IDIOMS

play games

(idiomatic) To deceive, to lie about one's intentions

Example:   Stop playing games with me and tell me the truth.
  "Accusing Governor Carey of playing games with taxpayers in his $12.7 billion budget, the Senate majority leader, Warren M. Anderson of Binghamton, said today that it would face rough sledding, in the Republican led State Senate." - New York Times, 1979