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A universal game [on hold]

In this question by "metagame" I mean a game which functions to create the rules of a sub-game. Is there a universal metagame that would allow to create any game (including itself). Such game would ...
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What discipline is concerned with The Agreement Game? [closed]

The Agreement Game for N players is as follows: Pick a number from 1 to 10, inclusive. Everybody wins if all N players agree to pick the same number. Otherwise, everybody loses. There are ...
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Is quantum indeterminacy inextricable from observation?

I understand uncertainty from a combinatorial and game theoretic perspective, as functions of incomplete or imperfect information, or intractability which is a type of inaccessible information in that ...
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Rational Player in Game Theory

I'm new to the topic and currently only introduced to Normal Form Games. So about this rational player in game theory... I was wondering if the player could still be considered rational by choosing an ...
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Time dynamics of probability (from a game theoretic point of view)

Many commenters on this question about a property of a random 2x2 matrix seem to assume that there is no such thing as a random 2x2 matrix. We are talking here about a matrix with integer or rational ...
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Is the game of Minecraft a good example of the philosophy of Reductionism?

Reductionism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductionism ) is a philosophy of everything being based on smaller, or simpler components. The game of Minecraft seems to be based on a similar philosophy. ...
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Is there a name for the following gambling fallacy?

I'm writing a paper on the game of blackjack and I'm trying to make a point about how a common player's attitude is a logical/statistical fallacy in the following situation: When any common person ...
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To Check or not to Check? [closed]

Samuel and Paul make a wager. They want to know if a certain professor held class the day prior when they were absent. The professor is unreachable, though, so they have to ask students from class. If ...
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Are the prisoner's dilemma and game theory relevant to this competitive workplace scenario?

A friend of mine who works as a car sales person recently explained to me how she and her colleagues are paid. They get a very low base salary and make most of their money of off commissions and ...