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




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

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.

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Step 1: Rock

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

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

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

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!

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!

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    5 Discussions


    5 months ago

    Here's a fun variation of Rock Paper Scissors. (The hand signal for "Danger" is pretty close to "paper", And of course, the hand signal for "groins" is pretty close to "scissors".

    Rock Danger Groins.jpg
    Prabakar An
    Prabakar An

    5 years ago

    A Nice Game From "Big Bang Theory"


    Reply 2 years ago

    Correction, a nice gamed USED IN "The Big Band Theory". It was created by Sam Kass in 2005... which was mentioned in the 2008 episode that first referenced the game's additional rule-set.


    2 years ago

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


    5 years ago on Introduction


    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 ;)