Method and apparatus for playing a word game

  • US 5,860,653 A
  • Filed: 05/15/1995
  • Issued: 01/19/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for playing an anagram-type game comprising:

  • a gameboard;

    one or more anagrams;

    each anagram defined by a plurality of moveable characters;

    each anagram having a solution defined by a predetermined correct arrangement of the characters defining said anagram;

    each anagram having a plurality of unsolved arrangements defined by any arrangement of the characters defining said anagram which is different from said solution;

    each anagram being displayed in one of its unsolved arrangements in a predetermined area on said gameboard, said predetermined area defining an unsolved area of said anagram, each of the respective characters defining said anagram having an initial position within said unsolved area;

    each anagram having a solution area on said gameboard in which the solution to said anagram is to be eventually displayed, each of the respective characters defining said anagram having a predetermined visually designated final position within said solution area;

    each of said characters having a path defined by a predetermined plurality of points from said character'"'"'s initial position to said character'"'"'s final position;

    character moving means for moving each of said characters along its respective path from its respective initial position to its respective final position in response to selection of said character.

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