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Ravensburger Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzles With App

Updated on October 26, 2014
Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle
Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle | Source

Ravensburger Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzles

If you love jigsaw puzzles and you love modern day technology, you are going to LOVE the new Ravensburger Augmented Reality jigsaw puzzles, which promise to take our jigsaw puzzle adventures into another dimension, literally.

On this page, learn more about how Ravensburger promises to revolutionalize your jigsaw puzzles adventures and find out where you can buy your own interactive Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles.

To See Amazon's collection of Ravensburger Augmented Reality jigsaw puzzles click here.

Augmented Reality Will Bring Your Jigsaw Puzzles To Life

Paris Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle

Paris Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle
Paris Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle | Source

Who Is Ravensburger?

Ravensburger is the American division or subsidiary of the German company Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, who has been creating high-quality. award-winning jigsaw puzzles and games for 125 years. Our house loves many Ravensburger products, although we have grown out of the Ravensburger games that we own. At Christmas, we worked two of Ravensburger's Limited Edition Christmas themed as well as an European castle puzzle, shown in the side panel of this page.

According to Ravensburger CEO Thomas Kaeppler, the Ravensburger Augmented Reality puzzles are Ravensburger's first time presenting puzzles and games that marry traditional and digital features.

Underwater Augmented Reality Puzzle
Underwater Augmented Reality Puzzle | Source

What Is Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality can be abbreviated as AR.

Webopedia defines augmented reality as "a type of virtual reality that aims to duplicate the world's environment in a computer." It is a way of using technology to bring another dimension to something that you are looking at. These new Ravensburger puzzles include an added video and audio dimension and work via a free application for your iPhone or iPad2.

Satellite World Map Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle

Satellite World Map Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle
Satellite World Map Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle | Source

How Do Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzles Work?

Augmented reality jigsaw puzzles are actually pretty simple. First you build the puzzle in the traditional manner on your coffee table, dining room table or wherever. Then you pick up your iPad 2 or your iPhone, and use the camera function to make your jigsaw puzzles come to life.

Watch This Video & See An Augmented Reality Puzzle in Action - And prepare to be impressed.

What Ravensburger Puzzles Will Feature Augmented Reality?

For now, Ravensburger is releasing FOUR 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles with augmented reality technology. The themes include:

Animals in Africa Augmented Reality Puzzle

  • Above The Roofs Of Paris, a city scene with a 360 degree tour.
  • An ocean scene called Underwater, in which the creatures swim around.
  • A photo safari in Africa.
  • A Norwegian scene that becomes a snow globe.
  • A satellite world map

Lofoten, Norway Augmented Reality Puzzle

Lofoten, Norway Augmented Reality Puzzle
Lofoten, Norway Augmented Reality Puzzle | Source

Where Can I Buy A Ravensburger Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle?

I had understood that Ravensburger Augmented Reality jigsaw puzzles were not supposed to be available in North America until the fall of 2012. However, I was wrong and you can order yours right now, from Amazon.

Over the Rooftops of Paris Ravensburger Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle
Over the Rooftops of Paris Ravensburger Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzle

My Favourite Augmented Reality Puzzle

My personal favorite, possibly because I have visited Paris, is the Above the Rooftops interactive puzzle but I would actually like to have the opportunity to check all of them out. The augmented reality adds such a neat dimension to jigsaw puzzling, perhaps a reward for hours spent assembling the picture.

These puzzles seem affordable and it does not seem to me as though you are paying more for the added feature. I do often find Amazon merchandise to be priced competitively and I really like the fact that orders worth $25 or more ship for FREE, which means that the purchase of two puzzles (at the prices they are listed at when I wrote this page) means that you do not have to pay for shipping.

More Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzles

The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle - Is Ravensburger's 32,000 piece puzzle called Keith Haring: Double Retrospect.

Ravensburger's 32,000 piece jigsaw puzzle is the kind of puzzle you will want to work if you want to capture media attention or if you are simply one SERIOUS jigsaw puzzle worker. This puzzle features 32 pictures from Keith Haring's artwork and precisely 32,256 pieces packed in eight plastic bags. The entire puzzle has just six colors (excluding the black and white.) If you're a puzzler, you will recognize right away that that fact, combined with the 32,256 pieces, makes this one incredibly difficult jigsaw puzzle. In the end, it will be 17 feet by 6 feet in size.

Are you up for the challenge?

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Top Toy Trend

Good Housekeeping called tech tie-ins like Ravensburger's Augmented Reality Puzzles a Top Toy Trend for 2012. What do you think of the trend and of Ravensburger's Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzles?

What Do You Think of Ravensburger's Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzles

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    • Toytasting LM profile image

      Toytasting LM 

      5 years ago

      Augment reality puzzles are my favorite!

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      My husband would love these puzzles - he enjoys the ones with many small pieces :)

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      Tony Payne 

      6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      These sound pretty amazing. I don't know how they make them come to life though, I must try and see one of these, I love jigsaws.

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      2x3plastics 

      6 years ago

      Great article! Very informative.

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Wow - they could have charged a fortune but they didn't. This is a great page - and I now have two on their way to China for our Christmas holidays in December. Thanks for the great idea!

    • evaemilie profile image

      evaemilie 

      6 years ago

      I LOVE jigsaw puzzles! First time I hear of the augmented reality jigsaw puzzles - interesting idea :)

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      6 years ago from Albany New York

      Great item and good review!

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Awesome! I thought the prices would be high on the augmented reality jigsaw puzzles, but I see that they're not. Very cool! Very nice purple star, too!

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      Paul 

      6 years ago from Montreal

      This looks pretty cool, haven't heard about AR puzzles before!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I love jigsaw puzzles, though I haven't had time for them for about 21 years now. I'm sure I would have loved these.

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      LisaDH 

      6 years ago

      Never heard of these, but they seem very cool!

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      AngryBaker 

      6 years ago

      I love Ravensburger puzzles and games... they are so well made.

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      Brandi 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      We have some Ravensburger puzzles, but I have never heard of Augmented Reality! Super cool! :)

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      MelonyVaughan 

      6 years ago

      These puzzles are incredible!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      6 years ago

      I've never done a Ravensburger puzzle but they look amazing! Who would have thought that jigsaw puzzles could be tied into technology in this way? This should be a hot item for Christmas gift giving!

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      Joan4 

      6 years ago

      Ravensburger's Augmented Reality Puzzles sound fascinating indeed!

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      getmoreinfo 

      6 years ago

      I like reading your lenses, your doing a great job keep up the good work!

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