Thank you to KidStuff PR for providing me with Popar 3D Interactive Puzzles, free of charge, for review. These are my own honest opinions.
Popar Toys are at it again with their ground-breaking strides in taking classic past times – reading and puzzle building – to all new levels and depths. You may recall my review of Popar 3D Interactive Books (you can read that review here). I was ‘wowed’ from the beginning and gladly accepted the opportunity to review another product from Popar Toys – 3D Interactive Puzzle Games!
I was sent two puzzles to review: Princess Interactive 3D Puzzle Game and Picnic Interactive 3D Puzzle Game. My daughter was thrilled to see the same characters and theme in the Princess puzzle as she saw in the 3D book that we reviewed. For a 4-year old, this 100 piece puzzle was quite challenging, but it was a great opportunity for she and I to work on sorting out pieces that had straight edges from those that don’t and to spend quality time together.
Thank goodness for the bonus poster that was included, as it worked as our guide to construct the puzzle and is now hanging on my daughter’s bedroom wall!
After a bit of time we had the puzzle completed!
It was at this point that the Popar 3D magic came alive. Where other puzzles end, this one was just beginning. We quickly added the free Popar app to our iPad and went to work!
Each of the 7 Popar 3D puzzle games come alive in their own special way using the free app from your iPhone or iPad. With the Princess puzzle, my daughter was able to design princesses and dresses and interact with them as well! I had better invent in some puzzle glue, as my daughter wants to play and play with her new princess pals constantly! In the Picnic puzzle, ants march across the picnic once it comes alive using the app. While this puzzle was adorable and lots of fun, my daughter was drawn to the princesses much more without a doubt.
My daughter isn’t the only one giving this puzzle rave reviews; The Princess 3D Interactive Puzzle Game already won the Summer 2013 Tillywig Toy & Media Awards. Here’s what the judges said for why it won:
“…Popar has just added a line of premium puzzles that utilize their special technology, giving this traditional play medium new life. Just download and open the free app and point your mobile device at the assembled puzzle. A princess springs to life before your eyes, waving, twirling, or dancing atop the puzzle surface according to directions chosen via an onscreen menu. The princess’s appearance is customizable. Choose from a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hair styles and colors, as well as dress patterns, styles, and prints. You can save and load your newly personalized princess to the play section of the app for round after round of fun and action. A variety of effects can also be activated, ranging from a 3D castle to snow, rain, and circle or diamond confetti swirling down over the princess and her tableau.”
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