Title:
Card game device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A card game device is disclosed for use by a plurality of players in which the players endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom. The game device includes a plurality of ticket cards with each card of the plurality of ticket cards belonging to a category of a group of movie categories. A plurality of quote cards is provided with each quote card having a first and a second side. The first side of the quote card has the brief quote excerpt thereon, the brief quote excerpt belonging to one category of the group of movie categories. The quote cards firstly are shuffled with only the second side of the quote cards facing towards the players. Secondly, the shuffled quote cards are arranged in a stack with only the second side of the quote cards facing towards the players. The stack has a top and a bottom end so that the first side of the quote cards with quote excerpts thereon are hidden from the players. The arrangement is such that in playing the game, a quote card is taken from the top end of the stack of quote cards and the brief quote excerpt on the first side of the quote card is read therefrom. The first player who is able to determine the title of the movie from which the excerpt is taken then wins a ticket card taken from the category of the group of the movie categories corresponding to the title of the movie. The player who first wins a ticket card from each category of the groups of movie categories is a winner of the card game.



Inventors:
Delorme, Joel N. (Orfordvillle, WI, US)
Delorme, Joel W. (Orfordville, WI, US)
Delorme, Gary J. (Madison, WI, US)
Bogden, Marc R. (Brodhead, WI, US)
Application Number:
10/896748
Publication Date:
03/31/2005
Filing Date:
07/22/2004
Assignee:
DELORME JOEL N.
DELORME JOEL W.
DELORME GARY J.
BOGDEN MARC R.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
273/300
International Classes:
A63F1/00; A63F1/04; A63F3/00; A63F9/18; (IPC1-7): A63F1/00
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Primary Examiner:
COLLINS, DOLORES R
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DAVID J. ARCHER (ROCKTON, IL, US)
Claims:
1. A card game device for use by a plurality of players in which the players endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom, said game device comprising: a plurality of ticket cards; each card of said plurality of ticket cards belonging to one category of a group of movie categories; a plurality of quote cards, each quote card having a first and a second side; said first side of said quote card having the brief quote excerpt thereon, the brief quote excerpt belonging to a category of said group of movie categories; said quote cards firstly being shuffled with only said second side of said quote cards facing towards the players, secondly, said shuffled quote cards being arranged in a stack with only said second side of said quote cards facing towards the players; and said stack having a top and a bottom end so that said first side of said quote cards with quote excerpt thereon is hidden from the players, the arrangement being such that in playing said game, a quote card is taken from said top end of said stack of quote cards and the brief quote excerpt on said first side of said quote card being read therefrom, the first player who is able to determine the title of the movie from which the excerpt is taken then wins a ticket card taken from the group of the movie category corresponding to the title of the movie, the player who first wins a ticket card from each category of said groups of movie categories being a winner of said card game.

2. A card game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein the plurality of players is two or more players.

3. A card game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein each ticket card of said plurality of ticket cards includes an indicia to indicate which category said ticket card belongs to.

4. A card game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein said group of movie categories includes: different categories within a range six to ten.

5. A card game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein said group of movie categories includes: different categories within a range seven to nine, said different categories of ticket cards being arranged in separate piles with each pile including only ticket cards of one category.

6. A card game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein said first side of said quote card further includes: a decade indication which corresponds to the movie from which the excerpt is taken; said category which corresponds to the movie from which the quote excerpt on said quote card is taken, the arrangement being such that when said quote card is taken from said stack, said decade and said category of said quote card is read prior to reading said quote excerpt.

7. A card game device as set forth in claim 1 wherein a further stack of quote cards is located opposite to said stack of quote cards.

8. A card game device as set forth in claim 6 wherein one of the players is chosen to be a director, said director taking a quote card from said top of said stack and reading said decade and category after which said director reads said quote excerpt, the arrangement being such that any player other than said director is free to call “cut” during said reading of said quote excerpt, said player calling “cut” then attempts to identify the title of the movie from which the partial quote excerpt is taken, if the player calling “cut” correctly identifies the movie title, such player wins a ticket card from a corresponding category, however, if the player calling “cut” incorrectly identifies the movie title, such player forfeits a previously won ticket card and is eliminated from participating in any further action relative to the quote card being read.

9. A card game device as set forth in claim 8 wherein said director, in the event that a player calling “cut” has failed to correctly identify the movie title, then completes the entire quote excerpt and in turn gives, by way of a casting call, an opportunity for each player, with the exception of said eliminated player, to guess the title of the movie, such guessing of the title of the movie by the non eliminated players not carrying a penalty if the guess is incorrect but results in winning a corresponding category ticket card if the correct title is guessed.

