To simulate (a military operation or a proposed plan of action) in order to test validity or effectiveness under actual or assumed conditions.(verb-transitive)
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Use "war-game" in a sentence
"Don't allow sexed-up war-game videos to hypnotize kids, some of whom then go on to get killed in the U.S. Army sequel to their childhood games."
"It was in this context that Colonel Gardiner made, in an almost offhand way, before we even began to war-game the Enigmatic Box on the Euphrates, a stunning allusion to an overlooked aspect of the Georgia crisis of August 2008, which had just then come to an uneasy, unstable pause."
"He knew of no way to war-game counterinsurgency, which included so many other social variables."