Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors丨简单游戏里的小心机

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发表于:2017-03-08 18:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


By Andy Simmons

From Reader's Digest February 2017: Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors (And Other Sly Gimmicks)

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1. Hey Now, You’re a Rock Star

Let’s start with the basics: Rock (fist) beats scissors (index and middle finger forming a V), which beats paper (flat hand), which beats rock. Now here’s how to outwit your opponent psychologically. Winners tend to stick with success, so if they just won with scissors, expect them to throw scissors again, which means you bash them with a rock. Losers will generally try a new strategy, and they’ll likely follow a specific, and predictable, road map. If they lost with rock, expect them to try paper next (so you should slice’em up with scissors). If your opponent is the aggressive type or a nervous rookie, rock will be the weapon of choice, since it evokes power. Conversely, a seasoned player will probably avoid rock—it’s too obvious and heavy-handed. (Get it?)

Hey,猜拳达人

让我们先从基本规则说起:石头赢剪刀,剪刀赢布,布赢石头。现在我们从心理学角度来看看如何才能击败你的对手。胜者的行为带有惯性,如果他们刚刚用剪刀赢了,那么他们可能会继续出剪刀,而你就可以用石头来击碎他们。而败者通常喜欢尝试新的策略,所以他们的出招可能会遵循一种特定而可预判的套路。如果他们出石头的时候输了,那下一次他们就会出布,那这样你就应该用剪刀来击败他们。如果你的对手富有进攻性或者是一个紧张的新手,那他很可能选择出石头,因为拳头意味着力量。相反的,老手可能会避免出石头,因为这太过明显,也太过老套了,这下明白该如何玩猜拳了吧?

 


2. Coin-Toss Cheat

First, make sure you pick the coin, you flip it, and you make the call. Now feel the coin. Which side is bumpier? (It’s usually heads.) Then do this: l) Toss the coin; 2) catch it; 3) in one quick motion, feel the top of the coin while flipping it over to the back of your non-tossing hand. If the top feels bumpy (heads), call tails —remember, you’re flipping it over. If the top feels smooth, call heads. If your foe shouts, “Call it in the air!” quickly swipe your finger across the top when the coin lands in your palm. If it’s smooth and you called tails, announce, “Tails! Pay up, loser!” But if you called heads, flip it over onto the back of your palm and say, “Heads! Pay up, loser!” If you don’t control the toss, be sure to call it—and call the side facing up pre-flip. Studies have found that the side facing up has a 51 percent chance of landing faceup again.

抛硬币的心机

首先,你要确保接住硬币,把它翻个面,然后猜朝上的是哪一面。来,先感知下这枚硬币。哪一面更凹凸不平?通常来说是头像的那一面。所以玩这个游戏正确的姿势是:先向上抛出硬币,接住它,然后在你把它翻过来按在另一只手的手背上的时候,快速地用手背感觉下朝上的那一面。如果有凹凸感,那么就猜是有文字的那一面,因为你把硬币翻过来了。如果感觉朝上的那一面比较光滑,就猜头像的那一面。如果你的对手让你提前给出答案的话,就在硬币掉进你手掌的时候快速地用你的手指划过硬币表面,如果比较光滑,那就是文字的一面,这时候就可以对你的对手说:“文字,付钱吧,loser!”但是假如你已经先猜了头像,就把硬币翻转放到手背上,又可以说:“头像,付钱吧,loser!”如果硬币不是由你来抛出,那就猜在前一次游戏中朝上的那面。研究发现,朝上的一面在接下去的一次中再次朝上的几率为51%。


 

3. Pick-a-Number Fiend

This method works if a friend asks you and another person to pick a number between one and ten and the guess closest to the correct number wins. Be sure to let your rival go first. Say he or she picks seven. Then you pick six. This gives you a 60 percent chance of winning. If he smugly shouts, “Three feels lucky,” you counter, “Four feels luckier!” And it should, since it gives you a 70 percent chance of winning. Should he or she put everything on five, you put it all on six. At least your odds are 50-50.

猜数字狂人

当一个朋友邀请你和另外一个人从1到10中挑出一个数字,谁挑的数字越接近正确数字,那么他就是赢家。这个时候就要用到下面的方法了。确保你的对手比你先猜。比如TA挑了7,那你就挑6。这样你的赢的机会就有6成。如果TA得意地喊出:“3看来是个幸运数字。”那你就回击:“4看起来更加幸运!”而事实也的确如此,因为选4会让你有七成的机会赢。而如果TA全押了5,那你就押6,至少你还有五成的赢面。

 

 

Good to know:

opponent  n. 对手

foe  n. 敌人

rival  n. 竞争对手

outwit  v. (智力上)超过

seasoned  adj. 经验丰富的

bumpy  adj. 多凸块的



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