A player of a game that seeks to use the system to dominate and frustrate other players.

This is typically not a problem when dealing with games that encourage competitive playing, but swiftly becomes a problem when the objective of the game is not to defeat your opponenet, either real or perceived, but to co-operate and socialize with other players.

As such, power-gamers are the bane of certain role-playing games, social games and online games like MUDs and their ilk, and games where not everyone wants to make you their bitch.

However, certain games suit powergamers well -- games like Monopoly and the (now discontinued) Paranoia RPG setting by West End Games.
Well, yeah, Fabian is a power-gamer... he's a wonderful person to be with, and very accommodating, but never, ever, play against him -- you'll just end up hating him.
by T-Boy August 29, 2003
A person who can play video games for hours, most preferably good games.
Bob: Is Gary still playing Zelda?
Joe: Yeah, since 4 o'clock. Now it's 10! What a power gamer.
by Jonathan "Johnny" Jones November 08, 2009
A person with little or no social life who spends 12+ hours a day at any particualr gaming activity: Especially MMORPGS.
OMG, that power gaming fag is at level 50 already?
by The Sneak September 18, 2003
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