Every month the boys are sent a puzzle to review from Ravensburger, however this month I was asked if I would like to review a puzzle as well. I jumped at the chance as its not very often that I get things like this to review and to be honest its not very often (unless with the boys) that I sit and work on a puzzle.
The puzzle I was sent had 1000 pieces, the picture is a scene from under the sea. This size of puzzle is for people aged 14 years and up. What I love about Ravensburger puzzles is that they are made up of totally unique pieces and no two pieces are the same.
When the puzzle first arrived I though it looked quite easy, I honestly thought it wouldn’t be a challenge at all, little did I know how quickly my thoughts would change. As the puzzle is an underwater scene there are lots of the same looking pieces. It took me a week to put the puzzle together but this was juggling the boys, school runs and the running of the house so I don’t think I did too badly especially as I don’t usually spend time doing them.
However once the puzzle is finished this is when the real fun begins, if you have an iPad 2 or an iPhone you can download an app from the appstore, this literally takes a minute and is free. Once the app has downloaded and you’ve opened it up you need to select which of the augmented reality puzzles you have completed. This is the first time a puzzle has incorporated technology of this kind and really does and a new dimension to the puzzle. I was really eager to see what it would be like.
Once you have selected your puzzle on the app, this is what happens, James thought it was great and loved seeing what happens on the ipad and loved trying to find the fishes from the puzzle.
I really enjoyed this puzzle even if it was a little frustrating at times (lets face it its 1000 pieces it wasn’t meant to be easy) and at £14.99 I think it is worth every penny especially with the little added extra at the end, it would make an excellent gift for any jigsaw puzzle and technology fan.