Patent Number: 6,305,688

Title: Geometrically patterned tiles and game

Abstract: A set of geometrically patterned rectangular tiles includes a plurality of tiles each having a different pattern of arcuate segments thereon. The tiles may be used to form various interlocking and overlying circular, semicircular, and sinusoidal patterns or designs for various purposes, such as architectural and other designs. The tiles are also suited for the play of various games, with the object of the games being to form one or more continuous paths of joined arcuate segments enclosing other areas of assembled or adjacent tiles placed during the play of the games. Tiles may be divided generally into two groups, with one group having at least two different curved segments thereon, each differentiated from the other and with a single player or team controlling any one variation of the different segments, and another group having one or more different segments thereon for use as border or peripheral pieces for the first group. Where one or more segments meet a tile edge, the segment end or ends are symmetrically disposed along the tile edge so meeting segments exactly align with one another when tiles are placed adjacent to one another. In all cases, the arcuate or sinusoidal segments each have a finite width defining a path, rather than being merely a thin line. Thus, the finite widths of the segments may overlap one another, with the tiles being arranged to form paths which cross over one another accordingly during the arranging of the tiles during the course of a game.

Inventors: Waroway; Robert M. (Las Vegas, NV)


International Classification: A63F 9/06 (20060101); A63F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018