Wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements

  • US 9,039,533 B2
  • Filed: 08/20/2014
  • Issued: 05/26/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wireless interactive gaming system combining physical and virtual gameplay elements, said wireless interactive gaming system comprising:

  • a doll or action figure comprising a first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag comprising non-volatile memory storing a first selection of information configured to enable a game participant to access and play a computer-animated game on a compatible gaming platform;

    a plurality of adjunct gaming items each comprising a second RFID tag comprising non-volatile memory storing a second selection of information configured to enable said game participant to access one or more optional features of said computer-animated game, each said adjunct gaming item comprising a molded plastic body having a cavity formed therein and wherein said second RFID tag is disposed in said cavity and encapsulated within said molded plastic body; and

    an RFID reader configured to;

    i) wirelessly power and communicate with each of said first and second RFID tags through inductive coupling;

    ii) ascertain said corresponding first and second selections of information, and iii) communicate said first and second selections of information to said compatible gaming platform.

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