Classification of Games

Point of View

Types of Games

number of players

two-person, N-person (N>2) games

sum of the payoffs for all player after each play

constant-sum, non-constant-sum, zero-sum, nonzero-sum games

number of strategies for each player

finite, infinite games

character of strategy space

discrete, continuous games

presence or absence of a non-intelligent player in two-person zero-sum games

games against nature or games with minimax approach of both players

degree of players acquaintance with the previous course of the game before each play

games of perfect and imperfect information

cooperation of players in N-person games

cooperative, non-cooperative games