Alternative to “maze” as a description for Pacman’s environment?

Pacman’s maze

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is not a maze in the sense of being a place in which we get lost since we can clearly see where we are going. So what should we call the restricted environment in which Pacman operates?

To clarify: I want another word to describe this rather than maze. Answers claiming that this is a maze by some definition or other aren’t any use to me.

Answer

In gaming parlance it would be common to call it a ‘board’. Though ‘board’ is most commonly synonymous with ‘level’, there might be a sense in which it exclusively applies to the system of pathways (ie. the physical facts about the area) and not, eg., the speed at which the ghosts move. <shrug>

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