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.
A game where the major skill needed is a physical action, such as flicking (Crokinole), balance (Topple), or deft manipulation (Jenga).
A game mechanic where players acquire dice by selecting them from a common visible pool.
This mechanism is similar to card drafting, except that the dice pool is usually reset each round.
A type of scenario in fantasy role-playing games in which heroes navigate a labyrinthe environment, battling various monsters, and looting any treasure they may find.
Some bored games such as Gloomhaven and Descent have adopted the theme.
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