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National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles

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Overview

Explore the monuments of ancient civilizations with the world's first multilayer puzzle with an interactive app. First, assemble a historical, 600 piece jigsaw map puzzle. Next place the second layer-3-D monuments like the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall, the Roman Colosseum, and the Acropolis of Athens. Then the action really begins with the free 4-D app that allows you to interact with the puzzle digitally while learning key facts, viewing images of each structure, and playing a trivia game for further learning.

Details

Ages 7 and up. 22"W x 14 3/4"H x 1"D. Free app requires iOS 6.1.3 or higher or Android 4.0.0 or higher. Search your platform’s app store for “4DCityscape National Geographic Ancient Civilizations.”

Reviews

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National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4), Yes (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works with newer iPads!

By teacher1349

from Billerica, MA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Education
      • Fun

      Comments about National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles:

      I bought this for my classroom because we have two new students from Egypt. With the Egypt puzzle assembled, I tried to use the app with the older iPad I had at home - nothing, then tried the iPad at school (I think it is a Four) and it didn't work, but we have 10 new iPad Airs and it worked with those! The kids loved the pop ups and the music and the pictures. The content went by quickly, but I kept the puzzle assembled and wrapped it with cling wrap so I can use it again with other students. It was a big hit, and taught them the concept of Augmented Reality as well as being a fun interactive activity about Egypt. I used it with grades 3 - 5.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a really great puzzle!

      By traveler

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles:

      Really a great puzzle. Having extensively toured the sites, I appreciated the accuracy as well as having great fun doing the puzzle.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Egyptian Holiday Nostalgia

      By Gayne

      from Columbus, OH

      Comments about National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles:

      If you like puzzles and travel, then this is for you.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not for ages 7+; online component is minimal

      By slsdenver

      from Denver, CO

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Age Range Is Not 7

        Best Uses

          Comments about National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles:

          The puzzle is good, but quite difficult. I don't think very many 7 year olds could manage it. It was far too difficult for our almost 10 year old daughter. Also, the information provided in the online component is pretty minimal -- it doesn't offer much information or any interesting details about the sites pictured. I wouldn't buy it again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Captivating

          By LRS

          from Madison, WI

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Even For A 8 Year Old Boy

          Cons

          • China And Greece Na

          Best Uses

          • Broaden Kids World's View

          Comments about National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles:

          It was a Christmas gift to my grandson who lives in a small town. It sparks his curiosity and his wish to travel.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          App doesn't work

          By tabcat

          from Tahlequah, OK

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 3-d Portion Perfect
          • Puzzle Is Good

          Cons

          • App Doesn't Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles:

            I purchased this product for use in my Humanities class; the purchase was made in part because of the promised app. The puzzle and buildings are fine, and I'll still be able to use the product. However, the app doesn't open once it's downloaded. I contacted the developer who said, "Oh, too bad about that. We're trying to fix it." Very frustrating. I would have hoped that National Geographic would have been certain the app worked before putting this product in the catalog. I'd recommend this, but with a strong caveat.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great Concept but...

            By Ancient World Cultures Teacher

            from Columbia, SC

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Eye-catching Display
            • Quality Puzzle Pieces

            Cons

            • Technology Doesn't Work

            Best Uses

              Comments about National Geographic 4-D Ancient Civilizations Puzzles:

              I ordered this product to use in my Ancient Cultures social studies class. Unfortunately, none of the app formats will run once downloaded. We have tried the iPad, iPhone, and an Android phone--all with the same result. The app will download to the device, but it will not open and run. Intro music starts while a "Loading..." message appears, and then...nothing happens.The map and 3D model pieces are helpful to enhance what we are learning, but it sure was disappointing to see that the technological aspect of this product is not up to par.

              I think I've sent an email to the correct address asking the creator of the product for advice, but we'll see. It may be a simple fix, but I would hope that these types of issues would be worked out before offering a product for sale. (Also, after purchasing the puzzle, I noticed another app review regarding the same user experience for the iPad.)

              My bottom line: I could recommend this product for the puzzle concept only. I could NOT recommend this product as a way to illustrate augmented reality technology.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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