A commenter brought a game to my attention that sounds like a perfect match for bacon lovers. It’s called “Pass the Pigs”. The object of the game is to be the first player to score 100 points by rolling little pigs as dice. You score points depending on how the pigs land and you can keep rolling until you roll a losing combination. You can also stop your turn at anytime if you don’t want to press your luck.

Scoring with one pig:
Lazy 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 on all fours – 5 Points
Snouter – The pig is leaning on its pig noise – 10 Points
Leaning Jowler – The pig is resting on its snout, ear and one foot – 15 Points

Scoring with two pigs:
Sider – Both pigs lying on the same side – 1 Point
Double Razorback - The pigs are both lying on their backs – 20 Points
Double Trotter – The pigs are both standing on all fours – 20 Points
Double Snouter – The pigs are both leaning on their pig noises – 40 Points
Double Leaning Jowler – The pigs are both resting between snout, ear and one foot each – 60 Points
Mixed Combo – A combination not mentioned above is the sum of the single pigs score
Pig Out – Both pigs lying on opposite sides. You loose all the points you accumulated that round and the pigs get pass to the next player.
Oinker (or Makin’ Bacon) – If both pigs are touching in any way, then you lose all the points you accumulated during the game and you pass the pigs to the next player.
Piggyback – If one pig lands completely resting on top of the other then you are out of the game.

If you want to see all the rules, Hasbro has a PDF of the rulebook on their website, you can check it out here.

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3 Responses to Pass the Pigs: a game for bacon lovers

  1. Emily says:

    Omg! I used to play this game when I was a kid and I’ve been trying to remember what it was called for like the past 5 years. Woo hoo, now I know.

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  3. Baconyflavor says:

    Your URL makes me weep with joy

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