French Vocabulary for Card and Board Games

Are you a game player? On this page you’ll find a complete list of French vocabulary covering words for both board games and card games.

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People & basic words

  • darts les fléchettes 
  • dice le dé 
  • game le jeu 
  • j’ai gagné! I won!
  • le pari bet
  • looser le perdant
  • move le coup 
  • player le joueur 
  • point le point 
  • score la marque
  • target la cible 
  • winner le gagnant 

Card games

  • ace l’as 
  • bishop le fou 
  • card game le jeu de cartes 
  • cards les cartes 
  • club le trèfle 
  • diamond le carreau 
  • heart le cœur
  • jack le valet
  • joker le joker 
  • king le roi 
  • pawn le pion 
  • queen la dame 
  • queen la dame 
  • spade le pique 

Board games

  • backgammon le trictrac 
  • board games les jeux de société 
  • checkers / draughts les dames 
  • chess les échecs 
  • chessboard l’échiquier 
  • dominos les dominos 
  • king le roi
  • knight le cavalier 
  • monopoly le monopoly 
  • rook le tour 
  • scrabble le scrabble 
  • tile / scrabble piece la pièce 

Verbs

  • to deal (cards) donner
  • to lose the game perdre le jeu 
  • to play a game jouer un jeu 
  • to play jouer
  • to shuffle (cards) battre
  • to win the game gagner le jeu 
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