabilities of the numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled pair of dice for deciding winners or losers of the wagering game.
In general, a wagering board used for a dice roll wagering game consists of a wagering section and a numeric display section. The wagering section allows players participating in the wagering game to place a wager on a wagering option, for example, an ante area, based on a predefined criteria and predefined rules for winning/losing the wager placed on the wagering option, for example, the ante. Recent developments in wagering games allow players to place wagers on multiple wagering options on the wagering section of the wagering board. However, the existing wagering boards do not clearly and transparently display the predefined rules and predefined criteria for placing wagers on one or more of multiple wagering options.
Hence, there exists a long felt but unresolved need for providing a wagering board with separate sections for displaying each individual wagering option, displaying predefined rules, and displaying predefined criteria associated with each individual wagering option for each individual player, to allow the player to place the wager on each individual wager option transparently to the other players of the board game.
This summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further disclosed in the detailed description of the invention. This summary is not intended to determine the scope of the claimed subject matter.
The board and components kit for an activity disclosed herein comprises a board and multiple components comprising a pair of dice, a dice cup, and a marking chip. The board comprises a wagering section and a numeric display section. The board disclosed herein addresses the above recited need for providing separate sections for each individual wagering option for each individual player, and for each predefined criteria associated with each individual wagering option. For this purpose, the wagering section of the board comprises an ante area, a horns bonus area, a doubles bonus area, an under area, and an over area segregated and separately marked on the wagering section of the board for placing an ante and wagers by one or more players of the activity.
The wagering section of the board further comprises predefined rules for winning a horns bonus area and a doubles bonus area, predefined rules for losing, and predefined criteria for placing the wagers, marked on the wagering section. The numeric display section of the board is marked with numeric indicia comprising numbers, for example, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Each dice of the pair of dice comprises six faces numbered one to six. A dealer rolls the dice for a first time and one or more subsequent times. One or more first actions are performed in the activity based on a first numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of the dice rolled for the first time. Furthermore, one or more second actions are performed in the activity based on a second numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of the dice rolled for each of the subsequent times. The dice cup is used for shaking the dice. The marking chip indicates one of the numbers equal to a numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice, on the numeric display section of the board after each roll of the dice.
The foregoing summary, as well as the following detailed description of the invention, is better understood when read in conjunction with the appended drawings. For illustrating the invention, exemplary constructions of the invention are shown in the drawings. However, the invention is not limited to the specific methods and components disclosed herein. The description of a method step or a component referenced by a numeral in a drawing is applicable to the description of that method step or component shown by that same numeral in any subsequent drawing herein.
The numeric display section 109 of the board 101 is marked with numeric indicia 110 comprising numbers, for example, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 as exemplarily illustrated in
In the method disclosed herein, on the wagering section 102 of the board 101, each player places 202 an ante on the ante area 103 exemplarily illustrated in
The dealer rewards 206 each of the horns bonus winners and the doubles bonus winners with the wagers placed on the horns bonus area 104 and the doubles bonus area 105 respectively, multiplied by a predetermined amount, for example, 4. The dealer takes away 207 the wagers placed on the horns bonus area 104 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101, if the first numeric total is not equal to 2, 3, 11, or 12. The dealer takes away 208 the wagers placed on the doubles bonus area 105 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101, if the numeric indicia on the exposed face of each die of the pair of dice 111 are not equal to each other. On the numeric display section 109 of the board 101, the dealer marks 209 one of the numbers equal to the first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 using the marking chip 113.
