We never got the original Pie Face game. We skipped that game and Olivia played it away from home with family and friends. It wasn’t a game I thought she would like. She’s not that kind of girl so I was more than a little shocked when she asked to do a Pie Face Sky High review from one of our recent Hasbro Toy Tribe offerings.
Pie Face Sky High Review.
What’s the difference you may ask? The sky high element works kind of like one of those strength games you usually find at the fair. One player pops their face into the mask and the other has to try to aim the hand with the cream on at their face. A little bit more skill is required for this one, especially if you really want to ‘pie’ the other player. It’s safe to say I best not play this with Olivia after upsetting her!
How To Play
The game comes with a colour and number coded dial. When set up one player spins the dial. The colours correspond with a button on the base of the game. Green is easy. Yellow for intermediate and Red for hard. The numbers are how many goes you have to try and ‘splat’ the other player. And that is pretty much it really.
Pie Face Sky High Review
This is a game best played with more players I feel. So I rounded up our little tribe – OK so it was my turn for school holiday babysitting duties – but this was the perfect game to play together. A 12-year-old, an 11-year-old, one 7 years old and a one 3 and 4 years old. What could possibly go wrong!
Firstly setting it up. I decided to take charge when I shouldn’t have done as it ended up with Olivia and my eldest niece having to redo it all again! Massive fail there but for most people, it is quite easy to set up and dismantle again to put away. The stand itself is all plastic and the pieces slot together and come apart easy enough. Although it seemed sturdy together I’m not sure it would with stand being pulled and pushed around too much but it seemed solid enough for when we played. The face is plenty big enough for everyone too, so adults and kids alike can join in too!
Once we were set up it was time to ‘pie’ someone. Everyone had a go without the cream first to get the hang of it. There was some amateur dramatics over the use of cream so we experimented with a wet flannel – the shape of the hand used to splat with doesn’t allow for you to just put water on. There was ketchup but it didn’t have the consistency required for the same effect and was just plain messy.
After proving that it did indeed need whipped cream, we cracked on. I became in charge of the dial. Top Tip: You may want earphones if you are playing with kids of a more squeamish nature, like all of the 5 I was playing with. Things will get crazy.
And they sure did. The kids had a ball trying to splat their siblings/cousins although they all preferred to so the splatting rather than being pie-faced themselves. It also makes quite the mess too as you can imagine with cream flying all over the place! So make sure you play somewhere you can clean up easily or put down a splash mat! We played in the kitchen so we could easily clean up afterwards!
Having not played the original game I can’t comment on if it is more fun than its predecessor but our kids really enjoyed playing with it and the dial feature really adds something different and more fun to the game that’s for sure.
Where To Buy
Pie Face Sky High is available from all major retailers. You can purchase from Smyth’s for £26.99 or from Argos for the same price. The below Amazon link is my personal affiliate link meaning I will get something back if you purchase via clicking this link at no extra cost to you.