Chess terminology
This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order. Some of these have their own pages, like fork and pin. For a list of unorthodox chess pieces, see Fairy chess piece; for a list o...
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Role-playing game terms
Role-playing game terms are words used in a specific sense (terms) in the context of role-playing games. This includes both terms used within RPGs to describe in-game concepts and terms used to descr...
Variation (game)
In game design, variation is the process whereby the community of players, rather than any officiating authority, adapts the rules for informal play. If a variant becomes popular, it will often be pub...
Terminal Velocity (video game)
Terminal Velocity is a simulation video game developed by Terminal Reality and published by 3D Realms for MS-DOS and Windows 95 and MacSoft for Mac OS. It is an arcade-style flight combat game, with s...
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Shedding-type game
A shedding-type card game is a game in which the player's objective is to empty one's hand of all cards before all other players. Popular card games of this type include:
Progressive jackpot
A progressive jackpot is a jackpot for a gaming machine (usually a slot machine or video poker machine) where the value of the jackpot increases a small amount each game (unless the player wins the ja...
Strip game
A strip game is a party game, usually involving more than one player, where a player is required to remove clothes when they lose a card hand, points in a game, or otherwise fail to come out ahead. Mo...
Team sport
A team sport includes any sport which involves players working together towards a shared objective.A team sport is an activity in which a group of individuals, on the same team, work together to accom...
Game of chance
A game of chance is a game whose outcome is strongly influenced by some randomizing device, and upon which contestants may choose to wager money or anything of monetary value. Common devices used inc...
Croupier
A croupier or dealer is someone appointed at a gambling table to assist in the conduct of the game, especially in the distribution of bets and payouts. Croupiers are typically employed by casinos.
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Tandem simultaneous exhibition
A tandem simultaneous exhibition or leapfrog simultaneous exhibition or partnership chess is a form of simultaneous exhibition in which more than one players (typically of high rank, such as a grandm...
Khar-polis
Khar-polis is an Iranian game played by two teams of approximately 5 to 7. Literally translated, "Khar-polis" means "Donkey-cop".
First, one team is designated as a Khar (English: donkey) tea...
God game
A god game is an artificial life game that casts the player in the position of controlling the game on a large scale, as an entity with divine/supernatural powers, as a great leader, or with no specif...
Game classification
Game classification is the classification of games, forming a game taxonomy. Many different methods of classifying games exist.
There are four basic approaches to classifying the games used in ph...
Gambler's fallacy
The gambler's fallacy, also known as the Monte Carlo fallacy or the fallacy of the maturity of chances, is the mistaken belief that, if something happens more frequently than normal during some period...
Away colours
Away colours are a choice of coloured clothing used in team sports. They are required to be worn by one team during a game between teams that would otherwise wear the same colours as each other, or si...
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Platform game
Dustforce trailer showing platform game features such as enemies, obstacles, double jumping and wall jumpingA platform game (or platformer) is a video game which involves guiding an avatar to jump b...
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Attribute (role-playing games)
An attribute is a piece of data (a "statistic") that describes to what extent a fictional character in a role-playing game possesses a specific natural, in-born characteristic common to all characters...
Armor class
In some role-playing games, armor class (abbreviated AC) is a derived statistic that indicates how difficult it is to land a successful blow on a character with an attack. It represents either a chara...
Group-dynamic game
Group-dynamic games are experiential education exercises which help people to learn about themselves, interpersonal relationships, and how groups function from a group dynamics or social psychological...
Foul line
In sports and games, foul line can refer to
Hoop rolling
Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, is both a sport and a child's game in which a large hoop is rolled along the ground, generally by means of an implement wielded by the player. The aim of the ...
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Time limit (video gaming)
A time limit is a phrase in video game terminology that is used to make gameplay faster on the threat of losing a life. A typical time limit can range from a single second to multiple amount of minute...
Microconsole
A microconsole is a type of video game console. Many of the devices that the term has been used to describe are low-cost Android-based devices that are designed to connect to televisions and play vide...
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