In case you didn't learn this on the playground ages ago: Two players each present a fist, then move their fists up and down in a hammering...
How to play
In case you didn’t learn this on the playground ages ago:
Two players each present a fist, then move their fists up and down in a hammering motion. The third* time they bring their hands down, each player displays (“throws”) one of three positions:
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The winner is determined by this formula:
• Rock breaks scissors.
• Scissors cut paper.
• Paper covers rock.
If players show the same hand position, they tie and replay the round.
Winning two out of three rounds usually constitutes a bout. A match may be several bouts.
*In some events, the game position is taken on the fourth move, so it’s important to agree on rules beforehand.
Choose a character to represent you and play at www.playrps.win.
Also on the Web:
The World RPS Society, www.worldrps.com
The USARPS League, www.usarps.com
Tells: Physical signs that give away a player’s next throw.
Scripters: Players who plan their strategies well before a tournament.
Avalanche: Throwing rock three times in a row.
Cloaking: The act of disguising a throw of paper or scissors as rock until the last possible moment.
Source: “The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide”
Editor’s note: This story has been updated.