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What are the typical translations in Spanish for the following terms related to board games?

  • board game
  • board
  • (playing) pieces
  • deck of cards
  • to roll the dice
  • to move forward
  • to move backwards
  • to jump
  • squares/spaces (individual locations on the board)
  • to capture (an opposing piece)
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  • juego de tablero, juego de mesa, juego de sala
  • tablero
  • fichas, piezas, trebejos
  • baraja, mazo de cartas
  • tirar el dado
  • mover hacia adelante, avanzar
  • mover hacia atrás, retroceder
  • saltar
  • casilleros, casillas, escaques
  • capturar, comer

Edit: Added Gonzalo's additions.

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Otras opciones comunes (que quizá podrían ser incluidas en la respuesta): juego de sala (for "board game"), baraja (for "deck of cards"), casillas (for "squares"), comer (for "to capture"). By the way, welcome to Spanish.SE! –  Gonzalo Medina Jan 8 '12 at 16:48
Thanks! Agregué tus traducciones. “Baraja” especialmente es mucho mejor, un mazo puede no tener todas las cartas. –  angus Jan 8 '12 at 17:42

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