The game revolves around the gag of getting a pie in the face. There is a mechanical device with an arm that holds a sponge that you cover with shaving cream to simulate the pie. On your turn you place your face in the target area of the device, spin the spinner and twist the handle that number of times. Much like a slot machine you never can be sure when the payoff will come. You then score points for the number you spun if you don’t get the pie in the face.