Speed Cups

Colors vertically or horizontally


Some years ago Speed Stacking was THE rage - plastic cups, familiar to everybody and used for drinking or holding your toothbrush, needed to be stacked to form a pyramid as quickly as possible, starting from a given configuration and then dismantling the pyramid and returning to the starting configuration. There were even championships and special cups for sale in sets.

Speed Cups borrows two elements from Speed Stacking, the cups for components and the mechanism of arranging cups: The game comprises 20 colored cups in five colors, supplemented by 24 task cards and a bell. Each player has five cups, one each in blue, red, green, black and yellow. On the task cards these cups are represented by images, different ones on each card, identical ones of the same color on one card, five flowers or houses or cars in five colors. The top task card is revealed and, depending on the images on the card, you need to line up the cups or stack the cups in correct color sequence - if birds are depicted you stack them, if the card shows cars or houses you line them up. As soon as you are done you hit the bell: If you are the first to do so your arrangement is checked - if you arranged the cups correctly, you take the card. If you made a mistake the next player who finished gets a chance to win the card, if his arrangement is correct. When all 24 cards have been played, you win with most cards.

Speed Cups offers a very nice variant of Speed Stacking, the images are pretty and you can easily discern if the cups need to be arranged horizontally or vertically. Fast fun and at the same time fun learning!


Players: 2-4

Age: 6+

Time: 10+

Designer: Haim Shafir

Artist: Yaniv Shimoni, Barbara Spelger

Price: ca. 15 Euro

Publisher: Amigo Spiele 2013



Genre: Reaction, dexterity

Users: For children

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: no



Simple mechanism

Pretty design

Good, sturdy components

Trains speed of reaction, hand-eye coordination and spatial concepts


Compares to:

Speed Stacking


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

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Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 3

Action (dark green): 3