Rock, Paper, Scissors - the Board Game.

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Introduction: Rock, Paper, Scissors - the Board Game.

https://www.instructables.com/member/wbaca/Everybody loves a simple game made overly-complicated!

Here's my version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, in a set that can be played by two or three players.

It's a quick play, ideal for a coffee break in the office (printed on office supplies, of course), in a quiet time in your school lunch break or between bands at a festival.

I have added the files in PDF versions, but also in DXF format, in case you fancy making a set with a laser cutter...

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UPDATE: November 2014:

If you are playing the two-person version with younger players, the game runs more quickly and generally "better" if, when a piece is taken, both pieces are removed from play.  thanks to wbaca for working that one out.

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gosh this is so fun

nice work on the rules

I made and played it with my son. He had an absolute blast. Now he can't wait to teach his sister.

My only question is when playing two player do you remove both your piece and your opponents piece? when you take a piece

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That's cool, thanks for letting me know!

Regarding two-player, I hadn't intended that you remove your piece if you take another piece, but if you find that removing both pieces makes the game better, carry on. You could try it both ways, let us know which is best.

So we tried it both ways. It works either way but it seems it works better for children if you take both pieces away.

Cool, I'll add that to the text.

What are the six white pieces for?

The colours are only for the two-player game. The three-player version ignores the colours of the pieces.

On page 2, there are 9 yellow pieces, 9 green pieces, and 6 white ones. It seems like whether you're playing the two or three-player version you only need 18 pieces, so what are the extra ones for?

Tactics.

You'll notice that, in the two-player game, players take turns to select and place pieces - the choices each player makes will influence what the other players decides.

Spares.

They're cardboard - some are bound to end up disappearing under the sofa or up the vacuum cleaner.