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 G.
Game Master(s)
[Game Term]

The moderator. A person who facilitates a game or tournament teaching new players and being the reference point for rules.

GMs are most common in co-operative games and role playing games where players work together against the GM or a GM created scenario.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable

Get it to the Table
[Game Phrase]

A phrase that board gamers will in reference to having the opportunity to play a game from their collection.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro


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