10. A card game device as set forth in claim 9 wherein said director, in the event that none of the players by way of said calling “cut” or by reason of said casting call have correctly given the title of the movie, will proceed to a round three that is a “take one” round and will read one of a plurality of title choices and will in turn invite non eliminated players to guess the title of the movie from said title choices, however, if none of the players guesses the correct title choice, said director wins a corresponding ticket card.

11. A card game device for use by a plurality of players in which the players endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom, said game device comprising: a plurality of ticket cards; each card of said plurality of ticket cards belonging to one category of a group of movie categories; a plurality of quote cards, each quote card having a first and a second side; said first side of said quote card having the brief quote excerpt thereon, the brief quote excerpt belonging to one of said categories of said group of movie categories; said quote cards firstly being shuffled with only said second side of said quote cards facing towards the players, secondly, said shuffled quote cards being arranged in a stack with only said second side of said quote cards facing towards the players; said stack having a top and a bottom end so that said first side of said quote cards with quote excerpt thereon is hidden from the players, the arrangement being such that in playing said game, a quote card is taken from said top end of said stack of quote cards and the brief quote excerpt on said first side of said quote card being read therefrom, the first player who is able to determine the title of the movie from which the quote excerpt is taken then wins a ticket card taken from the category of the group of the movie category corresponding to the title of the movie, the player who first wins a ticket card from each category of said groups of movie categories being a winner of said card game; said first side of said quote card further including: a decade indication which corresponds to the movie from which the quote excerpt is taken; and said category which corresponds to the movie from which the quote excerpt on said quote card is taken, the arrangement being such that when said quote card is taken from said stack, said decade and said category of said quote card is read prior to reading said quote excerpt.

12. A card game device for use by a plurality of players in which the players endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom, said game device comprising: a plurality of ticket cards; each card of said plurality of ticket cards belonging to a category of a group of movie categories; a plurality of quote cards, each quote card having a first and a second side; said first side of said quote card having the brief quote excerpt thereon, the brief quote excerpt belonging to one category of said group of movie categories; said quote cards firstly being shuffled with only said second side of said quote cards facing towards the players, secondly, said shuffled quote cards being arranged in a stack with only said second side of said quote cards facing towards the players; said stack having a top and a bottom end so that said first side of said quote cards with quote excerpts thereon are hidden from the players, the arrangement being such that in playing said game, a quote card is taken from said top end of said stack of quote cards and the brief quote excerpt on said first side of said quote card being read therefrom, the first player who is able to determine the title of the movie from which the excerpt is taken then wins a ticket card taken from the category of the group of the movie categories corresponding to the title of the movie, the player who first wins a ticket card from each category of said group of movie categories being a winner of said card game; the plurality of players is two or more players; each ticket card of said plurality of ticket cards includes: an indicia to indicate which category said ticket card belongs to; said group of movie categories includes: different categories within a range six to ten; said different categories of ticket cards being arranged in separate piles with each pile including only ticket cards of one category; said first side of said quote card further includes: a decade indication which corresponds to the movie from which the excerpt is taken; said category which corresponds to the movie from which the quote excerpt on said quote card is taken, the arrangement being such that when said quote card is taken from said stack, said decade and said category of said quote card is read prior to reading said quote excerpt; a further stack of quote cards being located opposite to said stack of quote cards; one of the players is chosen to be a director, said director taking a quote card from said top of said stack and reading said decade and category after which said director reads said quote excerpt, the arrangement being such that any player other than said director is free to call “cut” during said reading of said quote excerpt, said player calling “cut” then attempts to identify the title of the movie from which the partial quote excerpt is taken, if the player calling “cut” correctly identifies the movie title, such player wins a ticket card from a corresponding category, however, if the player calling “cut” incorrectly identifies the movie title, such player forfeits a previously won ticket card and is eliminated from participating in any further action relative to the quote card being read; said director, in the event that any player calling “cut” has failed to correctly identify the movie title, then completes the entire quote excerpt and in turn gives, by way of a casting call, an opportunity for each player, with the exception of said eliminated player, to guess the title of the movie, such guessing of the title of the movie by the non eliminated players not carrying a penalty if the guess is incorrect but results in winning a corresponding category ticket card if the correct title is guessed; and said director, in the event that none of the players, by way of said calling “cut” or by reason of said casting call, have correctly given the title of the movie, will proceed to a “take one” round and will read one of a plurality of title choices and will in turn invite non eliminated players to guess the title of the movie from said title choices, however, if none of the players guesses the correct title choice, said director wins a corresponding ticket card.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application is a Complete application filed pursuant to Provisional application U.S. Ser. No. 60/489,160 filed Jul. 22nd 2003. All the disclosure of Provisional application U.S. Ser. No. 60/489,160 is incorporated herein by reference.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a card game device for use by a plurality of players in which the players endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom. More specifically, the present invention relates to a card game device in which the players endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom and the player that correctly guesses the title of the movie wins a ticket card.

