Thursday, 12 October 2017

Staccups Game - Match the Colours correctly and be the First to Stack all your Cups!


When I first saw University Games' University Games' Staccups, I thought it looking quite modern and sleek, wasn't sure about how challenging a cup stacking game can be until I tried it out myself! There is definitely more to the game than just the looks!


Staccups game, colour matching game, test your and eye coordination game

Staccups game, colour matching game, test your and eye coordination game

Staccups (RRP£19.99, suitable for 8 years and above) is a 2 to 4 players game. The game comes with 32 Staccup cup tops and cup bases, as well as 1 Podium Stand Spinner. The game instructions are printed on the back of the box.

As mentioned above, the neon colour Staccups against the futuristic podium stand spinner makes the game look very modern and sleek. It might not be obvious what you have to do with the game (apart from having to stack the cups), so it's very helpful to have the instructions printed on the box, to help those who wants to find out more before they buy it. It is also enviromentally friendlier, and I won't have to worry about losing the instructions (it happens)!


To setup the game, simply click the cup tops onto the cup base as per instructions.

2 players: each player gets 16 cups (4 of each cup base colour), and stack them in 4 stacks of 4 cups
3 players: each player gets 10 cups (at least 2 of each colour), and stack them in 5 stacks of 2 cups
4 players: each player gets 8 cups (2 of each cup base colour), and stack them in 4 stacks of 2 cups

The Podium Stand Spinner is placed in the middle.


Staccups game, colour matching game, test your and eye coordination game

To start the game, a player presses the button on the Podium Stand Spinner to determine the starting colours. There are 2 podiums any players can stack their cups on, and players have to race agsint each other to be the first to place their cup on any of the podium.

There is one rule though: the base colour of the cup the player is about to place has to match the top colour of the one already on the podium (including the starting colours).

This makes the game more challenging as your eyes have to constantly switch from the base colour to the top colour, and sometimes you might wonder if you have done it correctly, which will slow you down! You will also want to keep an eye on your opponent as they might not have noticed that they've done it wrong!


The game is fun to play, especially when everyone is almost as quick as you, which can make it quite challenging! And when you think that you have mastered the game, try playing the other ways the instruction suggested!

I do think that the game can be suitable for younger children to play as well, as Clay has no problem understanding the rule and play it. It just won't be fair for little ones to play with older kids and adults because we are definitely much quicker than them. I'm sure little ones will have just as much fun when they play with someone around their own age, and the game will be perfect to train their hand eye coordination too.