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1. (Military) (sometimes capital) a form of war game in which symbols representing military formations are moved about on maps
2. (Chess & Draughts) a variation of chess in which each player has his or her own board and men and does not see the opponent's board and men. The moves are regulated by an umpire on a third board out of sight of both players
[C19: from German Kriegsspiel war game]
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krieg•spiel(ˈkrigˌspil, -ˌʃpil, ˈkrik-)
1. a game using small pieces representing troops, ships, etc., for teaching military tactics to officers.
2. a form of chess in which players see only their own pieces on a board in front of them and must remember the opponent's moves as told to them by a referee.
[1805–15; < German Kriegsspiel=Krieg(e)s, genitive of Krieg war + Spiel game]
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