Rock-paper-scissors, a popular game played worldwide, has been around for centuries with various cultures having their own version of the game. It was only in the 19th century when the game became popular in Western societies. The objective of the game is to select one of three options which are rock, paper, and scissors. Each option signifies a result of a game, rock beats scissors, paper beats rock, and scissors beat paper.

Through the years, the game has undergone several modifications both in terms of its rules and the options players can choose from. Here is a look at some of the game variations of rock-paper-scissors:

1. Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock: This variation was popularized by the TV show “The Big Bang Theory”. This variation adds two new options to the classic version, which are lizard and Spock. Lizard beats paper and Spock beats rock.

2. Rock-paper-scissors-fire-water-air: This variation adds three new elements, fire, water, and air. Fire beats air, air beats water, and water beats fire. Players must choose between the classic options and the added elements.

3. Rock-paper-scissors-dynamite: In this version, dynamite trumps all options, including the classic rock-paper-scissors choices. But a catch exists, dynamite can only be used once per game.

4. Rock-paper-scissors-101: This version adds a bit of strategy by requiring players to choose a number between one and nine alongside the classic options.

5. Rock-paper-scissors-gun: This game variation adds a new option, the gun. The gun beats scissors and paper, but loses to rock.

6. Rock-paper-scissors-bomb: In this variation, the bomb beats all options, but the catch is the bomb can only be used once per game.

7. Rock-paper-scissors-roulette: In this version, five cards with classic options (rock, paper, scissors, etc.) and one with a skull are shuffled face down on a table. Players take turns selecting a card until the skull card is revealed. The player with the card that wasn’t the skull, wins the game.

In conclusion, the evolution of rock-paper-scissors has created variations appealing to different players. These variations added strategic twists and excitement to the classic game. Whether it be the original version or one of the different versions, rock-paper-scissors will continue to be a fun game loved by many.

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