So far we've examined games which can be "solved" simply by finding the **dominant strategy** of one or both players. However, not all games have **dominant strategies** for either player and so we must have other approaches for these situations.

In some games players will have **dominated strategies** (note that this isn't the word dominant). A **dominated strategies** is just the opposite of a **dominant strategy**. A **dominated strategies** **is never the best strategy** while a dominant strategy is always best. If a strategy is **dominated** it means that **there is always a better strategy** in any circumstance. If a strategy is **dominant there is never a better strategy**.

If a player has only two strategies and if one of them is a dominant strategy the other would have to be a **dominated strategy**. So, **dominated strategies** are only interesting if players have at least 3 possible strategies.

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