Wired: Win at Rock Paper Scissors

So after reading my feeds from Google Reader (which is just an awesome feed reader from any way you look at it) I came across on that was interesting and just plain humorous at the same time. I haven’t really played “Rock Paper Scissors” in years…at least not seriously.

This quick article gives you some good tips on what to look for to make your next move and how to lead the game. Not that I expect any of us to really be making use of these tips, but it’s funny so I thought I would share the info.

1. Play paper first. Rookies tend to lead with rock, so paper is the safest opener. (A savvy opponent will try the same, causing a tie.) If you win, claim victory; if not, start the next throw right away, because of course it’s two out of three.

2. Exploit copycats. Casual players often switch to the object that just beat them. You can encourage them to do this by shouting, “Paper wins!” when you defeat their rock. Then throw scissors on the next round.

3. Watch for doubles. People rarely throw the same hand three times in a row; if they play scissors twice, your next move is paper. Also, keep up the pace so they have less time to think and instead fall into patterns.

Hopefully you enjoyed learning these tips as much as I did, haha. 😀