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Store:  Puzzles, Kids Games
Theme:  Circus
Genre:  Cooperative
Format:  Jigsaw Puzzles

Clowns


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Ages Players Pieces
6 - 8 1-8 28

Designer(s): Jim Deacove

Manufacturer(s): Family Pastimes

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Product Description

Twenty-eight felt pieces of clown body parts and pieces of circus equipment. A free form puzzle for the imaginative child because each time you play, you create your own circus act. No set solution. You invent a new Circus Act each time. 8 x 12 inches.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Jim Deacove

  • Manufacturer(s): Family Pastimes

  • Year: 1982

  • Players: 1 - 8

  • Ages: 6 - 8

  • Piece Count: 28 pieces

  • Weight: 55 grams

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 2.5 in 1 review


 
 
 
 
 
For small kiddies, but even then...
May 09, 2009

The first thing to note about this game is that it was first sold in 1982, and it shows. You get a small box (about 20cm by 15cm) and inside is a photocopy quality half page of instructions and 28, square, screen printed pieces of felt cloth. The cloth is orange and the printing is black - two tone only.

In the end, this is little more than a free form jigsaw -- just as the description says, but a very simple one. You can mix and match to create different looking clowns, and, apparently, you can try to put all 28 squares together to make a single image although I've not spent enough time with it to work it out.

I bought the puzzle thinking it was more like the old felt character games I played when I was a kid -- but they were colorful and you could create lots of different scenes. With Clowns, the number of clown bodies included in the set mean there's only a handful of possibilities. It might keep a 3-4 year old amused for 5-10 minutes OR a real puzzle maniac for about the same time, but the quality of the components is a long way behind what you'd expect to get - frankly, even for the low price. I bought Rivers, Roads & Rails at the same time and for the same toddler, and although the two are a different theme, the quality and interest is incomparable -- Rivers, Roads & Rails, is a beautiful puzzle with really good quality components and much more re-play value.

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