Friday, February 24, 2017

Colloquium on Games of Strategy: Chapter 1

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Welcome to the Colloquium on Games of Strategy.  Games of Strategy is a textbook on game theory written by Dixit (not the game), Skeath, and Reiley that we are reading to help improve our analysis of board games and board game design.  Paul Owen (owns 3rd edition) and I (own the 2nd and 1st editions) record a discussion about a chapter or two from the book every two weeks.  

In the first episode we talk about Chapter 1 & 2 (they are the same in all editions).  Highlights include a discussion on the importance of mutual awareness amongst players, signaling, and cooperative vs noncooperative games (Game Theory Style). 

You can find additional notes about the topics and our discussion from the first episode in this post from Paul Owen's Man Overboard blog.

You can listen to the next Colloquium Game of Strategy episode here.