Magic: the Patent

Here is my layman's unofficial translation of the Wizards of the Coast/Richard Garfield patent on "Trading card games." I've translated from Legalese into words that most gamers will recognize. You'll certainly find this much easier reading. However, if you want to figure out if a particular game is or isn't covered by the patent, you'd better read the original.

I haven't translated the whole thing, just the part with the "Claims," that part of the patent that says what's being patented.

We patent the following: