Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fantastic Christmas puzzles

Have you seen the Christmas puzzles on our website?  The new WASGIJ Christmas 13 Turkey's Delight, is sooo much fun!
t's Christmas Day and Santa's friends and family have gathered for lunch.  Who is cooking?  Why are the guests looking puzzled and the snowman concerned?  Who is not staying for lunch?  What smashing dishes will be served?  Try to imagine you are the snowman at the window.  What he can see is the picture you have to puzzle.  Don't puzzle what you see... puzzle what they see!  Wasgij is the hilarious puzzle concept where the image on the box is simply a clue to the puzzle inside.  Only the puzzle holds the answer!   

Monday, October 29, 2018

World's largest Mickey Mouse puzzle released to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Ravensburger has revealed the world’s largest puzzle of the world’s most famous rodent, Mickey Mouse. The puzzle, Mickey Through The Years, features images of Mickey Mouse over his 90-year career starring in Disney animated features and shorts, dating all the way back to 1928’s Steamboat Willie.

The puzzle is absolutely gigantic, measuring in at 22 feet long and six feet tall. The whole thing weighs a mind-boggling 50 pounds. A puzzle that large requires a massive number of pieces, and Mickey Through The Years has 40,320 of them. Don’t lose one! It’s estimated the puzzle requires around 600 hours to complete.

To make things simpler, Ravensburger has divided the puzzle into 10 frames, and each has its own box. This puzzle is basically a mash-up of the 10 smaller puzzles.

Although this puzzle has not yet come to New Zealand just watch this space....




Saturday, August 18, 2018

11 year old distributes jigsaws to dementia patients

Here is a most inspirational story!  This 11 year old has distributed 30,000 puzzles to people with dementia. 




Tuesday, March 20, 2018

5 reasons for doing jigsaws

Anne Roderique-Jones, a freelance writer and editor,  gave up TV watching to do jigsaws with her husband and in this article she outlines 5 surprising things that happened as a result  -  
They started to practice patience
They started to eat at the dining room table again
They had meaningful conversation.
It saved them money.
They worked together as a team.

Sound like pretty good reasons for starting a jigsaw to me!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Jigsaws are fun for the whole family

Jigsaw Puzzles are great for multiple people to play because no one can lose! The objective is for everyone to search for the proper puzzle pieces and put them together to form the main image of the puzzle.
To make it challenging for everyone in the family, find a puzzle which has 500 or even 1000 pieces in it. There are also 3D puzzles, which when put together form a 3-dimensional object.  There are also shaped puzzles, lenticular puzzles and augmented reality puzzles.  The choice is endless!
If there are kids in the family, they will have great excitement as they watch the image come to life.  Check out our website here.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A puzzle competition for serious puzzle enthusiasts!

Calling all puzzle enthusiasts – Mainland Cheese have asked us to spread the word - have they got something for you! Tell them who you’d recruit to help you finish this masterpiece, and you’re in the draw to win a Mainland 2,000-piece voucher. It’s simple; finish the puzzle, redeem the voucher – and an incredible prize will be yours. Like our site, and then visit their Facebook site to enter.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Does doing puzzles really make people happy?

It certainly does! Assembling a puzzle can truly bring happiness. Searching, finding and assembling and ultimately seeing the puzzle come together is what most people find fascinating.
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