06315660 is referenced by 598 patents and cites 92 patents.

Gaming machines are disclosed having a basic mode defining a plurality of reels and a bonus mode defining a plurality of stations about a game board (e.g., MONOPOLY board) traversable by a token identifier. The disclosure describes a plurality of play features for the basic and/or bonus modes including (1) a feature allowing the player to select a game token; (2) a feature allowing the player to predict and wager on landing position(s) of the token identifier; (3) a feature allowing the player to obtain deferred-execution instruction(s) which are exercisable by the processor to override later-issued instruction(s) otherwise to be executed by the processor; (4) a feature in which movements of the token identifier are determined according to movement tables corresponding to the various stations of the game board; (5) a feature in which escalating bonuses are awarded for reaching a designated bonus square (e.g., the ‘GO’ square); (6) a feature in which bonuses are awarded for completing groups of stations (e.g., color groups); and (7) a feature in which the gaming machine includes two bonus modes, each entered upon certain symbol combinations in the basic game. The first bonus game provides an award selected from a plurality of fixed values and multipliers, and the second bonus game moves a token identifier on a game board and provides an award determined by the landing station of the token identifier.

Title
Gaming machines with board game theme
Application Number
9/274793
Publication Number
6315660 (B1)
Application Date
March 23, 1999
Publication Date
November 13, 2001
Inventor
Alfred Thomas
Las Vegas
NV, US
Robert J Wilson Jr
Buffalo Grove
IL, US
Scott Slomiany
Streamwood
IL, US
Joel R Jaffe
Evanston
IL, US
William A Grupp
Sleepy Hollow
IL, US
Erica Frohm
Evanston
IL, US
Lawrence E DeMar
Winnetka
IL, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
US
Assignee
WMS Gaming
IL, US
IPC
G07F 17/34
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