the questionable prisoners dilemma goes like this: so we have the following table. p2 | p2 accuse | silent -------|-------- p1 accuse |5 yrs | 10 yrs p1 silent |10 yrs| 6 mths obviously both remaining silent is the best option, but remember, you don't necessaryly know what your partner is going to do. if you accuse, your guaranteed no more than 5 years and may not be charged at all, where as if you remain silent you may do some serious time, or