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Respond to the question: 3 person payoff matrix?
08/20/2015 07:55 PM by name withheld; 3 person payoff matrix
It is easy on google search to find payoff matrices for 2 person games with 3 choices. However, I have been unable to find how to make a 3 person payoff matrix with each person having 3 choices. Can anyone point the way towards this? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: 0sum?
05/27/2014 02:17 AM by Zanell92; 0-sum
Please help me with this exercise! [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Best strategies in rectangular games?
01/02/2014 12:03 PM by Danio Quartullo; Best strategies in rectangular games
Hello, I'm a mathematician interested in game theory. I can't solve the following exercise found in Mc Kinsey's book "Introduction to the theory of games": Show that the set of all best strategies for a given player is [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: A program to solve zero sum games?
08/25/2012 08:41 AM by name withheld;
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Respond to the question: What are classical games And how can we?
02/24/2011 01:48 PM by csm; What are classical games? And how can we identify 0-sum games with it?
This is about mxn Zero Sum Games. I read: "Consider Player II's set of optimal strategies. It is a polytope P:conv{q_1,q_2,...q_k} We can therefore identify the game in which Player II's strategies are [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Constant sum game?
02/18/2011 01:30 PM by name withheld;
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Respond to the question: AVERAGE LENGTH OF A GAME?
10/30/2010 12:00 PM by Stuart; AVERAGE LENGTH OF A GAME
Given the following game, there is a hider and a seeker, each game consists of the hider randomly selecting one of two places to hide that is A with probability p and B with 1 - p, and the seeker randomly choses to search in A with [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Constant sum game?
04/26/2010 10:48 PM by amit; Constant sum game
How to solve a constant sum game where nash equilibrium doesn't exist? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: zerosum games?
10/02/2009 02:38 PM by NOname;
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Respond to the question: solving a zero sum game?
05/25/2007 02:22 PM by Poonam; Magic square game
Can any body tell me the solution of magic square game.Intutively i think the solution will be like this : Each player will give probability equal to 1/sum to each strategy.where sum is the sum of all entries in each row. Am I [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: saddlepoint?
04/06/2006 01:03 AM by vinay; saddlepoint
hello can any one please explain me in a 2x2 zero sum game if there is a dominent strategie for a player is there a rule that there should be a saddle point for the game if so can you please explain it. thanx in advance [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: zerosum random games?
01/21/2006 12:23 PM by micha Hofri; Response to Andras Komaromi on saddle point likelihood
Response in attached pdf file [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: zero sum game?
11/09/2005 10:33 PM by name withheld; zero sum game
difference between zero sum game and constant sum game [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: cooperative approach?
05/24/2005 04:17 PM by name withheld;
You should read the chapter on Sumo wrestling in the book called "Freakonomics." In one chapter Sumo wrestlers compete in a zero sum game for rank titles. They compete in 15 matches, if they have a winning record (8 wins or greater) [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: payoff A nn with ij?
03/26/2005 12:13 AM by Ali Reza sepasiyan; payoff A n*n with |i-j|
Please find and prove value of payoff matrix A (n*n) with a(i,j)=|i-j| and optimal strategy for both player.(without linear programing) [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: zerosum random games?
11/17/2004 04:04 AM by Andras Komaromi; zero-sum random games
Hi Everybody! I have an interesting question to answer: Given an m*n matrix(A) filled with random numbers drawn from any continuous probability distribution, what is the chance that the two-player zero-sum A matrix game has a PURE Nash [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: ZeroSum?
10/23/2004 01:58 PM by name withheld; zero sum game
I have a zero sum game that has me confused. The author states that the column player wants the lowest possible score and the row player wants the highest possible score. Want they always tie and there can be no winner? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: sum zero game?
10/11/2004 12:06 PM by kyle reece; sum zero game
Im just lookig for details on a sum zero role playing game that i have to participat in. your character stats with resources and has to obtain goals. any info on shedding light on the situation would be most welcome [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Zero sum games winfinite strategies?
09/21/2004 07:03 AM by Marcelo Rinesi; Zero sum games w/infinite strategies
Is there a good survey of the study of zero sum games where both sets of strategies are, say, the real numbers? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: find the probabilities and the game valu?
