Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A game in which blocks representing bodies of soldiers are moved on a map: designed to illustrate the art of war.
  • noun A game designed to teach the principles of strategy and tactics.

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  • noun A boardgame used to train military tactics and strategy
  • noun A variant of chess in which players cannot see their opponent's pieces

Etymologies

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From German Kriegspiel

Examples

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  • New games have an authentic feel

    And strive to be viscerally real,

    With corpses galore

    And fountains of gore

    Replacing old cerebral kriegspiel.

    April 13, 2019