French Games Vocabulary

Here you will find a complete list of French vocabulary words for different kinds of board and card games. You’ll see that some of them are extremely easy to learn as they are borrowed directly from English, such as “le scrabble” and “le monopoly“. The words for king and queen in both chess and card games are, “le roi” and “la dame“, respectively.

le jeu game les échecs chess les dames checkers/draughts
les cartes cards le jeu de cartes card game
l’échiquier chessboard
le cavalier knight le pion pawn la dame queen
le roi king le fou bishop le tour rook
le scrabble scrabble la pièce tile/scrabble piece
le trictrac backgammon
les jeux de société board games
le monopoly monopoly le dé dice
les dominos dominos les fléchettes darts la cible target
donner to deal (cards)
battre to shuffle (cards)
le pique spade
l’as ace le roi king la dame queen
le valet jack le joker joker le carreau diamond
le cœur heart le trèfle club le coup move
jouer to play
jouer un jeu to play a game
le joueur player
gagner le jeu to win the game
perdre le jeu to lose the game
le gagnant winner
le perdant looser le pari bet le point point
la marque score le poker poker j’ai gagné! I won!

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