Patent Number: 6,612,501

Title: Computer game and method of playing the same

Abstract: A method of playing a computer game and the game itself, using a computer and a plurality of collectible trading cards that each has a unique code that is hidden under a removable coating. The game may be played by removing the coating from one of the trading cards and inputting the unique code on that card into a computer program or web site. The unique code may be linked with an associated computer output such as a web page within the web site. Inputting of the unique code renders the unique code inoperable for subsequent use by the computer program.

Inventors: Woll; Cynthia (San Mateo, CA), Strom; Lisa (Redondo Beach, CA), Cusolito; Alan (Aliso Viejo, CA)

Assignee: Mattel, Inc.

International Classification: A63F 9/24 (20060101); A63F 3/06 (20060101); A63F 3/00 (20060101); G06K 019/06 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020