Talk:Goofspiel

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Goofenspiel?[edit]

I learned this game as goofenspiel from a card playing book. I'm trying to find it to reference it and add the name, but wouldn't mind if someone beats me to it. Chasmania (talk) 15:14, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Sections deleted[edit]

I deleted the section claiming this to be "an exact model of activity on the stock market", which seemed very dubious as well as original research, and also the "Poker analogy / betting variant". This had already been tagged as OR for over a year.

Goofspiel does share with Poker the property that it's advantageous to be able to "read" an opponent; this information could be added back in as a non-mathematical strategy note. The "game variant" in which you're allowed to change your bid is just silly -- there's no incentive for your original bid to be at all meaningful. You could just play a random card, do whatever boasting you think will psych out your opponent, and then when you've decided what your "real" bid should be, play that. Joule36e5 (talk) 22:48, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

As a nod to the Poker skill, I included a link to Tell (poker) in the phrase that corresponds to it. Joule36e5 (talk) 03:55, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

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