Hypergame Theory: A Model for Conflict, Misperception, and Deception

  title={Hypergame Theory: A Model for Conflict, Misperception, and Deception},
  author={Nicholas Kovach and Alan S. Gibson and Gary B. Lamont},
When dealing with conflicts, game theory and decision theory can be used to model the interactions of the decision-makers. To date, game theory and decision theory have received considerable modeling focus, while hypergame theory has not. A metagame, known as a hypergame, occurs when one player does not know or fully understand all the strategies of a game. Hypergame theory extends the advantages of game theory by allowing a player to outmaneuver an opponent and obtaining a more preferred… 
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