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Game Theory is hard.
on 19 May 2014
I got this book with a measure of trepidation having read the other reviews. From what I could gather this was an impenetrable text which would yield no understanding whatsoever. Given that I'm not so hot at maths I didn't know if it'd be helpful, but I needed some kind of beginners text on Game Theory so that I could figure out what on earth was being talked about in my law and economics papers.
I was very pleasantly surprised. Granted, I didn't get everything straight away, and unlike most other Very Short Introductions, which I was usually able to shoot through in one reading, I found myself puzzling over some of the stuff in this one. However, with a bit of effort I finally figured it out. The book is tough, but so is the subject matter. If you're prepared to spend some time, often frustrating time, with this book, you'll get a lot out of it.