Brynk Balancing Game
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- Drawstring pig storage pouch
- Includes balancing game base/cap
- (42) plastic Brynk playing pieces and illustrated instructions
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Customer Reviews
The multicolored shapes are pretty, and there are three different colors and shapes, all made of rigid clear colored plastic. As each player adds pieces, the ball tilts and slides, opening new opportunities to build on -- or toppling and sending the network of shapes crashing down. If you're bored by the typical balancing games, this one will add another dimension to the mix and bring back the excitement.
We played this with three generations, from a five year old to grandparents in their fifties. Everyone can play! The rules are simple and the pieces are sturdy and easy to manipulate.
The container is sturdy, too, and makes for neat storage and portability. Only a small space is required to play and the unit itself is small, so it makes a good travel game. We haven't taken it camping, but we debated it and concluded that you really need a flat surface to set the play unit on, so bear that in mind. The pieces will definitely fall down, so it's not great for a car or plane, but it's ideal for a hotel room, cabin, deck, or boat. Also for home use, of course.
I also love playing this toy with my daughter. She's much better than me. She can put 15 of these together! We're improving...
Instructions are minimal so play can begin without delay. Pieces fit together well so the quality is there, and the colors are bright and fun. The two adults in residence played the game and it is fast moving because the structure can collapse so quickly. But that is the challenge of the game -- figure out a way to add more pieces while working with a roly-poly base. I also played it alone and it was a good way to shift gears and forget the stress of the day.
Well thought out, I appreciate that the container is used to store the pieces so they don’t go astray, and that the game is relatively self-contained. Only a reasonably small area is needed for play and too often I’ve found that once a game is opened, the pieces that were compressed and tightly wrapped no longer no longer fit into their original box.
The game is fun for individuals or a pair, but with a group it could provide a working example of the value and difficulty in working together. Needing to discuss each piece’s placement, incorporating other people’s opinions in decision making and that the outcome also is dependent upon the other team(s) actions. The game teaches patience, balance and group skills.
While this is still a bit above our youngest, this was well suited to our older two, 9 and 5, and parents, with a fairly level playing field, where being older didn't necessarily assure victory. It's generally the same concept as Melissa & Doug Suspend Game, which we also have, where the idea is to balance as elaborate a design as possible, and the one who knocks it down is "out." The storage container doubles as a play surface, where you turn the tub over and balance the half dome lid, which is what you build on. It's tricky, and requires a steady hand, but the light plastic shapes hold better than the metal bars of Suspend.
It's a quick, fun game that the kids liked a lot, and could continue to play on their own after mom and dad called it quits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game is great for so many ages, and will really be liked by those who don't enjoy the typical board game type game. There's no lengthy rules to learn or follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela
My 9 year old son and I enjoyed playing this simple but fun jenga type game. It is not very complicated, and despite what the box says, a game does not last 15-30 minutes, but it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by wutanglen
Fun for young and old alike! Challenging game that kids learn from. Easy to play.Published 1 month ago by Karen E. Koch
It is well made. I just don't see the interest in it lasting very long, at least not at my house... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ResearchingMom
This is actually a pretty nicely crafted little balance game. The pieces are solid and gemlike and fit together well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bryan Newman
What a fun game. My second graders enjoy this one during recess. It is a favorite. I love that it is easy to clean up and store in the cylinder it comes in. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Colleen D. Gallagher
This is a super fun game. If you enjoy Jenga, then this is a fun alternative. The container itself acts as part of the game board. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Troy Edwards
Kids who like Jenga should enjoy this "opposite" balancing game, in which the goal is to keep adding pieces without causing any to all off. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Miss Darcy
This is a fun and educational game that challenges you to connect the pieces to each other over the base without causing the structure to topple over from being too out of balance. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jed Shlackman