Patent application title: Run On Sentences Card Game
Jodine Hubbard (Sarasota, FL, US)
IPC8 Class: AA63F100FI
Class name: Amusement devices: games card or tile games, cards or tiles therefor word, sentence, or equation forming
Publication date: 2010-01-07
Patent application number: 20100001469
A game utilizing a deck of playing cards. The playing cards each have a
point value in the upper left and lower right corner. In the center of
each card is a word. Below the word on each card is the grammar
designation usually used with the word. Below the grammar designation is
a definition for the word. The card game Run on Sentences is unique
because it is first a card game using both individual cards with words to
create sentences as well as incorporating sentence structure, grammar,
and word definition to aid in the challenge and education of sentence
structure. The game is also unique in that it combines entertainment and
education, and can be used both in the classroom to teach sentence
structure, as well as a commercial game product for family fun.
1. A method of playing a card game, comprising the steps of:a. Providing a
dealer, at least one player, with a deck of 104 custom playing cardsb.
Dealer shuffles card and deals each player six cardsc. Play begins with
the player to the right of the dealerd. Each player in turn tries to
create a sentence from the words in their hande. If a player can not
create a sentence on their turn they must get another card from the
deckf. First player to put all their cards into sentences wins the
roundg. Winner at the end of each round gets an extra 50 pointsh. At the
end of each round, players will add up total points from the cards in
their sentences, subtract total points left in their hand, dealer records
the points for each playeri. When all cards from the deck are either in
sentences or in the hands of the players the game endsj. Player with the
most points after all cards in the deck have been distributed is the
2. The method of playing Run on Sentences according to claim 1, further includes the steps of:k. Substituting words of similar characteristics. Players may play a word card and using the substitution rules below change the word played to create a correct and complete sentencel. Players may substitute plural versions of any word. Points are the same as the card wordm. Players may substitute any case of a pronoun (i.e. she for her, him for he, them for they, etc.). Points are the same as the card wordn. Players may substitute future, past and present tense of a verb. Points are the same as the card wordo. Players may add prepositions such as at, by, with, from and in regard to. Zero pointsp. Players may add conjunctions such as and, but, as, and because. Zero pointsq. Players may add elective words at a cost of 50 points each. (i.e. to add a word not in your hand to a sentence a player must subtract 50 points for the sentence.)r. Players use a word card for any part of speech in addition to the grammar identified on the card. (i.e. Noun, I am in love (word card being love), or use the word card love as a verb (even though identified on the card as a noun) as in "I love you."
A card game, consisting of 104 playing cards, used to create
sentences to teach students sentence structure and grammar by providing a
challenging and fun game that can be used in a classroom or distributed
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a view of the front face of one of the cards, typical of the cards in the deck of playing cards.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
Referring now to FIG. 1, the various elements of the present invention are shown and include the features as described in the Abstract. 1b represents points associated with the word card played. 1b represents the word associated with each card played. 1e represents the grammar designation of the word (1b). 1d represents a definition of the word represented by 1b. 1e represents a duplication of 1b, the point value associated with the card.
Referring now to FIG. 2, the image represents a possible sentence that a player can create if they are dealt or draw the proper cards. 2a represents the total points (70) a player can accumulated for the sentence they create during their turn.
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