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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