Chevron Left
Back to Game Theory

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Game Theory by Stanford University

4,043 ratings
816 reviews

About the Course

Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Beyond what we call `games' in common language, such as chess, poker, soccer, etc., it includes the modeling of conflict among nations, political campaigns, competition among firms, and trading behavior in markets such as the NYSE. How could you begin to model keyword auctions, and peer to peer file-sharing networks, without accounting for the incentives of the people using them? The course will provide the basics: representing games and strategies, the extensive form (which computer scientists call game trees), Bayesian games (modeling things like auctions), repeated and stochastic games, and more. We'll include a variety of examples including classic games and a few applications. You can find a full syllabus and description of the course here: There is also an advanced follow-up course to this one, for people already familiar with game theory: You can find an introductory video here:

Top reviews


Feb 7, 2022

I would have preferred a more mathematically rigorous treatment of the subject. Nevertheless, this was a great course — the instructors expounded all concepts with exceptional clarity and engagement.


May 16, 2017

Great ! Interesting and abound at the same time. Hope Professors will clarify the strategic utility function more clearly because it's hard for students with poor math basic(forget most><) right now!

Filter by:

651 - 675 of 805 Reviews for Game Theory

By Henrique d M

Aug 2, 2017

Great course. Recommended for all economists and students eager to learn about game theory.

By Louis H

Oct 16, 2020

Good pace and difficulty for beginners. Tests are fair. Explanations sometimes too brief.

By Gokul K K

Jan 27, 2020

The methods need not be formulaic, more intuitive methods could be taught in the course.

By Allen W

Mar 14, 2020

I particularly appreciated the mix between theory and application. Good lectures.

By Ana R

May 8, 2020

Es un curso ambicioso, requiere mucha concentración y trabajo, pero vale la pena.

By Alejandro D P

Feb 9, 2018

Awesome course, really interesting, though it will be better with more exercises.

By Kalie D

Nov 10, 2019

Calculus level math is recommended to understand the math portion of the lesson.

By Artur M

Jan 22, 2018

Some videos are confusing, some lectures are boring but overall great content!

By Egor G

Oct 21, 2017

Good course, but some topics are hard to understand with the given explanation

By Bishal G

Jan 21, 2022

covers the basics i hoped if the assignments would be little more challenging

By António M F B d C C

Jan 5, 2018

It is a nice and compact short course with all the essentials of Game Theory.

By eddy h

Jun 4, 2022



By Steve A

Aug 3, 2020

There are issues with the videos that could be corrected by retaking them.

By jiaming

May 13, 2021

The quiz is interesting, I wish the course can dive more into that math.

By Diego O G V

Oct 25, 2016

It is necessary more examples for to understand more clearly the topics.

By LiuChang

Aug 17, 2020

Splendid introductory course (was hoping to be somewhat more advanced)


May 5, 2020

I feel in the later parts of the course more examples need to be given

By Antonio J A

Apr 2, 2018

Very good course. I would like to have more written support material.

By Josh B

Jul 26, 2020

Very solid course I wish it had a few more real world applications

By Nicanor B

Sep 23, 2017

This course expand my horizon and the way ti think about decisions

By Changyun Z

Jan 3, 2017

This course is very basic and not intensive. Overall, it's good!

By Maximilian S

Jul 22, 2017

A great introduction to Game Theory covering basic concepts.

By arjang

Dec 18, 2021

the material is still fresh but the structure is too old

By katerina l

Apr 7, 2020

Interesting course, quite long and sometimes challenging

By Mukhamejan A

Aug 22, 2019

More practice problems with actual solutions are needed.