Scissors, rock, paper, lizard, Spock - rules and T-shirts

Scissors, stone, paper, lizard, Spock - or Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock as it is called in the original - is a game that appears in the US sitcom The Big Bang Theory showed up and has since sneaked into global nerd culture. If you are fans of TBBT and want to know how to play rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock, then you've come to the right place! But I have not only summarized the rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock rules for you in the following; I also picked out matching t-shirts and sweaters on the topic. A great Christmas present for all big bang nerds;)

The Big Bang Theory - In season 2, episode 8, Sheldon explains the game of rock, paper, scissors, lizard, and Spock in order to play it with Rajesh for a decision-making process. Here you will find the scissors, stone, paper, lizard, Spock rules as well.

The Big Bang Theory - In season 2, episode 8, Sheldon explains the game of rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock to play it with Rajesh for decision making. Here you will find the scissors, stone, paper, lizard, Spock rules as well.

Scissors, stone, paper, lizard, Spock - rules

Before confusion arises: the game is actually called as a word-to-word translation from the English original "Stone, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock". However, since the original game is called “Schere, Stein, Papier” in German, this order of the original game elements is often placed before Lizard and Spock. Sheldon Cooper describes the rules of play in "The Big Bang Theory" Season 2, Episode 8:

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  • Scissors cut paper
  • Paper covered stone
  • Stone crushes lizard
  • Lizard poisons Spock
  • Spock smashes scissors
  • Scissors behead lizard
  • Lizard eats paper
  • Paper refutes Spock
  • Spock vaporizes stone
  • Stone smashes scissors

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Book recommendation: "The Game Console" by Evan Amos

Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock in the video

Im Video It says: “... and as usual: stone grinds scissors.” - but since that would be an advantage for the scissors and the original doesn't speak of grinding, I think that the translators here have acted a bit creatively . That's why I've adjusted the last item on the list above.

This is how “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock” ​​came about

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock or Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock is not an invention of Sheldon Cooper, actor Jim Parsons or the writers of The Big Bang Theory. Like many other elements of the series and the pop-cultural allusions that occur in it, the game is taken from a nerdy source - namely the remarks by Internet pioneer Sam Kass, who invented the game together with Karen Bryla or in the direction known today from "Rock, Paper, Scissors" has developed. 

On Website of Sam Kass Regarding the rules of the game of RPSSL it says:

Scissors cuts Paper covers Rock crushes Lizard poisons Spock smashes Scissors decapitates Lizard eats Paper disproves Spock vaporizes Rock crushes Scissors.

In addition, you can find the following graphic on the website, which has now entered pop culture in a wide variety of variations as a t-shirt, sweater, poster, and more:

Scissors cuts Paper covers Rock crushes Lizard poisons Spock smashes Scissors decapitates Lizard eats Paper disproves Spock vaporizes Rock crushes Scissors. -Sam Kass

Scissors cuts Paper covers Rock crushes Lizard poisons Spock smashes Scissors decapitates Lizard eats Paper disproves Spock vaporizes Rock crushes Scissors. -Sam Kass

Scissors, rock, paper, lizard, Spock - T-shirts and sweaters

In the following I have summarized a few Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Shirts, Hoodies and similar products for you. If you want to browse through it yourself, you can also find corresponding search result lists with German and English search using the following links: list 1 as well as list 2.

Scissors, rock, paper, lizard, Spock T-shirt

  • From "Nerds & Geeks" in different colors and sizes: View here
  • From "Nerds & Geeks" with a large selection, for women: View here

Scissors, rock, paper, lizard, Spock sweater / hoodie

  • From "Nerds & Geeks" in different colors and sizes: Order here
  • From "Nerds & Geeks" with the same selection, for women: Order here

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