Games that let you gain better items to dominate other players when you level up by playing the game a lot.
John: I just bought Call Of Duty , it’s so fun!
Jack: Ugh, I hate COD. That game is Play To Win. Only half of it is actual skill.
by TeIepathy June 6, 2020
The act of doing anything necessary to come out on top.
Guy 1: Hey did you see Jim slip that drunk chick a roofie?

Guy 2: Sure did. He'll be getting some tonight.

Guy 1: Dude... that's messed up.

Guy 2: No. That's playing to win.
by A-Mac October 17, 2007
when playing domination on call of duty - world at war and you have very few kills. you aren't playing to get kills, you are playing for the win.
Scott: Dude, Ross, tough game, huh?
Ross: Nah brah, I'm playing for the win.
by tayzee March 10, 2009
A patronizing remark to others' misfortune; c'est la vie.
"I just failed three classes and I'm not so hot with the ladies."

"Play 'til you win, Dude."
by Virgil234 March 29, 2006
A warning that dictates that intentionally doing something agreed to be foolish or stupid will only result in negative consequences for the person doing the idiotic thing.
Jack apparently looked down the barrel of his pistol to see why it wasn't firing. It seems he didn't remember the maxim of "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" and blew his brains out on accident.
by Intelligence001 March 25, 2022
When the consequence of a dumb action was entirely forseeable and results in dumb consequences.
A man raped a horse then the horse kicked him to death."

"*shrug* You play stupid games, win stupid prizes."
by CrazyandIknowit June 2, 2022
when a game makes people grind for an expensive thing that is superior to everything else else in a the (eg, a shooting game or a pvp game. This is different from game progression in an rpg or practice to improve.
Person 1: I hate people who use a laser rifle, its play 2 win item and they only use it for free kills
Laser Rifle User: Just get better at the game noob
by VileVine March 27, 2021