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Diplomacy and treason

Dear Economist,

I am a regular player of Diplomacy, a Risk-type game where several players fight to gain control of the European map. The principle is that two allied players will beat a single player, but, in the end, only one can win – so treason is part of the game.

Can economics suggest a strategy? Maybe quitting the game, due to the time lost in talking through the alliances and intrigues?

Michele, Italy

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16th of June, 2007Dear Economist • Comments off