Sports Or Outdoor Recreational Activities Patents (Class 273/259)
  • Patent number: 10729969
    Abstract: A customizable playing card having: a plurality of connectable surfaces, wherein each surface is capable of being removably adhered to each other surface via static electricity; a first card component having: a front first card component face; and a back first card component face; and a second card component that joins with the first card component via the static electricity; the second card component having: a front second card component face; and a back second card component face; wherein the first card component connects to the second card component such that the front first component face is the front card face; and such that the front second component face is opposite to the front first component face and is the back card face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory Donald Paul
  • Patent number: 9095768
    Abstract: The board game includes a game board, various game pieces and a predetermined number of cards. The game is played in teams or singles, wherein each team or player represents a tribe of lemurs or monkeys trying to collect fruit. Upon determination of a game apparatus and a random selection device, a number of cards and board game gold nuggets are provided to a number of players. An objective in winning the board game is to obtain a predetermined number of matching cards or a highest winning sum total, based on the numeric value of board game points obtained by a player or team in comparison to other players and with consideration to the operations and/or instructions of other game pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Yousef A. E. S. M. Bohadi
  • Patent number: 8925923
    Abstract: A game to help players learn how to make the best choices in regards to nutrition and exercise is disclosed. A game board may be configured with start areas, food choice areas, and exercise areas. Players on food choice areas must answer a food choice question and add tokens to the player's weight container based on the answer. Players on an exercise question must answer an exercise question and add or remove tokens to or from player's weight container based on the answer. Answers to an exercise question can require that a player perform an exercise listed on a selected exercise card and remove tokens from the player's weight container based on successfully performing the exercise in whole or in part. When all the players have made a complete circuit of the game board, each player weighs his or her weight container and determines in which weight category his or her weight container falls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Kara Kanter
  • Publication number: 20140265122
    Abstract: A plurality of first team player game pieces, a plurality of second team player game pieces, a football designation device, and a game board are provided for playing a football board game. At least one of the player game pieces may have an advantage over one or more of the other player game pieces. One or more of the player game pieces, may be allowed to move twice as fast as one or more other player game pieces, when a first designation is associated with the one or more player game pieces that are given the advantage. The player game pieces given the advantage may move from a “fast” space, marked with a graphic, to another “fast” space, marked with the same graphic, located a predetermined number of spaces away, such as two spaces away, in any direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Walter J. Tencza, JR.
  • Patent number: 8820746
    Abstract: A realistic professional team sports board game, including an On-The-Roll mechanism where, once play begins, real time play continues, generally against a clock, opposing teams continue to roll dice continuing sub-play actions or elements, until a play is completed, as by a touchdown, tackle and a series of rules and charts, based on statistical compilation that maps various combinations of offensive and defensive strategies and dice rolls into realistic game situations and the progression among them. Both teams: secretly choose a strategy, generally by selecting a card placed face down; roll dice; reveal strategy choices by turning cards face up; determine a situation chart to consult, and further determine which result is selected from within the chart, based on some combination of which cards were played and the results of the dice rolls. A variety of play cards affect the overall game momentum of either team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff Poulos
  • Patent number: 8740684
    Abstract: A plurality of first team player game pieces, a plurality of second team player game pieces, a football designation device, and a game board are provided for playing a football board game. At least one of the player game pieces may have an advantage over one or more of the other player game pieces. One or more of the player game pieces, may be allowed to move twice as fast as one or more other player game pieces, when a first designation is associated with the one or more player game pieces that are given the advantage. The player game pieces given the advantage may move from a “fast” space, marked with a graphic, to another “fast” space, marked with the same graphic, located a predetermined number of spaces away, such as two spaces away, in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Walter J. Tencza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8360433
