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 P.
Party Game(s)
[Game Style]

A game that is designed for large groups of people and emphasized social interaction, creativity, and/or volubility.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable

Press Your Luck
[Game Mechanic]

Playera can repeatedly choose to perform a random even on their turn, temporarily collect points each time, but usually receiving nothing on the turn if an unfavorable event happens.

They must voluntarily end their turn to permanently keep the points.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable

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