Comments on “‘Strategic Mind Set’ and the Assessment of Information in Serious Games”

  • Malcolm Galatin
Part of the Social Dimensions of Economics book series (SDOE, volume 3)


Albin believes that the use of probabilistic models to explain how information is exchanged and used in the real world is inadequate because only quantifiable information can be included in these models. Such aspects of real-world situations as influence, power, threat potential, survival potential, vulnerability to exploitation, intellectual attractiveness of financial games, and so forth cannot be incorporated in the “roulette wheel” casino model that forms the basis of almost all aspects of economic modeling of the real uncertain world. In order to develop more meaningful “metaphors” for real- world situations, Albin suggests that such deep games as bridge, Go, chess, and poker should be considered as alternative models to the roulette wheel. Close study of the relevant literature and commentary about these games would provide us with a means of constructing more relevant metaphors for the real world.


Information Exchange Roulette Wheel Real Game Subjective Probability Estimate Financial Game 
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  • Malcolm Galatin

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