mind game


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mind game

n.
An act of calculated psychological manipulation, done especially to confuse or intimidate.
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Noun1.mind game - any game designed to exercise the intellectmind game - any game designed to exercise the intellect
game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
2.mind game - deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage)mind game - 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 jeweler's mind game is to convince lovers that the size of a gemstone reflects the depth of their feelings"
manipulation, use - exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
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Depending on the result, then you can read into the mind game whatever you want.
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A link to The Light Files: Death in Broad Daylight, an on-line mystery offering $5,000 to someone who can solve this challenging mind game (magnifying glass and clay pipe not included).
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