Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pass the Massive Pigs Game

I found these two beauties in Shiploads (they are dog toys) and thought why not make a bigger version of Pass the Pigs for the games section of the classroom. Not that I have been in my classroom as yet as it is still the holidays. But I am planning on going in next week to start setting up. It's a very old terrapin, but more about that later. The pigs are 22cm in length and 9cm high and are built for all the moves in the traditional game, but I haven't managed to get a Leaning Jowler as yet. Here are the rules for the game Pass the Pig:


Each turn involves one player throwing two model pigs, each of which has a dot on one side only. The player will have points either given or taken away, based on the way the pigs land (see below). Each turn lasts until the player throwing either rolls the pigs in a way that wipes out their current turn score or decides to stop their turn, add their turn score to their total score and pass the pigs to the next player. The winner is the first player to score a total of 100.

  • Single Pig
    • The pig is lying on its side - 0 Points
    • Razorback - The pig is lying on its back - 5 Points
    • Trotter - The pig is standing upright - 5 Points
    • Snouter - The pig is leaning on its snout - 10 Points
    • Leaning Jowler - The pig is resting on its snout and ear - 15 Points
  • Both Pigs
    • Sider - The pigs are on their sides, either both with the spot facing upward or both with the spot facing downward - 1 Point
    • Double Razorback - The pigs are both lying on their backs - 20 Points
    • Double Trotter - The pigs are both standing upright - 20 Points
    • Double Snouter - The pigs are both leaning on their snouts - 40 Points
    • Double Leaning Jowler - The pigs are both resting between snouts and ears - 60 Points
    • Mixed Combo - A combination not mentioned above is the sum of the single pigs score
    • Pig Out - If both pigs are lying on their sides, one with the spot facing upwards and one with the spot facing downwards the score for that turn is reset to 0 and the turn changes to the next player
    • Makin' Bacon (or Oinker) - If both pigs are touching, then the total score is reset to 0 and the turn changes to the next player
    • Kissing bacon - if both snouts are touching - 100 points
    • Piggyback - If one pig lands completely resting on top of the other, then the player is out of the game.

1 comment:

  1. Who needs to do planning when they can follow your blog? I will be off to Shiploads tomorrow. Thanks