My coordination game answers:
- Name a mountain: Mount Everest
- Name a flower: The rose
- Name a place to meet in London: Big Ben.
- Name one side of a Dollar coin: Heads.
Other coordination games Schelling experimented with include the following (taken from Schelling 1960, p. 55-56):
- Circle one of the numbers in the line below. You win if you all succeed in circling the same number.
7 100 13 231 99 55
2. Put a check mark in one of the sixteen squares. You win if you all succeed in checking the same square:
3. Write some positive number. If you all write the same number, you win.
4. Name an amount of money. If you all name the same amount, you can have as much as you named.
5. You and another person parachuted unexpectly into the area shown, each with a map and knowing the other has one, but neither knowing where the other has dropped nor able to communicate. Where do you meet?
Most common answers: 1: 7 (the first) or 100. 2: top left. 3:1. 4: One million. 5: At the bridge.
- Robert Dodge (2006): The Strategist, Marshall Cavendish
T. Schelling (1960). The Strategy of Conflict. Harvard University Press.
T. C. Schelling (1966). Arms and Influence. Yale University Press, 1966.
T. C. Schelling (1978). Micromotives and Macrobehaviour. W. W. Norton.
- Alexander J. Field (2014): Schelling, von Neumann, and the Event that Didn’t Occur, Games 2014, 5(1), 53-89
J. Mehta, C. Starmer, and R. Sugden. The nature of salience: An experimental investigation of pure coordination games. American Economic Review, 84(3):658–673, 1994.