I'm having a problem with tikz game trees on beamer. The root node should be solid, but doesn't appear at all.. This code works in my paper but not on the slides I'm preparing with Beamer. Follows code:

\tikzstyle{level 1}=[level distance=20mm,sibling distance=50mm]
    edge from parent node[left]{\textit{No transfer}}
    edge from parent node[right]{\textit{Transfer}}
\node[above,yshift=4]at(0){Player A};
    Some stuff
    More stuff
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    Instead of solid, write draw. Is that what you wanted to see?
    – Alenanno
    Feb 24, 2016 at 15:45
  • Ok great! Thanks Alenanno, by replacing solid with draw now the node is displayed.. How do I make it round and solid black?
    – Andy
    Feb 24, 2016 at 16:02

1 Answer 1


solid is a path command, opposed to dashed, so if you draw a dashed line and then you place a node on the path that you do not want to appear dashed, you can use solid. It doesn't work to simply draw the node, nor it fills it. There are other commands for that. So in your case, use draw to show the node's border.

In order to make it round add circle, and if you want to fill it, then add fill=black.

  • Wonderful! can I also change the size?
    – Andy
    Feb 25, 2016 at 9:44
  • Adding "inner sep=0pt, minimum size=0.15cm" did the trick..
    – Andy
    Feb 26, 2016 at 9:42
  • 1
    @Andy Oh man sorry! I usually reply very fast, but I've been a bit busy. For smaller sizes you can also just say inner sep=.15cm, but it depends on the node and if it has contents.
    – Alenanno
    Feb 26, 2016 at 9:57
  • no worries! thanks just the same.. it only took some extra searching on S.Ex. :)
    – Andy
    Feb 26, 2016 at 15:10

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