What is it
Players are challenged to build the biggest tower they can and, in doing so, fill their digital world with beasts. The aim is to get the highest score before the tower falls.
The tower (which is built on a plinth) links to a tablet or phone.
The combination of digital and physical play creates unique challenges and means no two games are ever the same.
- 24 artifacts designed to stack in a range of ways
- pieces are stacked on the sensing plinth and then appear in your digital world
- challenging gameplay
- can be played solo or together with a group of friends
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What our team of testers said
"I like it that we can heal the animals." - Girl aged 7
"You just want to keep on playing." - Boy aged 9
- Teaches children about turn taking and sharing
- Develops logical thinking skills
- Allows children to play imaginatively
What our experts think
Beasts of Balance is an imaginative game which seamlessly links hands on gameplay with a digital world. The pieces are colourful and the digital elements are eye-catching and appealing to watch; all in all this is a well designed game that definitely held the attention of the children we tested it with. They were reluctant to stop playing and enjoyed the challenge and variety the game had to offer.
The creation of the different animals was fun and the children enjoyed seeing what their creations became when they came to life on screen; this part was well animated and engaging. Beast of Balance is a great game to play in a group and encourages turn taking and collaborative play; some of our testers spent a lot of time debating their next move, especially when the tower was close to toppling over.
As our players progressed through the game, they discovered that the different pieces had different roles and that you could work to actually save the animals. This level of challenge is one of the reasons why it held the attention of the older children who played. We had some trouble with connecting the app to the game, but this didn’t interfere with play too much.
- RRP: £69.00
- Brands: Sensible Object Ltd
- Battery Operated
- Interact with an app
- Toy Types: .Toys
Electronic & app toys
Puzzles & games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Working under time pressure