Danya Morman, University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Authors: Danya Morman
2022 AWM Research Symposium
Poster Presentation

Machi Koro is a game where players take turns rolling dice and buying different “properties”, or cards, for their “town.” Each card has a number which corresponds to a dice roll. If a player rolls that particular number, they make money. There are many different strategies that can be used but players are often forced to think about probabilities and statistics throughout the turn. This project has aimed to study strategies of Machi Koro and code a simulation to analyze what properties of those strategies makes them good (or bad). We apply different methods of hypothesis testing in order to measure the impact that different variables have on the win rates of each strategy. Results of this research show that variables such as cost, profit, and probability of rolling certain numbers impact the effectiveness of each strategy and that Machi Koro is much more than a game of luck.

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