- [pl.] practice maneuvers involving actual troops, sailors, etc. and military vehicles and equipment
- the testing of a plan or hypothetical situation, as in devising military strategy, by the use of a computer, simulated models, etc.
transitive verb-·gamed·, -·gam·ing
to examine or plan by a war game
to engage in a war game or war games
- An often physical or electronic simulation of a military operation involving two or more forces and using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual or assumed situation.
- A simulation of a proposed plan of action or a strategy, intended to test its validity when challenged.
verbwar-gamed, war-gam·ing, war-games
To engage in a war game.
To simulate (a military operation or a proposed plan of action) in order to test validity or effectiveness under actual or assumed conditions.
- war gamer