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Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

by James Tierney

One of the most famous episodes of the Big Bang Theory can be used as a lead in to your Game Theory discussion in the principles level microeconomics course. This, coupled with the 3D Chess clip, can start a discussion about the difference between simultaneous and sequential games.

The Big Bang Theory -- A Simultaneous Game

Sheldon explains a new versions of Rock, Paper, Scissors to Raj: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. This new games is similar to the old one, only with more strategies and thus more combinations.

from The Big Bang Theory (2008)
Creator: Chuck Lorre Productions
Distributor: James Tierney -- DVD
Posted by James Tierney