Language Lesson: Latin Game Names
Richard S
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My worst subject throughout has always been foreign languages. I took both Spanish and Latin in high school. I continued with Latin in college because I had to fulfill a requirement and since it was a dead language we didn't spend much time speaking it.

Anyway, I was reading EnderWiggins review: What kind of nonsense is this? A Pictorial Review of Board Game Latin and thought I would see how many games have Latin names and what those names might mean.

I haven't done anything with Latin in more than a decade. So, there are probably errors. There are also a few that I know I don't know. So, if you do please comment. Also, feel free to add any I might have missed even if you don't know the translation.
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The Eagle's Alliance.
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Leader of approximately 100 soldiers.
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Wolf.
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Upcoming release.

Veritas in Latin means Truth.

Latin and all the languages that descend directly from it, like Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or even Romanian are beautiful languages to hear and learn, as beautiful as the people who speak them

Salut!
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Greenville
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"The fifth time" according to my dictionary, but could it also just mean "fifth"?

There are actually 3 games called Quinto, but at least this has a thematically appropriate cover.
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Marià Pitarque

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Vexillum, pronounced more or less as uexilum, means "flag" or "banner" in Latin. I guess you all have seen those Roman legionaries carrying this...



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The game is good. The game name is very bad latin…

Some tile names in Battue are also in funny latin.
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We always have time for the things we put first.
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Channel for water
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Simply the name of the 3rd Roman Emperor (who will be killed in the first rounds of the game )
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[essay] about the common language
 
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we have a Pope.
 
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Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as "Remember your mortality", "Remember you must die" or "Remember you will die".
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64. Board Game: Nova Aetas [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:5794]
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Well, some of the game's name is in Latin...
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66. Board Game: Uranomachia [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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I know, that title is actually Greek, not Latin. It means something like Battle of the Planets. But the games' subtitle is Astrologorum Ludus, or The Astrologer's Game.

Uranomachia: hoc est, astrologorum ludus...

https://books.google.com/books/about/Uranomachia_hoc_est_ast...
 
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