Pass the Pigs is a simple party game.
What are the odds of the various positions? I threw the pair of pigs a 442 times (2 x 221) on a clean, flat piece of granite at 68 deg F, and got the following results:
|Side (pink = no dot) = 35.2% (156)|
|Side (with black dot) = 29.1% (129)|
|Standing (Trotter) = 7.7% (34)|
|Back (razorback) = 24.6% (109)|
|Nose (snouter) = 2.2% (10)|
|Ear/nose (leaning jowler) = 0.6% (3)|
|Back/ear = 0.2% (1)|
The final position "Back/ear" is very rare, but can be thrown on my set. It is almost the back (razorback) position, but slightly tilted to the side (so the black dot is upwards a bit). It is not mentioned in the game rules, and on my pigs it has a probability of about 1/3%. Even site A below which had 1,688 throws did not mention this position. I can only get it with one of my two pigs: even using my fingers to position the pig. Apparently one of my pigs is a special pig that can achieve this mystical back-ear position. Like a super yoga master.
How do my results compare with other results posted on the internet?
|Me||Site A||Site B||Site C|
|Side (no dot)||35.2||36||34.1||34.1|
Other pass-the-pig probability sites:
Of the above sites, site (A) looks the most reliable, and it agrees well with my own measurements.