2019 Valentine's Gift Guide,  games,  Toys

Pop the Pig by Goliath Games

Pop the Pig by Goliath Games

We received the mentioned product in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts contained within this post are ours and may vary from the thoughts of others.


About Pop the Pig

Pop the Pig ® is an international preschool classic that is adored by millions of children – it was the top-selling preschool game in 2016 and 2017 according to retailer sales data collected by NPD! Kids spin the spinner, pop a hamburger into the pig’s mouth and push down on his head. The more they pump, the more his belly grows until . . . pop!

Kids love the suspense as they watch his belly grow; the player who makes his belly burst loses the game. Children can quickly reset this pig game with one pump of the pig’s head and experience consistent belly busting game-play each and every time. Pop the Pig provides hours of fun and is completely kid powered (no batteries needed). For added convenience, all pieces can be stored inside the pig. Kids won’t see a pop up pirate, but they will get to pop a pig. For ages 4 and up, 2-6 players. From the makers of Gooey Louie and Jumping Jack.

Game Contents:

  • 1 Piggy Chef
  • 4 Purple Burgers
  • 4 Red Burgers
  • 4 Yellow Burgers
  • 4 Green Burgers
  • 1 Die with Sticker Sheet
  • Complete Instructions


What We Thought


Pop the Pig definitely kept us laughing while playing with 5 year old Jack. This game helped him with color recognition and also allowed us to teach a great lesson that you don’t get to win every single time as this game was very much had varied winners. We loved playing with Jack and seeing his excitement as he tried to pop the pig.


The goal of the game is to fit the colored “burgers” into the pig and press his head the number of times the burger was marked. So say you roll and get red (which I seemed to get almost every time) and the red had 2 on the bottom. I would then insert the burger into the pigs mouth and press the head 2 times. Pretty simple counting concept and also a great learning tool.


We all took turns and played multiple rounds until we had each won. There were 3 of us playing; Jack, myself and my husband. We absolutely loved seeing who was going to win.


Something I really enjoyed was the ease of setup for Pop the Pig. Jack was able to set this up and also put it away by himself. I found him one afternoon even playing by himself because he enjoyed it so much and keeping count of how many burgers he could fit before the belly busted.


If you are looking for a fun treat to give your child this coming Valentine’s Day please check out Pop the Pig. Available both online and in local retailers.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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