What It Is
The Big Bang Theory fans have probably wondered how to play Sheldon's Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock, the alternative to Rock, Paper, Scissors. With The Big Bang Theory Rock! Paper! Scissors! Lizard! Spock! Dice Game, fans can challenge friends or enemies to be the last player left who owns a chip or chips.
The rules of the game are this: scissor cuts paper, scissors decapitate lizard, paper covers rock, lizard eats paper, rock crushes lizard, paper disproves Spock, lizard poisons Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, Spock smashes scissors, and rock crushes scissors. Each of the five symbols is on one side of the four dice, along with an extra symbol, such as roll again or pass left.
Each player starts with three chips. One player rolls the black die. The symbol it lands on is the symbol that all players are competing against. Then players take turns rolling the three red dice and comparing how the symbols the red dice landed on fare against the symbol on the black die. You lose one chip for any roll defeated by the black die. No chip is lost for any roll that defeats the black die. For any roll that matches the symbol on the black die, pass one chip to the player on your right. If any of your red dice land on "pass left", you pass one chip to the player on your left.
On your subsequent turns, the amount of chips you own determines how many red dice you get to roll. If you own three or more chips, you roll all three red dice. But if you own one chip, you only roll one die.
After all players have taken a turn rolling the red dice, round one is over. Roll the black die again, and continue to play rounds until only one player has one or more chips left.
The Big Bang Theory Rock! Paper! Scissors! Lizard! Spock! Dice Game comes with one black die, three red dice, and 24 chips. It is for two to eight players.
Is It Fun?
This is definitely a game that will appeal most to fans of the TV show. However, even those who aren't familiar with the show can play because this dice game is easy to learn and easy to play. Its compact size makes it great for bringing on the go.
Who It’s For
The Big Bang Theory Rock! Paper! Scissors! Lizard! Spock! Dice Game is for The Big Bang Theory fans ages 10 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Some of the symbols on the dice can be a little difficult to decipher. You'll want to keep the instruction sheet handy to help you determine what you've rolled.
Cardinal also produces The Big Bang Theory Fact or Fiction Trivia Game, which is sold separately.