The turntable is used for a game that Flenderson invented called "Death Dance". The goal of the game is for the players to remain on the board while it progressively spins faster and faster, all while dancing to the music that comes out of the table's built-in speaker. Another person, either a referee or another player, starts and stops the table with the remote that comes with the board. The player that stays on the table the longest without "falling" (more realistically speaking, flying) off the table wins the game.
The turntable is only usable on October 31st, in whichever timezone the table is located in (this can be adjusted in the board's settings). The reason for this, according to Flenderson himself, is because the board can then be savored for the holiday specifically and not lose it's "holidaic" value.
The turntable is powered by 20 "D" cell batteries while the remote uses another 4 of them: they are not included with the board.
The table is compatible with MP3 players, CD's and even cassette tapes, which can be inserted in the slots on the front of the board (though according to Flenderson, his own CD, "National Jonah Flenderson Day: Hits!" is recommended for "optimal performance and sound quality").
When in action, the sound comes out of the speaker on top of the board itself, located between where the user's feet would be in place. Because there is only one speaker, it is implied to only supply mono sound.
The board also includes a pink microphone jack, which can be used to add karaoke to the game (which also comes out of the board's only speaker) for a more challenging version of gameplay. Next to this is a green headphone jack. Next to this is a black jack, the MP3 imput jack.
The turntable has a very frequent tendency to perform clumsy malfunctions, such as failure to start slowly (in other words, spinning at full speed when the board is immediately activated), speaker failure, and a number of other reasons. Even when the board does in fact work, it produces a very loud, motor-like sound coming from it, which has caused concerns over a potential fire hazard. A few tables have, in fact, caught fire in some people's houses, in some of those cases burning the house down entirely. Flenderson however has said that he is working on updating the board by issuing a 2.0 version in the not to distant future.