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What did Jack Johnson the first African American heavyweight champion of the world invent? The board game "Patent-Mine" is an Educational, inspiring, fun way to learn. The concept is to help build character by identifying the creative spirit in all of us especially kids. The game teaches the patent process from idea, design, search, file and patent. As you round the board by correctly answering questions about African American inventors of items we use everyday. Stop lights, refrigerators, and elevators are just a few of the surprising inventions you will learn about as you play. Players will choose one of the six inventors colored game pieces. Roll the eight sided question/information dye then read the information card aloud for all players to learn or answer a question picked from the question deck. Landing on one of the patent spaces identifies the specific patent process and gives the player a bonus question. Correct answer moves players towards winning the game. Playing improves memory and expands ones knowledge base, the more you play the more you learn. Made in Rochester, N.Y U.S.A, the historic home of Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony gives this game a special purpose in continuing to Educate about the rich history of African American inventors. Bringing this game "Patent-Mine" from concept to design to a completed prototype will be the major task but our goal is to give kids a fun approach to explore their own creativity.  

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What may create an obstacle is manufacturing in Rochester, N.Y . It is our goal to have Patent-Mine game made in the U.S so finding a good manufacturer is at the top of our list. Other options for the best U.S companies will continue to be explored as the process unfolds.

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    Autographed by the entire design team (1) manufacture's numbered 1-20 Limited Collectors Edition Patent-Mine African American Inventors board game.
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