There was a Saturday Night Live skit recently that (as they often do) nailed it. It was a psychic in 2019 telling a group of people what they would and wouldn’t be doing in the year ahead. One guest was surprised to learn they’d be doing a lot of coloring. Another couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t be attending any concerts. It’s the world we’re in right now in 2020 and no one could have predicted it, which I suppose is why the skit hits home.
Beyond coloring, reading, cooking (I made far too many cinnamon buns) and playing board games, many people discovered a love of puzzles. I admit, it took us longer to get there. I didn’t embrace puzzles until I was sent the Ravensburger Disney Villainous Maleficent 1000pc Puzzle for our holiday gift guide. And then? Something really great happened.
First, more about the puzzle! Introducing your favourite villains from Disney. Each puzzle image is comprised of a variety of picture frames, which show off characters and elements from each villain’s film. Once you’ve tried Ravensburger’s extra-thick, extra-durable cardboard, glare-free linen paper, and perfect, interlocking fit, you’ll know why Ravensburger is the puzzle of choice around the world. Ravensburger Puzzles are a fun way to keep you sharp by strengthening your logical thinking and short term memory while having fun!
Back to our happy surprise. The puzzle building started with my 9 and 12 year old daughters, who built the outside frame (as you do, at least I remembered that much!) But then, I got interested in it, and took turns with the girls working on the puzzle, either in a duo or sometimes just on my own with a cup of coffee. And then, my husband sat down and got to work. One evening, he and I sat down and worked on it. And then, another evening, my 16 year old walked in and placed several pieces, having an entirely different approach to puzzle building than the rest of us.
And then, one morning last weekend I finished the final pieces (which, I have to say, is super satisfying when everything just fits so nicely into place, unlike life!) Our puzzle is particularly special because it also includes the piece our chihuahua chewed in the bottom right corner!
We loved our puzzle so much that we went to Mastermind Toys (where this original puzzle was sent to us from) and purchased Ravensburger Puzzle Conserver Glue to we could glue and then hang our puzzle later. In this final picture it’s then glued to a piece of cardboard. Then, while we were in the store we purchased 2 more Ravensburger puzzles. Yes, they had other brands but we had such success with Ravensburger and read so many positive reviews that we decided to stick with that brand. Now, we’re working on our second family puzzle and this has been a nice surprise in our household – a new hobby that we’re all enjoying.
The Ravensburger Disney Villainous Maleficent 1000pc Puzzle is available at Mastermind Toys in store and online right now for $24.99. You’ll also find other Ravaensburger Disney Villainous puzzles there too! Mastermind Toys also offers free shipping on orders over $35 in Canada.
Here’s your chance to win a Ravensburger Disney Villainous Maleficent 1000pc Puzzle! To enter to win, just fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN! Then just leave a comment on this post sharing why you’d like to win! Are you already a puzzle fan, or are you new to the hobby like our family? Or, maybe it’s the Disney allure in this case!