Once a game has been played, it can be replayed with different matching options: Random, Fixed, Fixed Role, Rotate Role, or Fixed Partner. To learn more about replaying and copying games, read this article.
The table below summarizes how subject characteristics are determined in the new game: Role (e.g., buyer vs. seller); Values (e.g., costs for a seller in the competitive market); and Group. Note that not all options are available after certain games.
In Random matching, players can switch roles and partners. This is like all of the players are scrambled and reassigned roles and partners at the start of the new game.
In Fixed matching, players will have the same role as the just-completed game, and play with the same partner or partners at the start of a new game.
In Fixed Role matching, players will have the same role as the just-completed game, but may play with different partners.
With Rotate Role, players will switch roles from the previous game, but will play the same partners.
In Fixed Partner matching, players will have the same partners but may change roles.
At this time, you cannot use matching across different games. For example, you cannot pair the same students who previously played a matrix game together into a bargaining game together.