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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30 minutes 2

Designer(s): Stephen Glenn

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games

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Product Description

In Piñata, the players compete to collect the colored candy that is inside the piñata. Playing pieces that might otherwise be "cubes" are instead wooden markers with a bow-tie shape that mimics the shape of wrapped candies, coming in 5 different colors. When a player has collected enough candy of a given color, he earns the medal card for that color. The first player to earn 3 medal cards is the winner!

The players play their cards next to several mats on the table. Players usually play their cards on their side of the mats, but they may sometimes play on their opponent's side, a move that can ruin their opponent's plans.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Stephen Glenn

  • Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games

  • Year: 2013

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 427 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.1 in 24 reviews

Unusually good two player game
October 07, 2007

Two player games are tough to design, because the game must be interesting and close up to the end. Balloon Cup has a great mix of luck and planning that makes it very enjoyable, with short turns and interesting decisions. Like most great games, you have many choices, and most of the time you have to pick the best of many good moves to make.

I have played this game with many no-gamers (girlfriends, mostly) and other gamers, and it's always challenging and exciting right up to the end.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Awesome Game
February 10, 2005
I agree totally with the previous review. My wife and I love to play this game. There are so many options on your play that playing the game never gets boring. Each game is totally different. A true gem as a two player game.
Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
by Mirta G
Beautiful game
January 13, 2005
The rules of this game are simple and elegant, and design beautiful. My boyfriend and me enjoy playing it over and over. It provides some healthy tension, because winning requires equal amounts of good strategy and luck. Great for couples.
Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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