2. Background Information

Many card games have been proposed in which cards are randomly picked to reveal information that enables a player to win points or tricks or the like. However, most of the prior art games do not fully challenge the players fund of knowledge but rather depend to a large degree on chance or luck.

However, the present invention provides a card game in which the players are able to pit their skills against each other by correctly identifying the title of various movies from brief quote excerpts taken from such movies.

Therefore, it is a primary feature of the present invention to provide a game device that overcomes the problems associated with the prior art arrangements.

Another feature of the present invention is the provision of a game device that is easily played by players of various ages.

A further feature of the present invention is the provision of a game device that challenges the skill of the players.

Other features and advantages of the present invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art by a consideration of the detailed description of a preferred embodiment of the present invention contained herein.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a card game device for use by a plurality of players in which the players endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom. The game device includes a plurality of ticket cards with each card of the plurality of ticket cards belonging to one of a group of movie categories. A plurality of quote cards is provided with each quote card having a first and a second side. The first side of the quote card has the brief quote excerpt thereon, the brief quote excerpt belonging to one of the group of movie categories. The quote cards firstly are shuffled with only the second side of the quote cards facing towards the players. Secondly, the shuffled quote cards are arranged in a stack with only the second side of the quote cards facing towards the players. The stack has a top and a bottom end so that the first side of the quote cards with quote excerpt thereon is hidden from the players. The arrangement is such that in playing the game, a quote card is taken from the top end of the stack of quote cards and the brief quote excerpt on the first side of the quote card is read therefrom. The first player who is able to determine the title of the movie from which the excerpt is taken then wins a ticket card taken from the corresponding category of the group of the movie categories so as to correspond with the title of the movie. The player who first wins a ticket card from each one of the groups of movie categories is a winner of the card game.

In a more specific embodiment of the present invention, the plurality of players includes two or more players.

Also, each ticket card of the plurality of ticket cards includes an indicia to indicate which category the ticket card belongs to.

Furthermore, the group of movie categories includes different categories within a range of six to ten.

More specifically, the group of movie categories includes different categories within a range of from seven to nine, the different categories of ticket cards being arranged in separate piles with each pile including only ticket cards of one category.

Also, the first side of the quote card further includes a decade indication which corresponds to the movie from which the excerpt is taken.

Additionally, the first side indicates the category which corresponds to the movie from which the quote excerpt on the quote card is taken. The arrangement is such that when the quote card is taken from the stack, the decade and the category of the quote card is read prior to reading the quote excerpt.

Moreover, a further stack of quote cards is located opposite to the stack of quote cards.

In playing the game device, one of the players is chosen to be a director. The director takes a quote card from the top of the stack and reads the decade and category after which the director reads the quote excerpt. The arrangement is such that any player other than the director is free to call “cut” during the reading of the quote excerpt. The player calling “cut” then attempts to identify the title of the movie from which the partial quote excerpt is taken. If the player calling “cut” correctly identifies the movie title, such player wins a ticket card from a corresponding category. However, if the player calling “cut” incorrectly identifies the movie title, such player forfeits a previously won ticket card and is eliminated from participating in any further action relative to the quote card being read.

Furthermore, in the event that a player calling “cut” has failed to correctly identify the movie title, the director then completes the entire quote excerpt. Then the director in turn gives, by way of casting call, for each player with the exception of the eliminated players, an opportunity to guess he title of the movie. Such guessing of the title of the movie by the non eliminated players does not carry a penalty if the guess is incorrect but results in winning a corresponding category ticket card if the correct title is guessed.

Additionally, in the event that none of the players by way of calling “cut” or by reason of the “casting call” have correctly given the title of the movie, the director will read a plurality of title choices or “take one” and will in turn invite three of the non eliminated players to guess the title of the movie from the title choices. However, if none of the players guesses the correct title choice, the director wins a corresponding ticket card.

