Card Game Fun with PIT Game

pit game in packaging

Board games tend to bring out the competitiveness in our family. Things get full on and heated very quickly. Pretty soon it ends in an all-out war and a fight to the end. I thought things would get better as we get older if anything it is getting worse!

With this in mind, PIT Game sounds right up our street. Not a board game but a fun and fast-paced card swapping game that involves matching cards and shouting and the need to be the first to win and ring the bell. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

PIT Game

A fast and frenzied card swapping game for 2-8 players and ages 6+. The idea is at that you trade all your 9 cards at once with someone else who is holding up the same amount of cards until you have all 9 cards exactly the same. Then you ring the bell and you are the winner!

The cards all have different commodities on eg gold and you need to be the first to collect 9 matching cards to be the winner!

How Did We Find It?

hand holding cards from the hasbro pit game over a glass table

The game is really easy to set up and the instructions really simple to follow. The game says for ages 6+ however I played with my niece who is 5. She is chief toy tester and wouldn’t let me play without her. The cards are all in commodities ie coffee, gold, corn etc and there are 9 cards for each one. The game is from 2-8 players and you only 1 set of commodities per player. As the aim of the game is to get a full set of 9, this may not happen if you have all sets in play and only 3 players.

Shuffle the cards and then deal them to each player 9 cards each. Then you ring the bell and start playing. You choose which commodity you want to collect and then put them to one side without showing the other players. The cards you have left are what you want to swap to be able to complete your collection.

Ring the bell and then immediately start swapping with other players until you get your full set. The first player to get a full set rings the bell and is the winner. This is repeated until you have played 3 games minimum.

I have to say, the age on the game is correct, A didn’t quite get it, especially the secret part as she kept telling us what she was collecting. But once you get the hang of it, it is pretty simple to follow and you are able to play with no issues whatsoever. The girls loved the game and it definitely did get a little loud at times!

young girl playing the pit game and holding the cards in her hand with some on a table in front of her

This game is so much fun and for me, the perfect addition to any long journeys provided you can stand the noise and shouting. We will definitely be taking it with us when we travel to Devon at the end of this month so the girls can play in the car. It even opens up so you can store the cards inside the box so it is easier to carry around with you and store the cards.

case of the pit game open and the cards inside

Where Can You Buy PIT?

You can buy the game from Smyths for £7 (was £9.99) or Amazon for £9.99. (non-affiliate link)

*I received this game as part of my Hasbro Toy Tribe Duties. All thoughts and opinions are my own. this post contains affiliate links. If you click the Amazon image above I will get a small commision at no extra cost to you if you purchase.*
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