Stop for a moment and think back to your youth. For some of us (me!) that would mean going back to the “stone age”. Ha Ha.
What were some of your favorite games growing up? I enjoyed a lot of games. Me and my cousins played board games all the time. Some of my favorites were Candyland, Life, Monopoly, Operation, Don’t Spill the Beans and Twister.
If we didn’t have a board game handy, no problem! There were still plenty of games we could play such as cards, charades, kick ball and rock paper scissors. Rock paper scissors served a dual purpose. It was a fun game you could play anytime and it helped chose who would have to do something when no one wanted to. For example, if it was pouring rain outside and the dog needed to be walked and no one wanted to do it, you could play rock paper scissors to decide who was the unlucky one.
The rule of thumb is “rock” (your hand in a fist) beats “scissors” (your fingers made to look like scissors) and “scissors” beats paper (your hand out flat). ”Paper” beats “rock” because you can cover the rock with paper. It’s a tie if both players choose the same “weapon”.
I think it’s impossible to cheat at this game, unless you have an opponent who tends to use the same option all the time.
My cousins and I have had many epic rock paper scissor matches. My kids use it to decide who does which chores (usually taking the dog out in the rain). My husband and I often use it to decide who gets to do the dishes.
If you have fond memories based on that game I thought you should know about a very sweet piece of jewelry. It’s a Rock Paper Scissors necklace from an Etsy seller called TheBowedArrow.
If you are not familiar with Esty its an online market place where artists and crafters sell their products. The products you find are not mass produced. Some items are even made to order. Etsy is my first stop when looking for unique gift ideas. You can find some truly beautiful finds on the site and some incredibly strange things too.
TheBowedArrow owner says that they specialize in handmade original designs using vintage, natural, and metal findings. I like that. I’m totally into vintage/retro things.
Rock paper scissors must have been the store owners favorite game too because there are a variety of rock paper scissors jewelry items to choose from.
Each handmade item comes with a antique chain, rock, piece of “paper” and a tiny scissor charm. There are a few different styles to choose from and even a holiday version featuring a piece of paper from a holiday story. There is even a holiday ornament version.
I LOVE the three individual necklaces (one rock, one paper and one scissors). They would make great friendship necklaces or a special necklace to share with your siblings – whoever you enjoyed playing the game with.
I received one of the necklaces to review. It’s similar to the holiday design except the “paper” is different.
The necklace came in an itty bitty little box.
You’ll have to excuse the poor quality of the photos. My camera broke and all I have to take pictures with is my cellphone. I hope Santa knows that I am dire need of a new camera.
The pictures do not do this necklace justice. It’s not as dark as it appears in my cellphone photos. It looks more like the professional photograph just above.
The chain is supposed to be 20″. I can’t wear it because it’s like a choker on me. I gave the necklace to my daughter. I thought I had a photo of her wearing it but I can’t find it, unless it’s on my broken camera.
The necklace is well made and would make a wonderful gift. Personally I would love to give one to my cousin to remember all those summers we spent together, and all the times playing this game helped pass the time during long road trips.
This is a whimsical design which is sure to thrill both young and old.
If you would like to learn more about this necklace, or other available designs, visit www.TheBowedArrow.com.
Two lucky readers will each win one (1) of the rock paper scissor necklaces, compliments of TheBowedArrow.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on December 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and share with me a memory playing this game – OR – why you would like to win this necklace?
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*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.