# Game Theory 101: The Basics

| March 11, 2012

Today we’re going to look at something a little bit more unique. “Game Theory 101: The Basics” as you might guess, is a book that looks at the theoretical side of the game theory.  For some reason books on game theory are very popular these days. Well perhaps there’s something charming about finding the best strategy to win a game, let us say poker, using the power of mathematics.

Basic Info

• Format: Kindle Edition
• File Size: 1043 KB
• Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
• Language: English
• ASIN: B005DGHV0I
• Text-to-Speech: Enabled
• Lending: Enabled
• Average Amazon Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
• Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

William Spaniel is a PhD. student at the University of Rochester, Department of political science. Spaniel has a profound interest in political science and the game theory.

Short Review

New 2012 edition of “Game Theory 101: The Basics” is a no-nonsense, games-centered introduction to strategic form games and the theory behind it. From the first lesson to the last, each chapter introduces games of increasing complexity and then teaches the game tools necessary to solve them. Contents of the book:

1) All the basics fully explained, including the theoretical concepts like the Nash equilibrium, mixed strategy Nash equilibrium, the mixed strategy algorithm, how to calculate payoffs, strict dominance, weak dominance, iterated elimination of strictly dominated strategies, iterated elimination of weakly dominated strategies, and much more!

2) Solutions to dozens of games, including the prisoner’s dilemma, stag hunt, matching pennies, zero sum games, battle of the sexes/Bach or Stravinsky, chicken/snowdrift, pure coordination, deadlock, and safety in numbers!

3) Crystal clear, line-by-line calculations of every step, with more than 200 images so you don’t miss a thing!

Game Theory 101: The Basics is perfect for introductory game theory, intermediate microeconomics, and political science. It’s quick, efficient, and up to the point.