Your level of awareness determines how likely you are to be able to make up rules for the game.
Generally, there are four levels of awareness about games with probable subsets within each level.
Unaware of the game:
These people have no idea at all that they are playing a game. Instead, they follow the rules in their domain – which were handed down by others in higher domains. They play as if they are living an absolute reality rather than playing a game made up by someone.
Aware of the game but choose to play by the rules given to them (they don’t make up their own rules)
These people play the game and they realize that it’s a game, however, they don’t realize that they can make up their own rules. Instead, they choose to play by the rules given to them by others.
Choose to make up the rules:
These people are aware of the game and they realize that if they want to win, they need to make up their own rules. These are usually the people who win at games, although they still compete with others who choose to make up rules.
Choose not to play:
These people realize that the game must have a loser, must define something as “right” or “better” than something else. As a result, they elect not to play the game.