If you’re only familiar with the traditional game of rock-paper-scissors, it’s time to broaden your horizons and unleash your inner strategist with these RPS game twists!
1. Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock: This popular variation adds two new options to the traditional RPS game. The lizard beats both paper and Spock (for reasons only Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” can explain), while Spock beats both rock and scissors.
2. Rock-Paper-Scissors-Dynamite: In this version, players can use dynamite as one of their options. Dynamite beats rock, paper, and scissors, but can only be used once per game.
3. Rock-Paper-Scissors-Fire-Water: Fire beats paper and wood, but loses to water. Water beats fire, but loses to paper. Wood beats water, but loses to fire.
4. Rock-Paper-Scissors-Gun: A controversial twist, but still worth mentioning. In this version, players can use a gun as their “throw.” The gun beats rock, paper, and scissors, but it’s not exactly politically correct.
Beyond these variations, there are also RPS championships and leagues where players compete against each other in modified versions of the classic game, such as best-of-three or best-of-five.
While these twists may seem silly, they actually require strategic thinking and prediction skills. The more you play and learn each variation’s rules, the more you can predict your opponents’ next moves and come up with effective strategies to win.
So next time you find yourself playing RPS with your friends, suggest trying out one of these twists! You just might unleash your inner strategist.