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Roblox Terms: A Dictionary For Parents

Have you ever heard your Roblox-obsessed child saying words like “obby, brick battle, robux” and you’re clueless as to what they’re talking about? You’re not alone. Of course, with millions of users of Roblox across the world, the young community of gamers and creatives have developed their own Roblox-specific slang.

As a guide for parents, we’ve pulled together this dictionary of terms to help you get clued up on a few of the latest gaming words of the next generation.

Key Roblox Terms and Slang

Adopt Me
This one of the most popular games on Roblox, averaging over 64 million players monthly, Adopt Me has taken the platform by storm. It’s a role-playing game in which players can “adopt” and care for pets and other avatars, similar to a massive interactive Tamagotchi community.

AFK
AFK stands for Away From Keyboard, and generally means a person is not available or not at their computer right now. It is a common abbreviation used in many games outside of Roblox.

Brick
A piece of a Roblox construct.

Brick Battle
A fight between players with the game’s basic weapons.

Lua
Lua is an easy-to-use coding language for game engines – and most notably in Roblox. This unique coding language is embedded in Roblox and gives kids the opportunity to learn a combination of block and text-based code to build a 3D world. The Roblox community allows like-minded kids to power their imagination!

Obby
An “obby” (sometimes spelled “obbie”) is a type of obstacle course game, one of the most common in Roblox. Players can escape mazes, towers, and other engaging environments. Fun to play, sure, but obbies are even more fun to make!

Oof
An expression of pain, often associated with the little grunting sound Robloxians make when hurt.

Pal Hair aka Bacon Hair
Many users often characterise it as “Bacon Hair” because the shape of its mesh and texture resembles strips of bacon.

PTS
This stands for “permission to speak” and is sometimes used as shorthand in Roblox chat.

Reeeee
This is an interesting one—“reeeee” is meant to express frustration or anger and is a favorite exclamation of YouTubers who stream themselves playing Roblox.

Roblox Studio
An amazing, free platform, Roblox Studio can be used to create customized Roblox objects and games. By learning to code with Lua, the sky’s the limit to what kids can make with Roblox Studio!

Robloxian
A player’s character.

Robux
Robux is the internal currency used for in-game purchases. This is where the monetization aspect of Roblox cashes in, and often in a major way. Through microtransactions, many kids have learned to make money online from home, turning their passion for gaming into a lucrative enterprise.

SMH
“Shaking my head,” used to express disbelief or disappointment.

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Roblox Arcade – Monetise Your Games

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