Reviewed by Tara Davies
Pigs in Pants is said to be a hilarious and lively game, designed to develop communication and matching skills. The game is aimed at children aged 4 plus and allows up to 4 people to join the fun.
The game comes in sturdy, colourful packaging, which is particularly attractive to children. The illustrations are fun, my 3 year old nephew couldn’t wait to take a peek inside. Whilst the packaging is designed to capture the attention of children, it also gives a handy overview of the game and the skills that can be developed, which is really useful for adults! The box is nice and compacted too, so doesn’t take up too much space.
The box contains 4 pig boards (one for each player), forty pairs of pants and an instruction booklet. As with the package, the cards were sturdy and attractive and should withstand plenty of wear and tear. The aim of the game is to match cards in order to be the player with the most ‘pairs of pants’, winning the game.
We played the game as a family, including my 3 year old nephew, 8 year old daughter and 11 year old son. The game was really easy to grasp (I helped my nephew) and the children really enjoyed playing it (even my eleven year old!). They were all in fits of hysterics when they got to shout “I’m going to pinch your pants!” The game doesn’t go on too long either, which is great for younger children who may have a shorter span of concentration. We played several games and none lasted more than around 10- 15 minutes, which in my opinion, was perfect.
In terms of development, I think the game is great for younger children and helps to promote familiarity with colours and shapes and also promotes counting (when you are counting your ‘pants’ at the end of the game.
Overall, I would say the game most definitely met my expectations and, whilst generally aimed at younger children, can be enjoyed by all the family. The game is excellent value for money, retailing at £7.50, which is relatively inexpensive for a game although this is not reflected in the quality of the game.
I would definitely recommend the game to others, particularly those who have children between the ages of 3 and 6, although younger children will need help from an adult to play. I would give the game an overall rating of 5 out of 5!
Suitable age: 4 years + | Players: 2-4
Available to buy from Orchard Toys here.