Introduction: How to Play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

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In this Instructable, I will teach you how to play a variation of Rock, Paper, Scissors called Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. The rules are very similar to the original game, but with a few more options to choose from.

Step 1: Rock

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In the old version, rock smashes scissors, period. However, in the new and improved version rock smashes scissors, and rock smashes lizard.

Step 2: Paper

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In the old game paper covers rock. That's about it. Now, in the new game paper covers rock, and paper disproves Spock.

Step 3: Scissors

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Scissors cuts paper. Pretty standard rules, Right? Nope! Now scissors cuts paper, and also decapitates (cuts the head off of) lizard.

Step 4: Lizard

No picture for this one so I'll explain the hand gesture. Hold your hand as if you were holding a sock puppet, with your thumb under all of your other fingers. That is the gesture for lizard. Boom. But what does lizard do? Lizard eats paper and poisons Spock.

Step 5: Spock

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Last but not least, Spock. Spock can, like every other gesture, beat two other gestures. First, Spock vaporizes rock. Second, Spock smashes scissors.

Step 6: Go Play a Game!

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Now go and spread the legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock to all of your friends and see if anyone dares to challenge you!


jreidy1 (author)2017-11-17

OK. Now I have to go put it into Python :-)

Prabakar An (author)2015-03-26

A Nice Game From "Big Bang Theory"

seamster (author)2015-03-26


Hey, just a tip: For the How to Play contest, if you create and use all your own original images for this, you'll have a much better shot in the contest ;)

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