    Abstract: A realistic professional team sports board game, including an On-The-Roll mechanism where, once play begins, real time play continues, generally against a clock, opposing teams continue to roll dice continuing sub-play actions or elements, until a play is completed, as by a touchdown, tackle and a series of rules and charts, based on statistical compilation that maps various combinations of offensive and defensive strategies and dice rolls into realistic game situations and the progression among them. Both teams: secretly choose a strategy, generally by selecting a card placed face down; roll dice; reveal strategy choices by turning cards face up; determine a situation chart to consult, and further determine which result is selected from within the chart, based on some combination of which cards were played and the results of the dice rolls. A variety of play cards affect the overall game momentum of either team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Jeff Poulos
  • Patent number: 8196928
    Abstract: A game is provided that simulates American style football. Action cards include offensive plays and defensive outcomes. Skill is introduced by the offensive play chosen by an offensive player. Chance is introduced by the defensive outcome corresponding to the offensive play selected by the offensive player. The game lacks dice, spinners, or other random number generators. The game includes one set of action cards, which are selected consecutively by the offensive player. As preferably listing only offensive plays, only the defensive outcomes, thus the results of the offensive plays, vary from card to card. The game includes a field with markers that may be used to track the progress of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: StatoGames, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick T. Thomopoulos
  • Publication number: 20120098194
    Abstract: A wristband fantasy sports game or wristband fantasy sports game played along with an optional board or and optional online score and league tracking system. The playing method comprises (a) selecting a wristband game piece which has one athlete on one side and another athlete on the opposite side or underside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Zachary Daniel Boyle
  • Patent number: 7985134
    Abstract: An integrated environment for sports watching, sports wagering, and fantasy league play is provided. Odds, spread, or money line information may be displayed for any available sporting contest. Wagers may be accepted and payout information may be automatically calculated. The desired wager amount may be deducted from a wagering account bank balance associated with the user. Data relating to the sporting contest may be received from a supplemental data feed or data source in real-time, and the user's wagering account bank balance may be automatically updated based on the received data and the placed wager. The integrated fantasy league feature allows a user to create or join a public or private fantasy league, create new teams, view player or team statistics, and send messages between other users. Fantasy league point totals may be automatically computed and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Ellis
  • Publication number: 20110031691
    Abstract: A portable tabletop sporting game apparatus includes a game board having at least one opening formed therein. A pair of legs are attached to the game hoard in order to elevate the game board generally off of the ground. A lever is operatively attached to an underside of the game board and in communication with a man game piece. The man game piece is disposed through the game board opening, such that when the lever is depressed, the man game piece is forced upwardly through the game board opening in order to block or lift a ball, which is being pushed, moved or nudged across the game board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110018200
    Abstract: A board game includes a game board, a movement selector, and a plurality of game pieces, the game board including a game path having a plurality of tracks adjacent one another, each track having a start cell, a finish cell and a plurality of intervening cells between the start and finish cells, each track further including indicia that permits the track to be associated with one of the plurality of game pieces, each game piece comprising indicia that permits the game piece to be associated with one of the plurality of tracks, wherein more than one player may be deemed a winner and winner(s) are determined by the outcome of a series of chance events. One or more games are copending and result in at least two outcomes where there can be plural winners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Raymond M. Facchini
  • Patent number: 7802794
    Abstract: A game board comprising a board, wherein said game board simulates a baseball field. The board is divided in two principal sections, wherein one of the sections is denoted as the infield and the other as the outfield. The infield comprises two tracks connecting each base and the outfield is sub-divided in at least 9 sections representing a particular outfield position. The game also comprises cards with printed instruction, figures representing the players, and dices with particular indicia. A player can win the game by scoring the most runs at the end of the nine 9 innings or by hitting 7 runs with the Mega Slam at any point of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Jose Luis Zorrilla Perez
  • Publication number: 20100140868
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a kit for a didactical game, to teach yoga as a gymnastic and recreational discipline, and to a game method for teaching using said kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: MAT BAREFOOT S.R.L.
