Below the Surface 1008 Piece Puzzle- A Review!

Posted by design on May 20, 2016 in Just for Fun, Product Feature

I’m Madeleine, a former employee and fan of eeBoo. I’ve always been a fan of grand gestures with a dramatic flair, which is why I decided that my family should meet my boyfriend’s family in a mansion that can be only be described as an evil villain’s lair. Sure, they could have met in Kansas City, where they both live, but what is the fun in that? That is how it came to pass that we spent a week in a four-story Airbnb mansion in Colorado. What we didn’t expect was the daily snow that comes with staying on top of a mountain in late April. Thank goodness I brought the eeBoo Below The Surface 1008 piece puzzle!

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 We cracked open the box and sat at the table near the cozy fire to start flipping all of the pieces right side up. What I love about this puzzle is that everyone can work on it at once from all sides and angles. Monika Forsberg‘s art is orbicular around a central starfish that acts as the puzzle’s Northern Star. The first day we didn’t get very far. We put together some of the edges and started grouping together the schools of fish. I named myself the Boat Captain and started collecting the pieces for all the boats. I hoping the nickname Boat Captain will stick, so please continue to call me that.

Day two: we got all of the edges together, then we really started cooking with oil. Pieces were flying left and right. The box was handed around, so that people could look at the the artwork we needed to put together. We worked as a team on the coral. I placed the final ducks and swans around the edges. As a team, we dove into the schools of fish deep below the surface.

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 Day three: our spirits were higher than ever. We knew we would complete the puzzle that day. This puzzle is challenging, because there are very similar schools of fish and birds on different sides of the puzzle. You may think that you found a piece that goes with the section you are working on, only to discover that it goes on the opposite side. I may be a mere Boat Captain, but I would say this is the hardest 1008 piece puzzle that I’ve ever put together (and the only 1008 piece puzzle). I’d recommend the Below the Surface puzzle for older kids and adults to work together on. Thanks eeBoo, for helping our families come together. We had a blast below the surface!

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Images & review for eeBoo by Madeleine Burkart.

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Celebrity Trend Expert endorses Crepe Paper Flowers, Obstacles in LA Family Gift Guide!

Posted by design on Nov 22, 2011 in Press Articles, Product Feature

L.A.’s parents are currently reading about eeBoo’s Obstacles Game and Crepe Paper Flowers, which were selected for LA Family Magazine‘s Holiday 2011 Gift Guide! The magazine, read by thousands of families in Southern California and Nevada, enlisted the sound advice of Celebrity Trend Expert Rachel Florio-Urso (pictured below) to select this holiday season’s standout toys.

With her crafty sixth sense for all things celebrity and trendy, Ms. Florio-Urso patched together a glowing review of our Crepe Paper Flowers, dubbing them “an instant hit.” And like so many before her, Ms. Florio was smitten with Obstacles, calling it a “perfect family game.”

 

   

So far, eeBoo’s Obstacles and Crepe Paper Flowers have charmed parents and the press all over the country, and we’re thrilled by this continued recognition!

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Stickers and Donuts Interviews Mia Galison

Posted by design on Nov 9, 2011 in Product Feature, Special Interview

Lifestyle blog Stickers and Donuts has just posted an interview with eeBoo owner and founder Mia Galison! In the interview, Mia discusses her design process, eeBoo’s famous turn-of-the-century-ballroom studio, her sources of inspiration and why she’s like the old woman in the shoe! 

 Authored by a collection of talented young writers, Stickers and Donuts takes a special interest in creative, fun and beautiful “things that other people make.” It’s a charming, well-written and humorous site with a growing readership, and we’re delighted to be featured!

The interview follows a Sticker and Donuts review of a number of eeBoo products posted November 4th, entitled “What I Love @ eeBoo.”  We particularly like contributor Maria’s comment about our Fairytale Spinner Game: “ Yesss, games that tell stories! Maybe this is mostly for kids but I like it anyway.”

At eeBoo, we believe that you’re never too old to use your imagination!

      

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