08608535 is referenced by 56 patents and cites 1323 patents.

An interactive treasure hunt game is provided. Game participants receive a card, map and/or identification badge configured with an RFID tag, barcode or a magnetic “swipe” strip or the like. The RFID tag or other identifying device is used to store certain information identifying each play participant and/or describing-certain powers or abilities possessed by an imaginary character that the card may represent. Players advance in the game by finding clues and solving various puzzles presented by the game. Players may also gain (or lose) certain attributes, such as magic skills, magic strength, fighting ability, various spell-casting abilities, etc. All of this information is preferably stored on the RFID tag or card so that the character attributes may be easily and conveniently transported to other similarly-equipped play facilities, computer games, video games, home game consoles, hand-held game units, and the like. In this manner, the game can seamlessly transcend from one play environment and/or entertainment medium to the next.

Title
Systems and methods for providing an interactive game
Application Number
11/183592
Publication Number
8608535 (B2)
Application Date
July 18, 2005
Publication Date
December 17, 2013
Inventor
Jonathan A Barney
Newport Beach
CA, US
Denise Chapman Weston
Wakefield
RI, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
MQ Gaming
CA, US
IPC
A63F 9/00
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