    Inventors: Matías Gutierrez Moyano, Juan Descalzo
  • Patent number: 7686304
    Abstract: An approach to realistically schematizing professional team sports embodied as board games, and particularly a preferred embodiment schematizing American football, baseball and basketball, as well as soccer, ice hockey and golf. One key to the realistic play of the game is the On-The-Roll™ (“OTR”) mechanism where, once play begins, real time play continues, generally against a clock, where both teams, generally, continue to roll dice continuing sub-play actions or elements, until a play is completed, as by a touchdown, tackle, or otherwise. Other games employ a one-player OTR mechanism for processes such as putting or hazard escape in golf. An additional essential element is a series of rules and charts, based on statistical compilation of many actual professional games, that map various combinations of offensive and defensive strategy options and dice rolls onto realistic game situations and the progression among them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Jeff Poulos
  • Patent number: 7523940
    Abstract: A baseball dice game system for playing a game of baseball with dice includes a case including a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that extends upwardly from the bottom wall to define a playing space of the case. The case has a plurality of base apertures that extend into the bottom wall through a playing surface of the bottom wall and are positioned to represent bases of a baseball diamond. The case includes a plurality of pitch result apertures. The pitch result apertures are arranged in a grid comprising three strike columns and four ball rows. The pitch result apertures are positioned adjacent an area representative of home plate of a baseball diamond. A pair of play dice is rolled to determine a result of a pitch. A plurality of player pegs is inserted into the base apertures and the pitch result apertures when the play dice are rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Ken Jacobson
  • Patent number: 7516959
    Abstract: The method of betting on participants in a tournament comprises creating at least two teams of at least one participating player playing in the tournament, the tournament having a series of at least two casino games in which the participating players will play; associating at least one event with at least one participating player during the tournament; a betting player selecting at least one chosen participant on which to place a bet, each of the chosen participant being one of a team and a participating player; the betting player identifying at least one event related to the tournament for which to place the bet, wherein the event is meaningful within the tournament; the betting player making a that the event will occur in association with the chosen participant during the tournament; determining an occurrence of the event in association with the chosen participant; and if the event occurred in association with the participant, determining a payout to be paid to the betting player; wherein the betting player
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: DEQ Systèmes Corp.
    Inventors: Marcel Huard, Réal Bérubé
  • Patent number: 7497440
    Abstract: A board game combining an element of chance (via a random event generator, such as a die) with strategy to decide the outcome of the game. Game pieces are moved along a numerically sequenced series alternating in a pattern from inside a dividing line to outside of this same line and back again until a game piece reaches the free-throw line, at which time it may be “shot” in order to score, provided that the required character is generated by the random event generator. Whether a game piece may come into the game and whether it may advance along the sequential series depends on the random event generator. However, which game piece to play, assuming a valid move can be made, is up to the player(s) of the team, and the strategy followed by the team player(s) can have a major impact in the outcome of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Royer Corporation
    Inventor: Michael B. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 7472907
    Abstract: A board game for 2 to 8 players about the movie business industry, consisting of a square playing board divided into 52 playing spaces, 12 on each side, plus 4 corner “Start Here” squares. Within the interior of the playing board are four “Theater” archways, each showing two “Film Genres.” In the center of the board is the “Spinning wheel,” whereby the player acquires (or loses) the movie industry titles “Producer,” “Director,” “Writer” or “Agent.” The players begin the game by placing a game token on 1 of 4 inside corners to earn a “Salary” through dice rolls before proceeding to one of the “Start Here” squares. The players then enter the “Theater” archways after acquiring from 1 to 8 of the “Film Genre” cards and from 1 to 4 “Industry Title” rings, accumulating the pre-determined amount of money and winning the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Andrew James Pomeroy
  • Patent number: 7451986
    Abstract: A game that involves cards or other point indicating items where players observe a sporting event such as football and if certain actions occur in the sporting event that correlate to a prearranged list, players are awarded cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Scott Thrasher
  • Patent number: 7448628
    Abstract: A golf board game including a game board resembling a golf course with 18 golf links and a club house along with various hazards, obstructions, lost ball, out-of-bounds, bridges and the like scattered throughout the game board. Also, provided are a die, tokens, a scorecard, a list card with a distances and outcome chart on one side, providing the number of spaces to be moved dependent upon the club and die roll or, for a putter, upon the distance the token is from the flag and die roll and, on the other side, a symbols and penalties chart providing strokes lost and location of next shot dependent upon various golf events, such as hazards, obstructions, lost ball, out-of-bounds, and bridges. The basic rules simulate those of a round of golf, thus educating players about the game of golf, golf etiquette, and friendly competition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Vagn S. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7371165
