Who doesn’t love a puzzle??!! We are huge puzzle fans at our house, but you know what can happen…..pieces get lost or bent, someone puts it somewhere and you can’t find it, or there is a request to take it with you that you just can’t grant because all of those tiny pieces in the car spell disaster. Enlivenze LLC has solved this problem for us by creating FlipStir Puzzles and we have been having a blast trying to solve our Tyrannosaurus Rex one over the last few weeks.
You may be wondering how the puzzle works if you can’t manipulate the pieces by hand. Each puzzle has it’s pieces inside the tube. You give the tube a shake and then use the wand that is inside of the tube to manipulate the pieces around to put them in place. The wand has a foot on the end of it, so you can push and pull the pieces into place more easily.
When we first got this, I had doubts that my girls would want to stick with it log enough to solve it. It took me a few tries to get the method and get the puzzle solved (I’m not super strong in the patience area when it comes to sitting down and doing something like that.) But I handed it to them and showed them how to shake it up. I didn’t need to give them any more instructions because they were off like a shot! The girls had no problems at all figuring out how this puzzle worked and although there were moments of frustration, those little pieces slide around when you least expect it!, there has been a lot of fun had with the puzzle.
If you are feeling the need to really challenge yourself, you can choose to grab one of the level 2 puzzles with the wavy edges. These puzzles will be a little more challenging. I haven’t had the chance to try a level 2 puzzle, but they look amazing!
I have loved this puzzle, my kids have loved this puzzle, my husband has loved this puzzle, and we have had visitors pick it up and play with it as well. We have had a lot of fun racing each other to see who can solve it the fastest, we can take it in the car and it was a lifesaver on a recent log trip out of town. You can use this puzzle just about anywhere with just about everyone! We have had a lot of fun and look forward to purchasing a few more of these so we can have more variety to play with.
If you would like to see what other members of the crew thought of the puzzles, you can click the link below. There are different types of puzzles to look through that were reviewed as well!