It’s Father’s Day very soon and time for the aftershave, socks, jumpers and deodorant sets to be purchased in their hundreds. It seems to be the same old Dad gifts year after year. Add a “dad” mug or pint glass too and you see where I’m coming from.
Ravensburger have a slightly more unique gift for Dads this time round in the form of a thousand piece “adult” puzzle called The Man Cave.
This puzzle forms part of the Ravensburger “My Haven” collection of jigsaws which feature images of homes, sanctuaries and retreats. The Man Cave puzzle is number 2 in this collection.
Having a thousand pieces means it’s not going to be easy and not the sort of puzzle I could sit and do in an hour or so. These type of puzzles take a lot of time and patience and also a fair bit of room. The pieces are tiny so I find it best to keep them in the box and look for the bits I need. I try to complete one section at a time, starting with the straight edge pieces.
The finished picture resembles a cluttered shed building which has been converted into an office and store room for a man. All sorts of manly things are scattered about including a pint of beer, juke box, toys, sports equipments and mans best friend – the dog.
This makes a nice alternative to the usual gifts that men get for Father’s Day and would probably be more suited to the slightly older gentlemen who enjoy big puzzles.
It costs around £10/£12 and should be available in many good toy and gift stores.