    Abstract: A card game program has a routine for displaying areas of a player and an opponent, each being comprised of a plurality of hexes, a routine for displaying selective disposition of card on the hex, a routine for removing for displaying remove of a card between the hexes, a routine for dealing with battle for seizing damage between the cards of a player and the opponent and displaying the result, and a routine for computing point for computing victory point from a form of location of a card. A player can fight against the opponent, seizing damage between the player and the opponent by removing the card between the respective areas. Therefore, an element like strategic simulation game of attacking the respective areas can be added in addition to the interest as a card game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Konami Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Reizei, Kazunobu Uchida
  • Patent number: 7350782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an action-figure type board game wherein players advance their game pieces around a dividedly spaced instructional peripheral track in accordance with a die being thrown, subsequently allowing a player's poseable cheerleader figure to be launched and propelled gymnastically-like airborne at a plurality of athletic competition stations, and then land upright on landing surfaces using interlocking “hook and loop” fastener material, simulating the physical skills and tumbling routines that are performed by Competitive Cheerleaders, and in order to win, collect the majority plurality of awards referred to as “trophy” cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventors: Wallace Maurice Sumner, Peyton Emily Parker
  • Patent number: 7325805
    Abstract: A game and a method of playing a game are provided that teach the concepts necessary for a polished musical performance. In one embodiment, the game comprises a game board that provides a path of movement for a playing pawn controlled by each player. The path of movement comprises a plurality of areas or “stores”, each store designating a different category of music theory. The game also comprises means for directing each player as to how to move their respective playing pawn along the path of movement and into each of the plurality of stores. An object of the game is to successfully move a playing pawn into each one of the series of stores and correctly answer music theory questions relevant to the category of music theory covered by that store. In case the player does not have adequate understanding of a particular music category designated by a store, a separate game is provided to further develop the player's understanding of the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Whirligig, LLP
    Inventors: Sally Ritchie, Sharon Ragner
  • Patent number: 7306226
    Abstract: A musical game for facilitating learning of musical concepts has a game board with, for each player, a player set of musical symbols inscribed thereupon. Players draw cards which define tasks which must be completed in order to progress in the game by marking musical symbols, with a marker, in their respective player sets on the game board. The first player to mark each symbol in the players respective set is the winner. Additional cards are also provided to direct movement of tokens, one for each player, on spaces on the game board, inscribed thereupon as a partial piano keyboard. A player may become a conductor by marking instruments inscribed on the board with the markers. A conductor has increased opportunities to mark symbols in the respective player set and thus of winning the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Lise Gagnon
  • Patent number: 7293771
    Abstract: A board game combining an element of chance (via a random event generator, such as a die) with strategy to decide the outcome of the game. Game pieces are moved along a numerically sequenced series alternating in a pattern from inside a dividing line to outside of this same line and back again until a game piece reaches the free-throw line, at which time it may be “shot” in order to score, provided that the required character is generated by the random event generator. Whether a game piece may come into the game and whether it may advance along the sequential series depends on the random event generator. However, which game piece to play, assuming a valid move can be made, is up to the player(s) of the team, and the strategy followed by the team player(s) can have a major impact in the outcome of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Royer Corporation
    Inventor: Michael B. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 7240903
    Abstract: A method of playing a board game including each player selecting a peg; determining the number of holes to move a peg from the tee toward the cup, using a pair of randomizers of a first type, such as dice; determining the number of strokes to move a peg that has reached the green into the cup using a second type of randomizer, the second type of randomizer being a card, and counting strokes, the total strokes for a link being the sum of the number of occasions on which a player uses the first type of randomizers, the number of strokes indicated on the selected card and any penalties acquired while moving the peg from the tee to the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Charles Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7232128
    Abstract: A board game simulating a football season is played by two or more players according to the general rules of the game of “Fantasy Football.” The board game uses a game board with indicia thereon resembling a football field. A game path is formed on the game board, the game path being divided into spaces with instructions imprinted thereon directing a player to advance or retract when moving a game piece along the board according to chance means. The game uses several decks of cards, which are provided separately from the board with indicia thereon that represents actual players in actual teams that provide instructions to the game player of the manner of progression along the board, that keep weekly and seasonal scores for the teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey Laporte
