Variation on rock, paper, scissors, invented by internet pioneer Sam Kass and famously explained by Dr Sheldon Cooper.

How to play

This is a variation on the classic rock, paper, scissors. It is made a little more difficult though, by adding two more possibilities : lizard and spock.


  • Scissors cut paper
  • Paper covers rock
  • Rock crushes lizard
  • Lizard poisons Spock
  • Spcok smashes scissors
  • Scissors decapitate lizard
  • Lizard eats paper
  • Paper disproves Spock
  • Spock vaporizes rock
  • and as it always has, rock crushes scissors

All hail Sam Kass !

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock