US 7,775,523 B2 *Aug. 17, 2010
(54) CARD GAME
(76) Inventor: Michael Edward Adams, 90 Windsor Dr., Pine Brook, NJ (US) 07058
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 543 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/517,561
(22) Filed: Sep. 7, 2006
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2007/0057467 Al Mar. 15, 2007
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 11/133,623, filed on May 20, 2005, now Pat. No. 7,484,732.
A method and apparatus for assembling one or more coherent images from a plurality of segments of the coherent image reproduced on parts, pieces, blocks, cards, or the like is disclosed. In one embodiment of the present invention, the face of each segment includes a portion of the resulting single coherent image. When all segments are correctly arranged and stacked, or overlapped, with the correct orientation, the visible images on the faces of the segments mesh to form one or more larger coherent images. A variety of plates or stands are disclosed to aid the player in stacking the segments and arranging them with the proper orientation during the reassembly process. Additionally, information or images may be included on the portions of the faces of each segment that are obscured by other segments when the segments are properly assembled, thereby allowing such games to have multiple uses.
5 Claims, 35 Drawing Sheets