Many modifications and variations of the present invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art by a consideration of the detailed description contained hereinafter taken in conjunction with the annexed drawings which show a preferred embodiment of the present invention. However, such modifications and variations fall within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a card game device according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged view of the quote card shown in FIG. 2; and

FIG. 4 is a view taken on the line 4-4 of FIG. 3.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the various views of the drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a card game device generally designated 10 according to the present invention. As shown in FIG. 1, the game device 10 is for use by a plurality of players 12, 13 and 14. The players 12-14 endeavor to determine the title of a movie from a brief quote excerpt therefrom. The game device 10 includes a plurality of ticket cards 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 with each card such as card 16 of the plurality of ticket cards 16-23 belonging to one of a group of movie categories C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 and C8.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of FIG. 1. As shown in FIG. 2, the game device 10 also includes a plurality of quote cards 24, 25 and 26.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged view of the quote card 24 shown in FIG. 2. As shown in FIG. 3, the quote card 24 has a first and a second side 28 and 30 respectively. The first side 28 of the quote card 24 has the brief quote excerpt thereon, the brief quote excerpt belonging to one of the group of movie categories Cl to C8. The quote cards 24-26 firstly are shuffled with only the second side 30 of the quote cards 24-26 facing towards the players 12-14. Secondly, the shuffled quote cards 24-26 are arranged as shown in FIG. 2, in a stack generally designated 32 with only the second side 30 of the quote cards 24-26 facing towards the players 12-14. As shown in FIG. 2, the stack 32 has a top and a bottom end 34 and 36 respectively so that the first side 28 of the quote cards 24-26 with the quote excerpt thereon is hidden from the players 12-14. The arrangement is such that in playing the game, a quote card such as card 24 is taken from the top end 34 of the stack 32 of quote cards 24-26 and the brief quote excerpt on the first side 28 of the quote card 24 is read therefrom. The first player of the players 12-14 who is able to determine the title of the movie from which the excerpt is taken then wins one of the ticket cards 16 to 23 taken from the group of the movie category Cl to C8 corresponding to the title of the movie. The player who first wins a ticket card 16 to 23 from each one of the groups of movie categories C1 to C8 is a winner of the card game.

In a more specific embodiment of the present invention, the plurality of players includes two or more players.

Also, as shown in FIG. 1, each ticket card of the plurality of ticket cards 16 to 23 includes an indicia 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45 to indicate which category the ticket card belongs to.

Furthermore, the group of movie categories C1 to C8 includes different categories within a range of six to ten.

More specifically, the group of movie categories C1 to C8 includes different categories within a range of from seven to nine and preferably 8 as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The different categories C1 to C8 of the ticket cards 16 to 23 are arranged in separate piles P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 and P8 as shown in FIG. 1 with each pile PI to P8 including a plurality of ticket cards but only ticket cards of one category.

FIG. 4 is a view taken on the line 4-4 of FIG. 3. As shown in FIG. 4, the first side 28 of the quote card 24 further includes a decade indication 46 which corresponds to the movie from which the excerpt is taken.

Additionally, the first side 28 indicates the category 48 such as category Cl which corresponds to the movie from which the quote excerpt on the quote card 24 is taken. The arrangement is such that when the quote card 24 is taken from the stack 32, the decade 46 and the category 48 of the quote card is read prior to reading the quote excerpt.

Moreover, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, a further stack 50 of quote cards is located opposite to the stack 32 of quote cards 24 to 26.

In playing the game device 10, one of the players such as player 12 is chosen to be a director. The director takes a quote card such as card 24 from the top end 34 of the stack 32 and reads the decade 46 and category 48 after which the director reads the quote excerpt 52 shown in FIG. 4. The arrangement is such that any player such as players 13 or 14 other than the director player 12 is free to call “cut” during the reading of the quote excerpt 52. The player such as player 13 calling “cut” then attempts to identify the title of the movie from which the partial quote excerpt 52 is taken. If the player 13 calling “cut” correctly identifies the movie title, such player 13 wins a ticket card 16 to 23 from a corresponding category C1 to C8. However, if the player 13 calling “cut” incorrectly identifies the movie title, such player 13 forfeits a previously won ticket card and is eliminated from participating in any further action relative to the quote card 24 being read.

Furthermore, in the event that a player such as player 13 calling “cut” has failed to correctly identify the movie title, the director player 12 then completes the entire quote excerpt 52 and in turn gives, by way of a casting call, for each player (in this case, player 14) with the exception of the eliminated player 13 and the director 12, an opportunity to guess the title of the movie. Such guessing of the title of the movie by the non eliminated players (in this case the player 14) does not carry a penalty if the player 14 guesses incorrectly but results in winning a corresponding category ticket card if the correct title is guessed by the player 14.

Additionally, in the event that none of the players (in this case player 14) by way of calling “cut” or by reason of the “casting call” have correctly given the title of the movie, the director 12 will read a plurality of title choices or “take one” 54, 55, 56 and 57 printed beneath the quote excerpt 52 and will in turn invite non eliminated players (in this case player 14) to guess the title of the movie from the title choices 54 to 57. However, if none of the players such as player 14 guesses the correct title choice from the title choices 54-57, in this case, the director 12 wins a corresponding ticket card of the ticket cards 16-23.

In playing the card game device 10 according to the present invention, the ticket cards 16 to 23 are sorted into the respective categories C1 to C8 and are placed in corresponding piles P1 to P8 as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 with several ticket cards being disposed in each of the piles P1 to P8.

Next, the quote cards which may include 200 cards are shuffled with the first sides 28 thereof facing downwards and are divided into the stack 32 and further stack 50. A director is chosen to begin the game. The choosing of the director can be for example by choosing the player whose birthday is closest to the date of playing the game. The director such as player 12 then lifts the top quote card 24 from the stack 32. The director could alternatively take the top quote card from the further stack 50. The director 12 then reads the decade 46 from which the quote excerpt is taken. For example, if the quote excerpt is “closes the door, he opens a window” taken from the movie “Sound of Music”, the decade 46 would be 1950. The director 12 then reads the category 48 which in this example would be “musical” which could be designated C1.

The director 12 then reads as a first round of play, the brief quote excerpt 52 such as “closes the door, he opens a window”. If one of the players such as player 13 “cuts” in during the reading of the quote 52, the director immediately stops reading the quote 52. For example, if the player 13 calls “cut” when the director 12 has only read “closes the door, he opens . . . ”, then the director 12 invites the player 13 to guess the title of the movie. If the player incorrectly guesses by for example suggesting the title “Gone with the Wind”, the player 13 must hand over one of the player's previously won ticket cards 16-23 and is banned from further participation in further guessing the title of the movie corresponding to card 24. If the player 13 does not yet have any ticket cards 16 to 23, then that player 13 only forfeits participation in the current play relative to card 24.

If player 13 correctly guesses the title of the movie, the player 13 wins one of the ticket cards from the pile C1 which is the category “musical”. Subsequently, the director 12, takes the quote card 24 out of play and a second play is begun. However, if the player 13 gives an incorrect answer to the partial quote “closes the door, he opens . . . ”, the director 12 moves to a second round of play or “casting call”. In the second round, the director 12 invites any player other than the director 12 or the player 13 who has been eliminated from participation in the game relative to card 24, to guess the title of the movie after the director has completed the reading of the entire quote 52 such as “closes the door, he opens a window”. In this case, the only player eligible to guess is player 14 because player 13 has been eliminated. The player 14 is permitted to guess or to pass. If player 14 guesses correctly, player 14 wins a ticket card from the pile PI for category C1. However, if player 14 “passes” or incorrectly guesses the title, the game moves to a third round or “take one” round. Nevertheless, the player 14 does not forfeit a ticket card due to calling “pass” or incorrectly guessing the title. Also, player 14 is not eliminated from further participation in the game with regard to card 24.

In the third round or “take one”, the director 12 reads aloud from card 24 the title choices 54, 55, 56 and 57. For example, choice 54 could be “Gone with the Wind”, choice 55 could be “Sound of Music” choice 56 could be “The King and I” and choice 57 could be “Kismet”. The player 14 is then invited to make a guess from the choices 54 to 57. If the player 14 guesses correctly the choice 55, player 14 wins a ticket card from category C1. However, if the player 14 incorrectly guesses for example 54 instead of the correct choice 55, the director 12 wins a ticket card from the category C1. The card 24 is then taken out of play and a new director such as player 13 taken for example in a clockwise direction is appointed. The new director 13 then takes a quote card from the stack 32 or further stack 50 and the process is repeated until one of the players 12 to 14 has at least one ticket card from each one of the categories C1 to C8. When this happens, the player with a ticket card from each category C1 to C8 calls “That's a wrap” and wins the game.

Also, during a turn relative to a particular quote card, a player is free to exchange two of the player's ticket cards for one of the ticket cards in the piles P1 to P8. However, exchanging ticket cards between players is not permitted.

The present invention provides a unique card game device which not only is entertaining but also challenges the skill of the players thereof.