badger game.A scheme to extort money or some other benefit by arranging to catch someone in a compromising position and then threatening to make that person’s behavior public. “The ‘badger game’ is a blackmailing trick, usually in the form of enticing a man into a compromising position with a woman whose real or pretended husband comes upon the scene and demands payment under threat of prosecution or exposure.” Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce, Criminal Law 451 (3d ed. 1982).
[Blacks Law 8th]