Fun Facts About Rock Paper Scissors

On August 27th, we celebrate World Rock Paper Scissors Day. Also known as Rochambeau, this iconic game is played not only in America but in the entire world. In fact, rock paper scissors is believed to be the oldest hand game in history. Here are some more fun facts about this awesome game.

Rock paper scissors was invented during the Chinese Han dynasty.

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We all knew the iconic hand game is quite old, but it turns out it’s a lot older than we expected. The first mention of rock paper scissors was in a book called Wuzazu, where writer Xie Zhaozhi claims the game dates back to the time of the Chinese Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE).