parlor game
noun Date: 1872 a game suitable for playing indoors

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  • parlor game — parlor ,game noun count OLD FASHIONED a simple game that people play inside a house, usually involving words, ACTING, or guessing things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parlor game — n. a game, usually not requiring special equipment, that is played indoors for the amusement of family or friends, as charades …   English World dictionary

  • parlor game — noun a game suitable for playing in a parlor • Syn: ↑parlour game • Hypernyms: ↑game • Hyponyms: ↑word game, ↑board game * * * (US) (or Brit p …   Useful english dictionary

  • parlor game — any game usually played indoors, esp. in the living room or parlor, as a word game or a quiz, requiring little or no physical activity. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • parlor game — par′lor game n. gam any game usu. played indoors, as a word game or quiz • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Probe (parlor game) — The parlor game Probe was introduced in the 1960s by Parker Brothers.DescriptionThe game set originally consisted of four plastic display racks each able to hold twelve cards, with a point value assigned to each card position: 5 10 15 15 10 5 5… …   Wikipedia

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  • parlour game — noun a game suitable for playing in a parlor • Syn: ↑parlor game • Hypernyms: ↑game • Hyponyms: ↑word game, ↑board game * * * parlour game noun An (esp informal) indoor game …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parlour game — A parlor game is a group game played indoors. During the Victorian era in Great Britain and in the United States, these games were extremely popular among the upper and middle classes. They were often played in a parlour, hence the name.During… …   Wikipedia

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