Numbers of Players
Materials or Supplies
- Just your hands!
- Rock beats scissors and loses to paper
- Paper beats rock and loses to scissors
- Scissors beats paper and loses to rock
Determine the Amount of Rounds
- Mutually decide how many rounds you are playing. It’s most common to do best two out of three
Determine When You “Shoot”
- Before the game can begin, you must determine when you “shoot” or play your object. Most people go on “rock, paper, scissors, shoot.” The word “shoot” is when you show your opponent a rock, paper, or scissors.
The purpose of rock, paper, and scissors is to choose between those three objects to beat your opponent in a “draw” scenario. This game takes five seconds and is often used to settle ties between two people.
Playing rock, paper, scissors, couldn’t be simpler. Once you and your opponent determine when you’re throwing, you form a fist with your dominant hand over the open palm of your other hand. You face each other and simantanesouly count out “rock, paper, scissors”. It’s customary to tap your palm with your fist on each word and then to “throw” your object on “shoot”. Throwing is another word for forming a rock, paper, or scissors with your hand.
Follow the hand rank listed above: “rock smashes scissors, paper covers rock, and scissors cut paper.” If you’re playing best of 3, then you need to win two rounds to take the match. If you tie, you repeat the round.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Move Statistics
- Rock is played around 35% of the time
- Scissors is also played around 35% of the time
- Paper is only played around 29.6% of the time