Staccups * is a dexterity game requiring both hand eye coordination and speed. The aim is to be the quickest at stacking your cups by matching the colour of the bottom of your cup to the colour on the top of the cup below. The challenge comes from all players racing to place their cups on the same two stacks.
It is described as for 2-4 players, but you can also play it solo where you race against the clock, in fact I won our game by entering a competition with University Games and having the quickest time on the day. The box says 8 years plus, however my son enjoyed played it at age five. It is just as popular with adults as children, and when I’ve taken it into work or at our games night it has got very competitive.
Staccups is the second game I’ve played on ten different days in 2018 as part of the 10 games 10 times in a year. In fact, I’ve played it more than ten times as the children keep asking to play it.
Why I’ve played it on 10 days
This is a great party / break the ice game. It is easy to teach people as the concept is simple, although harder to put into practice. My son was able to play it from the age of 5, yet adults find it just as fun – although they may get a bit more competitive, including pushing and shoving!
Do I recommend Staccups?
Yes. I really enjoy it because
- its quick to set up
- the games are quick so you can play lots of rounds
- it has a simple mechanism so quick to learn
- the random start colour generator on the base is fun
- simple mechanism so quick to learn
- cheap to buy*
- although it is mostly about speed there is also some strategy on which cups to play so you don’t get left with cups of just one colour
- its not a foregone conclusion because if another players interrupts your flow it can be hard to get it back
- the game is suitable for all ages
I suspect my children will request to play Staccups many more times this year, and I’m okay with that, even if my daughter is starting to beat me!
The only improvement I’d like to see to the game is a more compact box. This is a great game to play with friends and if the box was smaller it would be easier to take it places such as work, games nights and ballet show rehearsals.
Have you played Staccups? What games have you been playing this year?
*Disclosure – I won this game from University Games and all thoughts and comments are my own. This is an affiliate linking meaning if you buy something after following the link I will earn a percentage of the value, but it will not cost you any extra.