Definition of kriegspiel in English:

kriegspiel

Pronunciation /ˈkrēɡˌSHpēl//-ˌspēl/

noun

  • 1A war game in which blocks representing armies or other military units are moved about on maps.

    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A form of chess in which each player has a separate board and can only infer the position of the opponent's forces from limited information given by an umpire who disallows illegal moves.

Origin

Late 19th century: from German, from Krieg war + Spiel game.

Pronunciation

kriegspiel

/ˈkrēɡˌSHpēl//-ˌspēl/