Pig is an easy dice game that is suitable for young children. Although it is very simple, it is still exciting and requires nerve and daring to win. An adult or older child may need to explain the rules and oversee the game.

Age: All ages (as soon as a child can recognise numbers and count)

No. of players: 2 or more

Equipment: One die (Note: the plural of die is dice); Pen and paper for scoring (if necessary)

Time: 5 minutes+

Aim: To be the first player to reach 50 points.

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1. Players throw the die. The lowest number goes first (If two or more players score the same lowest number, they throw again.)

2. Player One can throw the die as often as they like and add the number shown to their score each throw. However, if they throw a '1', their score for that round is wiped out and the dice is passed to the next player. The longer a player continues throwing the die, the higher their score for that round, but there is always the risk of losing that round's score! A player can choose to end their turn at any time and keeps their points. Players take it in turns, in a clockwise direction.

3. Each player keeps a record of their score for each round. The first player whose total score is 50 points or more wins the game.

So why does the game have its name? You need to avoid being too greedy and acting like a pig!

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