Cooperative/ Non-Cooperative

Cooperative games are the one in which players are convinced to adopt a particular strategy through negotiations and agreements between players. They often analyzed through the framework of cooperative game theory, which focuses on predicting which coalitions will form, the joint actions that groups take and the resulting collective payoffs. It is opposed to the traditional non-cooperative game theory which focuses on predicting individual players’ actions and payoffs. (Nitisha, 2015)

Whereas non-cooperative game theory also looks at how bargaining procedures will affect the distribution of payoffs within each coalition. As the non-cooperative game type is more general, cooperative games can be analyzed through the approach of non-cooperative game type. (Guillermo, 2013) provided that sufficient assumptions are made to encompass all the possible strategies available to players due to the possibility of external enforcement of cooperation.

However, non-cooperative games also refer to the games in which the players decide on their own strategy to maximize their profit. Non-cooperative games provide accurate results. This is because, in non-cooperative games, a very deep analysis of a problem takes place throughout the game without any help.

I could honestly relate these game types to almost every game I play with friends. They fit in every game and can intervene with other game types due to the fact you can only play with or without other players.