08475275 is referenced by 85 patents and cites 1319 patents.

Embodiments of the invention provide a unique interactive game that connects both physical and virtual play environments and includes multiple dynamic layers in which a participant may complete a variety of challenges and/or tasks. For example, the participant may obtain a physical gaming item from a retail phase that is usable in an interactive entertainment phase that provides virtual play via computer animation. The interactive entertainment phase may include multiple interrelated layers such that progress in one or more layers may affect the participant's experience in other layers. The participant may also receive training on how to use and improve the physical gaming item to help achieve special effects or complete one or more adventures and/or quests. During or following the interactive entertainment phase, the participant may use accumulated points and/or powers to redeem prizes and/or compete against other participants, such as in a duel or other face-off challenge.

Title
Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments
Application Number
13/469443
Publication Number
8475275 (B2)
Application Date
May 11, 2012
Publication Date
July 2, 2013
Inventor
Jonathan A Barney
Newport Beach
CA, US
Rick A Briggs
Springfield
IL, US
Denise Chapman Weston
Wakefield
RI, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Creative Kingdoms
RI, US
IPC
A63F 13/00
A63F 9/24
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