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See auction game. BPA n. See also solvable BSW Abbreviation for Brettspielwelt, a popular German website that offers real time play of many German-style games.
Examples: Union Pacific, Freight Train, Ticket to Ride, Alhambra, Thurn and Taxis n. CCG n. Other examples are Middle-earth , Pokemon and Netrunner CDG 1.
See also light COIN n. Refers to the Series: COIN GMT. See also dry cooperative games Games where all players work together on the same team, trying to beat the built-in artificial intelligence of the game system.
Abbreviation of convention. CRT n. See also player interaction dungeon crawl A type of scenario in fantasy role-playing games in which heroes navigate a labyrinthine environment, battling various monsters, and looting any treasure they may find.
Acronym for Dungeon Master DRM n. Overly mechanical or lacking in thematic elements. E economic game n.
F F2F adj. See also German game fart-factor n. See also light FLGS n. Friendly Tie n. A scoring feature when a game awards the full VP bonus to all players who are tied.
G game abbreviations Click on the link for a list of frequently used Game Abbreviations. A person that likes to spend most of his or her free time playing games.
GBG n. See also nerd geekBadge n. All about GeekBadges GeekBuddy GeekBuddies are a mechanism provided by BGG to help people keep track of other users for various reasons.
See All about a GeekBuddy GeekCoin GeekCoins are small, metal coins, each with its own tracking number, that are passed between Geeks around the world.
See All about GeekCoins GeekCoins GeekGold n. GeekLists n. GeekMod n. Geek of the Week n. Abbreviation of GeekGold. Abbreviation for Geek Mail, as in "if interested, please send me a GM.
See also metagame golden thumb n. GotW n. All about the Graphical User Representation grognard n. Wargamer, or one who plays wargames.
GUR n. See graphical user representation group think n. H heavy adj. I IRL adj. K kingmaker n. L LARP n. See also RPG leeching or leaching v.
Living Card Game LCG n. See also random M majority control game n. See also geek nis New, in shrink wrap. IE: never opened. NGF n. Abbreviation for "Non-gaming friend".
Abbreviation for "On-Line Game Store". OOP adj. Acronym of out of print. OOS adj. Abbreviation for "Original Post", i.
See also light operational adj. See also downtime OverText n. P parakeetitis n. Examples: Taboo , Charades pasted on theme adj.
All about BGG Patrons patron's badge n. All about BGG Patrons PBEM adj. Examples: Chess , Through the Desert petty diplomacy n.
PnP n. For examples, see: Point-salad games power creep The gradual unbalancing of a game due to successive releases of new content. PvP Player versus Player.
Q Quarterbacking See "Alpha player" QuickBar n. QuickLink n. QuickPage n. R race game n. See also luck RAW Rules As Written. RGB n. RPG n. RSP Religion, Sex, Politics.
S SBW n. See also wargame and re-creation sleeve casualty n. When a card becomes marked or unusable due to wear or cheapness of the card sleeve.
See also broken Spielfreak n. T tactics n. TCG n. Trading Card Game: See CCG. TEC n. A game that involves adding regions e.
Thematic Game These are games that emphasize a highly developed theme , player to player conflict, and usually feature a moderate to high level of luck.
Examples: Carcassonne , Samurai train game n. For more information, see Trick taking troll n. U ÜberGeekBadge n. All about ÜberGeekBadges under-developed adj.
Abbreviation of Ultimate Trades. V variant n. Often this is the time in-between your turns but is not always the case. A game that's focus is around buying, selling, and investing resources or properties.
A mechanic or type of game where you build up infrastructure and resources which as the game goes on allows you to build more infrastructure or resources.
The long the game goes the easier it is to get more things more efficiently. A type of game associated with Europe or more specifically Germany.
These game often have little to no luck and rely heavily on skill. Eurogames also tend to be less thematic then Ameritrash games.
Additional content released for a game that already exists, usually adding additional pieces, rules, or scenarios.
