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Number: 463/14
Name: Amusement devices: games > Including means for processing electronic data (e.g., computer/video game, etc.) > In a game requiring strategy or problem solving by a participant (e.g., problem eliciting response, puzzle, etc.) > Chess- or checker-type
Description: A strategy or problem solving application including a contest in which opposing participants alternately control the movement of one of a group of contest elements (e.g., checker, chessman, etc.) initially equal in number for each player, about a game area composed of an array or matrix of segments (e.g., squares) or positions wherein each segment can be occupied by only one contest element at a time, the contest proceeding until one participant captures all of the contest elements, or a principle contest element, of the other, without losing all or the principle contest element of his group; or otherwise places the other participant in a position where he cannot reposition one of his contest elements to another game segment.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8702505 Method, apparatus, system, medium, and signals for supporting game piece movement in a multiple-party communication Apr. 22, 2014
8678391 Method and apparatus for playing a poker-style game Mar. 25, 2014
8651491 Methods for playing games Feb. 18, 2014
8651943 Gaming machine Feb. 18, 2014
8585480 Shove board game system and playing method thereof Nov. 19, 2013
8568216 Pawn with triggerable sub parts Oct. 29, 2013
8545302 Electronic paper game systems and related methods for updating game interface, and computer program product thereof Oct. 1, 2013
8534671 Gaming system, gaming device and method for providing draw poker game Sep. 17, 2013
8485528 Wagering game Jul. 16, 2013
8449371 Card selection game with feature May. 28, 2013
8177235 Bonus game involving card range wagering May. 15, 2012
8167698 Determining the orientation of an object placed on a surface May. 1, 2012
8147321 Method and apparatus for electronic random prize distribution with fixed prize inventory and unknown participant count Apr. 3, 2012
8137201 Arrangement for building and operating human-computation and other games Mar. 20, 2012
8123618 Systems for distributing entertaining episodes and crediting payouts to authorized remote-player's wagers Feb. 28, 2012
8118656 Game device Feb. 21, 2012
8109820 Methods and apparatus for chess instruction Feb. 7, 2012
8075385 Card selection game with feature Dec. 13, 2011
7950845 Time keeping system for turn-based games May. 31, 2011
7780513 Board game system utilizing a robot arm Aug. 24, 2010
7749058 Recursive team-oriented chess-like game for entertainment and training Jul. 6, 2010
7713117 Scoring system for games May. 11, 2010
7713121 Shared progressive gaming system and method May. 11, 2010
7704135 Integrated game system, method, and device Apr. 27, 2010
7677573 Hold'Em table game Mar. 16, 2010
7648140 Method and apparatus for playing a blackjack game with side wagers Jan. 19, 2010
7618314 Image alignment gaming device and method Nov. 17, 2009
7591722 Gaming device having board and converting chip game Sep. 22, 2009
7417681 Multifunctional integrated image sensor and application to virtual interface technology Aug. 26, 2008
7410418 Chess-like game involving hidden information Aug. 12, 2008
6830513 Computer-based player performance variation Dec. 14, 2004
6659464 GridBloc strategy game Dec. 9, 2003
6288708 Interactive display systems, particularly computer systems and televis ion sets Sep. 11, 2001
6264562 E-mail games Jul. 24, 2001
6213873 User-adaptable computer chess system Apr. 10, 2001
6102397 Computer interface apparatus for an amusement device Aug. 15, 2000
5826880 Multi-level chess game with additional chess pieces Oct. 27, 1998
5791987 Method for users to play the kung-ming chess on micro-processor-based systems Aug. 11, 1998
4716529 Electronic game apparatus Dec. 29, 1987
4492581 Gameboard teaching apparatus Jan. 8, 1985
4398720 Robot computer chess game Aug. 16, 1983
4372558 Remote game apparatus Feb. 8, 1983
4082285 Electronic chess game Apr. 4, 1978
4073067 Pocket-size electronic device for playing chess Feb. 14, 1978
4019745 Electrical chess game Apr. 26, 1977
4017072 Electrically operated game apparatus Apr. 12, 1977

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