Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wonder What To Do Wednesday (Oops..did Thursday yesterday)! Rock, Paper, Scissors
Can you guys believe that I had the days mixed up and listed the "Things to Do Thursday" on a Wednesday?!!! I have never made that mistake before...oops!!
I guess I will just go backwards today and list my Living Day to Day...Wednesday Blog. I found this awesome list online:
101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do. The first item listed is:
Play "Rock, Paper, Scissors"
Believe it or not, there are many people out there who have never played this game, or even heard of it. Here are the game play rules:
Each of the three basic hand-signs (from left to right: rock, paper, and scissors) beats one of the other two, and loses to the other. The players count aloud to three, or speak the name of the game (e.g. "Rock! Paper! Scissors!"), each time raising one hand in a fist and swinging it down on the count. On the third count (saying, "Scissors!") the players change their hands into one of three gestures, which they then "throw" by extending it towards their opponent. Variations include a version where players use a fourth count — "Shoot!" — before throwing their gesture, or a version where they only shake their hands twice before "throwing." Others prefer a five count cadence by saying "Says Shoot!" or "And Shoot!" before throwing their gesture. The gestures are:
Rock, represented by a clenched fist.
Scissors, represented by two fingers extended and separated.
Paper, represented by an open hand, with the fingers connected (horizontal).
The objective is to select a gesture which defeats that of the opponent. Gestures are resolved as follows:
Rock blunts or breaks scissors: that is, rock defeats scissors
Scissors cut paper: scissors defeats paper
Paper covers, sands or captures rock: paper defeats rock
If both players choose the same gesture, the game is tied and the players throw again.