After the rules of Monopoly: City, (a board game designed for those eight and up) perplexed a group of graduate students (apparently city planners-in-training) it was quickly decided that throwing rubber pigs around a table for abstract points was a far better use of post-Thanksgiving Dinner time.
The rubber pigs are the lead players in Pass the Pigs, a surprisingly addictive dice game that introduces such terms as “double razorback”, “Jowler” and “the piggyback”.
A sharp oinker should know his pigs and while rubber varieties may not be ‘balanced’ this hasn’t stopped crazy folks from developing pig probabilities.
Of course, while I am the last person who should be allowed around numbers or anything statistical I found the following interesting.
|Piggyback||defies the laws of probability|
(from http://www.derepas.com/petco/) – also info regarding ‘optimum strategies’.
Pig tossing scores over 7 tosses appears to develop into a normal curve with the mean being around 50. Just thought you would like to know.