Rock Paper Scissors

Do you have a dispute with your friend?

Resolve it online!

Press "Get Started" to play with a friend.

Send him a link to connect.

... or play with a


“Rock paper scissors” is a simple and interesting game. Many of us used to play it in a school to resolve disputes or just to spend some time. But how to play if your friends are far away? For this reason was created. It allows you to play with friends any time you want.

How to play online?

With a friend. If you want to play with your friend, just press “Get Started” and you will be redirected to the next page. At the top you will see your room’s url which you should send to your friend. The game will begin when another player will enter the room. Both players must open the same url for the game to begin. If the game doesn’t start then you’re in different rooms. Please be sure that you’re on the same url.

Play with a stranger. If you don’t have an opponent to play with you, don’t be upset. You can spend some time playing Rock Paper Scissors with a random stranger. Please click a “Random stranger” button and the game will find an opponent for you. Usually it takes around 10-20 seconds. When the opponent is found, the game will begin automatically.

What are the rules?

The rules are very simple and probably you remember them from your childhood:

  • If you choose Rock, you will win against Scissors but lose against Paper.
  • If you choose Scissors, you will win against Paper but lose against Rock.
  • If you choose Paper, you will win against Rock but lose against Scissors.

There can be 3 to 5 rounds. The game ends when somebody gets 3 wins. If you want to play again, just click “Play again” button after a game is finished.

Interesting facts about RPS game

  • Did you know that this game first appeared in China in the 17th century? Yes, it was not invented in Europe or America but in Asia. Europe started to play this game only in 19th century.
  • Statistics say that people usually choose Scissors in the first round and Rock in the second.
  • There is a robot developed in Japan which wins with 100% chance. It analyzes movement of your hand muscles to predict what choice you’ll show.

Good advice

If you want to win, you need to be a good psychologist to predict the next choice of your opponent. There are many strategies and different people have different patterns of behavior.

But if you follow this advice you will win in most cases. If your last choice was...
... Rock, then choose Scissors in the next round
... Scissors, then choose Paper in the next round
... Paper, then choose Rock in the next round

It will work only with not experienced players. The strategy is based on experiments of Zhejiang University.

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