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 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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