A game that is accessible to a wide age range and has a high player count. A game that can be played with a large diverse family.
A quick and simple game often played while you are waiting for a heavier game to start or in between two heavier games. A game that is a good intro into the board game hobby.
Often lighter games that have concepts and mechanics that are used in other, more complex games. A term used for a person who prefers older games, or older versions of games even when newer editions are available.
Is often used as a term for anyone who plays war games. Heavy games are games usually with a lot of complex rules, many pieces, and long play times.
A game mechanic where there is unknown information in the game. Usually each player each has their own bit of information but is either not allowed to share it directly or has reason to keep this information to themselves.
A mechanic where the players all have different roles or characters but they are kept secret from other players. Often the objective of games that feature these is to identify who is who.
A player who is in the position of not being able to win the game himself, but has the power to decide between several players who is going to win.
A mechanic or genre of game, usually card games, were one player starts off playing a certain rank or number of cards and then it goes around the circle with each player needing to play a higher rank or more cards then the person before.
Stands for "Living Card Game". LCGs are a type of card game where full sets of cards are released on a consistent schedule and instead of buying random packs of assorted cards you buy a full set of all the cards released.
These games are usually shorter in length and are often good Gateway Games. A mechanic or type of game that involves chance.
Often these games include some form of randomizer such as dice. Refers to games made to appeal to large groups of people and are widely known and found.
A game piece, often wooden, that resembles the outline of a person. Some people use meeples to reference any game piece that is supposed to look like a specific thing.
Also has spawned similar terms such as Animeeple, which is an animal meeple. An action or strategy that is made using logic or information not found in the game.
For example you might call a bluff in poker because you know your opponent always bluffs when he has a bad hand. A type of game made up of a very small number of components.
Often very light games and very mobile. A small model or figure used as a game piece. Games that almost exclusively use miniatures are called Miniature Games.
Stands for "Out of Print" or when a game is not currently being manufactured. This can mean that a game is in between production runs or that is OOP indefinitely.
A game that often allows many players to play at once and encourages social interaction. A game you would want to pull out at a party. Examples of this include Charades, Cards against Humanity, and Wits and Wagers..
Stands for "Play by Email". Origin: Used in magic acts, to refer to a small trick Card Advantage : The number of cards you have on hand and on the field.
Most card game strategy involves gaining more card advantage than your opponent. See also: Two for One CCG : Collectible Card Game. See also: TCG Curve : In games with resources, it is an analysis of your deck in regards to the resource cost of your cards.
For example, you want some low cost cards so you can play stuff early game, some middle cost cards for the midgame, and a few high cost cards to close out the game.
However, these changes depending on your deck. As known as: Mana Curve, Cost Curve See also: Resource Mill : This is a nickname for a mechanic where you cause a player to remove cards from the top of their library and place them in the graveyard.
Origin: Magic the Gathering, Millstone. Mulligan : The process of replacing cards in your inital starting hand.
Staples : These are cards that everyone should get a play-set of. Usually, they are the most universally popular cards in the format.
TCG : Trading Card Game. A card game that allows you to trade cards with others. Bridge Base Basic Bridge Base Inc.
Sports terms named after people. American football Archery Association football Athletics Australian rules football Baseball derived idioms Basketball Board games Bowling Bowls Canadian football Chess chess problems computer chess Climbing Contract bridge Cricket Cue sports Curling Cycling parts Darts Disc golf Equestrian Australian and New Zealand punting North American horse racing Fencing Figure skating Gaelic games Golf Gymnastics Ice hockey Motorsport Poker Professional wrestling Rowing Rugby league Rugby union Sumo Surfing Table tennis Tennis Trampolining Underwater diving Volleyball Water polo Wing Chun.
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Leipzig , S. Upcard: The first card turned up after a deal, often to begin play or initiate a discard pile.
Wild card: A card or cards, established before the game begins, that can be designated by the holder to stand for any other card.