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Wednesday, Jan 4 2012
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It’s been our experience that a few drinks will benefit any game of Rock Paper Scissors, because then you don’t feel quite so adolescent as you bang away over some trivial decision, like who gets to sit where in the speedboat. On that front, After Dark: Rock Paper Scissors is ready to play: It not only mixes RPS with drinks, but it also — assume game stance if you’re a fan — combines an RPS tournament with a full bar. Imagine yourself, throwing down rocks or paper (screw scissors — you heard it here first) with the best of the bay, declaiming your prowess with “the Lizard-Spock expansion” (it’s a thing!), and generally getting crazy with decision-making gaming. Naturally, After Dark mixes science into the evening — rock, metal, and paper get worked over in films, displays, and activities — and it also explores the history of the game. Did you know that RPS dates to the Chinese Han Dynasty? You see, one day there were three warriors, but only one jar of rice wine …
Thu., Jan. 5, 6 p.m., 2012

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