Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Age Range: 9 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: This charming photograph shows a timber framed thatched English country cottage, sitting within a pretty hillside garden. The creamy-coloured cottage (tucked away in the Hereford and worcester countryside) is captured against a beautiful blue sky, and is surrounded by vibrant spring flowers and a rich green lawn.
Review: Ravensburger sent me one of their new Gold Edition 300 piece puzzles with extra large pieces to try out. This puzzle depicts a charming traditional English cottage, with a pretty garden.
The finished puzzle measures 49 x 36 cm which fit easily on my average size jigsaw board.
The pieces in this puzzle are around twice the size of a normal Ravensburger puzzle, which makes it easier to spot where it goes in the picture, and see details on the pieces. The larger pieces also make it faster to put together, so it’s ideal for anyone who doesn’t want a puzzle to take ages or be too challenging.
This puzzle is also ideal for those with lower dexterity levels who want to do a more “mature” puzzle than others with similar size pieces, rather than simply being limited to children’s ranges. I would imagine that puzzles such as these are great to encourage people with motor skills deterioration to keep moving.
As I have come to expect with Ravensburger puzzles, it is made from a good quality cardboard and all the pieces are well cut, with no pieces still stuck together in the box when opening. The linen style printing on top reduces glare so you can see your puzzle image easily even in bright light.
The pieces click together with the Ravensburger “soft click” technology, letting you know that you have got the right piece, and it is a very satisfying puzzling experience.
The finished puzzle is a very lovely photograph which is full of colour and pretty details. The bright flowers, thatched roof and the dark beams of the cottage made it fun to match the different shapes and patterns while assembling the puzzle.
Overall I am really pleased with this jigsaw. 5 stars for a very pretty puzzle.