Cowboy Bear Ninja
At dinner tonight, one of the travelers at the table was explaining a variation of rock, paper, scissors that I found particularly entertaining.
It's called "cowboy, bear, ninja", and the two opponents start the decision-making game by standing back-to-back with each other—like an old pistol duel. Both take one large step forward, spin, and make one of three motions (sound effects are encouraged):
- Draw out invisible pistols, Wild West style, and start shootin' from the hip
- Turn your hands into claws and raise them up like a grizzle
- Make your best impression of a ninja martial arts move
Much like rock, paper, scissors, this too has moves that beat out another:
- Cowboy shoots bear
- Bear eats ninja
- Ninja slaps the guns out of the cowboy's hands
He didn't know the origins of the game, though would have loved to claim it as his own. I just find the whole notion of the thing to be rather entertaining. Good times.