Ravensburger Sends Creativity Soaring with New Interactive Family Games and Imagination-Inspiring Arts & Crafts Sets! Global Toy Leader’s Stellar 2013 Collection Features Debut Outdoor Mandala Kits, Aquarelle Painting Sets, Make ‘n’ Break Party Game and More!

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Ravensburger, the first name in high-quality, beautifully-designed puzzles and playthings, unveils an all-new collection of engaging games and art activity sets that celebrate the “kid” in everyone!  With exciting introductions that include new multi-player games, Make ‘N’ Break Party and Las Vegas, and engaging arts & craft kits such as the all-new Aquarelle watercolor painting system and Outdoor Mandala Designer®, Ravensburger’s 2013 collection of toys, games, puzzles and more will steal the spotlight at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, February 10-13, at the Javits Convention Center, Booth #1617.

“We’re so excited to introduce families to our latest games and crafts kits,” said Ravensburger CEO, Thomas Kaeppeler.  “From innovative new versions of our most popular games to debut activity sets that are sure to become classics, we’re proud to present a whole new range of playthings that represent our commitment to quality and promote creative expression in children at every age and skill level.”

Highlights of Ravensburger’s 2013 games include:

  • Make ‘N’ Break Party – The whole family will have a blast with the newest version of Ravensburger’s best-selling, award-winning Make ‘n’ Break series!  Without seeing the chosen card, a player must assemble the structure in one of four game variations – building according to team members’ descriptions, building with taboo words, building blind and creating objects.  With multiple ways to play and endless combinations, there’s never a “break” in the fun!  Ages 10+, SRP $30.99
  • Las Vegas – Players press their luck with a flip of the wrist in this interactive strategy game.  With different sums to be won in various casinos, players decide where to place their dice – and their bets!  Ages 8+, SRP $34.99

 

  • Saint Malo – It’s a tactical battle for players to build the most prosperous city and keep it safe from pirates in this multi-player game of strategy and luck.  When it’s their turn, players must roll the dice and then strategically choose what to draw on their erasable game board: a market place or house, a nobleman or soldier. Ages 9+, SRP $34.99

 

  • On the Farm – Preschool players discover “Who’s in the barnyard?” in this quick-play game that promotes deduction and association and teaches young children how to follow simple rules while they learn new vocabulary through expressive play.  Ages 2+, SRP $20.99

Ravensburger’s latest assortment of arts & crafts kits will dazzle pint-sized Picassos and mini Monets everywhere.  Among the new masterpieces:

  • Aquarelle – This new watercolor painting set series is picture-perfect for ensuring hours of creativity-powered fun!  Available in three sizes – mini, midi and maxi – the attractive, ready-to-use kits include everything young artists need to complete their projects, including special watercolor paint canvases with unique paint-resistant outlines; liquid paints in easy-squeeze bottles; useful tools such as water pipette, color-mixing palette; and detailed instructions.  With a variety of images — from animals to landscapes and more! — artists of all ages and stages will shine!
    • Mini – A kit featuring a mini canvas (4” x 5.25” x 1.75”) perfect for beginners, available in four different designs with three different paint colors: Horse, Cat, Butterfly and Parrot.  Ages 8 +, SRP $9.99
    • Midi – A mid-sized version (8” x 10.5” x 1.75”) that provides even more opportunities for creative expression with three different canvases and five watercolors in each kit.  Themes include: Dolphins, Horses, Elves and Exotic Birds.  Ages 8+, SRP $19.99
    • Maxi – Large-format canvases (14.25” x 10.5” x 1.75”) that offer three different design themes in each package accompanied by five different watercolors for the ultimate in self-expression.  Styles include: World Cities, Provence, Café and Beach Paradise.  Ages 8+, SRP $29.99

We received the Aquarelle Midi in the Dolphin Theme and highly recommend this as a holiday gift suggestion for children ages 8+.  It is fun and creative! Just perfect for those young artists on your holiday shopping list!!

  • Outdoor Mandala-Designer®Sidewalks are transformed into life-sized canvases with this new chalk stencil set, the latest version of Ravensburger’s creativity-inspiring Mandala series!  Styles include: Animal Fun, Fairy Dreams, Flowers & Butterflies and Romantic Garden.  Each set comes complete with two Mandala stencils, six colored chalks and detailed instructions to help budding street artists create stunning designs.  Ages 5+, SRP $24.99.

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, 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.

Self Disclosure: We received a product to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are those of SoCal City Kids.

 

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