D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:00 AM


If you’re a fan of the Big Bang Theory (and if you aren’t, you *should* be), you probably remember the genius that was Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock:


Many have seen this and probably assumed the genius was created by the writers of the show. However, and this being one of the awesome aspects of Big Bang Theory, the reality is that the game has been around since at least 2005 on the internet; the writers simply taking a little-known aspect of geek culture and incorporating it into the script, to all of our benefits.

According to his website, Sam Kass is the inventor of the game. He realized that when you know someone well enough you’ll end up in a tie most of the time. By adding two extra options, now the probabilities open up more…although if you play with geeks (like in the video above), you may find more Spocks being selected. ;)

And as is always the case with anything in geek culture, if you like the game you can always purchase the t-shirt.

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# re: Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

oh and it forms a nifty pentagram too... reinforcing the stereotype of geek culture's obvious connection with SATAN! 3/23/2009 1:33 PM | Chris G. Williams

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