Product Type: Paul Lamond Games Puzzle
Newest Review: ... is basically a large piece of felt on which you do the puzzle (for some reason they all seem to be green) with a 'telescopic tube' which t... more
Pretty simple idea and practical
Paul Lamond Games Jigsaw Roll
Member Name: Dangey2009
Paul Lamond Games Jigsaw Roll
Advantages: Can store jigsaw puzzle away when unfinished
Disadvantages: Quite large to store but still okay
I was bought this Jigsaw roll for Christmas as I love puzzles and jigsaws when I actually have time to do them. The thing that I've always hated is the room they take up on a table, so if you don't finish it then it can get moved or everyone gets frustrated when it's still there and not done. However, this prodcut solves all that and is great for storage too. I believe you can pick one of these up for around £6.50 on Amazon which is not bad value.
So in the box it comes in you get a felt mat that is green in colour a bit like the colour of a subuteo mat and it measure 33 inches by 50 inches. This in turn comes in a sturdy cardboard tube that is about 6 inches in diameter. Then you also get three black elastic velcro straps. So, the idea of this is to make the puzzle on the mat supplied and when you have fnished for the moment or given up for a few days as you don't have the time you can just roll up the puzzle in the mat and hold it in place with the straps. So therefore you eliminate what I was saying about needing to keep space and getting in everyone's way with a puzzle that's only half finished. I have managed to do puzzles of around 2000 pieces on this mat already and they fit on it fine.
I have to confess I wasn't sure at first about it as was fairly dubious how the puzzle would stay together in the mat and thought the pieces would just become dislodged and you would lose all the work you'd put in. However, from experience now over the last few months I can say that it does work and so far the pieces have all stayed together until the next time you want to tackle it.
Now, the roll itself is not that small so you have to think about where to store it but it's still better than having the puzzle lying around in everyone's way. Plus, until you get used to it the felt can be a bit irritating as it's not easy to just slide pieces on to it.
However, in my opinion this is a great little product for all jigsaw enthusiasts and will mean you don't have to finish a puzzle in one sitting which I doubt many of us can do or have the time to do. The price is okay and it's a very simple idea. I would recommend this as a Christmas gift under the tree or a birthday...
Summary: Overall, a simple but really effective product
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