The game comes with 48 cards and a set of instructions. The players need six-sided dice and to provide a set of 10 tokens for each player.
1. Discard one cover card
2. Draw one card
3. Perform one action
a. Clean up
c. Draw one card
4. End of Turn
"Clean up": Any number of cards can be discarded to remove 2 "mess points" each.
"Attack": Up to 3 cards can be played for an attack, but no more than 1 "food", 1 "bonus", or 1 "aim" card. The defender may play up to three cards face-down as "cover". If the defender is missed, he or she may make a "smack back attack" which cannot be defended or retaliated against. The game ends when one player accumulates 10 or more "mess points". The game comes with a few very minor alternate rules.