Three Little Pigs is always one of my favourite children’s stories and Disney songs. It features three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A big bad wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs’ houses, made of straw and sticks, but is unable to blow down the third pig’s house, made of bricks.
When I was participating in the PlayFest Party hosted by Izziwizzi Kids, they were looking for reviewers to review Three Little Pigs by Orchard Toys. I quickly volunteered to test it out! It was a classic story that I wanted my children to learn. Now Orchard Toys has turned it into a board game and I was very keen to learn how to play the game.
- 1 jigged playing board (in 6 pieces)
- 4 playing piece cards (each showing 3 pigs)
- 4 card stands
- 1 dice
- 1 wolf spinner
- 4 sets of slot-together houses (1 of straw, 1 of stick and 1 of brick)
It is suitable for age 3 – 6 year olds and for 2 to 4 players. We invited our friend’s children E, 7 and K, 4 to join us to test out the game. We all really enjoyed Three Little Pigs and had so much fun playing that they wanted to play it again which was great! The children especially loved saying “I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I will blow your house down!” to steal the house from another player when their spinner points to a stick or straw house. They all got so excited. This was indeed a very engaging game.
To set it up the game, it didn’t take me nor the children too long to piece the game board together. The boards are thick and durable though and would withstand being played over and over again.
The playing pieces are placed on the starting arrow at mother pig’s house. During the set up, it was difficult to place the card into the stand (I used a bread knife to wedge open the stand) though it was not a problem after that first time. The dice measures about 1.9 cm by 1.9 cm and it is a great size for those little hands.
The wolf spinner is placed on the table. The house pieces are placed on the table in three piles; straw, stick and brick. It was easy for the children to slot together the houses.
We found Three Little Pigs came with clear instructions and was easy to follow. The age range on the box is 3 to 6 but we think it need not have an upper limit. My friend and I enjoyed playing the game together with the children too!
The objective of this game is to build a straw, stick and brick house before moving your pigs to the safety of the middle of the playing board to win the game.
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Three Little Pigs retails at £11.75 which we think is excellent value for money as it brings so much of entertainment for all! I highly recommend this game. It has become one of our favourite board games that we own. I rate the game 5 stars out of 5.
Disclosure: We received Three Little Pigs from Orchard Toys through Izziwizzi Kids for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.