In the Cournot Competition game, students play as factory owners, each deciding simultaneously how many scooters to produce in order to make a profit. The price at which scooters will be sold is determined by the aggregated production.
This game teaches students about interdependence and competition in markets that have a small number of competing firms. Students experience the tension between maximizing their own profit and cooperating with others to improve profits. It illustrates Nash equilibrium with continuous actions, as well as basic economic concepts of monopoly, duopoly, and oligopoly.