Sketchplanations

Explaining the world one sketch at a time

Previous
Random
Next
The prisoner’s dilemma - Sketchplanations

The prisoner’s dilemma

The classic game theory dilemma where two prisoners are individually offered a deal if they’ll betray the other prisoner. But if they both betray each other then it’s bad news for both of them. What they choose depends on what they think the other will choose.

You're welcome to use and share this image and text for non-commercial purposes with attribution. Go wild!
See licence

Keep exploring

Don’t make important decisions on an empty stomach - Sketchplanations
The customer value chain - Sketchplanations
Marchetti’s constant - Sketchplanations
The data prison - Sketchplanations
Buy Me A Coffee