"Trouble" is played by moving pawns around a track based on the result of dice rolls. The rules are very similar to those of Pachisi, but it is played with only one die.
The game is intended for two to four players ages 4 and up. A game board and 16 playing pieces (four each in four different colors) are needed to play. The official game comes packaged with a "Pop-O-Matic bubble" which is used to roll the dice without touching them, but this was essentially a sales gimmick and the game can be played by simply rolling the die manually. Players can enter a piece into the track only when they roll a six, and the piece then moves along the track according to the number they roll each turn. The first player to move all four of their pieces to the end of the track wins the game.