## Review: Game Theory 101: The Basics

William Spaniel wrote this pamphlet , *Game Theory 101: The Basics*, showing elementary game theory concepts applied directly to simple games. There’s not much actual theory in here, and certainly no deep proofs, but there are many illustrative examples that combine to give a familiarity with the ideas. I’ve been curious enough about game theory to want to see that, and this was a useful introduction.

He writes clearly and well, and walks through every step of the calculations. Still, this reads more like a good textbook than like an essay for the layman. I found the combination of basic explanations and detailed examples very illuminating. I walked away knowing a bunch more than I did when I started.

Recommended if you want to see the basic nuts and bolts of tame theory.

September 26th, 2011 at 8:29 am

Thanks!