Definitions

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  • n. A board game packaged in a small set with instructions in booklet format and counters to be cut from sheets of paper or cardboard.
  • n. A very small minigame, typically lasting for only a few seconds.

Etymologies

micro- +‎ game (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Many kudos to Fiery Dragon for: a) keeping the "microgame" wargame model alive, b) including a number of alternate-history titles in their library, and c) giving me a copy of Freikorps just for being me.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • I Wish I Were the Moon is a lovely microgame in the mold of I Fell in Love with the Majesty of Colors said to be inspired by the Italo Calvino story “The Distance to the Moon.”

    I Wish I Were the Moon « Gerry Canavan

  • Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii system today to learn more about these games and to see a video of Matt Bozon creating his original microgame, Shantae NAB!

    IGN DS

  • This week's microgame comes from WayForward Technologies 'Matt Bozon, known for his work on hand-held classics like Shantae and Contra 4.

    IGN DS

  • When users are inspired to create their own microgames, they can choose from a library of ready-made graphics, sounds and game elements, or let their imaginations run wild and build a whole new microgame from scratch.

    IGN DS

  • The trio of tidbits we jotted down is rounded out by word of contests Nintendo is planning to hold, in which specific microgame themes will be presented to the

    Joystiq

  • Take the hand out of the nose-picking microgame and put in Mario, replace the carrots you're trying to skewer with sausages, and so on.

    IGN DS

  • Yet, we can't help but think that WarioWare D.I.Y. will be the last game of the microgame franchise.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • What does he do when give the microgame making toolbox that is WarioWare: D.I.Y.?

    Kotaku

  • Carmel's "Suck Goo!" is available for download to your copy of WarioWare: D.I.Y. starting today, part of Nintendo's celebrity-made microgame giveaways.

    Kotaku

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