On the under area 106 or the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 exemplarily illustrated in
The dealer then shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112 and rolls out 211 the dice 111 from the dice cup 112 for a second time. The dealer performs 212 one or more of multiple second actions in the activity based on a second numeric total of numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The second actions comprise declaring 212a the players as winners or losers based on an accurate prediction or an inaccurate prediction of the second numeric total being under or over the first numeric total by the players who placed the wagers on the under area 106 or the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 respectively; and declaring 212b the players as losers if the second numeric total is equal to the first numeric total. The dealer takes away 213 the ante and the wagers placed on the under area 106 or the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 from the losers. The dealer pushes back 214 the ante and pays the respective wagers to the winners. In an embodiment, the players place wagers based on a prediction of a second numeric total of a subsequent roll of the dice 111 as equal to the first numeric total in the tie area and the players have an option of placing the wager on the under area 106, the over area 107, or the tie area.
Disclosed below are examples of playing the activity exemplarily illustrated in
A player places an ante on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and then turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 2 and 4. The first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 2+4=6. As the first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 reveals no horns number, that is, 2, 3, 11, or 12, the activity continues. The dealer places the marking chip 113 on the number 6 corresponding to the first numeric total 6 on the numeric display section 109 of the board 101 to remind the player of the first numeric total. The player predicts whether a second dice roll combination, that is, an outcome of a second roll of the dice 111, could be under or over the first numeric total, that is, 6. The player decides to wager on the second dice roll combination being over 6 and places a wager on the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. The dealer places the dice 111 back in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111, and reveal the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 4 and 5. The second numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 4+5=9. As 9 is higher than 6, the player wins the hand and the dealer declares the player as a winner. The dealer pays the winner the wager placed on the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 and pushes back the ante placed on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 to the winner.
A player places an ante on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 4 and 3. The first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 4+3=7. The player predicts whether a second dice roll combination would be under or over the first numeric total, that is, 7. The player decides to wager on the second dice roll combination being under 7 and places a wager on the under area 106 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. The dealer places the dice 111 back in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 4 and 5. The second numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 4+5=9. The player loses since 9 is higher than 7. The dealer declares the player as a loser and takes away the wager placed on the under area 106 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 and the ante placed on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101.
A player places an ante on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 2 and 3. The first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 2+3=5. The player predicts whether a second dice roll combination would be under or over the first numeric total, that is, 5. The player decides to wager on the second dice roll combination being over 5 and places a wager on the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. The dealer places the dice 111 back in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 3 and 2. The second numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 3+2=5. The player loses since the first numeric total and the second numeric total are equal, and a tie has occurred. As a tie occurred, the player loses in accordance with the rules 108b for losing in the activity marked on the board 101 exemplarily illustrated in
Multiple players place their antes on the ante areas 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 6 and 5. The first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 6+5=11. Based on the occurrence of a horns number on the first roll of the dice 111, all the players lose in accordance with the predefined rules 108b for losing in the activity marked on the board 101 exemplarily illustrated in
In an embodiment of the activity disclosed herein, a horns bonus wager can be made on the first roll of the dice 111 only and a horns bonus wager payout is, for example, 4 to 1 in accordance with the predefined rules 108a for winning the horns bonus marked on the board 101 as exemplarily illustrated in
A player places an ante on the ante area 103 and a wager on the horns bonus area 104 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 4 and 2. The first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 4+2=6. Since the first numeric total is not equal to 2, 3, 11 or 12, that is, the first numeric total is not a horns number, the dealer declares the player who placed the wager on the horns bonus area 104 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 as a horns bonus loser and takes away the wager placed on the horns bonus area 104 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101; the dealer pays back the wager placed on the ante area 103 of the board 101 as the first numerical total is equal to the horns number.
In an embodiment of the activity disclosed herein, a doubles bonus wager can be made on the first roll of the dice 111 only and a doubles bonus wager payout is, for example, 4 to 1 in accordance with the predefined rules 108a for winning the doubles bonus marked on the board 101, as exemplarily illustrated in
A player places an ante on the ante area 103 and a wager on the doubles bonus area 105 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 2 and 5. Since the numeric indicia on the dice 111 do not match, there are no doubles. The dealer declares the player who placed the wager on the doubles bonus area 105 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 as a doubles bonus loser and takes away the wager placed on the doubles bonus area 105 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101, however the dealer pays back the wager placed on the ante area 103 of the board 101 as the first numerical total is equal to the horns number.
