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Orchard Toys Pigs in Pants

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Official testerPRODUCT: Orchard Toys Pigs in Pants ( Toys Pigs in Pants

DESCRIPTION: A 2-4 player matching game where players must collect as many pairs of pants for their pig as possible! Contains 4 x pig boards, 40 x pants cards, and instructions. Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Pigs in Pants game from Orchard Toys is quite simply pantstastic!

It's a very simple, but very fun and amusing game which is perfect for preschoolers, and great for encouraging matching and observation skills in young children.

The game is similar in concept to Snap, with a 'pants' theme that is guaranteed to produce a few giggles! The game consists of four excellent quality thick card playing boards which are durable enough to withstand rough handling by little hands. Each board has a beautifully illustrated pig (wearing no pants), with lovely use of bright colours, and no two pig designs the same.

The game also includes forty thick 'pants' cards, that is, a series of fun illustrated pants designs (ten different designs, with four cards in each design), which are perfectly sized to fit over the middle part of the pig.

To play, each player chooses a playing board and is dealt two pants cards (shuffled) which they hold in their hand. Four pants cards are placed face up in the centre of the table, while the remaining cards are place face down in a pile. Players then take turns to try and match the cards in their hand to any other cards in play.

If the cards in the player's hand match any of the face up cards, or any cards on another player's board, then these cards can be collected by the player and placed on their own board. When collecting from another player, the whole pile of cards is taken from that player, and the player can (politely) shout 'I'm going to pinch your pants' or 'I'm going to nick your knickers'!

If the cards in their hand do not match any other cards in play, then the player shouts 'No knickers', adds one of their cards to the line up of face up cards, and then takes a new card from the face down pile to make their hadn back up to two. The winner is the player with the most pants cards on their pig board when the game ends.

In our opinion, this is a really fun and educational little game that will certainly appeal to the recommended age group.

BAD POINTS: None, other than there are lots of separate pieces which may be easily lost over time. Orchard Toys do however offer a very useful replacement service for any elements of their games (excluding puzzles) that do go missing!

PRICE: £7.50
First4Dads visitors will receive a free gift (Tangram) when they place an order at just by quoting promotional code M4D2.

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