war game


noun Military.

a simulated military operation, carried out to test the validity of a war plan or operational concept: in its simplest form, two opposing teams of officers take part, and when necessary, military units of the required strength are employed.

Origin of war game

First recorded in 1820–30
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war game

noun

a notional tactical exercise for training military commanders, in which no military units are actually deployed
a game in which model soldiers are used to create battles, esp past battles, in order to study tactics

verb war-game

(intr) to prepare for battle by considering possible tactics and enemy responses
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