The world of board gaming comes with its own crazy lingo. The terminology can be confusing to newcomers and veterans alike—if not entirely ambiguous at times. This will serve as a living, breathing glossary where I will attempt to define board game related lingo and buzzwords.

This living glossary is a collaboration between Paul Shapiro and BoredGameTable. We will continue to add definitions.

There are 4 Board Game Terms in this directory beginning with the letter B.
BGG is shorthand for BoardGameGeek. See "BoardGameGeek".
Submitted by: Paul Shapiro

[Game Term]

The assorted components used to play a game. Most of the time this term is applied to game components of higher quality.

Note that the singular, bit, is almost never used in a gaming sense.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable

[Game Website]

BoardGameGeek is a very prominent board game website that acts as both a community forum and board game database.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro

Brain Burner(s)
[Game Term]

A term to describe a game which requires deep, analytical thinking with complex decision trees. The decision are difficult and thus said to "burn your brain".

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro

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