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Geek Terminology (English-Spanish)

Geek Terminology (English-Spanish)

Geek Madrid is an English language website, but it’s not fair to expect everyone in Madrid to speak English fluently enough to geek with them.

Therefore, we’ve compiled this handy list of terminology, focusing mainly on the sorts of phrases likely to come up in tabletop games.

This post lists the words and phrases alphabetically by what they are in English, click here for the same list ordered by the Spanish.

board = tablero
card = carta
damage = daño
deck = mazo
dice = dados
draw = roba/robar
end of the turn = fin de turno
face down = boca baja
face up = boca arriba
games = juegos
geek = friki
hand = mano
life = vida
marker = ficha
minus = menos
move = moverse
on the bottom of = hasta abajo
on top = encima
opponent = oponente
owner = propietario
piece = pieza
pile = pila
player = jugador
plus = más
put = pon
put back = devuelve
return = devuelve
reveal = mostrar
roleplaying games = juegos de rol
roll = tira
rotate = gira
show = mostrar
space = casilla
spell = hechizo
table = mesa
tabletop games = juegos de mesa
take = toma
target = objetivo
to play = juega
token = ficha
turn = toca o turno
when = cuando
whenever = siempre que
win = ganar

Let me know if you think there are any phrases you’re looking for that aren’t on here.

About The Author


Bez is a lifelong geek, and the head-honcho at Games 4 Geeks. Since moving to Madrid in September 2018, he has been sniffing out the best geekery in Madrid, which he shares with you on Geek Madrid.

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