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1. (WO1997017110) IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO GAME APPARATUS AND METHOD
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CLAIMS

1. A vehicle or an attachment for a vehicle, for playing a game on a surface over which the vehicle or vehicle and attachment moves or move, comprising an inlet for collecting the play member, a holding zone for holding the play member, and a propulsion means for propelling the play member across the surface from the vehicle or attachment in a direction different from that in which it was received in the inlet.

2. The vehicle according to Claim 1 , wherein vehicle is motorised.

3. The vehicle according to Claim 3, wherein the inlet is at the front o f the vehicle.

4. The vehicle according to Claim 2 or 3, wherein the holding zone is at the centre or the rear of the vehicle, and the vehicle play member is adapted to be propelled from the vehicle in a sideways direction.

5. The vehicle according to Claim 4, wherein the propulsion means comprises striking arm means whereby the playing member can be propelled sideways from either side of the vehicle.

6. The vehicle according to Claim 5, wherein the striking arm means comprises right and left arms, arranged so that when one arm strikes the play member the other is raised clear of the holding zone.

7. A vehicle according to Claim 5 or 6, including resilient holding means for resiliently holding the playing member in the holding zone, which resilient holding is overcome when the playing member is propelled by the arms from the holding zone.

8. The vehicle according to Claim 7, wherein the resilient holding means comprises flexible polypropylene bristles.

9. The vehicle according to any preceding claim wherein the playing member can be released from the holding zone, in addition to being propelled therefrom by forward propulsion of the vehicle.

10. The vehicle according to Claim 9, wherein there is a closure member defining the rear o f the holding zone and means for raising the closure member to release the playing member when the vehicle moves forward.

11. A vehicle according to any one of the preceding Claims 2 to 10, wherein the vehicle is a three wheeled vehicle with a single front wheel and two rear wheels and the inlet extends from each side of the front to the holding zone.

12. A vehicle according to Claim 1 1 , wherein the vehicle is driven by a prime mover drivingly connected to the respective rear wheels enabling them to be driven differentially.

13. A vehicle according to Claim 1 1 or 12, wherein the front wheel is a caster wheel.

14. A vehicle according to any preceding claim, wherein the vehicle has a sensor means which if impacted by the playing member during play, senses this.

1 5. A vehicle according to Claim 14, wherein there are four sensor means at four corner locations of the vehicle.

16. A vehicle according to any preceding claim, wherein the vehicle has receiver means whereby it can be controlled by a transmitter.

17. A vehicle according to Claim 16, wherein the vehicle has an indicator to indicate when it has been controlled by said transmitter.

18. A vehicle according to Claim 17, wherein said indicator comprises a lamp.

19. A vehicle according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the vehicle is equipped with an impact controller whereby the vehicle is stopped upon impact with another similar vehicle or the boundary of a play area.

20. A vehicle according to any preceding claim wherein the vehicle or attachment is adapted to play a game wherein the play member is a ball.