10 D.o.T.G. – Pass the Pigs
We’ve found so many great games at yard sales and thrift stores this summer that we decided to show you more than the typical one per week! For the next 10 days we’ll introduce you to a Thrift Treasure that you’ve probably never seen or heard of before. For our third feature, we bring you Pass the Pigs by Milton Bradley.
Rolling pigs. This game can be summed up in those two words. In reality this is nothing more than a dice game in a nice travel case where the object is to roll combinations that are worth various points.
But what makes this game unique is the brilliantly designed pigs that can land in different positions. Because the odds of rolling each position aren’t distributed evenly, some combinations are worth more than others.
Both on their sides? 1 point. Both on their noses (called a Double Snouter)? 60 points. Both on their sides but bellies facing each other? Lose all your points. First to get to 100 wins!
Pass the Pigs by Milton Bradley is no longer in print, but the game is still being offered by Winning Moves, who you’ve seen us mention many times. At around $10, it just might be the perfect gift for your gaming friend in farm country!
17 thoughts on “10 D.o.T.G. – Pass the Pigs”
I have never heard of this game but then I did not play dice type games growing up. It does look rather intriguing.
I’d play this one just for the cute little pigs. This one could be great for gift giving too.
I love the idea of spending time outdoors and playing this game. The little pig game pieces are adorable and would catch my eye right away.
I think that is a really cute game, pass the pigs. I have never heard of this game before. I also love all the finds you can get a thrift store or yard sales.
Now that’s just cute! You find the neatest games!
OMG.. what a super fun game.. I bet you guys had a blast. I have to check it out, my daughter would get a kick out of this. We love Family game night and this would be perfect.. The pigs are too cute…LOVE it!!!
What a fun game. Never heard of it before but it definitely sounds fun. I’m in.
Great review! Looks like a fun game 🙂 Thanks for sharing Scott
Great Idea for a board/traveling game. It seems like a fast action game for the family. I wouldn’t be surprised if I see this in Walmart one day.
Ahh! This is very cute!
What year was this game? It is so cute, but I have never seen nor heard of it. Those dice are amazing ~ a great feat of engineering! I love pigs.
It’s been out for a long time, our copy is at least 20 years old. However, it is still available new – we just saw it at Walmart this week!
My aunt loves pigs, she’d get a big kick out of this! You find the neatest games!
I have never heard of this game but it sounds cute and fun. There can be such treasures at the thrift stores indeed. Thanks for sharing.
Haha what a funny game. I like that the whole family can play together though.
This looks like a great game. The simple games are generally the most fun.
i first played this game in lithuania, when i was on a volunteer program. a girl from denmark brought it with her- it was called, and forgive my spelling- kaste grist- i think that is right? throwing pigs, i think was how she translated it. we were all obsessed with it! LOL.