This book shows how primitive games relate to the broader framework of the theory of games and provides a general discussion of the different types of primitive games. It deals with applications of primitive games to particular areas of social research.
Preface -- Theory -- The Promise of Game Theory -- Critical Problems in the Theory of Games -- A Primitive Alternative -- Pure Conflict and No-Conflict Primitive Games -- Mixed-Motive Primitive Games -- Applications -- Eat Your Spinach!* -- The Bargaining Problem* -- Send the Marines! -- Dilemmas of Diplomacy -- Primitive Games and the Real World -- 2 x 2 Primitive Games -- A Measure of Conflict of Interest -- If Not a Free Lunch, Then Perhaps an Extra Dessert -- Primitive Games with Preference Ranks Added