Games. Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that they can be great for family life. A chance to have some fun, relax (or maybe not if everyone gets competitive), and a way to get all ages involved. For me, the retro games are still the best – especially if you’ve got the old versions still hanging around cupboards. It’s rare that the modern versions are as sturdy as the old ones.
I love reminiscing about the old games we used to play. When we were sent Pass the Pigs to review, it made me smile when I opened it up. My brother and I used to have it and loved playing it, so it’s been nice to play it again and introduce it to N.
We were sent 2 versions of the game. The travel version which is the one I remember but with an updated case, and the giant inflatable garden Pass the Pigs game.
If you’re not aware of Pass the Pigs, it’s a game that can be played with 2-4 people. Each person takes it in turn to throw or roll the pigs, and you score depending on the position. It seems I was good at rolling the pigs on their backs which N wasn’t impressed about. He kept adding scores to his even though he wasn’t as successful.
The travel game set comes with 2 small pigs, score pad and pencils, and instructions. The case is secure, and is a good size for slipping into a handbag or luggage. N was a big fan of the set, so I can see him bringing it on holiday with us regularly.
The alternative option for Pass the Pigs is the new giant version. N loved the pigs – he just wanted to cuddle them rather than play, although he did enjoy trying to get them to land on their backs.
This comes in a bag with a scoring pad and pencils again, with the 2 inflatable pigs. It doesn’t take long to inflate them, and they’re not so big that they’d take over a garden. So they’re great for some garden fun in the summer.
What I like about Pass the Pigs (apart from the comedy value of trying to get them into the impossible position on the score card!), is that for children it’s a great way to encourage them to do maths without them realising. N wanted to be the scorer each time, so he was able to practise his 5 times tables.
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If you want to try Pass the Pigs yourself, I’ve got one prize of the 2 games to giveaway to a reader. To enter, just answer the question ‘What’s your favourite family game and why?’ in the comments below, then ensure you’ve completed the entry in the rafflecopter form. There’s other bonus entry options too.
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Disclosure: We were sent 2 Pass the Pigs games for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own.
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