For your reference, terms that might appear from time to time in this blog.
|Abstract||generally a very simple game with no theme or story. Generally have no elements of luck or chance. Backgammon is an abstract game.|
|Chit||a counter that represents some sort of value in a game usually made of cardboard|
|Con||abbreviation for convention. A common example is comic-con.|
|Cooperative||game in which players work together as a group and win or lose as a team instead of individuals. Castle Panic is an example of a cooperative came.|
|Crib Sheet||also called a reference card. A tool, usually distributed to each player that gives quick access to rules or stages of a game. The card that shows the 10 phases in Phase10 is a crib sheet.|
|Drafting games||games in which players primarily choose the cards that go into their hands. Phase10 is an example of a drafting game.|
|Expansion||an addition to an already existing game, sold separately from the original to supplement the game.|
|German-style||also called euro games or designer games. Type of games, originating in Germany, that usually have simple rules, don’t take long to play, don’t eliminate players and have a quick pace. Carcassonne, Power Grid and Dominion are examples of German-style games.|
|Hex||allows for many hexagonal shaped pieces to be put together to create the board game. This allows for the board game to have different patterns. Settlers of Catan is a hex game.|
|Replay Value||a game has “replay value” if a gamer thinks the game will remain fun and entertaining after it has been played several times.|
|Role Playing Games (RPG)||games in which the players create a changing storyline. Dungeons and Dragons is an example of a RPG.|
|Strategy||typically these games have a high level of abstraction and a low level of detail to depict conflict. Such a game depicts an entire war or a major campaign. Not surprisingly, Stratego is a strategy game.|
|Variant||using modifications or alternate rules that are different than the written rules to any game.|
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