war game

war game (plural war games)

  1. (military) A simulation, by whatever means, of a military operation involving two or more opposing forces using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual or assumed real-life situation.
  2. A game that simulates or represents a military operation.
  • French: jeu de guerre
  • German: Planspiel; Planübung; Militärübung; Gefechtsübung; Gefechtssimulation; (when large also) Manöver; Militärmanöver; (now rare also) Kriegsspiel
  • Russian: вое́нные уче́ния
Translations Verb

war game (war games, present participle war gaming; past and past participle war gamed)

  1. To run a military simulation of this kind.

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