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Noun: mind game
  1. Any game designed to exercise the intellect
  2. Deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage)
    "football players try to play mind games with the opposition"; "the jeweller's mind game is to convince lovers that the size of a gemstone reflects the depth of their feelings"

Derived forms: mind games

Type of: game, manipulation, use

Encyclopedia: Mind game