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board game

n.
A game, such as chess or backgammon, that is played on a board and usually involves moving pieces around the board.

board′ game`


n.
any game played on a board.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.board game - a game played on a specially designed boardboard game - a game played on a specially designed board
parlor game, parlour game - a game suitable for playing in a parlor
Scrabble - a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game
backgammon - a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice
checkers, draughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
Chinese checkers, Chinese chequers - a board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles through a set of holes from one point of a six-pointed star to the opposite point
darts - a game in which small pointed missiles are thrown at a dartboard
go game, go - a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
halma - a board game in which players try to move their pieces into their opponent's bases
beano, bingo, keno, lotto - a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
ludo - a simple board game in which players move counters according to the throw of dice
mahjong, Mah-Jongg - Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles
Monopoly - a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die
pachisi, parchesi, parchisi - an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board
shove-halfpenny, shove-ha'penny, shovel board - a game in which coins or discs are slid by hand across a board toward a mark
snakes and ladders - a board game for children who use dice to move counters up ladders and down snakes
noughts and crosses, ticktacktoe, tick-tack-toe, ticktacktoo, tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe - a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does
promote - be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

board game

noun

Board Games

acey-deucy, backgammon, bagatelle, chequers, chess, Chinese chequers, Cluedo (trademark), draughts, fox and geese, go or I-go, halma, kriegspiel, lightning chess, ludo, Monopoly (trademark), nine men's morris, Parcheesi (trademark), reversi, shove-halfpenny, snakes and ladders, solitaire, speed chess
Translations
stolní hra
brætspil
lautapeli
igra na ploči
ボードゲーム
보드 게임
brädspel
เกมส์ที่เล่นบนกระดาน
trò đánh cờ

board game

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board game

ngioco da tavolo

board game

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