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 Aldi also tagged other big brands into related posts such as the board game Monopoly, paint manufacturer Dulux and BuzzFeed. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, "The Great British Cake-Off: Marks & Spencer Takes On Aldi Over Caterpillar-Shaped Cake," 21 Apr. 2021 Your university’s board game club just hosted a checkers tournament, and you were assigned to take notes on the games. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "The Incredible Rise of North Korea’s Hacking Army," 19 Apr. 2021 Most were altered to add a bathroom and expand the living space — often by linking multiple shacks together like houses in the board game Monopoly. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Franciscans still live in 1906 earthquake shacks. Here’s why they matter more than ever," 17 Apr. 2021 Now completely finished and carpeted, the cozy lower level is outfitted with seating, a TV, and ample shelving for Madelyn and Nolan’s board game collection. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Growing family leads to 'love it or list it' renovation inside this Brownsboro Zorn home," 15 Apr. 2021 Nowadays, the board game market comprises so much more than games like Monopoly and Clue. Morgan Greenwald, NBC News, "12 fun board games for adults 2021," 15 Apr. 2021 Hasbro reported that board game sales were up 21 percent year on year and Americans spent more on video games in January 2021 than any previous January, up 42 percent year over year, to $4.71 billion. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, "This Digital Gaming Device Lets You Play Chess, Checkers, Poker and More With Just One Board," 8 Apr. 2021 Our first version of GNOME uses the classic board game Monopoly. Mayank Kejriwal, The Conversation, "Embrace the unexpected: To teach AI how to handle new situations, change the rules of the game," 7 Apr. 2021 The rules are the same as the board game classic: put four checkers of your color in a row. Laura Wheatman Hill,, "Lawn games for kids," 4 Apr. 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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7 May 2021

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“Board game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 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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