Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
The Ludicrous Library is a great fun picture from illustrator Colin Thompson who has been illustrating children’s books since 1991. At first I thought this jigsaw was going to be quite dull, but it turned into one of those puzzles that grows on you. The picture at first glance may seem a little bizarre with its walking books and monsters, but once you start to put the puzzle together you notice so much hidden detail I defy you to not be hooked.
This is the second 500 piece puzzle from Ravensburger that we have reviewed, and was much easier to complete then the 500 piece Minions puzzle. The boy and Dragon Dad agreed to help with this one, and the boy was very keen that he wanted to finish the last few pieces. The boy lost interest after the edges were complete, but in total it took about 2 hours for me to complete. I have loved jigsaws from a kid, and enjoy the challenge of the Ludicrous Library. This puzzle was the perfect mix of interesting picture but without being so big it took up the dinner table for days. I especially loved finding all the little hidden eyes, the white cat and even a Lego brick.
The quality of The Ludicrous Library is great, with all the pieces fitting snuggly to form a smooth picture. I think this would make a great little tree gift for all puzzle fans, and something a little different from the photographic puzzles that I would normally choose for Bingo Granny. .
There are other larger puzzles from Colin Thompson called Bizarre Babble and Higgledy Piggledy House. For more details on these or other puzzles from Ravensburger why not visit their website.
The Ludicrous Library is a fun 500 piece puzzle from Ravensburger, recommended for ages 10+ and RRP £7.99.
Monday, 17 November 2014
I really like this latest Ravensburger jigsaw that has recently landed my way, as I think it is particularly cool for young teenagers. It is called The Ludicrous Library and has 500 pieces, enough to keep boys and girls intensely occupied over a couple of days, or something that could take the whole of the holiday to complete if they are allowed table space so they can dip in and out of the activity.
The picture conjures lots of thoughts: old whimsical stories, dreamlike imaginings, mad professors, flamboyance, scholarly interests, master crafted construction, Harry Potter characters, and, yes there is definitely a flavour of the Hogwarts about it.
It is a quirky library scene with lots of angled stairways and various hidey holes housing hundreds of antiquarian, heavily bound books that are a little skew whiff in their positioning, and it doesn’t matter one bit that there appears to be no right way up to the books, the layout or to the puzzle itself – a great image for jigsaw construction.
The artwork is by one of my favourite artists whose work I have come to know well, Colin Thompson. Thompson has included little strange, ‘off the wall’ illustrations which he is really good at i.e. books with legs, monks with beaks, little cloaked figures all of which would appeal to the interests of a lot to young people.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
I love dancing and I’m a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing and have followed the programme since it started so when I was sent the new 500 piece strictly puzzle from Ravensburger I was so excited.
As usual being a Ravensburger puzzle it’s of the highest quality and the image is bright, colourful and fab-u-lous! The image shows all the beautifully dressed celebrities taking part in the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing and certainly captures all the fun of Strictly.
It didn’t take me long to piece together the puzzle and enjoy the glitz and glamour associated with this exciting series.
Its been a great series so far, filled with fun, surprises and lots of fake tan. With just 9 celebs remaining - who do you think will win the 2014 series?
As a tie in product to a TV show, this is a must have for any fan to satisfy their hunger for strictly.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Monday, 10 November 2014
We received the fun Ringo Flamingo from Ravensburger for review, we love a good game and like to encourage the children to play together and develop social and interactive skills. You can get this game right now on Amazon for only £15.93 with free delivery, take a look at my video below.
I loved that the box is part of the game and also the storage solution for the game. I liked how simple the game was to set up and you are ready to play in minutes. If you have impatient children like me then you may also like the fact that there is no turn taking, everybody plays at once and flips there hoops.
Once everybody has flipped their hoops its time to find out the winner, for every hoop on a flamingo the player gains 1 point and if your hoop is on a crocodile you loose a point. The player with the most point gets rewarded with a shell token, there are 12 tokens so you can keep playing and the player with the most shells at the end wins! Each game literally takes minutes of flipping fun so it doesn’t take long to disperse the shell tokens.
The boys really enjoyed playing this game and I have to agree with them its really fun to play. Dayton needed a few attempts to get the angle of his bend correct to enable him to flip it, but he got it in the end. The boys happily played 2 full games of this collecting all 12 shells, winning 1 full round each. Its a great game for hand eye co ordination, interactive play and just general fun. I would definitely recommend it, at just over £15 its definitely a good price for a game that we will be playing time and again.
Review from Life with asd & me
Friday, 7 November 2014
A Ravensburger puzzle or game not only makes all the family come together at Christmas, but brings fun and games to every occasion that follows.
Scotland Yard – RRP £19.99
An exciting game for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas. Mr. X is hiding from the detectives at Scotland Yard. With a few clever moves can Mr. X escape the trap of the Detectives, or will the players anticipate his moves and catch him red-handed.
What If? Christmas – RRP £11.99
The Christamas edition of this popular new range of comedy puzzles with a twist. The twist is that the puzzle image isn't shown on the box. Using the little clues puzzlers must imagine what the finished puzzle scene will show.
Disney Frozen, XXL 300 – RRP £7.99
Frozen has become one of Disney's most popular films. Now fans can join Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven, Kristoff and Hans on this lovely 300 piece puzzle.
One Direction, XXL 100 – RRP £7.99
This bright, busy and detailed design is packed with images of the One Direction boys and give young puzzlers plenty to keep them interested and entertained. A perfect gift for any One Direction fan!
Empire State Building with lights 3D Puzzle® – RRP £19.99
A jigsaw concept comes to life with Ravensburger’s 3D puzzles. Piece together a famous landmark this Christmas or try some others with the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and loads more famous landmarks.