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Quantum Prisoner’s Dilemma game on hypergraph networks


  • Pawela, Łukasz
  • Sładkowski, Jan


We study the possible advantages of adopting quantum strategies in multi-player evolutionary games. We base our study on the three-player Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD) game. In order to model the simultaneous interaction between three agents we use hypergraphs and hypergraph networks. In particular, we study two types of networks: a random network and a SF-like network. The obtained results show that in the case of a three-player game on a hypergraph network, quantum strategies are not necessarily stochastically stable strategies. In some cases, the defection strategy can be as good as a quantum one.

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  • Pawela, Łukasz & Sładkowski, Jan, 2013. "Quantum Prisoner’s Dilemma game on hypergraph networks," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 392(4), pages 910-917.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:392:y:2013:i:4:p:910-917
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2012.10.034

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    1. Iqbal, Azhar & Chappell, James M. & Abbott, Derek, 2015. "Social optimality in quantum Bayesian games," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 436(C), pages 798-805.

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