Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Ravensburger Trolls Puzzle

We loved working on our puzzles over the Christmas break, and now that we’re getting back into a groove of homeschooling, I still want my children to have fun.  And since jigsaw puzzles cover math, coordination and patience, Trolls are a nice way to make everyone happy.
Ravensburger Trolls jigsaw puzzle is lots of fun for kids at Castle View Academy homeschool
I’ve not known Kallista to be crazy about Trolls, but when she saw me looking at this Trolls XXL 100pc Jigsaw Puzzle, her face lit up and she said she really wanted it.  Thus, I replied back to Ravensburger that yes, we would like to review it for them. 
To read the rest of the review head over to Castle View Academy 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Best of British – Fit 4 Nothing Gym 500 Piece Puzzle review


I can imagine anyone joining ‘Fit 4 Nothing’ would look forward to burning off the calories and then adding a few more before leaving. The opportunity to utilise the cake machine would be a good reason to revisit and you could start the process all over again.

An extremely good quality, colourful and highly amusing jigsaw which I very much enjoyed doing. Not just for the visual jokes which are funny in themselves but also the signs and advertisements on the walls and screens. Some of the jokes are obvious but some are very subtle and have to be searched for. Looking for the jokes I find is just as enjoyable as completing the puzzle itself, so the enjoyment and entertainment is twofold.


All in all an excellent medium ability puzzle.

Review by Kay as featured on TSS Reviews

Available to buy on Amazon 

Monday, 19 December 2016

Ravensburger My First Puzzle - Christmas Friends - Review

Review by Lily's Little Learners:

Lily is a huge fan of puzzles and so when Ravensburger asked us if we
would like to review this Christmas Friends one I Knew that she would
love it and said yes.

I didn't actually know that Ravensburger did puzzles for children so young
and so I was really happy for it to be brought to my attention that they
make puzzles that are for 18 months plus.

As soon as Lily saw the box she wanted to do the puzzles straight away
and brought the box to me. She sat so nicely on the floor and waited for
me to get her the pieces out.Its really nice for her to have a Christmas
Puzzle as this is the first year she understands a little more about Christmas
and is started to recognise some Christmas characters.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Santa’s Christmas Party Jigsaw Puzzle 1000 pcs – Product Review

The Artist
For over 10 years Roy Trower has been the man who creates those beautifully illustrated scenes which determine the themes for the Christmas Limited Editions jigsaw puzzles by Ravensburger. The artwork involves 2D skills, from sketching out the design to hand painting. Artist, Trower (from Devon UK) uses a mix of water-colours, gouache and pencil colours. His designs do not include computer software manipulation or enhancement

The Theme
The theme is Santa and equally Mrs Claus (as it is for an advertising campaign running for a certain multinational high street retailer this Christmas #LoveMrsClaus) So we have a hat less Santa in a dance hold with his dear wife and they are gazing lovingly into each others eyes. So it is a romantic setting in snowy world with lantern lights hanging down from the top which creates a warm glow which illuminates all the creatures big and small, the partying elves and the foodie treats. Such a colourful and heartwarming scene


The Product
Santa’s Christmas Party is a 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Christmas jigsaw puzzle by Ravensburger 1000 pieces. These Christmas limited editions are a standalone separate from the other numbered limited edition series.This premium jigsaw is rectangular on completion, and measures 70 x 50 cm approx. Not suitable for children under 36 months (small pieces). From 12 years to adult. RRP £12.99

The Promoting
Communication and online selling of this item includes: Amazon



As Ravensburger reviewing regulars it wouldn’t be quite right to be denied a first look at the Christmas puzzle on release from the company each year. This puzzle is so sweet but difficulty level is quite high, because a large percentage of the pieces are blue, black and white which makes it tricky to identify one piece from another. Therefore we found once the edges were in place it was easier to pick out and compile firstly all those pieces packed with more of the pictorials present, (those pieces enveloped in a yellow and orange glow particularly)-leaving the night sky and the snowy landscape until we had whittled things down a bit

Review by Debra Hall at TSS Reviews 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Review: Ravensburger Big Ben Silhouette Jigsaw Puzzle

Ravensburger Big Ben Silhouette Puzzle Review
Review: I enjoy challenging jigsaw puzzles, and this new Big Ben puzzle from Ravensburger definitely fits the bill. It is big, too – with 1155 pieces, it is over 1 metre tall.
This puzzle is irregularly shaped, rather than being a standard rectangle, following the shapes of the images depicted in the puzzle. This makes it more challenging – no corners, for a start! Some of the pieces at the edges were particularly difficult to place to begin with as they needed inside pieces to connect them to the next edge piece, as they sat together corner to corner with the next bit of edge, or flat edge to flat edge rather than connecting normally.
Ravensburger Big Ben Silhouette Puzzle Review
To read the rest of the review head over to Mama Geek

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Ravensburger Darth Vader Silhouette Star Wars Puzzle Review

Over the past few months, I’ve started getting into doing jigsaw puzzles – not just with the kids but the more advanced 1000 piece ones for grown ups. The one I’m currently working on (with a bit of help from the kids as they like Star Wars!) is the Ravensburger Darth Vader Silhouette puzzle, with 1098 pieces.


We were sent the puzzle from Ravensburger and you can check out their grown up range of puzzles here on their website.


I chose this puzzle as the silhouette shaped edging makes it a bit different, and I thought I would try out a new challenge. I’m managing to do the 1000 piece puzzles fairly quickly now, and this has slightly more pieces at 1098 so I wanted to see how I would get on.........

To read the rest of the review head over to In The Playroom

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Mind absorbing and Challenging

Ravensburger The Curious Cupboard No.5 - The Inventor's Cupboard

Another wonderful jigsaw puzzle design by Colin Thompson. What's not to like! The Inventor's Cupboard is Number 5 of The Curious Cupboard jigsaws from top brand Ravensburger, and it was slow going to compile the thing because of all the little intricacies. 
This particular cupboard is packed with even more great stuff and curiosities than some others from the series. Now it is completed I see hand tools, electrical and mechanical workings, industry related objects, those great inventions of last century and before that. Some weird and wacky inventions too, and, randomly, there's a puppy and a clown fish in the pic! 

It is all wonderfully odd - can't stop staring at it on the table. A great gift for a DIY enthusiast, or an engineer, production worker, or designer/maker who finds themselves with time on their hands and want to relax and lose themselves in this activity for a time.

Review by TSS