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    Bush’s Board Game Thing Episode 17: Getting Jiggy With It

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    Lockdown has seen a surge in random hobbies from gardening to cross-stitching. There is one thing that rules them all though - puzzles! Bush's Board Game Thing sees Andy Bush celebrating board games and the experience of gaming with friends Jess Temby and Brian Murphy. Each week, expect passion, enthusiasm, and multiple trips through gaming wormholes. This podcast is powered by Zatu - we're making sure the board game cogs keep on turning. Each week, I'll be bringing you the best bits here on the blog and letting you shop the podcast! Today, we're recapping Bush's Board Game Thing Episode 17 that delves into the wondrous world of jigsaw puzzles.

    Do you have something that you'd like to share with the team? Maybe a great board game idea? Even when and where you like to listen to the podcast, set the scene. Email podcast@zatu.co.uk if you want to get involved with the podcast. For example, if you have any board game disputes, let Andy and co get to the bottom of it!

    Episode 17 delves into the world of puzzles and jigsaws. Who knew there were so many puzzles out there?! Whether you fancy 500 pieces or a cheeky 2000 masterpiece, there is a puzzle out there for everyone. With jigsaw sales in the UK surpassing £100m in 2020, a 38% increase, it's fair to say that this is a hot topic in our world of lockdowns. The team is also joined by Absolute Radio's Emma Jones, be sure to catch the full episode on any streaming service.

    Disney Castle 3D Puzzle

    Get ready to bring the magic of Walt Disney World to your front room.

    Ravensburger have released an entire collection of Disney jigsaws, both 2D and 3D. The Disney Castle 3D puzzle has 216 pieces and is guaranteed to sprinkle some magic into your afternoon.

    Based upon Cinderella's castle, this iconic sculpture can be spotted across the globe in Walt Disney's parks and at the start of each and every Disney film. But this isn't your standard castle, the castle walls are adorned with classic Disney characters. Mickey and friends are all sat on the top of the castle, whilst the Disney Princesses can be seen dancing across the base.

    If you are a fan of Disney, this is a must-have puzzle. Suitable for both young and old (even Brian), get the whole family together during this lockdown and make some memories.

    Summer Music Festival - Falcon Deluxe Puzzle

    Remember crowds? Those things called gigs? no, me neither.

    Immortalise those somewhat distant memories with Falcon's Summer Music Festival puzzle. Containing 1000 pieces, this is a puzzle for the eagle-eyed among us.

    Featuring artwork from the incredible Victor McLindon, this quality 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle takes you on a trip down memory lane to a music festival full of peace, love and flower power.

    Jaws VHS Puzzle

    For me, puzzles spark a sense of nostalgia. I remember helping my grandad with puzzles when I was a little girl, although by helping, I mean putting in the last piece.

    If puzzles seem nostalgic, then why not try your hand at a VHS puzzle?

    The golden age of video rentals is back with these retro puzzles in a high-quality, plastic case inspired and designed after Blockbuster’s old VHS cases. These 500-piece puzzles feature art from classic films. Durable pieces snap together firmly for a great fit and ensure a most satisfying build. These puzzles feature vibrant art that pops, making each puzzle perfect for framing.

    Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to challenge your problem-solving skills and are a fun activity for the entire family.

    This particular puzzle features the world's most famous shark - Jaws. If this fearsome mammal doesn't take your fancy, there is always ET or The Breakfast Club.

    Brian's Board Game Fact of the Week

    This week Brian is here to put all of the pieces together.

    How old do you think puzzles are? Well, the first puzzle was made in 1767 by London mapmaker, John Spilsbury. One day, he placed one of his maps on a wooden block and decided to chop it up into little pieces. All of this was to teach children all about maps and how to read them and put them together.

    Next time you crack open a map of the world puzzle, just cast your mind back to Spilsbury. If only he knew how powerful jigsaws puzzles have become in 2021!

    The Final Piece

    All of us are trying to find ways to keep ourselves busy during these unprecedented times, small hobbies are getting many of us through. Perfect for mindfulness and to get your eyes off of a screen, a puzzle might be just the thing that you need.

    You can catch up on all previous episodes of Bush’s Board Game Thing on any streaming service. In the meantime, you can check out our podcast-approved collection right here on the Zatu website. There you can find all the games we’ve discussed on every episode of the podcast, all in one convenient place.

    You can shop everything from episode 17 in our handy podcast collection.

    Don't lose any pieces before next week - good luck!

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