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Miscellaneous games

Dungeons and Dragons

a computer game, often used in training workers, in which players are in dangerous situations in which they have to find secret objects or destroy frightening enemies

hoopla

noun

in the UK, a game that consists of throwing rings over objects in order to win a prize

logrolling

noun

a game in which players try to push each other off floating logs

lucky dip

noun

a game in which you put your hand into a box that contains a lot of small prizes and choose one without looking

paper chase

noun

a game in which someone runs ahead of other people and drops pieces of paper to show the others where to run

quoits

noun

a game in which players throw metal or rubber rings called quoits over a short post fixed in the ground or on a wall

RPG

noun

a role-playing game: a game in which you pretend to be a particular type of person, designed to make you learn new skills or new attitudes

shuffleboard

noun

a game in which players use long sticks to push flat round objects towards a particular place on the floor

tombola

noun

a game in which you win a prize if the ticket you have bought is chosen and the number on it matches the number on the prize

treasure hunt

noun

a game in which players try to find something that has been hidden

tug-of-war

noun

a game in which two teams pull on opposite sides of a rope until one team succeeds in pulling the other team across a line between them

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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