Suspend — a favourite family game which is all about clever balance!

Emilie has written about the clever balance game Suspend before (she also gifted our children one set for Christmas a few years ago) so I’m not at all being original here. Suspend, however, is such a firm favourite family game in our house that I thought it would be worth oversharing in this case :).

Suspend balancing game

Suspend consists of a handful of colour-coded frame rods, a wooden base /connector and a coloured dice. Each player takes turns balancing one of the frame rods onto the center structure — being extremely careful not to disturb the fragile balance so the entire structure comes down! As easy as it sounds, there is quite a bit of strategy and skill involved.

Up to 4 players can play, and all ages can participate (although smaller children will need help from a bigger person). I can attest that grandparents also love to play this game! The excitement can really build up and everyone will be on the edge of their seats within no-time.

I love these kinds of games, that are fun and exciting in all of their simplicity. Do you remember Otrio, the other super simple but FUN family game that I recently shared? My friend gave it to her son for his birthday, and when we were camping with them last week, the children played it over and over again. So good!

Suspend is available through Amazon (US and UK).

xxx Esther


Comments (2)

May 3, 2019

We also enjoy this suspend in our family – I like games which are fun for all ages. One you may not have heard of which my kids love is Kanoodle. It’s very engaging for all ages from about 3 up and packs away in a small case maybe the size of a phone. I keep ours in my bag for those boring moments while travelling or waiting for food to arrive in restaurants and it has been used regularly for about 5 years now – my teenagers still like to play it and we all know what a tough crowd teens can be!

Esther in Amsterdam
May 5, 2019

Hi Janey, we have that game somewhere! I’m going to look it up right now and put it in my bag. We never really got into it, but I’m going to give it another go! Thanks for the recommendation :). xxx

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