Multi-resource Minority Games: Redefining the Game

  • Daniel Romero
  • Elissa Shinseki
  • S. M. Mahdi SeyednezhadEmail author
  • Ronaldo Menezes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 16)


The minority game has been studied by the scientific community in Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems as a model for resource allocation. This paper contributes to the accumulating scientific literature in minority games by investigating an area lacking in current research: the availability of multiple resources and the effect of parameters in their utilization. Even though there is a research topic called multi-resource minority game, we argue here that they are more like a “multi-option” minority game. Under a multi-resource scenario we investigate two issues: (i) strategy sharing and (ii) the effect of resource capacity to agent attendance, variance, and winning rate. Furthermore, we introduce a new criteria named resource usage that has not been studied in minority game research and captures how well a resource is used. We find that the use of a single strategy is not as effective as using different strategies when attempting to utilize resources simultaneously.


Game theory Multi-agent aystems Resource allocation Multiple resource 



The authors acknowledge support from National Science Foundation (NSF) grant No. 1263011.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Romero
    • 1
  • Elissa Shinseki
    • 2
  • S. M. Mahdi Seyednezhad
    • 3
    Email author
  • Ronaldo Menezes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceWeber State UniversityOgdenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsGeorge Fox UniversityNewbergUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer SciencesFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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