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So apparently replayability is not a word.

I guess there aren't enough gamers (also not a word) writing dictionaries because it is useful not just with board games, but also video games as well (and quite possibly rpg's, but I have no idea).

Since I shouldn't be saying a game is replayable (also not a word), what then should one say? And I would prefer one word over writing a sentence such as. "This game is designed in such a manner that a person can enjoy playing it repeatedly".
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Replay value.
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frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word.



Yes it is.

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enjoyable even after many plays.
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frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word.
It is. I suspect you mean that it's not recognized officially by dictionaries. And my response to that would be "Not yet". Keep using it... it'll get there.

http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/t18.html
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I don't know of any "able" words that can have "re" put at the beginning. For example, a "drivable" car..it can't be "redrivable". If a task is very doable, it can't be "redoable".
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bradelli wrote:
I don't know of any "able" words that can have "re" put at the beginning. For example, a "drivable" car..it can't be "redrivable". If a task is very doable, it can't be "redoable".

Recyclable?
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frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word.


Says who?
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Remarkable.
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Wccody wrote:
bradelli wrote:
I don't know of any "able" words that can have "re" put at the beginning. For example, a "drivable" car..it can't be "redrivable". If a task is very doable, it can't be "redoable".

Recyclable?


Not the same thing, recyclable is not the "re" version of "cyclable", it's an entirely different word.
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bradelli wrote:
I don't know of any "able" words that can have "re" put at the beginning. For example, a "drivable" car..it can't be "redrivable". If a task is very doable, it can't be "redoable".



Reusable
Rewritable

And these words which technically fit, but not in the sense you mean.

Recyclable
Removable
Renewable
Readable
Reasonable
Receivable
Recognizable
Recoverable
Regrettable
Remarkable
Reparable
Replaceable
Reputable
Respectable
Respirable
Revocable

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Remarkable.


Remarkable is not based on the word "markable", i.e. you are not marking something again. Are there any examples of "able" words that you can put "re" in front of but they stem from the same word, such as playable? I'm still trying to think but really can't think of any.
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Thunkd wrote:
bradelli wrote:
I don't know of any "able" words that can have "re" put at the beginning. For example, a "drivable" car..it can't be "redrivable". If a task is very doable, it can't be "redoable".



Reusable
Rewritable


Yep! Those 2 work!!!!
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As the world gets overrun by gamers it will become a part of the English lexicon.

Talk to any gamer about replayability of a game and they will know what you are talking about without you having to define it to them.
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frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word.


Neither is "meeple" but that doesn't stop anyone from using it.laugh
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bradelli wrote:
AceAceBaby wrote:
Remarkable.


Remarkable is not based on the word "markable", i.e. you are not marking something again. Are there any examples of "able" words that you can put "re" in front of but they stem from the same word, such as playable? I'm still trying to think but really can't think of any.
Actually markable doesn't mean to mark something. It means.... remarkable!

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Markable

I suspect remarkable came about from the definition of mark, one possible definition is to take note of. So if you take note of something more than once it must be remarkable. So it kinda sorta fits.
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bradelli wrote:
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I don't know of any "able" words that can have "re" put at the beginning. For example, a "drivable" car..it can't be "redrivable". If a task is very doable, it can't be "redoable".

Recyclable?


Not the same thing, recyclable is not the "re" version of "cyclable", it's an entirely different word.


...yes it is. What do you think you are doing when you recycle something? You are cycling it again. The fact that we don't commonly use the base word in that way does not make it untrue.
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frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word. ...



It's a word now.

I have just submitted an entry for it to the online Mirriam-Webster dictionary. We'll see if it takes there...

I used the following to define it:

Replayability:

"Describes board games effectiveness at being played multiple times without becoming dull or repetitive."
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Thunkd wrote:
bradelli wrote:
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Remarkable.


Remarkable is not based on the word "markable", i.e. you are not marking something again. Are there any examples of "able" words that you can put "re" in front of but they stem from the same word, such as playable? I'm still trying to think but really can't think of any.
Actually markable doesn't mean to mark something. It means.... remarkable!

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Markable


And The verb "remark" meaning "to mark again" comes from the little-used version of mark meaning basically "notice" (see: "mark my words"). When you remark on something, you are noting it again, after first doing so when you initially perceived it. Something that is remarkable is worth noticing twice.
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Thunkd wrote:
frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word.
It is. I suspect you mean that it's not recognized officially by dictionaries. And my response to that would be "Not yet". Keep using it... it'll get there.

Bingo.

Similarly, I prefer games with interesting mechanics.
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The english language is very prone to neologism, also because it is broadly spoken on an international level and thus under various influences, but it's actually an advantage if you ask me.

If you're a purist, stick to the words you prefer or maybe think about those terms as scene lingo if it eases your mind. That's how I handle my vocabulary/languages anyway.

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Similarly, I prefer games with interesting mechanics.

I'll stick to "mechanism" here.
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curtc wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word.
It is. I suspect you mean that it's not recognized officially by dictionaries. And my response to that would be "Not yet". Keep using it... it'll get there.

Bingo.

Similarly, I prefer games with interesting mechanics.


Huh. I always found the mechanics of Bingo to be rather flat and uninteresting.
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louper wrote:
They seem to define "replayable" as an adjective describing a game with random elements and/or a random setup


To me it means a game that is still enjoyable after multiple plays.
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curtc wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
frumpish wrote:
So apparently replayability is not a word.
It is. I suspect you mean that it's not recognized officially by dictionaries. And my response to that would be "Not yet". Keep using it... it'll get there.

Bingo.

Similarly, I prefer games with interesting mechanics.

Your games come with mechanics? You must have a well-maintained car.
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