AskDefine | Define squander

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1 spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, blow] [ant: conserve]
2 spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: consume, waste, ware]

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  1. To waste.


Extensive Definition

Squander (written as "$QUANDER" on the box and in the rules) is an Avalon Hill board game based loosely on the game Monopoly, but in reverse. As in Monopoly, players rolled dice and moved around a board, encountering opportunities to make financial decisions. The object, however, was to lose money rather than gaining it. Each player started with a million "Squanderbucks", and the winner was the first player to go broke. The game was published in 1965.

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