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Pass the Pigs
Member Name: DMWCarol
Pass the Pigs
Date: 27/09/00, updated on 27/09/00 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to play, very portable, very silly
Disadvantages: Can get a bit dull after an hour or so so may require alcohol for full effect
Pass the Pigs is one of those great pocket games that you really can play anywhere.
The rules are very simple - just throw the pigs and score according to how they land. The more precariously they are balanced the more points you get. You get to keep throwing them until you decide to stop or until you 'wipe out' and lose all your points for that round - or worse yet until the pigs land touching each other which means you loose all your points so far for 'making bacon'.
So, it's basically a dice game with pigs.
The good thing is that it's so simple that you can play it even after you've been partying for a few hours and are thoroughly drunk. Or you can play it with the kids when travelling somewhere. It packs away in its tiny little box in a matter of seconds - so you can play it between lessons at school or college or while waiting for your takeaway to finish cooking. It has solitaire rules as well as group rules so you don't even need someone else to play with. It's not the most riveting game ever, but it's something to do when you're bored or feeling silly and fancy a game.
If you get really addicted(and you're already familiar with the game)you can even play 'zen piggies' which is just the same as above but without the pigs... I guess you have to be really drunk and/or insane to see the appeal in arguing over whether an imaginery piggie is leaning on it's snout or on it's ear though - :o) Personally, I'm blaming the tequila slammers....