Shouyaken, also called village-headman ken or fox-ken, was played with the village-headman, musket, and fox symbols. Village-headman was indicated by sitting in a dignified manner, as if on the seat of honor. Musket was represented by mimicking carrying a musket in both hands. Fox was indicated by holding up both fists at an angle. All the gestures were made using the whole body. The rules were that the headman beat the gun, the gun beat the fox, and the fox beat the headman.
Mushiken was played with the snake, frog, and slug symbols. Snake (thumb) beat frog (index finger), which beat slug (ring finger), and slug beat snake. Mushiken was a children's game, whereas Shouyaken was played by adults.
After these, many other variations of jankens appeared.
Traditional Rock, Paper, Scissors, also called Gawi-Bawi-Bo and pronounced Kai-Bai-Bo, where kai is scissors, bai is rock, and bo is cloth or paper, is popular among Koreans. The rules are the same as in the traditional Japanese game. A popular related game is Muk-Chi-Ba.