Rock, Paper, Scissors is a classic game that everyone knows how to play. It’s a quick and simple way to decide something, settle a bet, or even make a fun game out of nothing. But after playing it a few times, the game can become a bit dull. Luckily, there are many RPS variations that you can do to add a new twist to this classic game and keep things exciting! Here are five RPS variations to spice up your game night:
1. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
If you’re a fan of the TV show “The Big Bang Theory,” you’re likely familiar with this variation. In this version, two more hand gestures are added to the game – Lizard and Spock. Lizard is formed by extending your pinky and ring finger while keeping your other fingers closed, while Spock is created by extending your pinky and middle finger and keeping your other fingers closed. In this version, Rock crushes Lizard and Scissors decapitate Lizard, while Lizard poisons Spock and eats Paper. Spock vaporizes Rock and smashes Scissors, while Paper disproves Spock and covers Rock.
2. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot!
This variation introduces a new element of surprise. Players verbally say “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot!” and then reveal their hand gesture at the same time. This change adds a bit of suspense to the game, and it’s always exciting to see what your opponent has chosen.
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Bomb
In this version, players can choose to use a “Bomb” gesture in addition to the regular Rock, Paper, and Scissors gestures. If a player chooses the Bomb, they win the round no matter what their opponent’s gesture is. However, if both players choose a Bomb, then the round results in a tie.
4. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock, Lizard, Fire
This variation adds even more hand gestures to the game than the original Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock variation. In addition to the five original gestures mentioned before, players can also use a “Fire” gesture, which beats everything but Lizard. Lizard, however, can defend against Fire by using a “Water” gesture, which is formed by making a circle with your thumb and index finger.
5. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Strip
This is certainly the most risqué RPS variation on this list. In this version, players add a certain level of risk to the game by implementing a “strip” rule. Players agree upon how many articles of clothing they will remove if they lose. This version is not for everyone, but it can definitely add a whole new level of excitement to the game!
So there you have it – five RPS variations that you can try out during your next game night. Each one offers a unique twist to the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors game, and they are all sure to spice things up! Just remember, when playing any variation of RPS, always make sure to establish the rules beforehand to avoid any confusion or disagreements. Have fun!