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.
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.
A game that requires significant thought or mental calculation of its moves, actions, or in determining how to apply its rules. Crunchy is likely derived from the term "number crunching".
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.
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