Ravensburger Assembles Inspiring 2013 Lineup

Global Puzzles and Playthings Leader Promotes Creativity with Debut Science X® Activity Kits, Aquarelle Paint Sets, Expanded Thomas & Friends™ Collection and More!

Feb 10, 2013, 09:00 ET from Ravensburger

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fun and learning "fit together" perfectly with Ravensburger's sci-sational debut collection of Science X® activity kits; expansive 2D, 3D and Augmented Reality puzzles; exciting family – and kid-friendly games; artful Aquarelle watercolor paint sets; and more.  Ravensburger will showcase its extensive lineup at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, February 10-13, at the Javits Convention Center, Booth #1617.

Science X® Activity Kits
Ravensburger's first-ever science-based collection includes ten kits in three sizes, all with richly-illustrated manuals and success-based projects that encourage kids to become active scientific explorers.  The kits provide the supplies for 8-25 different projects each, and include Electronics and Circuitry, Crystals & Gemstones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigations and 3D Optics.

Creativity-Inspiring Sets
Colorful new horizons await with Aquarelle, an innovative watercolor painting series.  The ready-to-use kits contain everything young artists need to complete a range of fun projects, including: special watercolor canvases with unique paint-resistant outlines; liquid paints in easy-squeeze bottles; useful color-mixing tools; and detailed instructions.  Available in three sizes, Mini — perfect for beginners — Midi and Maxi, Aquarelle themes include Horse, Dolphins and Beach Paradise, among others.  The two larger sets each include three different canvases.

Also debuting from Ravensburger is Outdoor Mandala-Designer®, which helps kids transform outside spaces into life-sized canvases with new chalk stencil sets.  Styles include: Animal Fun and Fairy Dreams, Flowers & Butterflies and Romantic Garden.  Two Mandala stencils, colored chalk and instructions included. 

The Kinder Collection and Complete Puzzle Set
Renowned for its beautifully-designed puzzles, Ravensburger presents The Kinder Collection of contemporary images, and Complete Puzzle Set, its first all-in-one puzzle and display assortment. The Kinder Collection offers seven puzzles, presented in fully-illustrated gift and suitcase boxes perfect for every occasion:

  • Princess and Vehicles – 24-pc puzzles in suitcase-style boxes with handle
  • Farm, Robots and Cats – 80-pc puzzles in easy-seal pouches
  • Transportation, Monkey & Giraffe, and Cinderella – 100-pc puzzles in colorful gift boxes

The Complete Puzzle Set features six, 500-pc "picture-perfect" designs, including South Seas, African Giants and Inseparable Friends.  Each puzzle box transforms into an integrated frame, when folded according to easy-to-follow directions, and doubles as an assembly mat.  Puzzle glue and picture hangers included.

New 2D, 3D and Augmented Reality Puzzles + Thomas & Friends
Ravensburger is "building out" its Thomas & Friends collection with exciting new 2D offerings and innovative packages, including:

  • Thomas & Friends Right On Time – 60-pc puzzle with movable clock hands
  • Thomas & FriendsFarm Days – 80-pc puzzle in easy-seal pouch
  • Thomas & FriendsCircus Fun – 24-pc floor puzzle in suitcase box
  • Thomas & Friends Quarry Time – 35-pc puzzle in round tin with handle

Ravensburger's award-winning 3D Buildings are expanding with three new sets: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taipei 101 Tower and Windmill.  These awe-inspiring and easy-to-assemble vertical puzzles feature precision-cut flat, hinged and rounded pieces that click perfectly into place for display-worthy structures with exacting details.

New to the acclaimed Augmented Reality (AR) collection of 1,000-pc puzzles — animated with a free iPhone® and iPad® app (for version 2 or higher) — are: Colorful Activity at Times Square, a 360-degree view of the landmark NYC neighborhood, providing facts about the famous area.  Puzzlers can project their own picture and message onto a billboard and then forward it to friends!  With Satellite World Map, puzzlers unlock an exciting quiz about the world's continents with more than 100 interactive questions and several game variations – plus a bonus political world map.

More Games for the Whole Family
Sure to keep everyone in the household entertained this year are:

  • Make 'N' Break Party – The newest addition to Ravensburger's best-selling, award-winning Make 'N' Break series, featuring new play patterns
  • Las Vegas – Players press their luck with this interactive strategy game
  • Saint Malo – It's a tactical battle for players to build the most prosperous city and keep it safe from pirates
  • On the Farm – A "Who's in the barnyard?" game for preschoolers

About Ravensburger
Newton, NH-based Ravensburger is the U.S. subsidiary of Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, a German toy and game manufacturer with a 130-year history of tradition.  Founded in Ravensburg, Germany in 1883, Ravensburger is a leading producer of toys loved the world over and celebrated for its meticulous commitment to detail, high production standards and superior quality control.  In addition to Ravensburger-branded puzzles, games and arts & crafts sets, the company is the exclusive distributor of WOW preschool toys and holds licenses for such well-known brands as Chuggington, Thomas and Friends, Tinga Tinga Tales, The Hobbit, Moshi Monsters and more.

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