Rock, paper, scissors is a popular game that has been played for centuries. It is a simple and fun game that requires no equipment or special skills- all you need is your hand and a bit of creativity. Over the years, many variations of the game have been created that add an extra layer of excitement and fun to the traditional game. In this article, we will explore some of the most interesting RPS game variations to play.
1. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
This variation of the game was popularized by the television show, “The Big Bang Theory”. The rules are simple- rock beats scissors and lizard, paper beats rock and spock, scissors beat paper and lizard, lizard beats paper and spock, and spock beats rock and scissors. This variation adds two additional hand gestures, making the game more complex and strategic.
2. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Fire, Water, Grass
This variation is called RPS-FWG and is played in a similar way to Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. In this game, fire beats grass, grass beats water, and water beats fire. Rock, paper, and scissors still function as they do in the traditional game.
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Dynamite
This variation is more straightforward and adds an element of surprise to the game. While this variation can be considered less strategic, it is still fun to play. In this game, dynamite beats rock, paper, and scissors, but can only be used once per game.
4. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Bear, Hunter
This game variation is popular in Korea and adds a bit of storytelling to the game. In this game, the hunter defeats the bear, but is defeated by the gun. The gun defeats the bear but is defeated by the bear. And, the bear defeats the hunter but is defeated by the ninja. And finally, the ninja defeats the gun but is defeated by the hunter.
5. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Banana
This variation is more lighthearted and adds an element of humor to the game. In this game, the banana beats everything (yes, really) but it can only be used once per game. This variation is less strategic than others on the list, but it is still worth a try if you want to add a bit of fun to your game.
In conclusion, these variations of the traditional Rock, Paper, Scissors game are just some examples of how creativity and innovation can make even the simplest game more interesting and engaging. Give them a try and have fun coming up with your own variations with your friends and family.