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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With the assistance and guidance of her father, Geff Ottman, Anna designed and built a coffee table that holds children’s board games. Lisa Peklo, Howard County Times, "Young Girl Scouts earn Gold and Silver awards [West Friendship]," 14 June 2018 There's something way more interesting on the rise: luxury board games. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Calling It: These Luxury Wooden Board Games Are The New Coffee Table Books," 6 Dec. 2018 The sale goes far beyond the Milton-Bradley staples of your childhood, reaching into the far corners (which are the best corners) of board game geekdom. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Our Favorite Board Games Are on Sale at Amazon Today," 3 Dec. 2018 Abstract, family-style board games are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "Abstract board games are all the rage—and Reef is the year’s best," 17 Nov. 2018 There’s also films screenings, a board game night in a museum, dance performances at Playhouse Square and more., "25 things to do in Cleveland this St. Patrick's Day weekend," 15 Mar. 2018 The rug, board game, and cocktail table are all by Popham+. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "The Vivacious 18th-Century Marakesh Medina of Two L.A. Transplants," 28 Dec. 2018 There’s a library, board games, and a quiet sitting room with portraits of various Carnegies looking over everything. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "The Nearest Faraway Place: How I Slowed My Roll at The Greyfield Inn on Georgia’s Cumberland Island," 4 Oct. 2018 Sitting behind him during the entire hearing was a man wearing a mustache and top hat, dressed as the character from the popular board game Monopoly. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Google CEO Sundar Pichai Faces Lawmakers Skeptical Over Privacy, Alleged Anti-Conservative Bias," 11 Dec. 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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