Game board apparatus and method of playing same

  • US 6,361,048 B1
  • Filed: 12/29/2000
  • Issued: 03/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A game board apparatus comprising:

  • a game board having an upper portion and a lower portion;

    a playing surface covering said upper portion with a display defining a route between a plurality of starting areas and a plurality of ending areas, said route including a fixed path section and a path altering section, each of said areas and said sections including a plurality of discrete game piece positions;

    a random number generator including a plurality of predetermined number designations;

    a working section in said lower portion including an actuator for actuating at least one said path altering section to move said path altering section to a predetermined position based on upon a result provided by said random number generator;

    a plurality of game pieces constructed to be positioned individually in one of said discrete game piece positions; and

    whereby players may initially position their respective said game pieces in said discrete positions in their respective said starting areas by taking turns move selected said game pieces along said fixed and path altering sections from their respective said starting area to their respective said finishing area while altering the disposition of said path altering sections by actuating said actuator to a predetermined position dependent upon an outcome of said random number generator.

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