Pigpen Blog
 Thumb up

Pigpen Reveal - I'm yammerin for my hammerin!

Kevin Kulp
United States
flag msg tools
Board Game Designer
Microbadge: Pigpen fan - farming gone hog wild!Microbadge: 5 Year Geek VeteranMicrobadge: Constantly thinking about game designMicrobadge: Beard of EvilMicrobadge: Omnis singulus exemplum Declarationem Libertatis fuerit frugalis or Every single extra copy of the Declaration of Independence has been thrifted
Pigpen is now live on Kickstarter!


Farmer Card: Hammer

From gallery of tgwdoughboy

Sometimes you find that a rival farmer does the unthinkable and builds a brick wall. All you can do is sit back and twiddle those thumbs, right? No way! Go grab one of these fine beauties, crafted by some master tradesmen in hammer technology. Go grab one and get chipping today!

Game Tip: Hammers can be very useful near the end of the game to help spring high point pigs.

Pig Reveal: Sally Pig

From gallery of tgwdoughboy

Some say her vacation in the Swiss Alps changed her forever.

Designer Notes
To discard or not to discard that is the question.
One thing that was source of debate when the game landed at Island Officials, was the use of the discard pile. In the original version players could not draw from the deck. During a playtest, it was suggested that players should be able to draw from the discard pile. So it was changed that players would draw at the beginning of their turn from either the discard pile or the blind to them face down deck. This allowed players who had a lousy hand to have some form of control, then just randomness. It was ultimately decided to go back to the original version of the rules when it came to drawing cards.

From gallery of tgwdoughboy
Twitter Facebook
Subscribe sub options Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:04 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}