Electronic board game system
Electronic board game
Electrical board game device
Remote gaming system
Chess instruction apparatus
Electronic chess game
Game with two separated electrically-connected boards
ApplicationNo. 274931 filed on 09/12/1988
US Classes:273/238, Removable and discrete game piece changes status of circuit273/239, Magnetic434/128GAME, BOARD OR TABLE TYPE
ExaminersPrimary: Coven, Edward M.
Assistant: Harrison, Jessica J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesA63F 003/02
Foreign Application Priority Data1986-03-12 DE
AbstractAn apparatus for determining the identity and position of game pieces disposed at any desired location within various fields of a playing area, such as a chessboard. The fields are subdivided into at least two subfields and an electrical signal is applied to one of the subfields. The signal is conducted to a second subfield by means of identification devices disposed at the underside of the game pieces where the signal is detected by a scanning device and evaluated in an evaluation device. The evaluation device stores signals associated with the individual game pieces as a function of the identification devices so that a signal comparison determines the identity, as well as the position, of each respective game pieces disposed in the playing area. Additionally, an arrangement is disclosed for the automatic monitoring, display, commentary and documentation of chess games, with the arrangement including a plurality of electronic chessboards connected with video interfaces and being able to detect the position and type of the individual chess pieces on the chessboard and to convert the detected pieces into electrical signals for evaluation of the individual players in the form of protocols, determination of the winner and display of the individual games.
Field of SearchRemovable and discrete game piece changes status of circuit
GAME, BOARD OR TABLE TYPE
Part of electric circuit completed when examinee depresses portion of sheet having electric conductor associated therewith
Part of electric circuit completed when examinee places free element in contact with another element
Amplitude responsive actuation