Several years ago, my nearly-city-born husband worked on a pig farm. What an experience! The smell permeated everything – your hair, your skin, clothing, the dog and the car. But, being the positive force that he is, each time we pulled into the driveway he would say, “Ah, smells like money!” Nothing else needed said, because we were quickly reminded that this was how our bills were being paid and groceries were bought. I can say that we learned a lot about pigs and I’m extremely thankful that it was just for a season.
Pig Pen – an enclosure where pigs are kept.
Pig-headed – stubborn or obstinate.
Piglet – a young pig. Little pink friend of “Winnie-the-Pooh.”
Pig Lard – the rendered fat from a pig.
Pig Latin – a version of language formed from English by transferring the initial consonant of each word to the end of the word and adding a vocalic syllable, usually /a/; so, Penny becomes ennyPay.
~ And our newest favorite ~
Pig Pile – “The Hog Wild Card Game” by R & R Games
This card game is designed for children ages 7 and up, but it was fun for the whole family. The game box is thick and sturdy, the cards are high-gloss and my youngest daughter says, “The 40 plastic pigs are fun all by themselves! Especially if we build Lego pens and fences.” Created for 3 – 6 players, but adaptable to more, by adding another set of number cards and a Hog Wild card for each player after the sixth. It takes a few rounds of play to accumulate the most pigs and win the game! Along the way, the young players are reinforcing their number value; less than/greater than.
Pig Pile retails for $15.95 and is one of many great games by R & R Games. You’ll want to check out:
Pants on Fire, where “Stretchin’ the Truth can be Hot Stuff!” for ages 13 and up.
And, new this year, Ticked Off. “The game that gives you the opportunity to crush (and impress) your friends with your vast knowledge. Beat the clock and beat your friends!”
You can find other reviews on Pig Pile
Flea Circus, a crazy game of cats & dogs, for ages 6 and up,
when you visit The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew Blog. R & R Games is offering a 20% discount to anyone purchasing Pig Pile or Flea Circus after reading a TOS Crew review. Use coupon code CREW20 at checkout, now through December 31, 2011.
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Venice Kichura says
I love the entry about the pigs! Excellent blog, Penny!
Venice Kichura says
Looks like a fun game and great pics of your beautiful kids!
What a great review, I love all the pig stuff at the beginning 🙂
Me and my friend Kenleigh (not spelled Kinly like I thought) were trying to find an image of a mahogany table but couldn’t figure out how to spell “mahogany”, so we googled “my hog a knee” and we found an image of one of the games you revied (guess which one 😉 ) and I have to say that we love this blog so much. You are probably the best blogger I have ever met ( I don’t really read a lot of blogs). Keep the content coming!!!!!
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