  • Patent number: 7159867
    Abstract: A board game comprising a game board representative of a sport playing field having a plurality of spaces. The board game includes a first set of tokens to be deployed on the game board representing a first team of sport players; a second set of tokens to be deployed on the game board representing a second team of sport players; a random number generator; and a predetermined amount of game currency. The board game further includes a set of player cards, each one of the set of player cards representing characteristics of a sport player including a dollar amount to be received by an owner of the sport player in response to the player scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Lawrence Huley
  • Patent number: 7036820
    Abstract: A football board game and method of playing are disclosed. The football caricatures are provided on a chess-like board with each caricature having designated to it chess-like maneuvers. Scoring and methods of winning are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: John Macomber
  • Patent number: 6929263
    Abstract: A golf trivia board game for one or more players and method therefor in which players must answer golf trivia questions of various topics in order to advance a player token over a golf course depicted on a game board. Trivia questions have a degree of difficulty relative to a degree of difficulty for a specific golf shot that the player faces in order to advance his or her player token through a specific golf hole. The object of the game is to advance the player token completely across the golf course in a fewest possible number of questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventors: David Michael Scott, Cheryl A. Draper
  • Publication number: 20040232615
    Abstract: A trivia drag racing board game for providing entertainment and testing one's knowledge of the sport of drag racing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Thompson, Denece I. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20040232614
    Abstract: A golf trivia board game for one or more players and method therefor in which players must answer golf trivia questions of various topics in order to advance a player token over a golf course depicted on a game board. Trivia questions have a degree of difficulty relative to a degree of difficulty for a specific golf shot that the player faces in order to advance his or her player token through a specific golf hole. The object of the game is to advance the player token completely across the golf course in a fewest possible number of questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: David Michael Scott, Cheryl A. Draper
  • Patent number: 6789799
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a kissing shield game and method teaching safe affection to at least one person playing the kissing shield game. The kissing shield game includes a plurality of removable pegs, a playing surface, a gaming member, a plurality of frames and a plurality of thin, flexible membranes forming a kissing shield, and a resetable timer. The playing surface has a plurality of holes arranged in a predetermined pattern with each of the plurality of holes being capable of receiving at least one of the plurality of removable pegs. Each side of the gaming member has a different color associated therewith as well as a predetermined set of alphanumeric symbols associated therewith. The kissing shield is used when a selected person or object determined by a player is kissed so that the player learns safe affection and the proper use of the kissing shield through repetition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Deloris Gray Wood
  • Patent number: 6786486
    Abstract: A fishing board game comprising a gameboard, fish cards, color cards, bait boards, playing cards, game pieces and a pair of dice. The gameboard comprises a circuitous grid of interconnected fishing points, a portion of which are designated by color as fishing holes where fish may be caught. A fish card identifies a player's target fish which, if caught, increases the points associated with the catch. The color cards assign a point value to a catch which varies depending upon whether the player has selected an appropriate bait on the player's bait board. The playing cards are used to catch a fish, impair an opponent or assist a player. The dice are used to determine the number of spaces which a player may move and for generating random numbers required by the game rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Paul M. Otremba
  • Patent number: 6764076
    Abstract: A new and improved automobile racing board game that captures the real-life rules and strategies involved in a Nascar® sanctioned Stock Car race, such as aerodynamic drafting between the cars and taking optimal grooves around the race track, and accurately represents them in Board Game form. The invention described herein includes a game board and game pieces, said game board having a plurality of linear and circuitous movement paths disposed concentrically thereon representing a racetrack, at least one die provided for determining movement along the plurality of movement paths, which also affect movement of the player's piece on said movement paths. The game pieces are shaped like miniature racecars and are meant to represent actual Nascar® racecars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Gary Merritt
  • Patent number: 6755420
