We already learned how to win Roshambo every time, but there’s actually more to it. Eyemotive provides the expanded rules, namely tiebreakers and unconventional tactics. I hate it when someone lights my paper on fire. It hurts every time.
newscientist did a feature on this way back in 2007. link here http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19626352.700-how-to-win-at-rock-paper-or-scissors.html
My four year old daughter’s unconventional tactic was to argue “it’s not paper; it’s a very flat rock”
Alex, that’s brilliant.
Coincidentally, today’s woot shirt is an illustration of the unconventional tactics. Did you plan this?
Have you seen the ultimate RPS chart: http://baseballbatyouth.com/Rock_Paper_Scissors.html
Also… the trick I taught my son when playing is to go, “One, two, three…” and then make the “gun fingers” gesture, pointed at the head of the other player. I think that Colt .45 beats rock, paper and scissors ;-)
Wait, I cannot fathom it being so straighotfrwrad.