Patent Number: 6,168,439

Title: Word game

Abstract: A word game for entertaining players and improving their vocabularies. The method of playing the word game comprises the steps of providing a plurality of tiles each with a front and a back. The front and back of each of the tiles has a unique letter of the alphabet imprinted thereon. A timer is provided. The timer expires after a predetermined amount of time has elapsed. A card is provided for each player, each having a plurality of columns and a series of rows. All players simultaneously participate. One player shakes all the tiles in a tumbler and lets one tile fall out. The front and the back of the tile are viewed and the timer is started. Players write two series of words on the card they are holding. Each of the series is written in a unique row of the card. Words in the first series begin with one of the letters of the tile. Words in the second series begin with the other of the letters of the tile. Each of the words written in the first of the columns is of one syllable. Words in consecutive columns increase by one syllable. A score of three points per word per syllable is assigned. The score of all words is summed to obtain a final score. The player having the highest final score is the winner.

Inventors: Anderson; Fay (Silver Spring, MD)


International Classification: A63F 3/04 (20060101); A63F 9/00 (20060101); G09B 001/00 (); G09B 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018