Minion pie face game

Pie Face! Game

The exciting Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get splatted! Just put some delicious whipped cream from home or the wet sponge on the “hand” of this hilarious game unit and start turning the handles. It could go off at any time, so keep your fingers crossed and hope you’re not the one who gets a splat in the face! You score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting pie-faced, and the one who scores 25 points wins. Take some risks and hope for the best in this hilarious Pie Face game!
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Includes I pie thrower, 1 throwing arm, 2 handles, chin rest, splash guard mask, spinner and sponge.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Ages 5 and up
For 2 or more players.
Adult assembly required.
CAUTION: TO AVOID INJURY: Do not substitute other materials or objects to play this game. Use only the provided sponge or whipped cream from home. Thoroughly wipe the product clean before each use, taking care to remove all whipped cream. Wet the sponge with clean water only. If whipped cream comes in contact with eyes rinse immediately with water.

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​History Of The Game

The origin seems to have been the brainchild of toy giant Hasbro. They are the company responsible for much of the best kids’ entertainment in history, including Action Man, Transformers, and Monopoly!

So, it seems as though the game was originally launched by Hasbro back in the 1960s, but with only modest success. In 1964, Hasbro was trying to target the family market, and this was their choice. Unfortunately, it was not the big hit they had been hoping, and so it faded into obscurity. Modern Revival This was the case up until around 2014, where the modern revival began.

Strangely, by this time Hasbro no longer owned the rights to it – these belonged to Rocket Games, who launched it in the UK in 2014. After a video emerged of a boy and his grandfather playing Pie Face, Hasbro took notice and decided to buy back the rights. As senior vice president of marketing Jonathan Berkowitz noted, it was one of those games for everybody. It’s made to be shared. Hasbro has doubled down on this and, through the strength of social media marketing and viral videos, it’s been reborn.

Media Coverage

Media coverage was obviously sparse in the 1960s, but recent coverage has seen the popularity soar. In fact, its popularity grew so much that CBS even did a story about how many copies people were buying, and that it is the ideal pastime for families to enjoy together.

This, coupled with the number of viral videos people have shared of them playing, has given it a lot of exposure. Blog posts and viral articles have followed, and it’s become very much a part of cultural consciousness now; it’s easy to forget Hasbro only relaunched as recently as 2014!

How can I make a physical randomized trigger? Answered

When you pull the lever it either is lined up with a slot in a disk to allow the hand to trigger or it’s not. The lever pull also pulls a spring loaded tooth gear. So when the lever is released it springs back and the tooth gear engages the disk spinning it making it read for the next pull. The disk is only allowed to spin in one direction. The tooth gear needs to be able to slide over the gearing on the disk as the lever is pulled but catch when it’s released. It will take some playing around but you can figure it out.

Start here:

When you pull up on the lever the top doesn’t spin. Push down it and spins. SO you can get this and open it up see how that works. Flip it upside down. So when you push down it doesn’t move and have a spring set to pull it back up setting it spinning. Now if the lever has a spring loaded finger on it. If it doesn’t match up with a hole in the disk the finger just gets pushed up. if it does match up with the hole then it is able to hit a release button to release the spring loaded hand. Release the lever and the top spins again. That should be a good start for you.

Last year, it’s possible that every child woke up on Christmas morning to find a Pie Face game tucked under its tree.

The game, which involved splatting participants in the face with whipped cream, was the surprise Christmas hit and even more are being released this year – in Minion form!

Yes, the popular toy has been given a Minion makeover.

The board that you put your face through is in the shape of a minion, complete with its body.

Also, the base has been transformed to resemble a Minion with its signature shade of yellow and those familiar goggle-framed eyes.

(Image: Hasbro)


In case you needed a refresher on what Pie Face is, this is all you need to know…

What is Pie Face?

Pie Face is a game produced by toy giants Hasbro. The game comes with a contraption that consists of one pie thrower, one throwing arm, two handles, a chin rest, a splash guard mask, a spinner and a sponge.

You have to place your head on the chin rest and turn the handles a set a mount of times BUT it could trigger a mechanism and splat you with a pie at any time.
(Image: Hasbro)

How does Pie Face work?

Take either whipped cream from home or wet the sponge that comes in the box and place it on the throwing arm. Take it in turns to place your chin on the chin rest and turn the handles. Use the spinner to determine how many times you should turn it. Though be warned, the arm could go off at any time and splat you in the face. Every time you turn the handles and don’t get pie-faced, you get one point. The first person to reach 25 points wins.
How much will Pie Face be and where can I buy it?

While no official price or launch date has been announced for the Minion Pie Face Game, it’s already been included in Toys R Us’s must-have Christmas toys list. The original game retails for £15.99 and is available here.

Watch this space…


(Main image: Getty)

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Pie Face is a game that does pretty much what you’d expect from the title. Players sit in front of a spring loaded arm, taking turns to twist a crank. Eventually, one unlucky player will release the arm and be splattered with whipped cream to the enjoyment of the group. wasn’t one to leave things to chance, however, so decided to rig the game.

Instead of allowing the spring-loaded arm to be released by the internal rotating drum, had a better idea. The drum was sanded smooth, to remove the teeth used by the release mechanism. Then, the release mechanism was replaced with a servo, controlled by an Arduino Nano fitted with a Bluetooth module. With just a tap on his smart phone, can trigger the game, guaranteeing his friends get the cream every time.

It’s a tidy build, and one that takes care to avoid detection with subtle design. Had he not released a Youtube video on the build, ’s friends would likely be none the wiser. If your thirst for cheating is still unsated, consider loading your dice for a round of Settlers of Catan. Video after the break.