board game

noun
plural board games

Definition of board game

: a game (such as checkers, chess, or backgammon) played by placing or moving pieces on a board

Examples of board game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On that night, though, our version had the pace of a board game. Vanessa Hua, SFChronicle.com, "Lessons from a murder mystery party game," 6 Jan. 2020 Visitors can read a good book, order a coffee, eat a hearty lunch or play a board game --or all of the above. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "Don't stay cooped up all winter. 7 places that offer cozy refuge around Indianapolis.," 27 Nov. 2019 Ticket to Ride board game for $26.99 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $39.99). Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Take $70 off Sony’s WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones," 26 Nov. 2019 Anthem’s coming back from the dead, Larian’s turned Divinity: Original Sin into a board game, Grinding Gear announces sequel(ish) Path of Exile 2, Black Friday sales kick off a week early, and more. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: A Divinity: Original Sin board game, rumors of a new Mass Effect, and more," 22 Nov. 2019 The duo played with toy airplanes, and also had a board game spread out between them. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Play with Child Cancer Patients," 17 Oct. 2019 D’Arcy [Carden] compared it to a board game, like Candy Land. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Kristen Bell on The Good Place goodbye: 'You will finally see what we owe to each other'," 27 Sep. 2019 For a home-cooked dinner and board games sans drinks. NBC News, "I survived Dry January in the heart of bourbon country. Here's what I learned.," 31 Jan. 2020 Check out our guide to Greater Cleveland’s board game shops. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "10 date ideas perfect for Cleveland’s winter season," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of board game

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of board game was in 1854

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18 Feb 2020

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“Board game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/board%20game. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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board game

noun

English Language Learners Definition of board game

: a game (such as chess) that is played by moving pieces on a special board

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