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 1 Board Game Terms in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Roll / Spin and Move
[Game Mechanic]

Games where players roll dice or spin spinners and move playing pieces in accordance with the number.

This term is often used derogatorily to imply that there is no thought involved.

Roll and move games like Backgammon, however, contain tactical elements.

Submitted by: BoredGameTable

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