Korean Rock, Paper, Scissors
October 17, 2006 1:06 AM Subscribe
posted by Brittanie to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
While in Seoul this weekend, my SO and I happened into an icebar where some college kids were celebrating a birthday. I was dragged to the center of their circle and asked to play Rock Paper Scissors with the birthday girl, after which the loser of each round had to drink.
Each time it was my turn, I played RPS, but the Koreans each took turns playing a different version, in which they held their hands up in the shape of a crane — one hand cocked at the wrist like a shadow puppet or both arms out to the side (think Karate Kid style). There was another movement too but my brain is foggy from there.
The concept of the game was exactly the same as RPS — only the motions were different. I have also seen this game on TV here. What is it and how do you play? What do the hand motions represent? One girl told me it was called something that sounded like "dibby dibby dib"?!
P.S. this was not janken pol, which as I understand uses the same hand movements as RPS.