Rock-Paper-Scissors is a game commonly used for selection purposes. On the count of three, players throw their hands out in one of three positions:
- Rock-clenched fist
- Paper- open downward palm
- Scissors- two fingers extended, separated in V
The idea is that
- rock can beat scissors by blunting the sharp edges
- scissors cut paper
- paper can cover or capture rock.
The game has evolved somewhat and this is what I love; new weapons or characters can be added for a variation on play. The most common of these is Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. Think Geek has a great t-shirt illustrating the idea as well as a little blurb explaining how zombies fall into the mix.
Creating your own variations on the game play can be a very creative process. How would you play? What characters would you add to the mix?