# Game theory

**Game theory** is the study of how participants in a "game" act with respect to their "utility" values (how satisfied they are). In the context of voting theory, game theory has been mostly used to investigate strategic voting i.e. when a voter or group of voters lie about their preferences in order to get what they consider to be a better election outcome. The Chicken dilemma is one prominent example.

See the Equilibrium article.