All ages can have fun playing the easy-to-learn card game known as Pig. The objective is to be the first player to form a quartet of cards with the same rank in their hand, or to avoid being the last one player to notice if another player has done so. The game can be played with five or more players and is fun for the whole family.
To play the Pig Game, you will need a standard deck of 52 cards. After deciding a dealer and ensuring that the deck is properly shuffled, deal four cards to each player, one at a time.
Playing and Winning
The players glance at their hands, then pass a card to the left and collect the one from the player on their right. This fast-paced passing makes it challenging to keep up. Upon gathering four cards of the same denomination (e.g., four jacks), a player ceases passing and picking cards, signalling this action by touching their nose. At that moment, all other players must halt their passing and touch their noses. The individual who is the slowest in reacting is declared the Pig!