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 L.
Legacy Game
[Game Style]

A game that gets permanentely altered after playing it to reflect a campaign.

New content may be kept in the box to be used after certain conditions. Old content may get destroyed.

Existing components, such as a game board or rulebook may get altered with stickers, a pen or by other means.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable

Living Card Game (LCG)
Living Card Game is a branded term coined by Fantasy Flight Games. The model differs from Collectible Card Games (CCGs) in that the games are frequently expanded upon with new card content, but with each release containing known content and cards that extend and enhance gameplay. Examples include Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, Game of Thrones: The Card Game, etc.
Submitted by: Karla and Paul Shapiro

Submit a Board Game Term

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close