Ravensburger Puzzles bring new life to the puzzle world. I received this great puzzle to include in our Holiday 2012 Gift Guide and I was so amazed at what Ravensburger has done for the world of puzzles! Ravensburger Puzzles are the first to add video animation ( which they call Augmented Reality) to four new puzzles….just in time for holiday gift giving.
I have always enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and I can’t wait to get started on this 1000 piece “Underwater Realm” beauty. We always have a house full of company over the holidays and I like to have a Jigsaw puzzle out on the coffee table so everyone can get involved in putting it together. Sometimes we even have a contest to see who gets to put in the last piece!
Now you are probably wondering what “Augmented Reality” means. This is one of the most exciting technologies around and it brings these jigsaw puzzles to life! Simply assemble the puzzle, download the free App to your iPhone or iPad, then hold your iPhone or iPad over the puzzle and you will be amazed at what you see!
The “Underwarer Realm” puzzle that I received portrays a variety of marine animals and when the iPhone screen is placed over the completed puzzle, a “Find the Fish” game begins which allows the puzzler to explore this underwater world even further.
Ravensburger has three other Augmented Reality Puzzles that would also make great holiday gifts.
“Lofoten, Norway” This 1000 piece puzzle makes a trip to the fjords of Norway possible. This puzzle depicts a beautiful summer scene which can be transformed into a snowy winter wonderland by simply tipping your iPad or iPhone Screen. Once you have downloaded the free App, you can sit back and watch the spring scene turn into a winter wonderland!
“Above the Roofs of Paris” Once you’ve completed this 1000 piece puzzle, you can take a spectacular night-time tour over the rooftops of Paris! Hover your iPhone or iPad over the puzzle and watch an amazing 360 degree tour of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
” Animals of Africa” This 1000 piece puzzle shows an expansive safari scene which can be brought to life by tracking over the individual animals.
Another great puzzle creation by Ravensburger is the Puzzleball. We received a 60 piece Christmas Puzzleball which actually makes an ornament when completed. All of the pieces are curved — with no straight edges.
Ravensburger has a 125 year history as a toy and game manufaturer. Visit their website to see all of the great products they have to offer: Ravensburger Website
The Augmented Reality Puzzles sell for $ 19.99 and are recommended for ages 10+.
The Christmas Puzzleballs sell for under $ 15.00 and are recommended for ages 12+.
Where to Buy
You can order these online, direct from Ravensburger : Ravensburger Online Store
Or, for a store locator, click here: Store Locator for Ravensburger Puzzles
Note: Ravensburger and Grand Communications supplied us with a sample of the Ravensburger Underwater Realm Puzzle for this review. We also received one Christmas Puzzleball. No compensation was received. These are my honest and true opinions.