Irisheyesmeg | Added on: January 7, 2014
I have to confess that I'm terrible at jigsaw puzzles. It's a true struggle for me because I cannot see how the pieces fit together in my head. So I tend to take a long time... but I feel it's good for my aging brain and I love the sense of accomplishment from completing puzzles. Mosaics Galore was the perfect fit for me. While there is a back story, and you are apparently trying to find keys so you can unlock trapped animals, basically you are just completing the mosaics. Unlike a standard jigsaw puzzle, these puzzles start out with some of the pieces already in place. Each puzzle has three keys attached to it that you can earn by completing the tasks. One key comes from finishing the puzzle, one comes from making NO mistakes and the third is earned by completing the puzzle during the time limit. The time limits vary from puzzle to puzzle. In addition, you also earn coins which can be used to purchase hints or add 30 seconds to the clock. I found that very helpful since they really don't give you much time to finish the puzzle. Now I know that there are a lot of people that hate timers, but you don't have to get every key to move on. So it's not necessary to even worry about keeping pace with the timer. And like I said, you can purchase additional time. The puzzles are beautiful. I've only done two sets so far, but one set was wooden designs, and the second set was fabric. So I have a feeling each set (they are represented by the caged animals) will have a texture theme. The replay value is very high because the puzzle changes which pieces you start out with every time you play. This is a great game for the whole family and I was really surprised by how much time I put into it. If you are a competitive person, just trying to get all the keys will keep you busy for a very long time. Enjoy!