TODAY’S PATENT – WIRELESS INTERACTIVE GAME HAVING BOTH PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL ELEMENTS
The present invention generally relates to children’s games and, in particular, to magic wands and interactive games and play systems utilizing wireless transponders and receivers for providing a magical interactive play experience. The present invention also relates particularly to interactive toys, games and play systems utilizing radio frequency transponders and transceivers to provide a unique interactive game play experience.
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 such as a toy 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 one or more other layers.
It was invented by Jonathan A. Barney and Denise Chapman Weston and was patented by the USPTO on 19th July 2016 bearing the serial number US9393500B2.