Suspend: The delicately unbalanced balancing game from Melissa & Doug.
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Suspend Game

The delicately unbalanced balancing game.

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Item #3500

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Suspend is the teetering, wobbling, lurching, pitching, and swaying game of unbalanced equilibrium.

Your goal is to be the first to add all of your hanging rods to an increasingly unstable tower of thin metal rods. With every rod added, the entire structure could rotate or sway rapidly causing some or all of the rods to fall.

Suspend is a 1-4 player game designed for ages 8+.

Features & specs

  • 1-4 players
  • Ages 8+
  • 24 game rods, wooden base, 4 frame rods
  • Colored die, wooden connector

The teetering, shifting, unbalanced balancing game!

The fun with Suspend is that every move can completely change the entire structure as well as the outcome of the game.

The game begins with a solitary starting rod on which you are to place your hanging rods. Your goal each turn is to find a way to hang your notched rod on the structure without causing any others to fall. Good luck!

Two people playing a game of Suspend.
Be the first to use all your rods — without knocking over the tower — and you win!

Manage the shifts in balance to win

As the game progresses, the structure will become more precarious and prone to massive shifts in balance.

A single wrong move could cause the entire tower to fall! If you're playing against others, this means you are now in possession of all fallen rods. (That's bad!) The winner is the first person to successfully place all of their hanging rods.

The Suspend tower can shift balance wildly with each turn.
Every move can cause a massive shift in the balance, so be careful!

Easy to learn & quick to setup for 1-4 players

Suspend is designed for all fun-loving humans ages 8 and up. It takes about 20 seconds to set up and the rules are incredibly simple. However, don't let this fool you into a false sense of security; Suspend is wicked hard to master!

The game includes 4 frame rods (for creating the starting rod as well as providing some structural support for the tower), 24 hanging rods of various sizes, and a colored die for determining the next rod to be played.

Contents of the Suspend Game tube.
Roll the multi-colored die to determine which rod to play next.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: So this is like Donkey Kong Jenga, but with rods and in reverse?

Answer: Yeah, we're picking up what you're laying down. In Jenga, you try to remove as many wooden building blocks from a completed tower without causing it to topple over. In Suspend, you try to add as many hanging rods as possible before causing the structure to fall.

Question: What makes Suspend so tricky to master?

Answer: The starting rod on which you build is pitched at an angle, the rods are of differing lengths, and you must play the rod as indicated on the colored die.

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