board game


Definition of board game 

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

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Like previous Mario Party games, Super Mario Party is essentially a digital board game. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Super Mario Party would like you to be nicer to your friends," 5 Oct. 2018 Other than a few board games and a library of books, investigators found little that would entertain a house full of teens. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Two White Moms. Six Black Kids. One Unthinkable Tragedy. A Look Inside the ‘Perfect’ Hart Family," 6 Sep. 2018 There was a board game and a feeling, and that was enough. Alex Bhattacharji, WSJ, "Alexander Skarsgård in His Element," 6 Sep. 2018 Big at this year’s American International Toy Fair was a board game called Plunge It! which tests players’ dexterity in sucking up faux manure, and Poopeez, a line of squishy toys tucked in plastic toilet paper rolls. Joanne Kaufman, New York Times, "If You Think the Poop Emoji Is Gross, Don’t Read This," 24 May 2018 Across from a board game space is a place for anyone who wants to try their hand at a virtual reality game. Sean Brennan,, "Polish Genealogical Society to Meet: Community Voices," 21 Feb. 2018 For someone whose family-planning goals haven’t progressed beyond putting blue and pink pegs in the backseat while playing the board game Life, is this all a bit much? Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "At 35, I Went to a Millennial Egg-Freezing Clinic—and Now I’m Rethinking My Future," 12 Nov. 2018 But the best part of Super Mario Party isn’t any actual course or board game. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Super Mario Party would like you to be nicer to your friends," 5 Oct. 2018 Reality: In Paige’s living room, the sofa and chair looked onto a freestanding bookcase loaded with books (including old paperbacks), board games and a television. Marni Jameson,, "7 mistakes rookie DIY decorators make," 13 July 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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