Patent Number: 6,168,157

Title: Electronic body-bending game

Abstract: A toy includes a housing with pressure sensitive sensors on each face of the housing. The toy instructs players as to which parts of their body they should use in pressing one or more of the sensors on the toy. A number of games can be played with the toy. Players can pass the toy from one player to another using the body parts the toy calls out and try to set records for the number of passes possible without mistake, or can try to set records for the number of passes that can be made within a two minute time period. A third game involves three or four players trying to cover five or six of the sensors in accordance with the toy's instructions. The players maneuver their bodies to maintain pressure on the sensors being held while pressing holding a new sensor called out by the toy. The voice used in the toy also tries to challenge the players to improve on their previous scores.

Inventors: Beckman; Ralph A. (Providence, RI), Kamentsky; Howard (Cambridge, MA), Sharpe, III; Henry D. (Saunderstown, RI), Bradford; Kipp L. (Villanova, PA), Schwartz; Stephen A. (Providence, RI), Murphy, III; John F. (North Scituate, RI)

Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.

International Classification: A63F 9/24 (20060101); A63F 3/02 (20060101); A63F 009/22 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018