Balloon Cup
Average rating 7.00 BGG average rating 6.70
Last played 8-Jul-2007 Players 2 - 2
Total plays 4 Designer Stephen Glenn
Weight 2 Year 2003
Playing Time 30 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 4 1 7.00 8-Jul-2007
Steve 1 1 7.00 8-Jul-2007
Tel 3 2 7.00 8-Feb-2004

 
In Balloon Cup, the players compete in several short balloon flights (hops) to collect the colored cubes associated with each hop. Four landscape cards ndash; two plains alternating with two mountains ndash; are laid out, and 1, 2, 3, or 4 cubes in assorted colors (gray, blue, green, yellow, red) are added to these cards. From a hand of eight balloon cards, you must try to pass each landscape by adding cards matching the colored blocks onto their side of table, although winds (and cunning) may occasionally cause them to play on their opponent's side ndash; a move that can really ruin the opponent's plans.br/br/High-valued balloons are played on the mountains, and low-valued balloons are played on the plains. Whoever is the better balloonist takes the cubes from the card, which is then flipped over ndash; mountains becomes plains and vice-versa ndash; and refilled with cubes. Five trophy cards of value 3 to 7 are placed at the top of the cards. When a player has collected enough cubes of a given color, he earns the trophy card for that color. Players may even trade three otherwise useless cubes for one they can use. The first player to earn three trophy cards is the winner!br/br/