    Abstract: The present invention is a dice game based on the sport of baseball. The game described permits a player to participate by wagering on the combined sum of three rolled dice. Each combined sum of the dice equates to a common baseball outcome such as a home run, error or strikeout. Players make wagers dependent on each at-bat, each half-inning or game result. The game played with three dice follows realistically the outcomes associated with a professional baseball game. The game is designed for player v. player, team v. player or team v. team. In the preferred embodiment the game is played on a table including a pit area similar to a craps table. The table layout displays the outcomes, various odds associated with the various wagers and sections for players to place their wagers. The table design also permits dealers, stickmen and/or croupiers to orchestrate the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: Roland C. Colton
  • Publication number: 20040080108
    Abstract: A board game comprising a game board representative of a sport playing field having a plurality of spaces. The board game includes a first set of tokens to be deployed on the game board representing a first team of sport players; a second set of tokens to be deployed on the game board representing a second team of sport players; a random number generator; and a predetermined amount of game currency. The board game further includes a set of player cards, each one of the set of player cards representing characteristics of a sport player including a dollar amount to be received by an owner of the sport player in response to the player scoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Lawrence Huley
  • Patent number: 6715758
    Abstract: The method of playing football game is the succession of actions characterized by the following: the two players in turn are rolling dice and moving by one move one of their player pieces across the squares of the game board, which are not occupied by other player pieces and ball player piece to the number of squares up to the number appearing on the roll of the said dice to the directions which the players are choosing, if the player piece or the goal keeper player piece reaches the square which is occupied by ball player piece, the said player pieces catch the ball player piece and after the repeated throw of dice (out of turn in this case) the player moves the ball player piece upon the said game board until the moment when the ball player piece crosses his opponent's goal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Alexander Shinderman
  • Publication number: 20040046320
    Abstract: A moto-cross/supercross board game for a plurality of players until a winner is declared by being the first player to complete all of their assigned instructions of the die, cards and board game spaces. The moto-cross/supercross board game includes a game board having a plurality of playing spaces arranged to resemble the jumps and turns as seen on an actual moto-cross/supercross track. Each of the board playing pieces being having unique instructions displayed therein. Each player is assigned a playing piece. A plurality of sequential turns are performed comprising rolling a die, moving the track playing piece of the player a number of playing spaces corresponding to the value rolled on the normal die, performing the instructions displayed on the track space on which the playing piece terminates its move on, performing the instructions of the steps of the game card of the player, should he/she land on a card space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Carlton Schneider
  • Publication number: 20040026858
    Abstract: A board game incorporating the elements of wine evaluation, wine appreciation and wine trivia. At the beginning of the game, the players evaluate or taste test a plurality of wines and record their impressions on those wines along with other vital information. During the game, the players advance along a game board by answering trivia questions relating to wine evaluation, wine making, and wine history. In addition, players perform blind taste tests on the sample of wine evaluated at the beginning of the game. The players can advance along the game board by answering questions pertaining to the blind taste test correctly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Richard J. Murphy, Tamara L. Murphy
  • Patent number: 6666455
    Abstract: A baseball board and trivia game for providing fun and entertainment for baseball enthusiasts. The baseball board and trivia game includes a game board having a top side and further having a simulated diamond-shaped playing field diagrammed upon said top side and including simulated first, second and third bases and a simulated home base being diagrammed upon the simulated diamond-shaped playing field; and also includes decks of playing cards including a first deck of playing cards each having a baseball trivia question and answer displayed upon a side thereof, and also including a second deck of playing cards each having a particular baseball play outcome being displayed upon a side thereof; and further includes a plurality of game pieces being movably positioned upon the game board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Dow
  • Patent number: 6663107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a means and method for playing a card game while perceiving a sporting event, such as a baseball game. According to the present invention, each card game player is dealt a certain number of cards at the beginning of the card game and before a play in the sporting event being perceived. Before the play begins, each card game player selects and plays a card from the cards he has been dealt with the description of a result which the card game player thinks has the best chance of duplicating the result of the play in the sporting event being perceived. If the outcome of the play corresponds with the description of the result depicted on the card, the player is awarded points. After all card game players have played their cards, the play is completed, and points, if any, have been assessed, each card game player is dealt a new card before the next play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventors: Anthony J. Fisher, Daryle R. Simpson
  • Patent number: 6631905
