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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

4B and 4R

We learnt to play Pig Today.... Here are the Rules...

During our afternoon, talking about Zones of Regulation and Friendship, we learnt how to play PIG. We discussed how we felt when other people were winning, losing or even cheating. We then played the game with our table partners.  

Pig is a simple dice game, here are the Rules. 


Choose a player to go first. That player throws a die and scores as many points as the total shown on the die providing the die doesn’t roll a 1. The player may continue rolling and accumulating points (but risk rolling a 1) or end his turn.

If the player rolls a 1 his turn is over, he loses all points he accumulated that turn, and he passes the die to the next player.

Play passes from player to player until a winner is determined.

How do you win?

The first player to accumulate 100 or more points wins the game.

Are there any rule or scoring variations?

Two-Dice Pig

This variant is the same as Pig, except two standard dice are rolled. If neither shows a 1, their sum is added to the turn total. If a single 1 is rolled, the player scores nothing and the turn ends. If two 1s are rolled, the player’s entire score is lost and their turn ends.

Big Pig

This variant is the same as Two-Dice Pig, except rolling double 1s ends the player’s turn, scores 25 points, and eliminates any other points the player may have accumulated that turn. If any other doubles are rolled, the player adds twice the value of the dice to the turn total.

The Maths in this game is very simple, the children have to add smaller numbers together each turn. Then add the current score to the overall score.

All you need 1 or 2 dice and some scrap paper.... Pig Away!!! 

Mr Jackson (4B) and Mrs Denby  (4R)  

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