“Achievement” play is play that is done for the experience of achieving a particular goal, rather than for the experience of merely striving toward it. For example, a professional poker player doesn’t just play for a good time; they play for the money.
Contrast with striving play.
Nguyen, C. (2019). Games and the Art of Agency. Philosophical Review. 128. 10.1215/00318108-7697863.