Global Patent Index - EP 1009501 A1

EP 1009501 A1 2000-06-21 - A GAME

Title (en)

A GAME

Title (de)

SPIEL

Title (fr)

JEU

Publication

EP 1009501 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98907770 A

Priority

  • AU 9800178 W
  • AU PO574597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9841298A1] An apparatus (10) for playing a game between two or more players, said apparatus including (i) a playing field (11) comprising a commencement zone (13) and a plurality of continuous pathways (14) each having a multiplicity of zones (15) a number of which have a first indicium (20) associated therewith, (ii) a plurality of tokens corresponding to the number of players playing the game, said tokens movable along said pathways from said commencement zone (13), (iii) means for generating a random number for indicating a number of zones (15) said tokens can be moved along said continuous pathways (14), (iv) a series of first instructions (17) selectable when a token of a player, upon completion of a move, is placed on a zone (15) associated with the first indicium (20), said first instructions (17) comprising questions answerable by the player, and (v) a series of ancillary instructions (18) selectable when the player selects a question (17B) from said first instructions, said ancillary instructions (18) comprising philosophical texts and/or symbols (18A) usable by the player in generation of a response to said question, said game characterized in that said question (17B) and said response must be communicated by said player to other player(s) playing the game whereby said player's response to said question (17B) is positively influenced and reinforced by said philosophical texts and/or symbols (18A), a player's score from said response being arbitrarily selected by the other player(s) from a predetermined point score range, said player's score accumulating towards a nominated target score.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63F 9/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 9/18 (2006.01); A63F 3/00 (2006.01); A63F 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 9/183 (2013.01); A63F 3/00097 (2013.01); A63F 2009/0007 (2013.01); A63F 2250/1073 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9841298A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9841298 A1 19980924; AU PO574597 D0 19970410; CA 2284010 A1 19980924; EP 1009501 A1 20000621

INPADOC legal status


2003-03-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021001

2000-06-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991019

2000-06-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB NL