Definition of kriegspiel in English:

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kriegspiel

Pronunciation: /ˈkriːɡspiːl/

noun

[mass noun]
1A war game in which blocks representing armies or other military units are moved about on maps.
Example sentences
  • The modern general staff system developed three key innovations that helped establish military science as a viable discipline of learning in its own right: the staff ride, the kriegspiel or wargame and the case study.
2A form of chess in which each player has a separate board and can only infer the position of the opponent’s forces from limited information given by an umpire.

Origin

Late 19th century: from German, from Krieg 'war' + Spiel 'game'.

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