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board game

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n board game a game played on a specially designed board
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Usage

In literature:

We were not to have the game all on our own side, for the French ship at once returned the compliment, and her shot came crashing on board of us.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is the game of the two capitals, and the board is the stretch of country between.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Drawing near the gym, he could hear the boys engaged in the game beyond the high board fence.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
In addition to these he had manlier accomplishments, playing good games of tennis, golf, and shuffle-board.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
The chess-board is set out for a game.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
Cribbage played with cards and a board is said to be essentially an English game.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
The Board of Game and Fish Commissioners.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
The officers spent their spare time playing shuffle board, and other games such as are practised on board ship.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
He, too, was playing the game, gambling, believing in his luck, reckless, now he had set the board.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Sometimes he played a lively game with his father, in which the board is divided into squares and diagonals.
"Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories" by Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
This, then, was the chess-board on which the game of submarine warfare was played.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
He could see vast movements in the game of nations thus suddenly shown before him on the diplomatic board.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
He taught her to play shuffle-board, checkers, and simple card games.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
There were several children on board, and they had games around the deck and in the cabin.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
A game with a board-whacker in it is sure to become intense.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
And the King and his companions brought forth the chess-board and chess-men and sat them down to a game.
"The Irish Fairy Book" by Various
The losing game, or "first off the board," is a form of draughts not much practised now by expert draught players.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Get the checker-board and we'll have a game.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The game is for 61 points, or once round the board and into the game-hole.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
But let us see the board; how stands the game?
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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In poetry:

"Are men such small unmeaning things
To strew the board of smiling Kings?
With life and death they play their game,
And life or death, the end's the same."
"The Last Word" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Fionn, then, their grim commander,
Dreaming not his wife was near,
Had a giant chess-board graven
On the sod, and played; and under
The green leaves which gave him haven
Diarmid watched the game in fear.
"Preface To Diarmid's Story" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Am I a turnip? On the strict Q. T.,
When do my Trilbys get so ossified?
Why am I minus when it's up to me
To brace my Paris Pansy for a glide?
Once more my hoodoo's thrown the game and scored
A flock of zeros on my tally-board.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

The club donated toys valued at more than $7,500 - ranging from basketballs to footballs to Barbies to board games.
Stuffed animals, blankets, board games, gift cards for any grocery store (to buy items needed for the Shelter), bowls (10 or 12 oz.).
The stuffed animals, blankets and board games can be used but should be in good condition.
A school board member believes they should reconsider a ban on students using cell phones while riding buses to and from games and other events.
New video boards in Carrier Dome will make SU games an eye-opening experience this season.
Lionhead thought it would be a good idea to combine board games and action RPGs for the latest Fable .
University of Kansas men's basketball fans will have the opportunity to watch KU's 2012 National Championship game on the video board at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas Athletics officials announced April 1.
Playing board games, card games, and others are favorite activities for many families during the holiday season and students attending Oregon Connections Academy will learn more about traditional games at a special field trip next week.
University of Kansas men's basketball fans will have the opportunity to watch KU's 2012 National Championship game on the video board at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas Athletics officials announced April 1.
Thanks to Imagination Games, fans of E.L. James' hit series of erotic novels can now indulge their Inner Goddess with the new ' Fifty Shades of Grey' board game.
At an early 2011 meeting the board directed Fish and Game managers to decouple east side setnets and drift nets.
Richardson leads the Illini with five boards per game.
BOARD GAMES FOR ALL GENERATIONS.
I love playing board games with friends because you all come together to sit around a table, telling jokes and plotting against each other to take over Catan's sheep markets or what have you.
Zynga Inc said in an email late Wednesday that it is seeking an "application for a preliminary finding of suitability" from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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In science:

As the number of steps of the game is bounded by a, there is only a finite family T = T(r, a) of different Builder strategies, obtained by exhaustive enumeration of all possible ways to add a new vertex to the board.
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
Gi, i ∈ Xb, on the board as specified by the corresponding step of the abstract game.
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
For the induction base consider the board at the beginning of the game when no vertex is added yet.
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
As in the proof of Lemma 8 we identify Builder’s strategies in the deterministic two-player game with r colors with finite r-ary rooted trees, where each node at depth k of such a tree is an r-colored graph on k vertices, representing the board after the k-th step of the game.
Coloring random graphs online without creating monochromatic subgraphs
Risk is a well-known turn based board game where the primary ob jective is nothing less than the world domination.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
Risk is a classic strategic board game where the players aim to conquer the world.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
They are so called because the Duplicator is required at each move to give a suitable partition of the game board.
Pebble games with algebraic rules
We also consider the situation where the game starts with some of the pebbles initially placed on the game board.
Pebble games with algebraic rules
However, in response to the challenge of the Spoiler, she is allowed to divide the game board into disjoint regions in order to restrict the possible moves that Spoiler is subsequently allowed to make.
Pebble games with algebraic rules
The idea of dividing the game board into disjoint regions leads to a very generic template for designing new pebble games.
Pebble games with algebraic rules
By considering initial positions (A, ~a) and (B, ~b) where ~a and ~b are empty tuples (that is, when all pebbles are off the board at the start of the game), we get the following result.
Pebble games with algebraic rules
Based only on the pebbles chosen by Spoiler at the beginning of a round, Duplicator has to partition the two sides of the game board in a way that both satisfies the rank condition (r.c.) and which gives a satisfying response to any placement of pebbles by Spoiler in the subsequent move.
Pebble games with algebraic rules
To establish the last inclusion, we suppose that Duplicator has a winning strategy in the (k, m + 1, Ω)-invertible-map game on (A, ~a) and (B, ~b) and use that to construct for her a winning strategy in the (k, m, Ω)game on the same game board.
Pebble games with algebraic rules
We do not consider contiguity features in some cases when we are working on small game samples and need to reduce pattern diversity. 2 The gridcular metric d(x, y) = |δx| + |δy | + max(|δx|, |δy |) produces a circle-like structure on the Go board square grid .
On Move Pattern Trends in a Large Go Games Corpus
Like in other competitively played board games, Go players receive real-world rating number based on tournament games, and rank based on their rating.
On Move Pattern Trends in a Large Go Games Corpus
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