Monday, May 8, 2017

Colloquium on Games of Strategy: Chapter 4

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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 forth episode we talk about continuous simultaneous move games and criticism of Nash Equilibrium in Chapter 5 (there are some differences between editions).  Highlights include a discussion on how certain sequential Euro games are really slow moving simultaneous games and game theory's solution for strategic discussions when there is no Nash Equilibrium.

You can find our previous discussion on Games of Strategy here.

You can find our next discussion on Games of Strategy here.

1 comment:

  1. After listening to this instalment board game designer Douglas Schuz asked "Why Do Players Do It Wrong? Barriers to Nash Equilibrium in Game Design."