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.
Fiddly
[Game Term]

1. Used to denote a board game with small pieces that have to be manipulated and moved around, making it cumbersome to play.

2. Used to denote a board game where there are many little rules that are difficult to keep track of, aren't necessarily intuitive, and/or contains many edge cases.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro

FLGS
[Game Term]

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

This represents a small business "brick and mortar" store focused on selling board games.

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: Paul Shapiro


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