Ravensburger Stow & Go Puzzle Mat - Up To 1500 Pieces
The ideal accessory for both carrying and storing your jigsaws!
Roll up your puzzle and carry it anywhere! Unroll it to continue. No more problems with storage and travel is easy! Simply spread out your Stow & Go mat on a table and build the puzzle on the mat. When you want to move your puzzle, use the tube to roll up your completed portion and your loose pieces. Fasten the elastic straps at each end to store or carry the roll. When you want to use it, simply loosen the straps and roll the puzzle out onto a flat surface--just like you left it!
1) To Start.....
Spread out the Puzzle Stow & Go mat on a flat surface. Start your puzzle
about 8" in from the left or right side of the mat. The felt mat is a bright
colour for contrast and easy storage.
2) The Tube.....
Fully inflate the tube.
3) Roll it up.....
Before rolling up your puzzles, be sure no pieces overlap. Place the tube at
the edge of either end of the mat. Roll the mat up over the tube, applying even
pressure so the mat is taut.
Fasten the elastic straps at each end to transport and store your puzzle.
Ravensburger HistoryRavensburger Spieleverlag GmbH is a German game company and market leader in the European jigsaw puzzle market.
The company was founded by Otto Robert Maier with seat in Ravensburg, a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. He began publishing in 1883 with his first author contract. He started publishing instruction folders for craftsmen and architects, which soon acquired him a solid financial basis. His first board game appeared in 1884, named "Journey around the world".
At the turn of the 20th century, his product line broadened to include picture books, books, children’s activity books, Art Instruction manuals, non-fiction books, and reference books as well as children’s games, Happy Families and activity kits. In 1900, the Ravensburger blue triangle trademark was registered with the Imperial Patent office. As of 1912, many board and activity games had an export version that was distributed to Western Europe, the countries of the Danube Monarchy as well as Russia.
Before the First World War, Ravensburger had around 800 products. The publishing house was damaged during the Second World War and continued to produce games in the years of the reconstruction. The company focused on children's games and books and specialized books for art, architecture and hobbies, and from 1962 grew strongly. The company started to produce jigsaw puzzle games in 1964, and in the same year opened subsidiaries in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 1977 the company split into a book publishing arm and a game publishing arm.
Today there are approximately 1,800 available books and 850 games as well as puzzles, hobby products and CD-ROM titles at Ravensburger and its subsidiaries, which include Alea for "hobby and ardent game players" and FX Schmid for games and children's books. Ravensburger products are exported to more than fifty countries.
In September 2010, Ravensburger broke Educa's record for the world's largest jigsaw puzzle of 24,000 pieces. Ravensburger's new puzzle design by late pop artist Keith Haring titled, 'Keith Haring: Double Retrospect' breaks the Guinness Book of World Records measuring 17' × 6' built from 32,256 pieces and comes with its own dolly cart for toting.