The first game that Ravensburger produced was “Weltreise“ (Journey Around the World), and it was one of my favorite games ever. I played it over and over… and learned geography along the way. Like most Ravensburger products, the game was engaging, well constructed and built to last. And our game closet was loaded with Ravensburger products because when my mom saw that blue triangular Ravensburger logo on a puzzle or game, she knew that she was looking at quality. Ravensburger games are designed to be played with over and over without falling apart. The puzzle pieces come together well, and don’t fray at the edges… and the pictures are top notch! Even the boxes are sturdy with no corners are cut or thin paperboard to make it cheaper.
A Ravensburger Game or Puzzle is a great activity that brings the whole family to the table. Best of all, there are some GORGEOUS Ravensburger Germany Puzzles with iconic images of German Castles and Scenery.
January 29 is National Puzzle Day!
The Ravensburger company was founded by Otto Robert Maier, in the town of Ravensburg in Upper Swabia, Germany. The Company started producing Ledgers and Folders during the 1880′s. Otto Maier found himself inspired by the educational reforms of the time. Friedrich Fröbel’s ideas of learning through play influenced him to shift to games and toys. The first was a variation of Weltreise called “Journey around the World” based on Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days”. Using the motto of producing products that entertained and educated “in the most excellent way”, the company brought out more books and toys for children and their adults. By 1891, Herr Maier created the “Geographical Puzzle”, a wooden puzzle that taught geography. (This kind of puzzle wasn’t the interlocking pieces kind… it was more like the shape sorter puzzles you see today). In 1927, Fang den Hut arrived in stores, and STILL holds a place in most German homes. The Memory Game followed in 1959. Then in 1964, Ravensburger produced their first cardboard puzzles with interlocking pieces after. And in 1974, the iconic blue triangle appeared on the box.
Through World Wars and economic slumps, the Ravensburger never slowed down or stopped production. They’ve won prestigious prizes like Spiel des Jahres, and opened a Ravensburger Theme Park (near Lake Constance). During the Covid-19 pandemic, sales of games and puzzles increased dramatically. (I know my shelves filled up). Otto Maier’s company still sticks to the original plan to bring the family together with playful quality content that has high entertainment value.
Ravensburger Games and Puzzles we Love
Like many German families, we are game players, so there are a lot of Ravensburger boxes in the game closet. Some have been in mom’s game-closet since I was a little girl, and they still hold up. And naturally, we puzzle. When the family comes together during the holidays… or on vacations… we bring out a big puzzle for everyone to help assemble. We can put the same ones together again since they don’t fray or rip when you take them apart.
Over time, I’ve collected some games for my kids. It’s quite a testament to the quality of the games that they are still intact, and although the cardboard pieces may be a little soft around the edges, they are still as “good” as they were they day we first opened the box. Games like Enchanted Forest and Labyrinth are great for the whole family to play. These aren’t games that make parents eyes glaze over, they are games that the whole family can enjoy.
You can find some of our favorites here…
Ravensburger Germany Puzzles
Ravensburger Germany Puzzles are beautiful scenes of some of Germany’s most iconic images. 500 to 2000 Pieces is PERFECT for our Family! (It’s enough to keep everyone busy for at least day.)
Ravensburger Cologne by Night 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults & Kids Age 14 Years Up – City Puzzle, Amazon ExclusiveRavensburger Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Bavaria Jigsaw Puzzle (500 Piece)Ravensburger Eib Lake – Germany Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Piece)Ravensburger Eibsee Lake Zugspitze Germany 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults & Kids Age 14 Years Up – Landscape Puzzle, Amazon ExclusiveRavensburger Neuschwanstein Castle 2000 Piece Panorama XXL Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Softclick Technology Means Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger Neuschwanstein Castle in Winter 1500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Ravensburger Puzzles for Children
The easier puzzles come with frames… the bigger puzzles are just like the ones for grown ups, just with fewer pieces.
Ravensburger Puppy Party – 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger New Neighbors 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly
Ravensburger Animals of India 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – 05163 – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger Railway Station 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger 10796 Disney Princesses – 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger Disney Pooh to The Rescue 100 XXL Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – 12997 – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger Space Dinosaurs 200 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – 12976 – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger Caribbean Smile 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly , Blue
Ravensburger Beautiful Ocean 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger -World Landmarks Map – 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly
For The ULTIMATE Puzzler…
These should keep someone busy for a while. Although if I were faced with 18,000 pieces, I would probably just cry. I don’t know if I have a table that’s big enough!!
Ravensburger Underwater Paradise 9000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Softclick Technology Means Pieces Fit Together PerfectlyRavensburger at The Waterhole – 18000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Softclick Technology Means Pieces Fit Together Perfectly (17823)Ravensburger Magical Bookcase 18,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Softclick Technology Means Pieces Fit Together Perfectly
Ravensburger Family Games
We have all of these games on our shelves, and all are great for families who like games with a little strategy. The most “complicated” is The Castles of Burgundy, but once you learn it, it’s a fun strategy game. The Enchanted Forest is a fun memory game for kids 8 and up, but with enough complexity that it’s fun for adults. I jokingly call The Quest for El Dorado a cross between a Candy Land and a deck building game (you collect cards that allow you to move forward along the path). But our new family favorite is a co-operative game called Horrified. Everyone works together co-operatively to defeat old time movie monsters. Don’t let Frankenstein and his Bride get together!
Ravensburger The Quest for El Dorado Family GameRavensburger The Castles of Burgundy Board Game – Fun Strategy Game That’s Easy to Learn and Play With Great Replay ValueRavensburger Enchanted Forest – Family GameRavensburger Horrified: American Monsters Strategy Board Game for Ages 10 & Up
Ravensburger Games for Children
Turn your kids into Board Game players with these fun and engaging board games from Ravensburger.
Ravensburger Colorama for Ages 3 & Up – Fast Children’s Game of Patterns and ShapesRavensburger Wild World of Animals Memory Game for Boys & Girls Age 3 & Up! – A Fun & Fast Cuddly Matching Game (20360)
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