What It Is
With the 1,000-piece Augmented Reality Animals of Africa puzzle, kids can put together a beautiful image of an African jungle scene. Then kids can bring the scene to life using augmented reality technology. Using an iPhone or iPad2, download the free Augmented Reality app, select the puzzle you have put together, and activate your smart device's camera. When you hold the device over certain parts of the puzzle, you'll see 15-second videos of the African animals in action.
Additional Augmented Reality Puzzles are available and sold separately: Above the Roofs of Paris, Underwater Realm, and Lofoten, Norway. Each 2-D puzzle has different 3-D features.
Why It’s Fun
This is a great way to add a little bit of action, adventure, and learning to your puzzles. Ravensburger has great quality puzzles, and the augmented reality is a terrific, new innovation from the company.
Who It’s For
The Augmented Reality Puzzle Animals of Africa is for ages 10 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
It took us quite a long time to put this puzzle together, but that's part of the fun of jigsaw puzzling.
One of the things we noticed when using the app was that you have to be careful about where you locate the iPhone or iPad above the puzzle. Make sure you see the green brackets on the screen or you won't activate the videos. Also make sure that the light on the puzzle is correct so that the camera will read it and start the video.
This puzzle also features Ravensburger's new soft-click assembly technology, which means the puzzle pieces more easily fit together.