Over the next six shows, a video gamer, a game designer, a mathematician, and a magician are going up against each other in a series
of games of skill and logic and only one can emerge victorious. This is Game On. In the commentary booth, I’m Tom Scott, this is game designer David Bodycombe. Hello! And today we are playing Rock Paper Scissors
Hammer Helmet with Emma Blackery, video gamer, and Steven Bridges, magician. Why am I nervous? It’s rock paper scissors! You’ve got to win rock paper scissors. If
you do that, you pick up the hammer, you hit your opponent
on the head with it before they pick the helmet and defend themselves. And we’re playing first to seven. If you get
seven, you win the round. The theory says that usually people feel strongest
with stone, so if you think that’s the case, then you
should go with paper. — Damn it!
— Yes! — Aww.
— Video games! I don’t know. Can we get a replay of that? Because that’s
just… That also answers the question of whether
height is making a difference here. Oh, no! It took me too long just to register
the fact that I’d gone for rock. I just love how I went like that, and sort
of, just… I’m worried that at some point, you’re just
going to grab the helmet and go ‘smack’! That’s how this is going to go down. I’m really disappointed in myself. That’s going to be the only good start we’re
going to have to this. You nailed it! I’m going to do terribly from now. Okay, ready? Yes! And it squeaked! Sorry. — That’s harder!
— It’s not easy, is it? By the time you’d hit my head, I was still
registering whether or not I had to pick up the helmet. It’s worth pointing out that they have to
grab the right thing. Grabbing the wrong thing gives your opponent
a point. No! You’re getting too good now. And it is quite deliberate that the helmet
is an awkward thing to put on your head. Otherwise we’d be here all day! Yes, we did playtest this, it is possible
to defend. Man, I’m taking this way too seriously. I’m
like, okay, let’s do this. You’re in the zone now! I’ve ruined it. Now
he’s in the zone! No, no, as far as I’m concerned, you had the
good start, so now… I’m still trying to catch up. You’re ahead! You’re ahead now. Right. Okay. The helmet’s impossible! The helmet is so hard! It’s all about the rock paper scissors. That is not okay(!) You’re just good at rock paper scissors! Well, you know, years of practice. Okay. I get that far! Yeah? Do you want it a little bit closer? No — oh, thanks, like I’m going to lose(!) Now I know that Steven said beforehand that
he actually has rock paper scissors theories in his head. He’s a magician, he reads people for a… he does mentalism, he does magic, he should be good at reading people here. — Oh!
— You went for it and then you stopped! I got so confused! I was like, that’s a rock? Wait, no! And then
I got donked. It’s the terror of not knowing whether you’re
having to attack or defend. People get paralysed. As soon as you touch
the wrong thing, you forfeit the point. Yes! Exactly. Exactly that. He hasn’t put it on his head yet! Quick. No, that doesn’t count. — Amazing.
— I’m kidding. ‘Cos we both went like this, both stopped, and then I grabbed it. I think I was rock and you were scissors! — I should have donked you.
— Oh, man. Donk is the official term, actually. Yeah. It is now, anyway! Oh, I need to squeak it more. That’s good.
That’s where the satisfaction is. Don’t plan it like you’re going to do it again! It’s going to happen. I don’t know. My brain can’t do the mental
thing, and then the… This is so unfortunate! You’re just losing
rock paper scissors, which is a game of chance, and you’re just losing more than I am. It’s really not a game of chance. Certainly not against a magician. — No. You can bring it back! It’s first to seven! You can bring it back when you’re losing by
six. — True.
— This is very true. Encouragement, that’s what I need. Okay, ready? Oh, that was close. Can we get a…? Yep. We’re counting that, yes. I donked myself with the helmet! That’s how the injuries happen. I’m telling
you, it’s all about the helmet. This is what’s going to happen to me in, like,
a minute. Oh, well, this is match point. — Is it?
— Yeah! You’re on 6-1 now. Tense. Very tense. Okay. Oh, she got the wrong thing! She got the wrong thing! — I’m out of it.
— Oh, man. I’m so used to losing! So Steven is straight through to the next
round, Emma is not eliminated yet. No, she can still win, but she has to– If she wants to win, she’s got to win every
single game from now on. Next up, it is Hannah versus Katie. What’s
the game? It’s going to be a game of digits, dexterity
and dice. You’re regretting me giving you that line,
aren’t you? Yeah. Thanks, Tom. [Translating these subtitles? Add your name here!]