Everyone knows that it’s easy to win (or, at least tie) in Tic-Tac-Toe. How do you win at Rock-Paper-Scissor?
A team of researchers from China have just released the results of the first large-scale study of the game and their conclusions on player behavior could help you win the next round… When a student lost a round, they most often switched to another action, rotating in a clockwise direction, from rock to paper to scissor. So, if you can think fast enough during each round’s three-second countdown, you can anticipate your opponent’s next move by whether they won, and thus would stay with the same action, or lost, and thus would switch to the next action, which you’d be able to determine by going clockwise.
Good to know.