Global Patent Index - EP 0092994 A3

EP 0092994 A3 19840425 - INSTRUCTIONAL CHESS GAME

Title (en)

INSTRUCTIONAL CHESS GAME

Publication

EP 0092994 A3 19840425 (EN)

Application

EP 83302305 A 19830422

Priority

GB 8211617 A 19820422

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0092994A2] An instructional chess game comprises a square playing board (1) of laminated construction having sixty-four individual playing squares (2) each of which is formed centrally with a substantially square opening surrounded by a corresponding "black" or "white" liner (4), the upper layer (3) of the board (1) preferably being of natural wood. The base (26, 38) of each of at least some of a conventional number of playing pieces will not fit any lined opening of the board (1) if said piece is facing in a direction that is not allowed by the traditional rules of chess and each playing piece (23, 28) is animated in such a way that, upon manipulation of its head (17), a spring loaded arm member (20) will cause a weapon (24) to strike a neighbouring and opposing playing piece or such manipulation will cause a projectile (31) to be fired by the sudden release of a spring-loaded and pivotted lever (34) after movement thereof to a cocked or firing position by a progressive displacement and sudden release cam (33). A video chess game is also described during which a substantially conventional chess board is visually represented and similarly represented playing pieces are shown to attack one another by striking each other or by launching projectiles, laser beams or the like at one another, the attacked and visually represented playing pieces collapsing/disintegrating before finally vanishing and being replaced by the attacking playing pieces with suitable sound effects.

IPC 1-7

A63F 3/02

IPC 8 full level

A63F 3/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A63F 3/00574 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE FR GB IT LI LU NL SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0092994 A2 19831102; EP 0092994 A3 19840425; EP 0092994 B1 19861015; AT 22810 T 19861115; DE 3366844 D1 19861120

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 83302305 A 19830422; AT 83302305 T 19830422; DE 3366844 T 19830422