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 is currently 1 Board Game Term in this directory beginning with the letter V.
Victory Point(s)
[Game Term]

A term used to denote a collection of scoring units that are obtained and accumulated throughout a board game session by taking various actions. Victory points are typically added up at the end of the game and the player with the greatest quantity is declared the winner.

Although, victory points may be thought of as type of resource in some games, there is usually some distinction made between them and other resources due to their greater end game value.

Victory Points are sometimes referred to in their shorthand, VPs.

Submitted by: Paul Shapiro

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