I have created a new board game. It is NOT a spin off of any game I know of. The concept, rules & method of play are all unique. I have created a game board, rules & instructions, cards for play, & challenge cards with my own design. I have all my notes, computer files, drafts, and edited copies of everything i have come up with. I have a prototype as well. It is my intent to research the playability using study group participants to play and fill out questionnaires for feedback. I would like to get the game manufactured if possible and/or introduced in the school system as an educational tool. What do I need to do to best protect my work? Do I need a patent, copyright or TM? Will I jeopardize the game by showing people? What needs to be done first? Im broke. Am I wasting my time? Thanks!!