Pass The Pigs £5.49 @ Amazon
I'd never heard of, or played, Pass the Pigs until about 11 years ago and it's been a firm family favourite with everyone, young and old, ever since.
It's such a daft game I'm sure the person who dreamt it up was a pig farmer who'd had too much to drink one night!
The aim is very simple so even younger kids can quickly grasp what's going on:
You don't have dice, you roll pigs instead - seriously, they're too little plastic pigs - and your objective is to score 100 points before anyone else.
How the pigs land determines the number of points you score.
If you roll a Double Snouter, you score 40 points; roll a trotter and you'll get 5 points. It won't all be plain sailing though because you need to decide whether to bank your points, and hand the pigs over to the next player, or keep rolling and risk losing them.
You see, if you roll a Pig Out you will lose all your points for that turn; what's worse, roll a Makin’ Bacon and you'll lose ALL your points!
If you've never played Pass the Pigs before and are looking for something that's cheap but SUPER fun to play with your kids, then this is it; I really can't recommend it enough.
Happy pig rolling and thanks to cath1510 at HUKD