Patent Number: 6,308,955

Title: Mathematical boardgame

Abstract: A mathematical board game for 2 to 8 players, invented primarily for beginners and individuals struggling with the four basic formats of mathematics. The banker is allocated by use of a spinner, players then determine who moves first, by use of this spinner, and in which of the four formats they will play, these are: Subtraction, Multiplication, Addition and Division. Players then move by taking four steps. (1) Taking a question card out of the appropriate question bag; (2) Working out the relevant sum; (3) Looking up the answer on the correlating Answer Value Chart, which converts the answer of the mathematical sum to a given value, which is a number; (4) Moving that number of spaces on the board and receiving that amount of money from the bank. The board's defined numbered travel path is from 1 to 144 spaces. Some spaces are marked with various symbols, which require various actions that affect the players. Players move their playing piece horizontally from left to right, right to left, to a Finish Award they have nominated, which conveniently gives players the choice of a quick, medium or lengthy game. The Answer Value Charts enables the three sections; Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior--players of varying ages and abilities, to play together, with an equal chance of achieving equal values. The winner is the player with the most money on completion, thereby winning by chance not academically. Other known facts incorporated, enable every player to attain the correct answers, while facilitating their personal learning styles.

Inventors: Slatter; Narelle Anne (Perth, W.A., AU)


International Classification: A63F 3/04 (20060101); A63F 9/00 (20060101); A63F 9/18 (20060101); A63F 3/00 (20060101); A63F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018