board game

plural board games

Definition of board game

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

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John is a jovial man with seemingly unlimited reserves of paternal instincts, buying sodas for friends and hosting afternoon gatherings to play a local board game. Alec Jacobson, National Geographic, "Fishermen fight to survive on the world's second largest lake," 3 May 2019 If there was like a publication that was about the internal nitty-gritty of making and playing high-end board games. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Social media makes us angry and unfocused. Is email the answer?," 6 Sep. 2018 Jughead finds Dilton and Ben Button, with whom Dilton was playing the board game, Gryphons and Gargoyles, dead underneath a tree with carvings on their backs. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Every "Riverdale" Character That's Been Killed Off," 10 May 2019 Oculus Rooms users can meet up with friends to view photos, watch a movie, or play a virtual board game. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "Review: Facebook's New Oculus Go Headset Is What Virtual Reality Should Have Always Been," 1 May 2018 Cheaters rejoice Everyone has that friend or family member who can’t play a board game by the rules. Ben Meyerson, RedEye Chicago, "Mace in your beer, 'Black Panther' soundtrack and more conversation starters for your weekend," 9 Feb. 2018 Games Board Game Barrister, with locations in Greenfield, South Milwaukee, Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa and Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, recommends these board games for family time. 1. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 top holiday gifts for kids (and adults), recommended by local, independent toy stores," 7 Dec. 2017 Even something as simple as playing soccer in the backyard or playing a board game can take the pressure off from having to talk too much. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Dating and Single Motherhood," 1 Mar. 2019 Further Reading The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018 Most coverage of the game has focused on its unusual distribution model. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Essen 2018: The best board games from the biggest board game con," 3 Nov. 2018

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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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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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