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 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.
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.
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