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Product: Ravensburger Puzzle Handy
Manufacturer’s Description: Puzzle Handy is a foldaway puzzle board, suitable for assembling most 1000 and 500 piece jigsaws. Manufactured from top quality FSC board, Puzzle Handy unfolds to measure 80 x 57cm
Review: I am a big fan of jigsaw puzzles – I find them really relaxing to do and a great way to wind down my brain if I have a lot on my mind. Once problem with jigsaws though is they need a decent sized flat surface to do them on – not always easy to find in a house full of kids!
The footstool in the living room is great for doing jigsaws on, and I have a jigsaw board I can put on it which does work for making a flat surface, but it is quite bulky and can be difficult to get out & sitting flat. If you don’t mind your jigsaw being out while in progress though, this folding board is great; a simple yet effective board to give you a flat surface to do your jigsaw on. It’s also a great way to extend a small table to the right size for your jigsaw.
To set up the Handy Puzzle board, you simply unfold it to it’s full size and then slide on the blue plastic clips to secure it into it’s flat position. The board has a nice texture to it which is just enough to prevent your jigsaw pieces from slipping around.
The board is perfectly sized (80 x 57 cm) for a Ravensburger 1000 piece puzzle, and even has a dashed outline of a 1000 piece puzzle on the board so you can line up your edges easily – and a 500 piece outline too.
When you’ve finished your puzzle and are done with the board, simply slide off the blue plastic brackets and fold it up, and pop it safe into the box for next time. If you don’t want the hassle of a big bulky puzzle board but need something simpler, this board is perfect. The price is pretty reasonable too – 4 stars.