One of the things puzzlers love about Stave puzzles is the fact that there’s still fun to be had even after the puzzle is completed. Your puzzle cutter will hide games within your puzzle for you to discover when it’s finished. And if you tell us what you find, you’ll earn Prize Points that you can use to get some really cool Stave stuff!
So before you dump the pieces onto the table take a minute to read the Prize Point note that’s inside the box. That’s where you’ll find out what games are contained within your puzzle. Is there a Rebus in there? How about an Enlarged Silhouette? And just how many interacting silhouettes have been crafted within your puzzle?
Here are some examples of things you may need to look for. See if you can figure them out! The Rebus:
You’ll find a rebus in Traditional puzzles 250 pieces and up. It can take up a lot of space so we reserve its use for the larger size puzzles. Identifying the rebus isn’t always easy. Some are definitely harder than others but if you think about the theme of the puzzle it will usually tie into that.
Can you figure out what this rebus is?
An Enlarged Silhouette is like having a mini puzzle within your puzzle. It’s a silhouette we’ve crafted larger than the others and then we cut it up into its own little puzzle. Think of one of our silhouettes on steroids!
Can you figure out what this enlarged silhouette will be?
I think the Interacting Silhouettes are fun because they help bring the puzzle to life. In an underwater scene I like to imagine what might be going on that we may never see, like a mermaid catching a ride on a seahorse or Poseidon, the “God of the Sea”, using the power of his trident to stir up tidal waves. It’s really fun to come up with silhouettes to craft into your puzzles!
Here are some Interacting Silhouettes that have been separated from their mates.
Can you figure out what goes with what?
In keeping with the tradition of earning prize points by playing the games I’m going to award points to you! Send me your answers to the games I’ve shown here and if they’re correct I’ll make sure you get 20 prize points. Email [email protected]
by May 1st and if you’ve figured it all out, you’ll get them!
Ready, Set, Go!!