Rock Paper Scissors, also known as RPS, is a classic game loved by many for its simplicity and universal appeal. It’s played all over the world, with different variations depending on the region. But did you know that there are mind-bending RPS variations that you can challenge your friends with? These variations will test your strategic and analytical skills, and keep you entertained for hours.
Here are some mind-bending RPS variations you can try:
This variation was popularized in the hit TV show, The Big Bang Theory. It adds two new elements, lizard and spock, to the traditional three elements of rock, paper, and scissors. The rules are simple: scissors cut paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitate lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as always, rock crushes scissors.
In this variation, fire and water are added to the traditional three elements. Fire beats paper and wood, but loses to water and rock. Water puts out fire, drowns paper, but loses to rock and well, water. Rock crushes scissors, but also shields against fire and water. It’s a fascinating variation that will have you thinking two steps ahead of your opponent.
In this variation, dynamite is added to the traditional three elements. The rules state that dynamite always wins, but can only be used once per game. So, if you use it and lose, you’re out of luck. It adds an exciting element of risk-taking, and you never know when someone is going to use their dynamite card.
This variation adds a new element, the well, which defeats rock, scissors, and paper. However, if two players both choose the well, they cancel each other out, and the game starts again. The well also beats the other new element, the frog, but only if the player using the well calls out “well,” while the other player calls out “frog.”
In this variation, players have to say the number “47” instead of saying “rock, paper, or scissors” before tossing their hand symbol. The number 47 is considered lucky in many cultures, and this variation adds an exciting element of superstition to the game.
These mind-bending RPS variations are just a few examples of how this classic game can be made even more exciting. They take the traditional game and add new elements of strategy, luck, and risk-taking. Challenge your friends to a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors- Lizard-Spock or Rock-Paper-Scissors-Dynamite, and see who comes out on top!