This is the shorter version of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" that's played in the Philippines.
*"Pick" meaning choose.
The longer version is called Jack en Poy.
Two players say the line together at the same time, "Bato, bato, pick!". Then they put their hands out at exactly the same time in one of three signs, "Rock", "Paper" or "Scissors".
Here's how to make each sign:
-Rock: Make a fist.
-Paper: Put out a flat hand horizontal to the ground.
-Scissors: Put out the index and middle finger imitating scissors.
Here's how you determine who won the round depending upon which symbol each kid put out:
- Rock beats Scissors (imagine a rock breaking the scissors).
- Scissors beats Paper (imagine the scissors cutting the paper).
- Paper beats Rock (imagine a piece of paper covering a rock).
If both kids chose the same symbol, they have to replay the round.
Whoever wins the round is the winner of the game. Sometimes kids will decide that the winner is whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds.
Nowadays this version sometimes includes giving a kiss and a slap. If anyone can explain the rules to this twist, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa