Questions tagged [game-theory]

Game theory is a study of strategic decision making. More formally, it is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers." (It is distinct from combinatorial game theory, which has its own tag.)

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Is it correct to infer a second, third etc place in board games with a score?

This may stray a bit into philosophy, but I believe it has some real-world impacts. Many games rank players during the game, and some leave players in some sort of order at the end (ie. a 'score'). ...
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Early game bidding as Greyjoy

You are playing the 6p Game of Thrones (2nd Ed) as Greyjoy. At the end of the first round, everyone still has exactly 5 power tokens. At the start of the second, a bidding on the influence tracks ...
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What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering? [closed]

Many players and fan designers have been forever frustrated by the fact that in MtG, "Tribal" is a card type instead of a supertype. Having been digging at this for a while, I have to a conclusion: ...
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How important is game theory in Dominion?

A lot of the strategic advice I've read for Dominion seems to be based around honing your deck based on fixed criteria - which cards are good, which work well together, when to start buying Provinces, ...
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4 Color Burn + Dark Confidant decktech

This is a theory/decktech question. Lets say you're playing 4 color burn (R,W,B,G) and your opponent is running something with spikey lifegain (Feed the Clan and a few Tarmogoyfs for example), so ...
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Why should a player call “cheat” and risk taking the entire stack of cards?

In a game of cheat/bullshit with at least three players, what is the incentive for a player to challenge a claim when he/she does not stand to gain anything in winning the challenge, but risks taking ...
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What are the main results in game theory regarding Go?

What are the main mathematical results concerning Go? Go is a game with simple rules but high game complexity. It is inefficient to apply primitive chess AI methods (such as position brute force and ...