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Normal-form games Rock-paper-scissors
 

Summary: 9/22/2010
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Normal-form games
Rock-paper-scissors
0, 0 -1, 1 1, -1
Column player aka.
player 2
(simultaneously)
chooses a column
1, -1 0, 0 -1, 1
-1, 1 1, -1 0, 0
Row player
aka. player 1
chooses a row
A row or column is
called an action or
(pure) strategy
Row player's utility is always listed first, column player's second
Zero-sum game: the utilities in each entry sum to 0 (or a constant)
Three-player game would be a 3D table with 3 utilities per entry, etc.

  

Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences