Method of game play using RFID tracking device

CAFC
  • US 6,761,637 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2001
  • Issued: 07/13/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An interactive game for amusing and entertaining one or more game participants, comprising:

  • one or more transponder devices for facilitating storage and retrieval of selected information pertaining to individual game participants and/or groups of game participants playing the game, said transponder devices being sized and adapted to be worn and/or otherwise transported by each game participant and/or group of game participants while playing said game;

    one or more reader devices adapted to retrieve said stored information from each said transponder device;

    one or more writer devices adapted to selectively update and/or modify said stored information on each said transponder device in accordance with the completion by game participants and/or groups of game participants of one or more defined gaming sequences or protocols;

    at least one interactive gaming effect adapted to communicate with one or more of said reader devices and to produce a first result if a first set of conditions represented by said stored information is satisfied and to produce a second result if a second set of conditions represented by said stored information is satisfied;

    at least one of said transponder devices being operatively associated with a wireless wand actuator device configured and adapted to enable a game participant to electronically and wirelessly actuate at least one or more of said interactive gaming effects by touching, shaking, twisting and/or pointing the wand in a predetermined manner to create a seemingly magical play experience;

    whereby game participants and/or groups of game participants are encouraged to complete said defined gaming sequences or protocols in order to produce the necessary stored information to satisfy either said first or second set of conditions and thereby produce either said first or second result as desired.

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