In the repeated rock-scissor-paper (RPS) game, players accumulate knowledge about their opponent's playing strategies over many back-to-back games, and advantages are gained and lost as each player tries to outsmart the other. This experiment seeks to understand whether players can gain an advantage against opponents playing RPS according to a simple rule unknown to the player.

You'll play a best-of-10 round. Good luck!!

We remind you, while the Machine will try to exploit you, you CAN exploit it to win as well. Take your time and try to think about your moves.

You can go straight to the tournament, or you can first practice playing RPS against the computer in a short 10 game round.

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We'll tell you your participant ID after you finish the tournament. If you enjoyed the experiment and choose to participate again, this ID allows us to compare your results across multiple tournaments and assess how reproducible and consistent they are. We don't collect any identifying information from you, so the randomly generated participant ID you voluntarily tell us is the only way we can identify experimental data that are from the same participant. Sharing your ID with us is optional, but adds value in our analysis of the data.