Can Anyone Explain The Game Rock, Paper, Scissors And What Is The Origin?


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Nathan Corrie Profile
Nathan Corrie answered
I do not know the origins of the game but it has been around for a long time.

The point is to arrive at a decision about something (eg, who is to do something or not as the case may be) by eliminating possible candidates. The beauty of Rock (or Stone as we used to say), Paper and Scissors is that the hierarchy of 'superior' hands is an eternal loop, viz, Scissors cut Paper, Paper wraps Stone, Stone blunts Scissors and so on 'ad infinitum'. Thus, unless both players show the same hand (in which case they play again), whichever 2 different hands are shown, one of them MUST beat the other.

Unlike tossing a coin, this has the advantage of allowing both participants a choice in the 'hand' they declare.

Hope that makes sense.
John Herald Doe Profile
John Herald Doe answered
Like Beaunydall said, the game is often used as a selection method (like coin flipping, or throwing dice)....and usually, who wins 2 rounds out of 3, wins the game.
  • Rock destroys scissors
  • Scissors cut paper
  • Paper covers rock

According to wiki, the exact origins are unknown, but the game was very popular in Japan in the late 19th century and spread worldwide during the 20th century. The original name is "jankenpoi".

In the late years they tried to complicate the game, and introduced 2 additional weapons:(actually this version appeared in a TV series called "The Big Bang Theory")
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

Arlene Rivera Profile
Arlene Rivera answered
There is NO way in this universe that paper overpowers a friggin rock FFS!!!! I don't care what anyone says, Ill mulch that paper with the friggin rock.

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