History of rock paper scissors

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history of rock paper scissors

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt

You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began . . .

Long ago, in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK.

Meanwhile in the Empire of Mom’s Home Office, a second great warrior sought the glory of battle. And his name was PAPER.

At the same time, in the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny village of Junk Drawer, lived a third warrior. They called her SCISSORS.

These three were the strongest, smartest, and fastest in all the land. Time and again they beat the most fearsome opponents they could find: an apricot, a computer printer—even frozen, breaded, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets! But when the warriors finally meet each other, the most epic round of battles begins . . . and never ends. That is why, to this day, children around the world honor these worthy adversaries by playing ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!
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Drew Daywalt

A Cultural History of Rock-Paper-Scissors

Rock-Paper-Scissors is a game played to settle disputes between two people. Thought to be a game of chance that depends on random luck similar to flipping coins or drawing straws, the game is often taught to children to help them settle arguments between themselves on their own without adult intervention. However, the game actually can be a game that has an element of skill that requires quick thinking and perceptive reasoning. The game is played with three possible hand signals that represent a rock, paper, and scissors. The rock is a closed fist; paper is a flat hand with fingers and thumb extended and the palm facing downward; and scissors is a fist with the index and middle fingers fully extended toward the opposing player. Rock wins against scissors; paper wins against rock; and scissors wins against paper.

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Ever since I can remember, I've always been a rock, paper, scissors sucker., If you've ever needed help making a small decision like who gets the last piece of pizza or who gets to ride shotgun, you're probably more than familiar with the game of rock, paper, scissors. But you might not know how big rock, paper, scissors is in Japan.

Is the Rochambeau game rock-paper-scissors named after the French army general who served during the American Revolution? You will probably not be surprised to learn that this question is apparently not something that has elicited a lot of serious historical research up to now "Where do I find historical evidence for a simple game played by children that requires no equipment? Because this is just my theory, I am going to have to explain how I arrived at it. First, a confession: Although I began playing rock-paper-scissors when I was a child, I had never heard it called "Rochambeau" until you sent in your question. Asking around, however, I discovered that some of my colleagues, raised in various places around the country, had vaguely heard of "Rochambeau," but with some of them I was not able to figure out if they had definitely called the game of rock-paper-scissors "Rochambeau" when they were younger, or whether they had merely watched a certain South Park episode in which Eric Cartman challenged another child to play "Rochambeau," but which he explained as consisting in a kind of duel carried out by kicking each other Google "Rochambeau" and "South Park" to find a link to the clip, but I hereby give you a "language warning" for this. Nevertheless, more Googling makes it clear that "Rochambeau," used for rock-paper-scissors, has an older and wider provenance. Mathematicians and evolutionary biologists, for example, who have recently become interested in "multivariant" selection systems over the past 20 years or so, have written about rock-paper-scissors and have typically cited the game as "rock-paper-scissors" and then added "Rochambeau" or "Roshambo" in parentheses after it.

Our goals were that we wanted to find out who invented Rock Paper Scissors! We are also very interested in how it was spread. Since it is the oldest hand game ever played many people along the way tried to add to this history, like the story of Count Rochambeau. We have researched, fact-checked the History of Rock Paper Scissors compiling everything we know. This is everything that is correct about the greatest hand game ever created. This book was written by the Chinese Ming-dynasty writer Xie Zhaozhi. In the book, the game was called shoushiling.


  1. Jaasiel J. says:

    Rock–paper–scissors is a hand game usually played between two people, in which each player simultaneously forms one of three.

  2. Mennighnito says:

    Jul 6, of rock, paper, scissors. But you might not know how big rock, paper, scissors is in Japan. The rest, as they say, is history. Janken, in the.

  3. Genevre C. says:


  4. Scott F. says:

    Mar 14, We here at the World Rock Paper Scissors Association are trying to compile and verify the true history of the great game of Rock Paper Scissors.

  5. Vanessa A. says:

    The genesis of something rock-solid

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