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New Classic and 3D Puzzles From Ravensburger Capture the American Spirit and Inspire Creativity

Global Leader in Children's Playthings Expands Puzzle and Craft Offerings with Innovative New Designs for Long-Lasting Family Fun
Newton, NH - February 12, 2012 - (Virtual Press Office) - Ravensburger, the first name in high-quality, beautifully-designed puzzles and playthings, has put the pieces together for an expansive 2012 puzzle collection that pushes the boundaries of design to provide new challenges for everyday enjoyment. Among the spectacular new offerings is the American Heritage Series, a premiere collection of American history-inspired puzzles perfectly timed for this presidential election year. Also making their debut are original designs, including pieces with a wood grain look, cromadepth puzzles accompanied by 3D glasses and a supremely challenging monochromatic offering called Krypt. Ravensburger's newest puzzles, games and WOW brand toys will be showacased at the 2012 American International Toy Fair, February 12-15, at the Javits Convention Center, Booth #441.

"Our 2012 puzzle line expands puzzle-building in exciting new dimensions," said Thomas Kaeppler, CEO, Ravensburger. "From spectacular 3D Building Sets to puzzles featuring images that literally pop out of their frame with the use of 3D glasses, we've broadened our puzzle assortment to challenge puzzlers in a host of engaging and unexpected new ways."

Among this year's offerings for adult puzzlers, are:

  • American Heritage Series - A collection of four 300-pc puzzles celebrating the American spirit, including an image of the Capitol building at night, a close-up of Lady Liberty's magnificent face and crown, the impressive Lincoln Memorial and an attention-grabbing image of George Washington set atop a conjoined image of the American Flag with both the thirteen stars of the original colonies and today's 50 stars set below the opening words of the U.S. Constitution, "We the People…" SRP $12.99

  • Krypt - An entirely new concept in puzzle design for Ravensburger, KRYPT is a 654-pc monochromatic, design-within-a-design masterpiece that the company describes as an "extreme challenge" right on the box. An all silver puzzle, this introduction is designed for serious adult puzzlers who really love a challenge. SRP $18.50

  • Wood Structure Puzzles - This series of four 1,000-pc puzzles showcases the exceptional commitment to detail and superior craftsmanship for which Ravensburger is known worldwide. Each original design is presented in natural brown tones and includes a world map, mother elephant with baby, collection of glass coffee cups filled with coffee beans, milk and sugar and an eclectic mix of African artifacts that will become prized room décor when finished. SRP $18.50

  • Glow-in-the-Dark puzzles - Glow-in-the-dark is not just for kids anymore! Ravensburger's collection of 1,000-pc puzzles includes an iconic scene of New York's Times Square and an ensemble called Starline featuring whimsical representations of such as a lighthouse on a moonlit night called Lighthouse and frolicking dolphins called Splendid Dolphins plus Evening in Rome, Beautiful Angel, and Times Square. SRP $18.50

  • 3D Building Sets — An awe-inspiring collection of puzzles that provide enthusiasts with the chance to "build" some of the world's most recognizable structures! These spectacular puzzles present monuments to man's ingenuity that all generations will appreciate. The collection features easy-to-assemble 216-pc puzzles of the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and an iconic New England Lighthouse. Like Ravensburger's popular puzzleball® line, the 3D Building Sets feature precision-cut flat and hinged pieces that click perfectly into place. Once complete, the impressive structures stand up to 18" tall and feature exacting, display-worthy details. SRP $25.99

    For younger puzzlers, Ravensburger introduces offerings the whole family can enjoy together. These include:

  • Chromadepth Puzzles with 3D Glasses — This debut collection of vividly-colored 100-pc puzzles, are available in two themes - Fascinating Underwater World, a tableau of exotic fish, and Wild Jungle, a rainforest scene. Ages 6+, SRP $12.99 each

  • New York City Assortment — The Big Apple assortment features 54-pc puzzleballs in three designs, presented collage style to showcase famous landmarks of the nation's largest city. The puzzleballs include familiar NYC scenes such as Broadway, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Ages 8+, SRP $9.99.

    Also new is an expanded line of arts and crafts kits, guaranteed to bring out the artist in every kid, including:

  • Runway Fashions - First, there was Ravensburger's award-winning Xoomy® portable light box drawing kit. Now, young fashionistas have their chance to recreate today's hottest fashions with a light box design kit made just for them. The new kit comes with 20 design discs to mix and match, 10 sheets of paper and one black felt-tip pen. Ages 8+, SRP $24.99

  • Deco Mandala-Designer® Drawing Machine — Mandala designs go 3D with this newest art kit in Ravensburger's family of Mandala tracing products! Young artists can create out-of-the-box designs with the Mandala machine that now includes a pre-inked stamp and 3D Butterfly Punch so creations "stand up" and impress admirers. Also included are five stencils, a felt-tip pen and 10 sheets of paper. Ages 6+, SRP $44.99

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    About Ravensburger
    Newton, NH-based Ravensburger is the U.S. subsidiary of Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, a German toy and game manufacturer with a 125-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, the company is the exclusive distributor of WOW Preschool Toys and holds licenses for such well-known brands as Chuggington™, Thomas and Friends™, Animal Planet™, Highlights™, Me to You® and more.