Players each have a stack of pieces in three colors. A clown card is turned over which shows a particular order of colors that the stacking pieces need to be in. The first player to stack their pieces correctly wins the clown card. Everyone else then finishes their stacking (so that everyone again has the same piece configuration) and another clown card is turned over. The player who has won the most clown cards when the card pile runs out is the winner.
The "advanced" game utilizes a pattern that is on the front of the stacking pieces. Now players not only have to get the right color pieces in order, but also the ones with the correct patterns.