parlor game


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parlor game

n.
A game that can be played indoors as a social activity, especially one requiring no special equipment.

par′lor game`


n.
any game usu. played indoors, as a word game or quiz.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parlor game - a game suitable for playing in a parlorparlor game - a game suitable for playing in a parlor
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
word game - any game involving the formation or alteration or discovery of words
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
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