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Billings Farm & Museum, a Vermont-based non-profit educational institution centered on dairy farming,  has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged Nintendo to a cow milking contest after one of their employees saw a related minigame on 1-2-Switch – and Nintendo has answered the challenge.

1-2-Switch is a party game for the Nintendo Switch console that is comprised of a collection of mini-games centered around two players facing off using the console’s Joy-Con controllers. Among the 28 different minigames is Milk, a challenge in which two players try to get the most jugs of milk out of a cow.

One of the staff at Billings Farm & Museum had seen this particular mini-game and brought it to the attention of their co-workers, an event which evolved into the museum calling out the game company in a public Facebook post. Nintendo responded to that very post, accepted the challenge, and exchanged a bit of banter with their challenger:

Billings Farm & Museum: Good luck! We’ve been at this over a 100 years.

Nintendo: So have we!

A blog post by the museum states that the event has been scheduled. Unfortunately, it will be closed to the public. Members of the press are invited to attend and the entire thing will be recorded on video for the whole world to see. Things seem to be moving rapidly, as Nintendo has stated to Polygon that they’ll be sending a representative up to the museum within the week – according to the museum, the showdown will be happening on March 29, 2017. It won’t be long before we see which of the two competitors has the best mooves.

What do you think of the cow milking challenge put forth by Billings Farm & Museum? Who do you think will ultimately win the showdown? What is your favorite minigame in 1-2-Switch? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!