Most helpful positive review
A very short by far from easy introduction
on 29 December 2011
As some reviewers pointed out, there are some challenges in this book due to some of the diagrams being wrong and the text sometimes being difficult to understand. If one manages to get through those obstacles the book is a wonderful overview of the fascinating yet difficult topic of game theory. One of the best features is its breath. The introduction spans from classical zero sum games to cooperative games, evolutionary game theory, empirical game theory, ethics and misguided criticism against game theory. Especially in this latter aspect, Binmore is outstanding in explaining typical misunderstandings about game theory. Binmore is also a very good storyteller, supplying the technical presentations with comments about some of the most influencial theory developers. Among the non-technical introductory books on game theory I have read, this one is by far the best.