The Compleat Strategyst

Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy

by John D. Williams


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When The Compleat Strategyst was originally published in 1954, game theory was an esoteric and mysterious subject, familiar only to specialized researchers, particularly in the military. Its popularity today can be traced at least in part to this book, which popularized the subject for amateurs, professionals, and students throughout the world. It has been reprinted numerous times and has been translated into at least five languages, including Russian and Japanese. Now, more than fifty years after its first publication as a RAND research study, and to celebrate RAND’s 60th Anniversary, RAND is proud to bring this classic work back into print in paperback and digital formats.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Two-Strategy Games

  • Chapter Three

    Three-Strategy Games

  • Chapter Four

    Four-Strategy Games and Larger Ones

  • Chapter Five


  • Chapter Six

    General Method of Solving Games

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