This month I had the opportunity to review The 1,000 pieceGardeners Cupboard another great Colin Thompson Puzzle from Ravensburger. The Gardeners Cupboard is Number three in the curious cupboards series of puzzles from Colin Thompson, and although there are small repeats in the picture this only added to my enjoyment of completing this puzzle. As I have come to expect from these Ravensburger puzzles they are beautifully coloured and the pieces fit effortlessly together, using the soft click technology.
I love the tiny little details, and even the boy enjoyed looking for all the little hidden creatures. There are lots of small elf like creatures in Colin’s puzzles as well as eyes, and faces in dark places. The mix of photos and illustrations adds a different depth to the puzzle, and for me makes it a pleasure to complete. So much so that on a rainy Sunday between the washing, cooking and cleaning I soon finished the Gardeners Cupboard. In fact I have become so addicted to the series of Colin Thompson puzzles that the Gardeners Cupboard took me around 5 hours in total to complete.
The Gardeners Delight puzzle has a recommended age of 12+ and although the boy wouldn’t attempt a jigsaw of this size on his own certainly enjoyed helping me with pieces. He loved finding the little man hiding behind the tree, and I love the pine cone full of little eyes! The Gardeners Cupboard has a finished size of 70cm by 50cm, and seemed small in comparison to the Bizarre Town, 5,000 pieces of the last Colin Thompson jigsaw that I completed. The Gardeners Cupboard was certainly more manageable, and just as enjoyable.
The Gardeners Delight jigsaw is available now from retailers for RRP £11.99 or buy online