A PLAYER of a game is a participant therein. The term 'player' is used with this same meaning both in game theory and in ordinary recreational games .
Normally, there are at least two players in a game, but one-player
games exist and are collectively known as solitary games (such as the
"To become a player, one must voluntarily accept the rules and constraints of a game."
PLAYERS IN COMPETITION
In most games, one player (or team) is declared the winner, the
player who performed the best. Some multiplayer games can have
multiple winners, but in Western societies, one player (or team) is
normally considered to be the "1st place", or best, among them, and
tie-breaking structures are commonly used to ensure a singular "1st
place". This is not true universally, however; for example, in
Among the players on a team, the one who plays the best in a given contest may be deemed the player or over the course of a series or season may be deemed the most valuable player for that period. They may also be identified as a player of the Match , player of the week , player of the month , player of the year , or even player of the century .
* ^ Fullerton (2008).