Game Theory 101: The Complete Series

Ready to learn game theory? You are in the right place. The list below grants you full access to all of the Game Theory 101 lectures. Click on a topic to get started. (And consider downloading my free game theory calculator or purchasing the textbook that these lectures follow for $3.99.)

The Basics
  1. The Prisoner's Dilemma and Strict Dominance
  2. Iterated Elimination of Strictly Dominated Strategies
  3. The Stag Hunt and Pure Strategy Nash Equilibrium
  4. What Is a Nash Equilibrium?
  5. Best Responses and Safety in Numbers
  6. Matching Pennies and Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
  7. The Mixed Strategy Algorithm
  8. How NOT to Write a Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
  9. Battle of the Sexes
  10. Calculating Payoffs in Mixed Strategy Nash Equilibrium
  11. Mixed Strategies and Strict Dominance
  12. Weak Dominance
  13. Infinitely Many Nash Equilibria
  14. The Odd Rule
Extensive Form
  1. Subgame Perfect Equilibrium
  2. Backward Induction
  3. How NOT to Write a Subgame Perfect Equilibrium
  4. Multiple Subgame Perfect Equilibria
  5. Tying Hands (Burning Bridges)
  6. Commitment Problems
  7. The Centipede Game
  8. Problems with Backward Induction
  9. Forward Induction