1A war game in which blocks representing armies or other military units are moved about on maps.
More 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.
late 19th century: from German, from Krieg 'war' + Spiel 'game'.
Definition of kriegspiel in:
- The US English dictionary