The Board Gamer’s Glossary

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 2 Board Game Terms in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Component(s)
[Game Term]

Components make up the materials of the game, excluding the box. For instance, this may include pieces such as game boards, cards, dice, cubes, disks, and meeple.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro

Cult of the New
[Game Phrase]

A term used to denote the tendency of certain hobby board gamers that fixate on new and/or unreleased games.

These gamers will tend to ignore classic and slightly older games in favor of these newer games, leaving the older ones unplayed.

The term is often used in a derogatory manner.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro


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