board game


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

Examples of board game in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of board game was in 1854

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“Board game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

board game

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

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