11/27/2003 09:58 AM by leontios; find the probabilities and the game value of a payoff matrix with dual simplex
I there any program written in matlab to give as input the payoff matrix of a game and to give you as an output the corresponding probabilites of X and Y players and the game value? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Online Zero Sum Game Simulations?
10/25/2003 06:25 AM by Dale Nowlin; On-line Zero Sum Game Simulations
I am a high school teacher who is introducung Zero Sum Games in my math classes. I have found web sites that solve Zero Sum Games, but I am looking for a site where students can input strategies for players 1 and 2 as probabilities and [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: ZeroSum?
08/12/2003 11:01 AM by JL; Zero-sum Game
Short Answer: A zero-sum game is a game in which the payoffs always sum to zero. (from p.237, Fun and Games by Ken Binmore) Cf. A constant-sum game is a game in which the players' payoffs always sum to a fixed constant C. Any [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Real estate bargaining?
07/23/2003 06:51 AM by name withheld; Real estate bargaining
My understanding is that real estate bargaining is zero-sum (offer and counter-offer until some agreement is made, one person's loss is the others gain). I have also read that there is an optimal strategy, given your competitor's [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: ZeroSum?
06/28/2003 02:29 PM by nuno; Only in the final
I think that by defenition, in zero sum games, the final result must be zero, what one wins the other loses. Not at the begining or the middle of the game. [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Game theory?
04/30/2003 11:53 AM by name withheld;
Check out the McAfee and Hendricks paper "Feints" at Mc Afee's webpage (UTAustin-Econ) [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Optimal strategy for row player?
04/27/2003 11:30 PM by ; Optimal strategy for row player
To find the optimal strategy for row player, am I right in saying that use transpose of the row payoff matrix with the payoffs negated? Thanks! [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: ZeroSum?
04/24/2003 12:51 PM by T. Klugh; Zero-Sum
Why are "Zero-Sum" games called zero-sum? I'm told that single player games are zero-sum...so? What makes solitare a Zero-Sum game? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: none?
04/22/2003 10:09 AM by name withheld;
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Respond to the question: Game theory?
04/22/2003 10:07 AM by surekha; Game theory
hi, I am econ major student in University of Akron, I am writing a paper in a game theory, I was just wondering is there any papers written in game theory in relation of war events? if yes, can you please send the article [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: dominance?
04/17/2003 07:32 AM by amit; dominance
i want to know when and how to use rule of dominance?where can i get a good freeware to solve game theory problems? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Need Help Understanding Binary String Pr?
03/28/2003 10:44 AM by G Laight; Is it using a Fibonacci series generator?
I have heard that the Fibonacci series can be used in financial prediction - is that what the above program is using? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Zerosum Game and Budgeting?
03/28/2003 07:17 AM by Alex Mund; Zero-sum Game and Budgeting
Why is a zero-sum game important in public budgeting? Thank you for answering my question. [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: rational input gives wrong answers?
02/24/2003 01:51 PM by Shailesh Tipnis; rational input gives wrong answers
I input the 4 by 5 matrix A given below and got a value of 1/2 for the game. This is wrong, the value of the game is 3/4. By the way, the program gives a value of 0.75 if the 1/2's in A are entered as 0.5's. A = row1: 1/2,1/2,1,1,1 [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Need Help Understanding Binary String Pr?
02/05/2003 05:29 AM by G Laight; Need Help Understanding Binary String Predictor
I have written a "Matching Pennies" game in JavaScript ( http://mysite.freeserve.com/grahamlaight/jscript/GuessWhichHand.htm ) which plays by learning from the opponents history. It beats all other matching pennies games I habe found on [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: matching pennies with spying?
02/01/2003 03:26 AM by gill; matching pennies with spying
How to find solution of maching pennies game with spying? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: zero sum games anticipation?
12/28/2002 01:45 PM by Mike Welch; zero sum games anticipation
In Nash's paper he discusses anticipation as an aspect of zero sum games. Is there a calculus application for marginal analysis of anticipation similar to indifference curves? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: row players optimal strategy?
06/11/2002 10:54 AM by name withheld; row player's optimal strategy
In the demo app (http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/Games/zerosum.htm) Why not show the row player's optimal strategy too? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: A program to solve zero sum games?
