Patent Number: 6,945,532

Title: Word game

Abstract: A word game relating to verbal communication and word association. The present invention comprises several six sided dice with letters, a six sided die with numbers, a game board, 4 pawns, one or more timers, and a deck of cards. Each set of lettered dice comprise 4 dice, each with six faces, each face thereof containing one letter of the alphabet, covering the full 26 letter alphabet, excluding X and Z. 100 or more cards are in the deck each card containing a title and sequentially numbered answers. Each team is assigned a pawn to move about the board. The numbered die is used to determine the number of spaces to move a pawn forward. A timer is used to limit time during various turns. The board comprises spaces with colors, numbers and indicia. The colors determine which teams are allowed to participate in a turn. Each pawn color is represented on the board. As an example, the colors of the 4 pawns may be red, blue, green and yellow respectively. So, if a team lands on a space with red and blue on it, they compete with teams having red and blue pawns. The numbers on the board indicate which numbered answers are to be used. For example if a team lands on a space with the number 3, then the 3.sup.rd answer on a selected card is used. The object of the game is for a translator on each participating team to describe answers to his teammates using only words that begin with letters showing on the dice. As an example, the lettered dice are rolled and show C, L, O, and P and the answer on a selected card is "Boston". The translators must think of hints beginning with C, L, O, or P and convey the answer "Boston" to their respective teammates; for example, the translators can say "city", "original colony", "Celtics play" and so on, as long as each word starts with C, L, O, or P. Whichever team's guessers say "Boston" first within the time limit win the turn. The goal is to be the first team to reach the finish and successfully guess the final answer. To add another level of challenge to the game, various spaces contain the phrase "Challenge!" indicating that 2 correct answers must be guessed by a single team within the standard time limit.

Inventors: Orner; Jonathan Isaac (Los Angeles, CA), Chen; Alexander (Los Angeles, CA)


International Classification: A63F 3/04 (20060101); A63F 9/04 (20060101); A63F 3/02 (20060101); A63F 009/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/20/2022