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Ravensburger Augmented Reality Jigsaw Puzzles With App
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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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?