04/04/2002 10:21 PM by David K. Levine; computing the value correctly
Thanks to Wayne Comeaux for pointing out that the zero-sum game solver wasn't computing the value correctly (it seemed always to give zero). I believe this to be fixed... [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: 2 X 3 game theory?
03/25/2002 12:46 PM by Sungbin Cho; 2X3 Zero Sum game
You can solve game using game solver at http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/Games/zerosum.htm [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: A program to solve zero sum games?
03/08/2002 04:59 AM by name withheld; value of game not found
I can't get it to work out the value of any games. [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: i want to learn about zerosum game?
11/29/2001 07:33 PM by kelly; i want to learn about zero-sum game
if i want to find optimal strategies of the players(all maxmin and minmax strategies for player 1 and player 2 ) and value of game how do i start? for example a b c abc stand for player 2 and ABCD stand for player 1 A 8 [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Distribution in repeated zero sum games?
07/27/2001 01:41 PM by Rajeev Kohli; Distribution in repeated zero sum games
In his 1961 Presidential address, M.G. Kendall says "consider, for example, a number of persons with equal stakes playing a fair zero-sum game. Over a period of play, the distribution of their holdings will tend to an unequal pattern of [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: can a monopoly and monopsony market be a?
04/11/2001 04:51 PM by name withheld;
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Respond to the question: I need help?
02/13/2001 10:20 PM by Rodrigo; zero-sum games
The coke example Brandon gave is a good one. The essence of zero-sum games is just like he said: what one player gains is exactly offset by what the other player loses, so the sum of payoffs equals zero. That's why they're called [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Martin Gardner Game?
10/21/2000 06:15 PM by Yue Zhang;
You can find the proof at " A Psychological Game" by N.S.Mendelsohn (American Mathematical Monthly 53, February 1946, pp.86-88). you can get it from Jstor [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Solution with a saddle point?
09/12/2000 09:27 AM by Walter;
I didn't say you can't use linear algebra to find a pure strategy NE. I said that it is easier to check for them first (at least for me it is easier to do it when the game is simple), and also it gives me reference of how many NE in [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: Correlated Equilibria?
08/29/2000 10:04 AM by Walter;
Check the experimental laboratory at Caltech. The links are http://eeps.caltech.edu/ I was told that McKelvey's gambit program (at http://www.hss.caltech.edu/gambit/Gambit.html) solves NAsh equilibria for non-zero sum [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: foretelling?
05/23/2000 12:59 PM by Eric Chou;
What is "the game foretellin"? It seems to me that you are talking abot some computer game. Where is the game? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: can a monopoly and monopsony market be a?
04/20/2000 10:53 AM by swchou;
What is "monopsony"? I can not find it in my dictionary. However, it seems to me that you are thinking a market where both buyer and seller are monopoly. If it so, I think you can model it as a zero-sum game. I don't know any [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: zerosum games and mixed strategy game?
04/20/2000 10:43 AM by Szu-Wen Chou;
Hi Stella, We are sorry that we can not provide answer to exercise peoblems. [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: can a monopoly and monopsony market be a?
04/18/2000 01:12 PM by Luis Scheker; can a monopoly and monopsony market be a zero-sum game?
I'm interested in modelling a market where there's monopololy vs monopsony. Where can I see how this problem has been addressed. I think I should use game theory, but is it a zero-sum game? [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: zerosum games and mixed strategy game?
04/12/2000 06:48 AM by Stella; zero-sum games and mixed strategy game
Dear Professor, Have two problems related to game theory, guess to use the zero-sum games and mixed strategy game, with the rule of dominance as well. However, had some problems to solve it. Would like to ask for your kind help for [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: problems with game solver?
02/23/2000 11:13 AM by David K. Levine; bugs fixed
There were two related problems with the game solver. One is that the optimal column player strategy was mislabeled as optimal row player strategy. The other is that there were several bugs in the calculation of the value. I believe [View full text and thread]

Respond to the question: A program to solve zero sum games?
02/12/2000 02:04 PM by David K. Levine; Calculating the value
The zero sum game solver now calculates the value of the game as well as the optimal player 2 strategy. [View full text and thread]