The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of StrategyWhen J. D. Williams wrote this entertaining, witty introduction for the nonscientist, Game Theory was still a somewhat mysterious subject familiar to very few scientists beyond those researchers, like himself, working for the military. Now, over thirty years after its original publication as a Rand Corporation research study, his lighthearted though thoroughly effective primer is the recognized classic introduction to an increasingly applicable discipline. Used by amateurs, professionals, and students throughout the world in the classroom, on the job, and for personal amusement, the book has been through ten printings, and has been translated into at least five languages (including Russian and Japanese). 
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Review: The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy
User Review  Craig Tyler  GoodreadsA 60's RAND Classic. I understood the theory that the author was trying to teach however, it was still a little abstract. A bit more correlation between the underlying theory and wargaming would have been nice. Read full review
Review: The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy
User Review  GoodreadsA 60's RAND Classic. I understood the theory that the author was trying to teach however, it was still a little abstract. A bit more correlation between the underlying theory and wargaming would have been nice. Read full review
Contents
1NTRODUCT1ON  1 
CHAPTER TWOSTRATEGY GAMES  29 
2 Xm Games  65 
Graphical Solution  72 
Chance Devices  82 
3 xm Games 1 I 2  112 
The Bass and the Professor  120 
Summary of 3 X m Methods  127 
Color Poker  150 
The Administrators Dilemma  157 
Morra  163 
Summary of 4 X m Methods  170 
M1SCELLANY  180 
GENERAL METHOD  218 
Basic Solutions  229 
Summary of Pivot Method  244 
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The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy J. D. Williams Limited preview  2012 