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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