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Balloon Cup (2003)
#33 in the Top 50 Best Sellers List
This game is currently inactive in the TimeWellSpent Games system and is no longer for sale.
Part of the Kosmos 2-player games series
In Balloon Cup, the players compete in several short balloon flights (hops) to collect the colored cubes associated with each hop. When a player has collected enough cubes of a given color, he earns the trophy card for that color. Players may even trade 3 otherwise useless cubes for 1 they can use. The first player to earn 3 trophy cards is the winner! Each player has a hand of 8 balloon cards. the players play their balloons on mountain or plain hops. Players play their high-valued balloons on the mountains and their low-value balloons on the plains. Players usually play their balloons on their side of the hops, but wind (and cunning) can cause them to play on their opponent's side, a move that can ruin their opponent's plan.
Time Well Spent's thoughts
This has actually taken over on my current favorite 2- person only game. There is a lot more strategy in this game than you originally think.
Spiel des Jahres, Nominee - 2003
Games Magazine GAMES 100, Best 2-Player Card Game - 2004
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