Saturday 30 September 2017

Staccups - the super fast stacking game (review)

The best family games are also often the simplest, because there is no need for complicated explanations or learning oodles of rules - you can just jump in and play. University Games' latest offering, Staccups, certainly falls into this category because if you know how to play snap, you'll instantly know how to play this game too.

Inside the box, you get 32 brightly coloured, shot sized cups and a podium to stack them on, as well as choose the colour to start with. The back of the box gives you lots of different variations on how many cups to deal out depending on the number of players, as well as a couple of alternative versions - the Advanced Game and the Strategy Game, for once you've got the hang of it.

Now all you need to do is take a deep breath and challenge your hand-eye coordination in a frantic race against your opponent(s) to stack all of your cups as quickly as you possibly can, matching the top colour of the cup to the base colour. One moment's hesitation and it could all be over because the colour can change in a split second, just as you were getting ready to stack your cup. If you think your opponent has cheated (or made a genuine mistake !), you can call him/her out and check.

It's a simple concept and is quick to play so it ends up being quite addictive, not to mention extremely competitive ! It's great as a family game because players have fairly even odds of winning, whatever their age.

The last time we had this much fun with plastic cups was when The Cup Song was all the rage - remember that?! I bet you could use Staccups to perfect your cup-flipping moves too !

Staccups is recommended for up to 4 players or teams aged 8+ and is available to purchase at Smyths Toys, Argos, Toys R Us, and The Entertainer for an RRP: £19.99.

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.


  1. Sounds like a great game. Maybe one for the Christmas list

  2. Looks very eye catching and fun for the kids

  3. Yes, simple games are most definitely the best. I remember enjoying stacking toys when I was young and so do the children. These are so colourful. A really good toy investment. Thanks.

  4. We've seen this game demoed in the local toy shop. Eddie was much taken by it, it looks like great fun.

  5. Looks like a fun game, I can agree it looks very addictive!

  6. Wow what a fun game, our DD would love this


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