Definition of role-playing game in English:

role-playing game


  • A game in which players take on the roles of imaginary characters who engage in adventures, typically in a particular computerized fantasy setting overseen by a referee.

    • ‘I had no interest in playing a role-playing game in a language I didn't speak nor understand - even vaguely.’
    • ‘Graduates seeking employment in the modern workplace often face rigorous obstacle-course style initiation procedures comprising IQ and personality tests, interviews and controlled role-playing games.’