Group games are a great way to forge stronger relationships between groups in a room. Whether you’re looking for an icebreaker game to help introduce groups to one another or want a good time playing games, the Human Rock Paper Scissors game is a great choice.
Features of the Human Rock Paper Scissors Game
|★ Game Name||Human Rock Paper Scissors|
|★ Group size||medium to large|
|★ Age||any (6+)|
|★ Time||up to 5 – 15 min|
Aim of the Game
If you’re familiar with the game Rock Paper Scissors, you’ll be glad to know that Human Rock Paper Scissors works the same, but with a twist. In Human Rock Paper Scissors, groups must work together to defeat other groups by demonstrating their stances of Rock, Paper, or Scissors. The last group that remains in the game will win.
Ideal Age and Group Sizes
Human Rock Paper Scissors is a recommended game for groups of 6 to 20 players. More players are always welcome, but you’ll want to have enough players to divide between 2 groups equally. The game is perfect to be played by anyone aged 6 and up.
Preparation and Needed Materials
You won’t have to prepare any materials to play Human Rock Paper Scissors. Instead, you’ll only have to explain the winning sequence to your players and show them the stances to perform in the game. Here are some of the suggested stances for each move:
- Scissors: All players must stand with their legs shoulder-width apart and wave both hands in the air to replicate the look of a pair of scissors.
- Rock: All papers must sit and hug their knees close to their chest. This replicates the look of a rock.
- Paper: All players must stand straight to replicate the look of a sheet of paper.
The winning sequence is arranged as such that Scissors will win Paper, Paper will win Rock, and Rock will win Scissors.
How to play Human Rock Paper Scissors
To help make Human Rock Paper Scissors even more fun, you’ll want to group the players at random instead of allowing them to choose their team. This helps forge stronger relationships within your groups as they must work together to win.
Step 1: Begin by sorting your players into 2 teams and explain the stances they must showcase in every round. When everyone is aware of the stances available, you’ll be ready to play Human Rock Paper Scissors.
Step 2: Allow your teams between 30 seconds to a minute to decide on the stance they wish to play. Remind them that their goal is to pick a stance that they think can defeat the other team.
Step 3: When all the players are ready, the host will countdown to 3 and say, “Shoot.” The teams must then show their stance of choice. Everyone in the team must be in the same position, or they will lose. The team that has the best out of 5 rounds will be deemed the winner.
Change it up: Alternative ways to play Human Rock Paper Scissors
If you’d like, you can also change the elements of Rock Paper Scissors into a different theme for your game. For instance, you can have the elements of Water, Fire, and Grass in which Water beats Fire, Fire beats Grass, and Grass beats Water. The themes of this game are limitless, and you can even make them up as you see fit.