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 O.
OFLGS
[Game Term]

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

OFLGs are online board game stores. Much like the brick-and-mortar FLGS, they are typically small, independently businesses. Although they are primarily eCommerce businesses, it is not uncommon for an OFLGS to have brick-and-mortar counterpart. Some examples of OFLGS include CoolStuffInc, Miniature Market, and Game Nerdz.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro

Orthogonal
[Game Term]

A geometry term that is often used to describe a how pieces move in a board game. Esentially orthogonal movement, excludes diagonal movement, and permits a piece to move either vertically or horizontally. It is often used in the context of grid movement.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro


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