Speed Cups


Haim Shafir’s most famous game design, Halli Galli, includes one of the best-known game props in existence: a bell. Players both young and old love to hit the bell after spotting a winning combination, so it’s no surprise to see the bell return in yet another Shafir design: Speed Cups.

In this game, each player receives a set of five plastic cups, each a different color; a deck of 24 cards is shuffled and placed face down in the center of the table next to the bell. One player flips over the top card, which depicts colored objects – trains, birds, cups, etc. – stacked vertically or horizontally, then everyone tries to recreate this colored sequence with her own set of cups. The first player to do slams the bell, revels in the soul-brightening “ding”, then (if correct), claims the card. Someone then reveals the next card, and the players start shuffling cups once again.

Once all the cards have been claimed, whoever holds the most cards wins!

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Product Description

Haim Shafir
Yaniv Shimoni
Barbara Spelger
999 Games
AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Brain Games
Broadway Toys
Year Published
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2–4 players

Mfg Suggested Ages
6 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
User Suggested Ages 5 and up

Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
2014 Kinderspiel des Jahres Recommended
2014 Kinderspielexperten “5-to-9-year-olds” Nominee
2014 Spiel der Spiele Hit für Kinder Recommended
Party Games
Action / Dexterity
Children’s Game
Pattern Building
Speed Cups: Fan-Edition
Integrates With
Speed Cups²
Primary Name
Speed Cups
Alternate Names
Beat the Bell: Speed Cups
Bicchieri Sprint
Crazy Cups
Halli Cups
Quick Cups
Stapelgekke Speed Cups
Скоростные колпачки (alternate)
תפוס ת’כוס


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