By Cory Doctorow at 11:32 pm Mon, Nov 22, 2010
Always wanted to play Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock but couldn't keep the rules straight? No fear: young Dylan will hep you to the jive.
Dylan explains Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
You may be cute Dylan but I laugh at your elementary, practical games.
Rock dulls scissors
Rock lodges in lizard’s digestive system thus killing it
I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.
All this nonsense just to reduce the chances of a tie in RPS. People, you can just play “Odds and Evens”. One player is “odd,” the other is “even.” Both players throw any number of fingers. If the total number of fingers is odd, the odd player wins. If it’s even, the even player wins. There are no ties, and the game is completely fair. If you modify the game to use the finger total modulo n, you can have a single winner out of n players in a single round.
Wait, I need a chart. Can someone draw me a chart, please?
There ya go, a nice scheme of the game in SVG format
Thanks for showing that the game isn’t only fiendishly difficult but downright satanic. As a bonus it also keeps werewolves at bay.
Hmmmm, that looks familiar
We added a “cigarette” to this game too which burns paper, loses to scissors, rock, chokes Spock, and poisons the lizard. I wonder if we should now add a condom and a beer.
I doubt I’ll ever master this complicated game, but the video is so damned cute it makes my ears wiggle. Dylan is one bright and articulate kid!
See you next time – BOING!
I nominate Dylan for best exit from a Youtube video EVAR.
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