Balloon Cup*

Balloon Cup is a competitive and strategic card game where players engage in several balloon flights, aiming to collect colored cubes by skillfully playing their balloon cards. The game is set against a backdrop of alternating landscapes – plains and mountains – and involves a mix of strategy and opportunistic play, as players must adapt to changing conditions and occasional twists brought about by their opponents.

Gameplay Overview

  • Collecting Colored Cubes: Win cubes by playing higher or lower valued balloon cards on the corresponding landscapes.
  • Dynamic Landscapes: The landscapes switch from plains to mountains and back, changing the value of the cards played.

Special Features

  • Strategic Card Play: Carefully choose cards to play, considering the landscape and the available cubes.
  • Trophy Cards: Collect enough cubes of a specific color to win trophy cards, with the goal of collecting three to win.


Balloon Cup is ideal for players who enjoy light strategy games with a balance of skillful planning and adaptability. The game's mix of strategic card play, changing landscapes, and the race to collect trophy cards make it an engaging experience for those seeking a quick yet thoughtful competitive game.

Nominated for 1 award.

  • 2 Players
  • 30 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Immediately playable

We like Balloon Cup so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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