board game

noun

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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In practice, *Sorry! is less a board game than an elaborate trash-talk facilitator. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Sorry! Is the Dumb Children’s Board Game That’s Fun If You Talk a Lot of Trash," 4 July 2018 Travelers can also commune in common area, whether a spacious lounge, or a cozy den stocked with board games and a lending library. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "Think you're too old for hostels? If you're alive, you're young enough to hostel | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 The cozy space is filled with curios, a Buddhist shrine, a lending library, a rack of local postcards, board games and layers of notices about local events. Anchorage Daily News, "The best part of waking up: Dive into Anchorage’s coffee culture," 3 May 2018 Idaho is one of the first half dozen states that Late for The Sky has featured in a board game. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "Idaho-opoly, a board game for fans of the Gem State, just hit shelves | Idaho Statesman," 2 May 2018 There will be board games and friendly games of chance, such as poker (no money will be involved). Linda G. Kramer, cleveland.com, "Seniors bust a move at Berea's Club 535: Community Voices," 28 Mar. 2018 Young visitors can also play a game of Candy Collection ($5) on a life-size board inspired by board game Candy Land. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: STOMP, Irish dance show, Drag Queen Bingo, bad-boy comics," 14 Mar. 2018 But within the larger category of reinforcement learning, board games and multiplayer games allow for an even more specific approach. Joshua Sokol, The Atlantic, "AI Keeps Mastering Games, But Can It Win in the Real World?," 27 Feb. 2018 If your knowledge of Russian geography is based on the board game Risk, none of the host cities stretch as far east as Yakutsk or Kamchatka. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "How Far Will Your Favorite World Cup Team Have to Travel?," 12 June 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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board game

noun

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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