From Publishers Weekly
Yes, Virginia, there is a world championship of that familiar childhood game (and that "most elegant and profound of all conflict-resolution processes," as the authors would have it). Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) and the Walker brothers aim to take you there. Beginning with a tongue-in-cheek history (ancient versions of the game, say the authors, included Japans Tiger, Warrior and Warriors Mother; Marco Polo ostensibly popularized Rock, Paper, Blade) and progressing through rules and proper hand positions (carefully illustrated by diagrams) and on to strategies and beyond, this faux-serious handbook divulges more information about the game than anyone would have thought possible. And RPS has its pleasures and uses beyond public championships and private decision-making, say the authors. They suggest adding spice to ones love life by playing Strip RPS and teaching kids about probability through school-sponsored RPS clubs.
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Sven Jorgensen, national Swedish RPS champion 2001-2003 This book is every pro player's worst nightmare -- a compendium of the most powerful RPS strategies ever devised.
Simia Federico, Think Three
magazine A triumph...at times I could barely believe what I was reading.
William Fong, noted RPS trainer and coach Whether your ambition is a world championship title or the last slice of pizza, this book will get you there.