Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Monday, 23 May 2016
As with all others from the series you approach the compiling of the puzzle without any picture to reference or to guide you. What is different about What If? Is you compile a surprise outcome pictorially of that which appears on the box. So there really is a puzzle to solve! Though if you’d like a picture to help, you can request (by post) a small print. The contact information is on the box
So what happens to the family stuck in their car at the Safari Park? With the car not starting and the wild animals approaching looking and behaving rather ‘beastly’? All I will tell you is that it’s all a bit chaotic and the animals are employed, but not ‘employed’ in making trouble but in something far more entrepreneurial and positive!
A fun, and busy, busy comic illustration from Geoff Tristram for Ravensburger. Some subtle and comical additions appear in both pictures
Review by TSS
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
To celebrate the release of The Angry Birds Movie Ravensburger have launched two new puzzle sets including a stunning 100 piece puzzle and a 3D Puzzle. Both of these are great for fans of the game and suitable for age 6 and up.
Featuring characters from the Angry Birds movie puzzlers can enjoy piecing together Red, Bomb and Chuck and more!
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Monday, 25 April 2016
Friday, 22 April 2016
A far cry from today's electronic office, the jigsaw shows a secretary in her 1960s office - and she even has an assistant to help her; those were the days! Just look at the typewriter! The puzzle is created by Trevor Mitchell, and it's packed with detail which really comes out as you assemble the puzzle.
The bright colours mean that it's easy to pick out the right puzzle pieces, and the high quality cutting of the pieces means they click together positively - none of that frustrating 'I wonder if that's right'. Best of all - there are no huge areas of one colour which can get very boring. I like the fact there's a leaflet showing the picture, as I like to use the box lid for laying out the pieces. The completed puzzle measures 49.3 x 36.2cm. This is one in a superb series of nostalgic puzzles - the 500 piece puzzles take us back to work of many years ago, and the 1000 piece puzzles take a nostalgic look at places around Britain; they are a refreshing change from 'picture postcard' views.
These really are puzzles to bring a smile to your face and will make perfect gifts for anyone of a certain age - and any secretary from the 60s will love to revisit the office; it will bring back lots of memories. For younger ones, they will be fascinate to see how we used to work.
Ravensburger jigsaws really are excellent - the pictures are bright, colourful and always very interesting; the cutting is flawless and the pieces fit together to perfection. I hated breaking up the puzzle when I had finished as it was a great talking point with all its intriguing details of offices of bygone days - children were fascinated!.