You might recently have seen ITV This Morning’s Ruth and Eamonn playing Giant Pass the Pigs and, in case you’re wondering what they were doing, Pass The Pigs is a classic family dice game which will keep everyone entertained both inside and out, no matter what the weather.
The game is really easy to play. Simply throw the 2 piggies up in the air and see how they land. Compare the pigs landing positions with your scorecard and earn points, the first to 100 wins. Each landing position is given a funny name and awards a set number of points – so a pig with all its legs in the air is a Razorback (5 points) and if it lands on its backside it’s a Rumper (15 points).
The Pass The Pigs Travel Game
A game of skill for 2 to 6 players suitable for aged three and above, it comes with a handy carry case, 2 pencils, 2 pigs and a pocket-sized scorecard. It is ideal for taking on holiday as the Pass the Pigs game comes in a handy travel case. It is available to buy online, from Amazon and all good toy retailers.
Giant Pass the Pigs
This is a super-sized version of the game which is perfect for parties. These giant inflatable pigs can bounce around the garden, house, beach or even the pool. Inflate your pair of porkers, throw them and see how they land. Will you get a Leaning Jowler, a Mixed Combo or will you Pig Out? It is suitable for aged three and above and available to buy from online, good toy retailers and Amazon.
Caitlin and Ieuan quickly got to grips with the game and loved the giant version. It takes you a while to match the pigs’ positions with the scorecard so you will need a strong referee (the ‘Swineherd’) to adjudicate and stop the fights! You’ll also need a bit of puff to inflate the giant pigs! We’ll be taking the travel version with us in a couple of weeks when we head back to Devon as the sun seems to have vanished since the kids broke up from school!
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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