The first video game that I can remember playing was Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle for the Sega Genesis. I loved the game because of this one feature: the Janken Houses. In the game, Alex would enter these betting houses where items would be placed for collateral and a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors would commence.
Rock-Paper-Scissors is a game commonly used for selection purposes. On the count of three, players throw their hands out in one of three positions:
- Rock-clenched fist
- Paper- open downward palm
- Scissors- two fingers extended, separated in V
- rock can beat scissors by blunting the sharp edges
- scissors cut paper
- paper can cover or capture rock.
Creating your own variations on the game play can be a very creative process. How would you play? What characters would you add to the mix?