This is a game with a clear final goal, that prevents you from ever reaching that goal. These are almost always joke games, where the joke on the player is that the game simply cannot be completed no matter what you do.
This is distinct from an Endless Game
, which doesn't have a final goal but simply repeats itself; and from Unwinnable
, where the goal is possible from the start, but can become
impossible as the result of player actions.