My research requires a playable, adapted form of a game known as the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma (you can play a version online here: [url removed, login to view] or here: [url removed, login to view]). I need to ensure it is simple, friendly and straight-forward enough for children to engage in, as well as adding some alterations for certain conditions.
So far I've unearthed a couple of open-source websites with the IPD code (such as here: [url removed, login to view] and here: [url removed, login to view]), but both are simulations - in other words, they run each game but without allowing the player to engage, whereas I need them to be playable. It should also be noted that, particularly in the case of the first site, the coding is much much more complicated than I would require. For example, I only required one type of agent to be coded as the computer player. It would be nice to be able to export the results to a excel file though!
I've attached a PDF file with a basic knock up with some screen shots of what it might look like (though note that I no longer required the second game - it would just be three total, 1, 3 and 4). If you have any questions about it, please let me know. I can provide more details wherever necessary.
The medium doesn't bother me (i.e. whether it's browser-based or whatnot), so long as it is easily run.
I'm quickly dropping in to add a couple more resources, with the aim of furthering understanding.
The first of these is essentially the screenshots mentioned before, but rearranged on to a powerpoint poster to provide a better idea of their order (there are also a few very slight adjustments).
The second resource is a research article where a similar program has been used previously. It provides a good description of the IPD and outlines the procedure on pages 570 and 571.
Let me know if you have any questions!