The Large Fulanitos Puzzle Review
When I first received the Fulanitos 48 piece puzzles for review I wasn’t sure what age group they belonged to. There is no guideline on the box and the size of the puzzle pieces is misleading. They are quite big and chunky and I assumed they would be for a child aged three or four, however, they are a great Christmas gift for the older kids too, and here’s why…
The Fulanitos giant 48 piece puzzle sets are just that – giant. They cover quite a large floor area which means lots of crawling around to insert the various pieces into their relevant slots. This is why the puzzle can be enjoyed by children aged five and six as well as three and four – the spread of the puzzle. It is engaging for all age groups if not as challenging for the older ones.
The puzzles themselves come in two flavours – Fulanitos Playhouse and Barbacoa. The first is a very “girly” theme with flowers and flower pot hats and blue skies and frills. The second is pirates with darker colours and a mad monkey pirate captain. Both have really unique artwork and imagery that I really liked. They are not your boring and typical puzzles in terms of design at all.
The quality of the puzzle pieces is high. They are not thick board, though, but rather a compromise between the thickness of the adult puzzle piece and that of the children’s puzzle piece. That means they will bend when subjected to me twisting and pulling them, but they don’t break very easily which is a bonus. They won’t survive being eaten by younger kids though.
The Fulanitos puzzles are both £8.50 which is a middling price for a puzzle. I give this a level 8/10 as it is good quality, has unusual designs, is enormous, and would make a lovely Christmas gift from a grandparent or relative. The down sides are the lack of age group guidance and the price.