|Suggested Age||7 and up|
Pig Pile is an extremely light card (and punny) game. The cards have illustrations of pigs (naturally) and you can be "hog tied" or have a "hog wash".
Players start with 3 face down cards (called "Slop"). And a hand of 6 cards. At the start you place 3 of your cards on top of the slop cards leaving you with a hand of three cards. Each turn you must play to the "Pig Pile" one or more cards of the same value that equal to or greater than the top card of the Pig Pile. If you fail to do so, you must take the entire Pig Pile into your hand. Certain cards have special effects:
- Hog Wild: Wild card which can be played at any time and allows any card to played on it next turn.
- Hog Tied (4's): The next player loses his turn.
- Hog Wash (8's): The Pig Pile is discarded out of the game and you get another turn. (A Hog Wash also happens if 3 cards of the same value are played in succession by one or more players.)
- Ewe Turn (11's): (I know ewe's are not pigs, well.) Reverse order of play.
Each turn you draw back to 3 cards until the deck runs out. If you have no cards in your hand (which can only happen after the deck runs out), you must play a face up card (a card that you laid aside at start) or if those are gone, a slop card. (Slop cards are played blind, so you could be really screwed.)The object is be first or second to get rid of all of your cards (including the slop.) Each player is awarded a number of pigs. Most pigs after 5 hands wins.