Melissa & Doug®
Suspend Family Game - Online Only
This tricky game for 14 players is a test of steady nerves and steady hands. Suspend comes with 24 notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sound easy? Try adding another piece! Each time a bar is added, the balance shifts, the difficulty changes and the incredible midair sculpture transforms. Can you add all your game pieces without making it fall?
- Recommended for ages 8+
- Online only
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Suspend Family Game is rated out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allison from Best Customer Service This was a gift from my mother to my little ones. She was so excited to give it to them as she demoed it at the store and knew they would love it. Upon opening the game, we found it was missing a key piece, necessary to play the game. I called the customer service number on the packaging and was DELIGHTED by my experience. Someone answered my call after two rings, knew the product well, was polite, intelligible and immediately helpful. The piece in question has been shipped and we will be playing with this game in a few short days! Thanks, Melissa and Doug. Keep up the good work!
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zina from Better than Cartoons My two girls (5 & 7) absolutely love this game. Because they are young the game is often short & sweet. This is great because there can be multiple winners in a short time span. It is equally as challenging (and fun) for adults, which makes winning feel authentic to the child. In the mornings our girls generally watch PBS before school, but lately I've found them practicing Suspend instead. If that isn't a sign the game rocks I am not sure what is! The only thing that isn't so great about Suspend is storage. It is challenging for the girls to get all the pieces back into the small plastic container. This is more of an age issue than a product issue, but I thought I'd share! We simply got ourselves a diferent container to store the game within. Problem solved!
Date published: 2012-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dakota from Great game This is a great fun product! fun for the whole family and works great to develop hand-eye coordination, patience, and understanding of physics. It would be nice if there was some sort of expansion that can be added to it to make the game more expansive and even more fun. We try to think of ways to add more people and make the game longer and more difficult but all we can come up with is buying a second to add people and more pieces. All in all a great product and fun every time you play.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh from Fits a Broad Range of Players I bought this hoping I could give it to my brother an his family, but I almost kept it. This game was engaging and challenging enough for two mechanically-inclined adults, one developmentally challenged pre-teen and a teenager who is usually glued to his video games. I built the set and began dangling the pieces, hoping the kids would ask what I was doing. Once they came over to the table and the game started, they were hooked (and so was I)!
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by jan from Great Fun for all ages. This would be a great game for he guys on Big Bang. hint hint Played all day with 5 kids and I could not beat the 7 year old. Put the kids to bed and played all night with adults.
Date published: 2013-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by VaultBoy13 from Very Fun Suspend, with the packaged rules, is fun for a short time. It's interesting to play out your pile of bars with three friends and watch the structure evolve. As adults, the basic rules simply make the game too easy and if you're the first player it's very easy to win. Adding the dice rolls adds a bit of luck to the gameplay, since you might lose your turn by rolling a color you've already played. After about five games of playing by the rules, the game becomes less interesting and fun. In order to make the game more interesting, last longer, and allow for more players - 4 player maximum is very limiting. We changed the game to have a pull pile and to be point based. Place all bars in the center of the table. All players will pull from these bars. Play starts with the first player and proceeds clockwise. Phase 1 - The Build The player rolls the dice to determine the bar color to be placed. If there are no bars of that color, then the turn moves to the next player. If there are bars of that color, then place the bar on the structure. Any bars that fall during that players turn are negative points for each notch in the bar. For example, orange bars are -7 and yellow bars are -2. All bars that fall off the structure are placed back into the pile. The bar being placed by the player must be placed (hand removed) for play to continue to the next player. If the bar being placed also falls, the player receives negatives points for that bar. Phase 2 - Deconstruction The player removes a bar from the structure. Only one bar can be removed per player turn. If more than one bar is removed, then the player receives negative points per notch on each bar removed; this includes bars that fall during removal. If the player successfully removes a single bar, then that player receives positive points equal to the number of notches on the bar. Once all bars have been removed the player with the highest score wins. By changing the rules, the game is opened up to a larger number of players. The game also lasts longer with bigger, more unstable structures. The game also becomes more strategic and is often about how to cause other players to lose points. For even more fun, we added a second set of Suspend. Lastly, as a gaming group we feel that Suspend could benefit from additional pieces. For example, pieces that are bent, pieces that are not symmetrical, etc. would make the game more challenging.
Date published: 2013-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mabel from Replacement parts would be awesome... Would love it if we could get replacement parts. The thin plastic container started cracking and crumbling almost immediately and we've since lost the dice and one of the blue "sticks" through the cracks. We have since put the pieces in an old whiskey tin but the lost parts take the shine off the game.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arlene S. from Fun to teach a child balancing! Fun balancing game! We are trying it with our 3 year old daughter, but she gets the giggle fits when she plays! I love to balance, and I'm trying to teach her patience and the art of being calm and steady. It's fun to watch her try, but also watching it come down and laugh together! Teaching her to use one hand is still tricky, but with practice she'll learn! Fun and I think it's great to teach her how to balance. She loves it, and I love doing it with her!
Date published: 2012-05-09
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