Players spin the spinner and move their caterpillar box around the board, adding food pieces to their box. At various points, players must collect enough food to proceed. First player around the board wins.
This is a different game from the same-named Very Hungry Caterpillar Game, which is made further confusing because both games have very similar box-fronts, using the same picture from the cover of the book. This game requires players to move around a board and collect food, meeting certain goals along the way.