When two musicians interchange their playing.

Trading as exchanging goods or currencies is uncommon in music games despite being a part of many other games.
In musical arrangement the term is used often in a jazz context, when instead of soloing separately musicians engage in this sort of a dialogue over the course of longer or shorter sections.

Compare it to the way contests are organized or to the motif of fiddle racing with the devil. For better or worse trading might be staged as (or otherwise get the subtext of) competition. So it seems the connection to games is a natural one, but at a more general level the similarity is just in taking turns which by itself is a very game-connected arrangement.

When inventing a Fighting mechanic remember that it gets a potential of dramatic back and forth if it's in the form of trading.

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