Sydney's Six Degrees of Bacon & the Ideal Travel Game
Reid Herbert, MD of Winning Moves Aust
An unremittingly glorious Spring day kicked off the start of the official Pass the Pigs Festival,held at The Greens North Sydney, overlooking a shimmering Sydney harbour. Presented by the iconic ‘Pass the Pigs’ game and impeccably timed for ‘International Bacon Day’, the bowling green was a sea of pink pig inflatables, fairy floss and piglets in a pen waiting for a pat. Squeals of delight emanated from the lawn where assorted kids’ party games were under way, deliciously colliding with the sizzle of frying bacon and the intoxicating aromas of pork shoulders roasting over a fire pit. Bacon-inspired cocktails, such as the ‘Makin’ Bacon Bloody Mary’, further titillated adult tastebuds.
Reid Herbert of Winning Moves Australia, the sponsor of the festival, says, “Pigs have been unappreciated for too long, it is about time there is a pig themed festival in Australia. Pass The Pigs is a classic game that has, and continues to deliver much fun for people of all ages, so we are excited to be hosting this inaugural event!”
Winning Moves Australia was founded by Managing Director Reid Herbert in 2012 and has grown into a cohesive 10-strong team. A branch of the global London-based Winning Moves which was founded in 1997, Winning Moves Australia is passionate about creating interesting, fun and unique board games for all ages, Other than Australia, Winning Moves has offices in France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Russia, Turkey and their games are sold around the world.
Pass the Pigs Game
Pass the Pigs, a classic beer & pretzels game for adults, makes an ideal travel game for kids aged 7 years and over. Stored in a pocket-sized travel case, it contains 2 pig-shaped dice, two pencils, and a scoring booklet and table. E ach turn involves one player throwing the pigs as dice and, depending on how the pigs land, points are scored or deducted. Scoring positions are given names such as "snouter," "trotter," and "leaning jowler", while the "oinker" will cause you to lose your entire accumulated score and the "piggyback" will have you completely eliminated. A game for all generations, Pass the Pigs guarantees hours of entertainment and can be played anywhere from a spacious dining room table to a fold-out tray on an aircraft.
”We’re all just big kids with a passion for bringing people together and making the world a better place,” Reid Herbert says. “In a technology filled world where people interact less and less, board games encourage people to reconnect with each other and remain in the moment.”
Personally, I can attest that board games make kids of us all. No sooner had I unpacked my purse-sized Pass the Pigs game on our lounge room floor than our grandsons, aged 7 and 8, hovered over me in curiosity. Before long, a game was under way and laughter and good-nature shrieks engulfed our household, carrying us well into the night. The Pig had done its job.