When I was younger, it wasn't uncommon for my family to have a puzzle in the works. We had a giant square board that we did puzzles on and it was usually laying around the TV room somewhere. My mom would get it out while we were watching TV, and we would all work on it slowly. So since today is all about family gifts, check out
Gift Idea - Ravensburger Augmented Reality Puzzles
Ravensburger has been making puzzles since 1891 in Ravensburg, Germany. They use ..."exclusively developed, extra-thick cardboard and combine this with fine, linen-structured paper to create a glare-free puzzle image for a quality you can feel. Their steel cutting tools are designed and crafted by hand. This ensures that no two pieces are alike and guarantees a perfect interlocking fit."
The new Augmented Reality Puzzles take this one step further by integrating technology with the classic puzzle.
After the puzzle is finished, you can use your iphone or ipad (2 or 3) to download a free AR puzzle app. The app uses the camera on your phone/Ipad to bring the puzzle to life. Experience a totally new visual reality and reveal audio details, sound effects and factual information.
So with the African Animal puzzle, you could use the app to watch the animals roam through their natural habitat and listen to the sounds of Africa!
Or with the Over the Rooftops of Paris puzzle, you can use the ap to get a 360 degree view of the Paris skyline - with sound effects and French music!
To Buy - The new Augmented Reality Puzzles are 1000 piece puzzles and retail for $19.99. Recommended for Ages 14 and up.
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