Game-Theory Thursday (Evolution of Trust)

To share my love of game theory, strategic thinking, and mathematics generally, I am adding a new feature to this blog: “Game Theory Thursdays.” (The feature will run at least once or twice a month and will complement some of my other regular features, such as Twitter Tuesdays and What-Could-Go-Wrong?-Wednesdays.) For this installment, I want to highlight this interactive and entertaining website by game designer Nicky Case (@ncasenmare) devoted to “The Evolution of Trust.” I have studied game theory in depth for years and have devoted some of my best work to this field (see here and here, for example), and I cannot speak highly enough of the beautiful games on Case’s website. (See screenshot below.) It will take you around 30 minutes to play these games and complete your game theory journey, but it will the best half-hour you can spend on learning the logic of game theory and the game of trust.

The Evolution of Trust: this adorable game explains the math behind  interpersonal trust

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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4 Responses to Game-Theory Thursday (Evolution of Trust)

  1. “The Game of Trust” was quite entertaining. Did the programmer seek to design each charcter to respond in a manner that demonstrates various cooperation strategies( positive-sum, zero-sum, etc.)?

  2. Pingback: Game-Theory Thursday: Modelling Coase’s Theorem | prior probability

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