    Abstract: A basketball skill teaching game apparatus and method for one or a plurality of players playing in a determined order. The apparatus features a game mat placed upon a playing surface and having a plurality of individual game squares arranged sequentially thereon. Upon a signal, from a starting point, the players commence play in a determined order and designated direction of play. Each player moves a determined number of squares from a starting point to a landing point which is another of the game squares, each of which has indicia thereon designating a specific physical exercise to be performed should a player land upon that square. Each of said players landing on their landing point during their respective turn reads the indicia thereon and communicates to fellow team members the specific physical exercise to be performed. When the team is done performing the exercise, the next player takes their turn and repeats the actions of the earlier player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Sandy Slade
  • Patent number: 6530571
    Abstract: A game board having a representation of a baseball playing field is provided. Cards containing questions about the sport are divided into regular question and “challenge” question cards. When batting, a player uses a chance determining device to determine the outcome of an at bat, preferably either a “hit” or “out”. If the outcome is a “hit”, such player is then asked a question taken from a regular question card. If answered correctly, a playing piece is moved to the designated base. If the “hit” is a home run, a run is tallied on the scoreboard. Next, at the battling player's option, he or she may then ask an opposing player a question from a “challenge” question card. If the opposing player answers incorrectly, the battling player will advance his or her playing piece an extra base. The team with most runs at the end is declared the winner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: Patricia McWilliams
  • Patent number: 6511069
    Abstract: A baseball trivia game for learning baseball trivia. The baseball trivia game includes a game board having a top surface having a generally rectangular shape. The top surface has a game path thereon including a plurality of game spaces. The game path generally resembles a baseball diamond. A plurality of game pieces is provided. Each of plurality of trivia cards has a first side and second side. Each of the first sides has a different baseball trivia question thereon, and each of the second sides has an answer thereon relating to the trivia question on a respective the first side. The players answer in turn one of the trivia questions and moves their respective game pieces the number of game spaces indicated by the movement indicia if the player answers the trivia question correctly and wins by moving their game piece completely around the game path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Ammie L. Nurse
  • Patent number: 6471209
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a board game 11 which simulates an automobile race track 12 and race. The game has a number of playing pieces 18 in the form of cars and a board 11 having an image of an oval shaped race track 12 being divided into a plurality of lanes 14 and the lanes being divided into a number of squares 16 being of sufficient size to accommodate the car playing pieces 18. The track 12 has a pit lane 26 having an entrance point and an exit point on the oval track and having fewer squares between the entrance and the exit in the pit lane 26 than between the entrance and the exit on the oval track 12. In addition, the track racing car board game has a pair of advancement dice 28, a pit entrance die 29, a plurality of special advancement dice 36 and a deck of instruction cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffrey A Barshinger
  • Patent number: 6464223
    Abstract: A vehicle racing board game includes a racetrack having a start/finish line crossed by lanes and a pit area connected to the lanes. The lanes and the pit area are divided into a plurality of spaces including starting positions and a crash zone. Toy vehicles are used as playing pieces for advancing around the racetrack according to numbers generated by dice. The dice also are used to determine starting positions that set the order of play and identify a “crash”. Points are awarded for winning the pole position, winning a lap and finishing position in each race of a season to determine a champion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: John R. Rutter
  • Patent number: 6464224
    Abstract: A board having yard markings representing a football field, with a hole at each yard marking, for detachably insertion of pins representing the scrimmage line, and the 10-yard line from the scrimmage line. Dice are rolled for determining the kind of play and the yardage gained or lost. The dice are in groups each containing more than one die; all to the dice in each groups are of the same color, but those in the different groups are of different colors. Game includes rules for determining the plays, the selection of plays, when there is a choice, and the score thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Daniel R Wusterbarth
  • Patent number: RE37957
    Abstract: Provided herein is a novel method of game play and game components that in one embodiment are in the form of trading cards (10, 12, 40, 42, 44, 48, 54, 60, 64). However, the game components may take other forms, such as a board game, or the game may be played in different media, such as electronic games, video games, computer games, and inter-active network. In one version, the game components comprise energy or mana cards 40 and command or spell cards (10, 12, 42, 44, 48, 54, 60, 64) having command or spells associated therewith that utilize the energy to enable a player to attack, defend and modify the effect of other mana cards, spell cards, and the fundamental rules of play. The goal of the game is to reduce the life points of other players to a level below one. In this game of strategy and chance, players construct their own library of cards, preferably from trading cards, and play their library or deck of cards against the deck of cards of an opposing player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Channing Garfield