Game Theory and Strategy Through Board Games
About the Course
Join an immersive journey through the captivating world of board games as you unravel the principles of game theory and strategic decision-making. This course utilizes renowned board games such as Monopoly, Dungeons and Dragons, Settlers of Catan, Risk, and more as dynamic tools for understanding strategic thinking.
Key Learning Objectives:
Fundamentals of Game Theory: Explore the foundational concepts of game theory, including Nash equilibrium, dominant strategies, and cooperative vs. competitive gameplay.
Strategic Decision-Making: Develop analytical thinking by applying various strategies within different board games and understanding their impact on outcomes.
Risk Assessment and Management: Learn to assess risk, manage resources effectively, and make calculated decisions in uncertain and competitive environments.
Negotiation and Collaboration: Engage in diplomatic and negotiation skills by studying collaborative elements in board games requiring alliances or trading.
Through gameplay sessions, group discussions, and strategic analysis exercises, this course will delve into the mechanics of each board game, dissecting strategic choices and exploring the rationale behind different moves.
Students will participate in gameplay scenarios, analyze game strategies through written reflections or presentations, and engage in discussions that demonstrate their understanding of game theory concepts applied in practical settings.
No prior board gaming experience is necessary, but an interest in strategic thinking, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning will enhance the learning experience.
By the conclusion of the course, students will have a solid grasp of foundational game theory concepts and a refined ability to apply strategic thinking and decision-making in various competitive and cooperative scenarios.
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**Payment must be made, or proof of certificate must be emailed to me before the 1st day of class. There are NO Refunds once the class has started. Please contact me if payment arrangements need to be made. If you enroll after classes have begun, payment must be made, or a certificate must be submitted before attending.
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