This example shows an outcome based on two players selecting different wagering methods. A first player and a second player place an ante, for example, $10 each to be in hand on their respective ante areas 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 4 and 2. The first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 4+2=6. The first player places a wager of 3 times the placed ante, that is, $30, on the under area 106 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 and the second player places a wager of 3 times the placed ante, that is, $30 on the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. The dealer places the dice 111 back in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 5 and 5. The second numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 5+5=10. The first player loses and the second player wins since 10 is higher than 6. The dealer declares the first player as a loser and takes away the wager placed on the under area 106 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 and the ante placed on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. The dealer declares the second player as a winner, pays $30 to the second player, that is, the wager placed on the over area 107 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101, and pushes back the ante placed on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 to the second player.
A first player and a second player place an ante, for example, $10 on the respective ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101 allocated for each player. The first player and the second player can play for bonuses such as a horns bonus and a doubles bonus in the activity. The first player places a wager of $5 on the horns bonus area 104 and a wager of $5 on the doubles bonus area 105 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. The second player does not place wagers on the horns bonus area 104 and the doubles bonus area 105 of the wagering section 102 of the board 101. A dealer places the pair of dice 111 in the dice cup 112, shakes the dice 111 in the dice cup 112, and turns the dice cup 112 over on the board 101 to roll the dice 111 and reveal the numeric indicia on exposed faces of the rolled dice 111. The numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 are 1 and 1. The first numeric total of the numeric indicia on the exposed faces of the rolled dice 111 is 2. The first player loses the ante placed on the ante area 103 of the wagering section 102 due to the occurrence of a horns number on the first roll of the dice 111 in accordance with the predefined rules 108b for losing the activity marked on the board 101 exemplarily illustrated in
In an embodiment, the first player continues to roll the dice 111 until the first player loses the hand and then passes the dice 111 to the second player and the second player rolls the dice 111 until the second player loses the hand.
The board and components kit 100 disclosed herein is adopted for use in engaging in an activity, for example, a game. The game is played according to the rules described on the board 101. Therefore, a player playing the game is not required to remember the rules of the game. Furthermore, the board 101 provides separate sections, for example, a wagering section 102 and a numeric display section 109, for each individual wagering option for each individual player, and for each predefined criteria associated with each individual wagering option. The wagering section 102 of the board 101 comprises an ante area 103, a horns bonus area 104, a doubles bonus area 105, an under area 106, and an over area 107 segregated and separately marked on the wagering section 102 of the board 101 for placing an ante and wagers by the one or more players of the game which cannot be considered an abstract idea. The board 101 disclosed herein increases player convenience by providing separate sections (102 and 109) for each individual wagering option for each individual player, and for each predefined criteria associated with each individual wagering option. The board 101 disclosed herein also increases player convenience by describing rules of the game on the board 101.
The foregoing examples have been provided merely for explanation and are in no way to be construed as limiting of the board and components kit 100 for the activity disclosed herein. While the board and components kit 100 for the activity has been described with reference to various embodiments, it is understood that the words, which have been used herein, are words of description and illustration, rather than words of limitation. Furthermore, although the board and components kit 100 for the activity has been described herein with reference to particular means, materials, and embodiments, the board and components kit 100 for the activity is not intended to be limited to the particulars disclosed herein; rather, the board and components kit 100 for the activity extends to all functionally equivalent structures, methods and uses, such as are within the scope of the appended claims. While multiple embodiments are disclosed, it will be understood by those skilled in the art, having the benefit of the teachings of this specification, that the board and components kit 100 for the activity disclosed herein is capable of modifications and other embodiments may be effected and changes may be made thereto, without departing from the scope and spirit of the board and components kit 100 for the activity disclosed herein.