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How to Play Pie Face for those who hate reading rulebooks

I hate the hassle of reading rulebooks and wish they could get straight to the point. I wrote this guide with the aim of helping you learn how to play Pie Face quickly.
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How to play Pie Face

layers: 2 to 4 | Game duration from: 15 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

What is the goal?

The Pie Face game goal is to turn the handle and don’t get pie-faced. You score points when you don’t get pie-faced. The first player to score 25 points wins.


Setting up the Pie Face game involves the following:

  • Place the mask between the chin rest slot and the front retaining clips on the thrower.
  • Put the chin rest into the slot on the thrower to further secure the mask.
  • Firmly push the handle into place on both sides of the thrower. Check to make sure the slots match up.
  • Without turning the handles, push the throwing arm into the slot on the triggering mechanism.
  • Place the thrower on a suitable playing surface.
  • Press the throwing arm into place.
  • Place the plastic arm through the numbered card and snap it into the plastic backing.
  • Place the spinner nearby. Fill the “hand” with the wet sponge or lots of whipped cream from home.
  • To keep score, you’ll need a pencil and a piece of paper.


  • Play begins with the youngest player.
  • The spinner is used to determine how many times you must turn the handles.
  • Place your chin on the rest through the mask facing the “hand,” then turn the handles forward the required number of times  
  • Score double points if you complete your turn without getting hit with whipped cream.
  • If you get hit with whipped cream, you’ve been “pie-faced” and do not score.
  • You can choose to turn the handles fewer times than you have spun. After spinning, you must announce how many times you will turn instead. You score a point every time you turn the handles if you don’t get “pie-faced.” You can only score double if you take your full turn.

How to Win

Be the first to score 25 points.

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