board game

noun
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 Play a board game, go on a night hike or have dinner by candlelight. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Be fully present with your family at the dinner table, then break out a board game afterward. Jon Dwoskin, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 One night, in 1962, Schacker and Hampton were playing a board game at the Figaro, a coffeehouse in Greenwich Village, when two women from Vassar College walked in. Alex Coffey, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2021 If your favorite board game was Monopoly, your dream job involves slamming your fist down on a desk and demanding that people bring you pictures of Spider-Man! Allie Rubin, The New Yorker, 21 Apr. 2022 Maybe your company will be inspired to up its own board game. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2022 One board game — Mall Madness — was particularly meta. Kevin Armstrong, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2021 Discover your next favorite board game at the Marmalade Game Exchange, the latest addition to the Marmalade branch of The City Library. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Dec. 2021 Guests are welcome to bring their favorite board game. courant.com, 14 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of board game

1854, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2022

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“Board game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/board%20game. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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