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Blotto Games

  • Alan Washburn
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Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 201)

Abstract

Colonel Blotto made his first appearance in Caliban's Weekend Book of 1924, where he faced the problem of trying to capture as many forts as possible with a limited number of divisions. Blotto’s problem was made difficult because an opposing commander was at the same time distributing defensive forces among the forts in an effort to frustrate him. The class of games where each player must divide an aggregate force among several areas of contention has since been named after the Colonel.

Keywords

Cumulative Distribution Function Marginal Distribution Mixed Strategy Pure Strategy Dual Linear Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Washburn
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  1. 1.Operations Research DepartmentNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA

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