BIG PIG

Number of players
2-4
Recommended age
5+
Competition type
1 vs.1, all vs. all
Playing time
5
-25 min
Difficulty
Very easy
Cost or investment
Free -

Brief description of the game

BIG PIG is a variation of two-dice PIG with different rules for double results. It is a game of strategy, chance and risk management.
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Table of contents
Big pig, a two-dice variant of the Pig dice game

How to play "Big Pig"

Set up before start playing

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PLAYERS

BIG PIG is a game for between 2 and 4 players.

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OBJECTS NEEDED TO PLAY BIG PIG

Two normal dice, with 6 faces numbered 1 to 6.

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ROUNDS AND TURNS

BIG PIG is played in turn counterclockwise.

In each round there will be a turn for each player.

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WHO'S FIRST?

To decide who starts everyone rolls a die once. The one with the most numbers is going to be the first. If there’s a tie, everyone rolls the dice again.

Goal of the game

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SCORE

In each of their turns, players will earn points (or not…) and will add them to their scoreboard.

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HOW TO WIN FROM BIG PIG?

The goal of BIG PIG is to be the first player to reach 100 points.

Big Pig" Rules and Scores

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FIRST TURN

The player whose turn it is rolls the dice repeatedly and adds up the points obtained in each roll until one of these things happens:

1

The player stands, doesn’t keep rolling the dice, and adds the points earned in that turn to their overall score.

2

If a 1 is rolled on one die and a number other than 1 on the other, the player loses all the sum of that turn, i.e., he adds nothing that turn to his overall score.

3

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If two 1’s are rolled, the player scores 25 points! but is obliged to roll the dice at least once more.

4

If any other double result is obtained (2-2, 3-3…) the player adds twice the points obtained: 4-4 would give 16 points.

NEXT TURNS

The next player proceeds the same way, and so on until everyone has had their turn and a round is completed.

NEXT ROUNDS

The game goes on with the same round-by-round logic until one of the players reaches 100 points.

End of Big Pig game. Who wins?

GAME OVER

The round in which any player reaches 100 points is the last round of the game, but all players must exercise their turn in that last round, so the first player to reach 100 is not necessarily the winner of the game.

AND THE WINNER IS...

A game of BIG PIG ends when in a round one of the players exceeds 100 points being the winner the player who has more points when that last round ends.

Tips for playing "Big Pig

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GAME LENGTH

Longer or shorter games can be played by changing the target from 100 points to longer or shorter.

Games like "Big Pig"

Two dice PIG is a variation of BIG PIG with more exciting rules (if you roll a double 1 you lose EVERYTHING). Both games are two-dice versions of the classic PIG game, which is played with only one die and has simpler rules.

If you want to try them all we advice you to follow this progress:

PIG > TWO DICE PIG > BIG PIG

Although our favorite is PASS THE PIGS in which the dice are not dice but…. two pigs!

Recommended books about Dice Games

Do you like dice games? So do we. And a lot of people all over the world. The truth is that dice fit in any pocket, in any corner of a bag or backpack, which makes them an extremely portable leisure resource with an incredible potential for hours of entertainment and fun.

There are hundreds of dice games. More than we are currently able to cover in LOODENS.

You can keep searching the internet for more games but if you want to access the best and most complete information in the shortest time possible it is best to buy a good book.

And for us Dice Games Properly Explained, by Reiner Knizia, is the best book ever written on dice games: excellent explanations and examples, variations and the best classification of the types of dice games we have found.

An excellent book both to discover the dice games and to go deeper into them.

And a great gift 😉.

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LOODENS rating

 
After playing “Pig” and “Pig with two dice” it is essential to play “Big pig”. It adds new rules that give another touch to the game. Also try “Pass the pigs” which is definitely the most fun of all!

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