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Did You Dream About a Boardgame? Here's What It Means

A dream concept like a boardgame can be a difficult one to give a single meaning for. Because dreams are fragments of our subconscious minds, and they often include specific references to our daily lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 interesting perspectives on dreams about a boardgame, taken from three different angles.

Which interpretation best matches your dream vision?

What does a boardgame mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about playing a board game signifies your strategic thinking and decision-making skills in life. But the interpretation can be more multifaceted than that.

It's a reflection of your ability to plan, take calculated risks, and navigate through challenges. If you're winning, it suggests success in your endeavors. Losing, however, may indicate fear of failure or setbacks. Watching others play a board game in your dream, on the other hand, suggests you feel like an outsider in some situation. It may also imply that you're observing and learning from others' strategies and actions. Both scenarios highlight the importance of strategy, decision-making, and observation in your waking life.

A boardgame is a somewhat complex and fascinating dream symbol to interpret with any certainty. To say with any kind of confidence, I would have to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of engaging in a board game, from a Freudian perspective, may symbolize the unconscious negotiation of life's complexities.

Somewhat similarly: The game's rules and strategies could represent societal norms and expectations, while your interaction with them may reflect your internal struggle with these constraints. Winning or losing is not the focus here, but rather the process of engagement, which mirrors your approach towards life's challenges. Observing others play, on the other hand, might suggest a sense of detachment or alienation from societal norms, or perhaps a latent desire to learn from others' experiences without direct involvement. This could indicate a defensive mechanism, such as intellectualization, where you distance yourself emotionally by focusing on rational aspects. Both scenarios underscore the interplay between individual agency and societal expectations in your unconscious mind.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of playing a board game symbolizes your spiritual journey, a divine game of life where you are both the player and the pawn. It reflects your spiritual wisdom and your ability to navigate through life's challenges using this wisdom. Winning or losing in the game is not the focus, but rather the spiritual growth you achieve through the process. Watching others play a board game in your dream signifies your role as an observer in the spiritual realm. It suggests that you are learning from the spiritual journeys of others, gaining insights and wisdom from their experiences. Both scenarios emphasize the importance of spiritual growth, wisdom, and learning in your life's journey.

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Whose dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation above for a boardgame best matches your dream?

Only you can say for certain. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a multifaceted puzzle. Just about any concept from a dream can reflect a long list of things — or symbolize many different activities in our daily lives.

Have a better dream interpretation on a dream about a boardgame you can add? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own analysis to the comments down below.

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