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 F.
Filler Game(s)
[Game Term]

A game with very simple rules and an extremely short playing-time. This type of game is frequently used between heavier games.

"Filler" games are sometime also referred to as "appetizer" games, as a longer board game session will often begin with such a game, before the main course.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable/Paul Shapiro

FLGS
[Game Term]

An acronym for "Friendly Local Game Shop/Store".

This represents a "brick and mortar" game store as opposed to an on-line establishment, and normally will also exclude large stores like Target and Wal-Mart.

The term "Friendly" is included to denote a distinguishing feature. FLGS are known to provide extra assistance, customer service, and often offer board game demos and/or libraries.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable/Paul Shapiro


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