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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Are games like Alquerque solved? Are they fair games with perfect play?

I'm very curious about games similar to alquerque, where all but one slots are filled. Take the picture below. This appears to me (and maybe I'm wrong) that this gives an opening advantage to the ...
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Identify this game with 4 players, each have 2 choices

The game is played with any deck of playing cards, or just using hand gestures without any items at all. How I've seen it usually played - There are 4 players. Every round, each player will choose ...
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How did makers of "Gwent" set scores for each card?

I am curious about one thing. In the game called Gwent the Witcher card game each card has its own score. And also these cards have some potential scores that they can enhance their own scores or the ...
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In two-player games with perfect information, if both players play optimally, will the game always end in a draw?

I've been running simulations of two strong agents playing Chess which always ended in a draw. Followed by this simulations, can we state that two-player perfect-information games like Go and Chess ...
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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 ...