Our after-school routine has now adopted a new inclusion- playing a board game. It’s one way of filling the time between school finishing and after-school clubs, with the added bonus of it being the one time that no matter how temporarily, all three play together happily. Staccups from University Games is the latest game to be demanded as the first to be played.
Staccups demands colour co-ordination and speed, which where my three are concerned results in me watching on with laughter. Where the children are concerned this is the ultimate in competitive game playing.
Staccups contains a podium and 32 coloured cups with different colour tabs. The aim of the game is to be the first to get all of your cups onto the stand. This calls for speed and co-ordination, and a careful eye on other players to make sure everyone’s playing fairly.The only set up for the game is to initially add the tops to the cups. To play the game you simply divide the cups by the number of players, press the button on the podium to decide the starting colour and off you go. If no-one can take a turn you simply reset the colours.
The absolute humour of this game is the cheating, I’ve never seen anything like it. As a result I’ve never laughed so much. It is a game where tantrums are more common, but oddly it’s still the game all three will ask to play.
For me, especially where the boys are concerned, I love the fact that it’s improving their hand-eye co-ordination and making them take decisions fast.
Staccups from University Games is designed for 2-4 players, with an age recommendation of 8+. With an RRP of £19.99.
Disclosure: We received Staccups from University Games for the purpose of this review. All opinions and words contained are our own.