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

Examples of board game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Battlecharged is a board game with eight miniatures (both heroes and villains). Erik Kain, Forbes, "Check Out This Exclusive Image From The Dragon Prince’s New Miniatures Game," 19 Mar. 2021 Probably the most classic board game of all time, Monopoly is one that will never get old. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "21 board games for the best family game night," 23 Mar. 2021 Lee Sedol, a world champion in the Chinese strategy board game Go, faced a new kind of adversary at a 2016 match in Seoul. Seth Stern, The Christian Science Monitor, "Machines that learn: The origin story of artificial intelligence," 23 Mar. 2021 Since the board game is in the early stages of its development, supplies are limited, Brown said. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, "'My body is my body': Survivor creates game, book to help parents talk to kids about abuse," 19 Mar. 2021 Many of the original cards reflect the board game’s Atlantic City theme, with players buying properties and building hotels in the resort town well known for its beauty pageants. Joan Verdon, Forbes, "Time For Mr. Monopoly’s Get Woke Moment," 18 Mar. 2021 For the next two weeks, San Antonians will have a chance to make suggestions for properties in the board game. San Antonio Express-News, "Express Briefing: H-E-B, other retailers face challenge without mask rule in Texas," 9 Mar. 2021 End the day in one of the gigantic chairs in the library with a good book or a board game—head there early to get the best seat in the house, the bay window that looks out over your kingdom for the weekend. Ulrike Lemmin-woolfrey, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Peek at the Renovated Thornbury Castle, the Only Tudor Castle You Can Stay In," 3 Mar. 2021 Was Colin Farrell hiding in the study from the board game Clue? New York Times, "The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes," 1 Mar. 2021

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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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13 Apr 2021

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“Board game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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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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