What the Spock is this?
Play rock paper scissors lizard spock with a friend or enemy live over the web to break a tie, resolve a ‘debate’, or kill time before Game of Thrones comes on.
Online dispute resolution used to be tedious, so I made this.
How to play
- Send the link above to your frenemy.
- Wait here for them to show up.
- The game begins automatically when your friend arrives.
I like to dictate the victory conditions in my game invitations. "First to 37 wins gets free drinks all night, suckah!" is sure to leave others marvelling at your deep pockets and generosity of spirit.
Start a new game
Visit the homepage at http://rpsls.net to generate a new link.
Get a room!
Set up a named room for regular games with your sweetheart or nemesis by using your own hashtag. It saves you having to fling links around all the time. e.g. http://rpsls.net#chewbacca
Play a random weirdo [BETA]
If you're daring or friendless, you can play a total stranger from among the Web's finest by visiting http://rpsls.net?random.
Random players are machine-selected from the FBI's Most Wanted list, your local library, and a Swedish Internet café that smells of sadness and lingonberries.
Other stuff you should know
- All rooms have a two-player limit. You'll get booted into a new game if you visit a room that's full.
- You can play yourself by opening two browser windows. It's not as fun as it sounds.
- To chat or report bugs, I'm @nickcernis on twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org on email.
Rock paper scissors lizard what now?
Lizard spock is a free expansion pack for the much-loved game of rock paper scissors. The additional characters were added by Sam Kass and Karen Bryla before being adopted, reordered, and overpopularised by The Big Bang Theory.
Lizard and Spock reduce the chance of a tie by eating, smashing, poisoning or vaporising their opponents, as is their birthright.
Scissors cuts paper. Paper covers rock. Rock crushes lizard. Lizard poisons Spock. Spock smashes scissors. Scissors decapitates lizard. Lizard eats paper. Paper disproves Spock. Spock vaporizes rock. Rock crushes scissors.
Watch the video for additional torment / schooling.
Illustration, design, and code is by Nick Cernis. I'm the developer behind Put Things Off and the writer behind Modern Nerd. I'm currently open to new projects. You can chat on twitter @nickcernis or email email@example.com