Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
More Complicated and Less Fun.
First off we would like to say that we do not authorize the use of Lizard or Spock in any WRPSA tournament play.
This offset of Rock Paper Scissors became famous overnight from the TV show The Big Bang Theory. In 8th episode of the 2nd season of the wildly popular TV Show one of the main characters and probably the most entertaining character Sheldon introduced it to the world effortlessly to the game of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. Sheldon added two new gestures to the game creating more layers of complexity. This game was actually created by Sam Kass, along with Karen Bryla. Kass revealed that the producers did not seek prior formal permission to use the game in the show. Although Sheldon gives credit to Kass by mentioning him as the creator, on the show. We here are at the World Rock Paper Scissors Association suggest sticking to simple RPS, but if you must, read on.
What is Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock?
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock is just like Rock Paper Scissors, each player has to choose any one variable, Rock Paper Scissors Lizard or Spock, without disclosing it to others. The players then reveal their choice on the 4th prime, One Two Three Shoot. During the priming phase, the players will use their arms to regulate speed in order to form a more accurate competition. Players often use a rock gesture during the priming phase of the competition, but any gesture is permitted as long as they are not obscene. If there is a tie on a throw players simply replay the point. After one player wins on three throws out of five they are the winner.
What are the Rules of this Game?
Scissors cuts Paper
Paper covers Rock
Rock crushes Lizard
Lizard poisons Spock
Spock smashes Scissors
Scissors decapitates Lizard
Lizard eats Paper
Paper disproves Spock
Spock vaporizes Rock
Rock crushes Scissors
What are the Gestures for Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock?
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock in the Big Bang Theory
Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. (Which we’ll call RPSLS so I don’t make my carpal tunnel worse.) Raj suggests the old standby of rock-paper-scissors, but Sheldon declines. Explaining that people who know each other will tie 75-80% of the time, he suggests RPSLS. Of course, Sheldon and Raj both pick Spock. This round of RPSLS does not finish due to a knock at the door.
RPSLS – Gameplay 1
RPSLS is then played another time later in the episode when the characters Sheldon, Raj and Howard try to decide on who gets the last dumpling. Once again they are unable to settle their dispute with RPSLS.
RPSLS – Gameplay 2