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Coconuts (2013) is a dexterity game where you fire coconuts into cups using a Monkey launcher. Get the coconuts into the cups to add them to your pyramid. There's more skill (and cunning) than first appears as you can get coconuts into your opponent's cups to steal them, or get special coloured cups for extra goes.

You play as a monkey, who is battling to become the ruler of Monkey Mountain by capturing six plastic cups from the grid in the middle to build a pyramid. You do this by firing a Coconut piece from your monkey's home space into a cup, either in the middle or (more usefully) your opponent's home space. When you get a coconut in a cup, you add it to your pile.

You and your opponents have to wrestle for control of the cups, capturing and losing cups as you slowly progress towards your goal. There are special coloured cups that give you extra goes, and six Magic cards that enable you to hinder your opponents. For example, the Guess Who? card means that you have to fire with your eyes closed for a turn.

So what starts as a friendly aiming and firing game, quickly becomes a too-and-fro battle for control of the cups. Each go you must decide between taking an easy shot for neutral cups or risking a harder shot to take cups away from your opponent.

Our examiner, Rob Prior, first checked Coconuts 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Dexterity game with Action, Collecting and Push-Your-Luck elements. You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. The rules of this game are simple, so most of your learning time is spent on practising aiming and firing coconuts.

Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and half an hour to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need good physical dexterity to aim and fire the coconuts successfully.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2013

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 2-4

Genres: Dexterity (Action, Collecting and Push-Your-Luck)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Figures and Placeables

Developer: KBG Publishing (@KBGPublishing)

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