Many terms in this
section are not found elsewhere at the site.
Of course, that does not mean that skill game players are any less
the contrary, when you consider the games of chess and backgammon for
example, the description of passionate is applicable for
these keen players.
Additionally, chess and backgammon are classified as strategy games at
Skill game terms for chess + checkers, backgammon, rummy, billiards and
Puzzle, Word, Tile & Dice Games plus Poker
Card Games, a grouping of 12 other card games complete the 10
skill games categories at gamerisms.
Introduction: Skill Gamers Jargon
We begin skill gamers jargon with the definition of these game types.
game of skill is a game where the result is determined generally by
mental and/or physical skill, as opposed to pure chance or luck.
Skill games require additional equipment/tools to play=dice, a game
board or playing cards.
There are several types of skill games: card, board, tile, physical or
sports, word, dice and puzzle games.
benefit of skill games is that they are a method of exploring one's own
competence. These games encourage keen players to analyze and develop
Below find a description for each skill game or group of games,
examples of skill game jargon or terms and any additional features
provided at gamerisms.
Chess + Checkers skill gamers jargon:
Backgammon skill gamers
- 3 part chess glossary, 2 chess strategy articles: Chess Game Balance and Chess Attack Strategy plus
checkers glossary, rules, history, jumping/capturing and tournament
- Also Chess Quiz and Chess Facts-Trivia report.
- Examples from Chess Glossary: Chessboard,
Rooks, Counter Play, Cover, Crosscheck, Diagonal:and Discovered
- Examples from Checkers Glossary:
Kings, Man or Piece, Pre-determined strategies,Two for One
Strategy and Trap.
Rummy skill gamers jargon: 6
- 3 part backgammon glossary, Backgammon Quiz and Backgammon
- Examples from Backgammon Glossary:
Cube Decision, Dance, Dice, Dilly Builder,End
Board and Fly Shot:.
Billiards skill gamers
- The skill game of Rummy in 6 parts begins with an
Introduction detailing rummy versions/variations followed by over 100
rummy terms in a comprehensive 3 part glossary. The other 3 parts
include game rules and strategies for Gin Rummy & Oklahoma Gin,
Canasta + 5 Online Poker Tips plus 7 Rummy Versions--More to Explore.
- Also Rummy Quiz and Rummy Facts-Trivia report.
- Examples from Rummy Glossary:
in Gin Rummy, the term gin literally means ten melded
- Gin Hand:
in Gin Rummy, a gin hand is identified as a hand
that possesses no cards that are
Rummy: skill game where the player attempts to make a
sets/runs to eliminate any deadwood in his or her hand.
Darts skill gamers
- Billiards at gamerisms provides a 2 part glossary plus Billiards
Quiz and Billiards Facts-Trivia report.
- Examples from Billiards Glossary:
- Break, Brown Ball, Called Ball, Called Pocket, Chalk, Clean Bank
- Peas or Pills:
small plastic or wooden balls
numbered 1 through 15/16.
Puzzle Games Glossary
- Darts offers a 2 part glossary plus Darts Quiz and Darts
- Examples from Billiards Glossary:
- Easy In, Easy
Out: refers to a dart game where a double
in/out is not mandatory.
term for the section of a number valued at a single
score that is located between the double and triple rings.
- Flat Tire:
occurs if a dart ends up in the black area
surrounding the board, thus no score.
- Foot Fault: you
just stepped over the throw line boundary
- Game Shot:
a shot that wins the game for a player.
The Puzzle Games Glossary offers details of popular puzzle games.
Some examples are
Crossword Puzzles, Bejeweled, Deal or No Deal and, Chuggles. A glossary
is provided along with a list of the 5 most popular
Word Games Glossary at skill
The Word Games glossary in 2 parts offers a wide assortment of word
Examples of word game types that are defined are pencil and classic
followed by a glossary plus a list of the 5 most popular word
Tile Games Glossary at skill gamers
gamerisms focuses on tile games here, specifically mahjong, dominoes
Rules, terms and playing tips are published for all games in our
exclusive glossary format.
These 3 tile games have a common denominator in that all games
boast passionate players worldwide and have been around for centuries.
10 Dice Games at skill gamers jargon
gamerisms provides a list of 10
popular dice games. The games defined are
Poker Dice and Yahtzee followed
by Boggle, Bunco, Farkel, Kismet, Stack and Shut the Box. Sic Bo and
complete the list of 10.
Rules, scoring and playing tips are described for all these skill games
in our exclusive glossary format.
Skill Gamers Jargon also includes
Poker Card Games: 12 Other Versions
The article begins with wild
card games, moves to jackpots, stud
derivatives and lastly, odd and unique poker versions. Poker Stud
variations of 5-card, 6-card and 8-card are detailed.
Also, it is likely you recall more than a few of the classic card
games of Deuces Wild, Woolworth, Baseball, Spit in the Ocean, Mexican
Stud, Cincinnati, Knock Poker, Lowball, Bull Poker, 2-card Poker and
To explore skill
gamers jargon, you can begin with Chess
+ Checkers: 6 parts
Skill Game Facts Trivia series5
Skill Game Quiz seriesOther Skill Games Clicks
Canasta Game Glossary +
5 Poker Tips
Dart Game Terms
Skill Games Legal Disclaimer
In most countries, skill games do not constitute gambling because they
involve predominantly skill, as opposed to chance, and are designed as
interactive online entertainment for adults.
Participation is restricted to individuals of legal age in their
Players must also meet criteria for location eligibility in order to