For the similarly-named film, see Spanking the Monkey. Spank the Monkey is a card game created by Peter Hansson, where you and your co-players are workers at a junk yard. A monkey has climbed the highest scrap pile, and it is your job to climb up and bring it down by spanking it. The goal of the game is to build a tower of the same height as the monkey resides on. The tower is built by playing Junk -cards, which has a height and a strength.