What's a phrase only board gamers will understand?

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What are those phrases which would sound odd to the “uninitiated”?

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5 months ago

Meeple

5 months ago

When I first introduced my gf to a boardgame with meeple, she just kept laughing and refused to believe that I didn't just make-up that word. I had to actually look it up and show her that "Meeple" is a real word.

5 months ago

That's too funny because something similar happened to me as well. I asked my wife what color Meeple she wanted she laughed and said what is a Meeple? 

5 months ago

I remember seeing one game crowdsourcing a name for a dog meeple, I think they settled on Pupple in the end, but there were some hilarious suggestions. I like to imagine slowly there will be a whole new board game/meeple-centric language developed

5 months ago

lol it's like Pig Latin but everything ends in apple, epple, ipple, opple, upple, and sometimes ypple.

Supporter5 months ago

Hahaha!

5 months ago

Ha, that would be hilarious to hear!

Supporter5 months ago

That’s true! When my wife first heard it she liked it and thought it was the cutest thing she’s heard haha!

Supporter5 months ago

This is what I came here to say.

5 months ago

orthagonal

Supporter5 months ago

Yep when I saw this one trying to explain the rules everyone just looks at me weird. 

Supporter5 months ago

adjacent

Supporter5 months ago

This is a better way to say orthogonal I think. 

5 months ago

"I just can't get my engine up and running"

"It's all about dice mitigation"

"So this is a deck builder with a twist"

"It's us verses the board"

"I just love Ameritrash"

Supporter5 months ago

Yup so true all of these

Supporter5 months ago

I was at my FLGS playing an P&P CCG (cause I didn't want to pay the MSRP) based on my favorite IP, but my AP, kept me from spending my AP efficiently costing me VP.

Supporter5 months ago

Nice!

5 months ago

So many acronyms!

Supporter5 months ago

Ahahahahaha! Yes you really need to know the lingo to get that one!

Supporter5 months ago

It's an asymmetric hand management tableau builder with a lot of negative interaction.

Supporter5 months ago

Sounds fun, sign me up 

Supporter5 months ago

And let the blank staring contest begin!

Supporter5 months ago

Tableau builder 

Drafting

Victory points 

Worker placement 

Supporter5 months ago

Or all of them at once! ;) 

Supporter5 months ago

Just out of curiosity, can you think of a game that uses all of these? 

Supporter5 months ago

I can think of games that get 3 out of 4 but not all 4

Supporter5 months ago

That where I'm at. 

Supporter5 months ago

Yeah Its hard to find all of those things in a game

Supporter5 months ago

Perhaps #Underwater Cities... but the drafting is stretching it quite a bit. 

Supporter5 months ago

I thought about that one... I have to find a way to play it sometime