Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Colloquium on Games of Strategy: Chapter 10

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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 few weeks.

In the tenth episode we talk about how strategic action - in essence the art of creditable threats or promises to deter or compel other players to alter their actions within a board game. Highlights include a discussion on how to apply these tactics to Setters of Catan and the question whether or not people what to play games with players who are good at using these tactics.

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