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« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2008 07:26:02 AM »

Genius! I would never have thought this could have translated to crochet! I had a friend who used to carry the game around in her backpack and we'd play it for a few minutes before class. We had enough classes together that we'd usually finish the game by the end of the day. This brings back some good memories - thanks for posting! Smiley
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« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2008 07:34:39 AM »

The little rubber pigs are thrown like dice, the two of them thrown at the same time, often bouncing irregularly, skittering across the table. Most of the times they fall on their sides, but they CAN fall (and stay balanced) on their backs, on their noses, on their ears. Extra points are awarded for the rarer positions, and when it is your turn, you keep throwing until you voluntarily choose to stop and hold on to the points you've amassed in your turn, OR you throw a certain combination of pig poses, in which case you lose your points for that turn and you MUST pass the pigs to the next person, for THEIR turn.

The trick is to choose to stop before you throw the bad combo, and so amass a decent amount of points, over several turns. The first one to 100 points wins. Oh, and if you throw the pigs such that they are touching each other when they come to a stop, you lose ALL your points and must start again!

It's a good exercise in probability, and Math Teachers often introduce the game to their classes, for practice in addition, but it's really FUN, too, and you can carry on a conversation while playing, so it's good for multiple generations at the same time.



thanks for that...i was complete in the dark before lol  Smiley
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« Reply #72 on: November 11, 2008 08:12:07 AM »

I love it!!! Pass the Pigs is such a fun game! What a great way to re-invent it.
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« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2008 08:30:21 AM »

AWESOME! I loved playing that game when we could, they are cute and very functional.
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« Reply #74 on: November 11, 2008 09:24:26 AM »

This is really brilliant! I loved that game as a kid! Do the tossed piglets really land in all the positions? I'm wondering if the crocheted versions are as...dextrous? as their rubber cousins. Smiley

Your little poke is adorable, too! Well done!
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« Reply #75 on: November 11, 2008 10:28:04 AM »

This is awesome!
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« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2008 10:57:13 AM »

You, my friend, are totally awesome! I loooove Pass the Pigs and the fact that you could even conceive of the idea of making a crocheted set, is just pure genius!

How well do they work? Do they set up in all the funny landing positions that the normal rubber/plastic/whatever sets do?

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« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2008 11:33:19 AM »

This is very creative. It's so cute. I also remember this game from awhile ago. I'm not quite sure but I think it was also played with cows.
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« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2008 05:34:10 PM »

Thanks for the info. This game is really cute.
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« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2008 11:31:11 AM »

The little piggies are adorable and impressive!  Cheesy
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