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The game Rock-Paper-Scissors, or rochambo, likely originated in Japan and China around 206-220 BC, but the exact origin is unclear.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock%E2%80%93paper%E2%80%93scissors

Rock-paper-scissors is a hand game usually played between two people, in which each player simultaneously forms one of three ...

www.tofugu.com/japan/janken

Jul 6, 2012 ... But you might not know how big rock, paper, scissors is in Japan. Turns out that rock, paper, scissors – or as it's known in Japan, janken – was ...

www.ponderweasel.com/who-invented-rock-paper-scissors

Like many children's games, Rock-Paper-Scissors has evolved into a much more ... about its origins, it does have very interesting – if unverifiable – theories.

mentalfloss.com/article/80201/why-do-people-call-rock-paper-scissors-roshambo

May 18, 2016 ... In some circles, the decisive game of Rock, Paper, Scissors goes by another ... Ben Zimmer to dive into the origins of the moniker "roshambo.".

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/12/how-rock-paper-scissors-went-viral/418455

Dec 23, 2015 ... A Cultural History of Rock-Paper-Scissors. How the ancient game went from playground decision-maker to an Internet phenomenon.

teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/23932

Is the Rochambeau game (rock-paper-scissors) named after the French ..... The Straight Dope ("What's the origin of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors'?" July 10, 2001).

www.thrillist.com/culture/the-history-of-rock-paper-scissors-rock-paper-scissor-strategy-how-to-win-at-rps

May 29, 2015 ... Ever since I can remember, I've always been a rock, paper, scissors sucker. ... As Roshambollah mystically alluded to, there's no simple origin ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1936/whats-the-origin-of-rock-paper-scissors

Jul 10, 2001 ... Well, Scott, you might think that "Rock, Paper, Scissors" is just a kid's game, but the fact is that some people take it very seriously. Too seriously ...

www.word-detective.com/2012/06/roshambo

Jun 14, 2012 ... Then again, rock-paper-scissors is one of those games I'm not very good at. ... There are two leading theories about the origin of the word.