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They Invented What? (No. 65)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on September 19, 2007

U.S. Pat. No. 3,940,863:  Psychological testing and therapeutic game device.


What is claimed is:

1. A psychological testing and therapeutic game device adapted to be employed to invoke fantasizing for purposes that include psychological testing and therapy comprising:

a stimulus board,
a set of icons arranged on said board,
the predominent portion of the icons on said board each evoking a significant primary emotion,
said icons comprising a plurality of sub-sets of icons, each of the icons in any one of said sub-sets evoking the same primary emotion, each sub-set evoking a different primary emotion,
a set of cards, each having first indicia thereon and each card of said set bearing second indicia referring to one of said primary emotions and requesting the selection of one of said icons corresponding thereto,
a pair of dice having a plurality of faces, a first portion, less than the whole, of said faces each having an indicia thereon identical to said first indicia on said set of cards.