Day At The Festival is a super 1,000 piece jigsaw that includes 101 hidden band/artists. And after piecing together the picture, the real fun begins! Search the picture to find the names of some really cleverly concealed ballad bringers and rock chickers!
We whizzed through the jigsaw over a few dedicated puzzle solving sessions but some of the riddles definitely caught us out! With help from a very willing mother-in-law, however, we solved a few more headline acts. Likewise, I spotted a number of artists that my husband didn’t know.
Over a series of nights, we caught almost all of the performers and listed them down on the included chart. Luckily for us, the solution is on hand via a QR code printed on the box as well as the chart itself). I won’t lie- we sneaked a peek at a few by overall I’d say we managed 95% through a combination of brain power (and a couple of lucky guesses!).
In terms of the components, the pieces are thick, glossy, and unusually shaped which we really liked. To me, puzzles are always more fun when you have odd shaped pieces. Nope, I can’t explain why, they just seem that way! And eliminating plastic on the outside of the box, as well as inside, is super to see. If simple changes like this can be done by Big Potato Games, other publishers really have no excuse not to go greener!
Festival Of Colours!
The colour palette in Day At The Festival deserves a special mention. Making direct comparisons when reviewing a series of games or puzzles can be unfair. Each one should stand or fall on its own merits. And Day at the Festival has a real rainbow of vibrant colours to enjoy. All the yellows, oranges, and reds are fire hot, making the final puzzle pop! It is a big part of what makes jigsaws so enjoyable; having a beautiful, unique piece of art unfolding on your table each time. Day at the Festival has a real party atmosphere; loud and proud!
We really loved Day At The Festival; the theme was spot on and we loved the bright colours. The mix of jigsaw and riddle is a winning combo for us and we really hope the series continues. If you like jigsaws with an added level of puzzliness, then Day at the Festival could definitely be one for you!