Happy New Year to all of you — our loyal blog readers! Over the past year, it's been a huge pleasure seeing all of your emails, comments, tweets, and even in-person visits to ZURB! We are passionate about sharing tips and tricks about how to build great products, and are thankful that we have a very engaged audience.
After all, 2011 was a hoot for all of us at ZURB, and we shared our end of the year happenings in our latest ZURBnews December edition — a place where we share our insights on a monthly basis.
In case you're not on the ZURBnews email list, you might not have heard about the fun little game we sent out to our friends, followers, and acquaintances this holiday season. We do something amusing like this every year, such as the Christmas Pigs we sent out in 2010. This year, however, we kicked the entertainment value into overdrive.
Rock Paper Scissors
We went a little crazy and painted our hands then snapped a ton of pictures of them as either rock, paper, or scissors. Then those photos were used for a nifty card game (yep, a card game ... you read right) that we sent out as a holiday gift. There are a couple of games you can play:
- Classic Duel: You and an opponent each take a card without revealing its face, then you throw down. Same rules as the hand game apply — paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, and scissors beats paper.
- Battle Royale: Split the deck with your opponent. Each player puts down a card, and whoever has the winning card of the two takes both cards, placing them in a pile. When there are no more cards in your stack, take the cards you've won and shuffle. Play another round. Whoever takes the entire deck wins.
In addition to the physical Rock Paper Scissors game we sent to folks, there is a Twitter version. Check this out: if you tweet us @zurb rock, or tweet us paper, or scissors, we'll play with you! Take a look at this game we recently played:
"@zurb rock. next time, i'm playing with @fullsailbrewing bottle caps"— Brenton Simpson (@appsforartists) December 24, 2011
"@appsforartists A well-placed rock crushes scissors. Too bad, we chose paper. We win, 2 out of 3. zurb.us/ubUxHQ"— ZURB (@ZURB) December 24, 2011
Now that you've seen it in action, go ahead and give it a try — be sure to include @zurb in your tweet!
Thanks for spending 2011 with us! We're looking forward to sharing more insights with all of you in 2012. Happy New Year everyone!