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A Broader View was formed in 2001 when Roger Andresen made it his mission to spread geographical awareness and knowledge across the globe. What emerged was a variety of award-winning educational geography products. The initial product was The Global Puzzle™, which is a 600-piece puzzle of the world that is unique because it actually has pieces shaped like countries, states, and provinces.

For the first few years, A Broader View focused on products that promoted geography awareness, as well as other methods to teach the world geography.

One highly successful endeavor was the creation of GeographyZone.com, a free interactive website. This website includes the Geography Challenge, the largest online geography competition ever. Since the launch of the website, a review of participation has revealed just how powerful Andresen’s concept truly is as an educational force. Over two million people representing 192 countries have participated in the Geography Challenge and have heightened their interest in geography. In addition, thousands of emails have been sent from those who appreciate this fantastic way to learn geography.

Others have also taken notice of A Broader View’s impact; the company has received press coverage from hundreds of different media outlets across the globe, including USA Today, CNN, and Fox News, just to name a few.

In addition, A Broader View's geography line has prospered, finding homes in over one thousand specialty shops across the globe and in numerous large chains as well.

A Broader View's mission has always been to add entertainment and educational value to new and existing products. A Broader View now offers an additional 16 new products, most of which are detailed on this site.
Round Table Puzzle - Creepy Critters by Michael Searle
The Kids' Round Table Puzzle – Dinosaur Edition
Introducing the Round Table Puzzles, the new way to do puzzles! These circular puzzles have the top of the image in the center & the bottom of the image around all the edges. Just as the Knights of the Round Table all had an equal seat around the table, everyone has an equal seat around the puzzle. The Creepy Critters Version, created by famed puzzle designer - Michael Searle, allows one to view some of nature’s smaller animals in all of their magnificent colors in their magnificently-colored habitat from the bottom up at every angle.Jigsaw puzzles are a timeless family tradition, but traditional puzzles present a problem to those working on them—typically only one person (the person building from the bottom of the puzzle) has a normal view of the puzzle image. The Round Table Collection now eliminates this problem. The Creepy Critters Version of the Round Table Puzzles has united a diverse group of nature’s colorful creatures—all living in perfect harmony for this unique moment in time! 500 pieces.



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Introducing the Round Table Puzzles, the new way to do puzzles! These circular puzzles have the top of the image in the center & the bottom of the image around all the edges. Just as the Knights of the Round Table all had an equal seat around the table, everyone has an equal seat around the puzzle.  The Kid’s Dinosaur Version, created by famed puzzle designer - Michael Searle, allows one to view this prehistoric moment in time including Dinosaurs of all sizes from the bottom up at every angle. The 50 pieces are large and sturdy to enable kids to easily handle the pieces and the pieces to easily withstand the kids. Jigsaw puzzles are a timeless family tradition, but traditional puzzles present a problem to those working on them—typically only one person (the person building from the bottom of the puzzle) has a normal view of the puzzle image. The Round Table Collection now eliminates this problem. The Kid's Dinosaurs Version of the Round Table Puzzles has united a diverse group of dinosaurs in their prehistoric environment—all captured for this unique moment in time!    50 pieces.



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The Global Puzzle
Kids' Puzzle of the USA
Since the pieces are actually shaped like the Countries of the World, you can't complete this 600-piece puzzle without figuring out where every Country is located. No other puzzle comes with such a superb geography lesson! 600 pieces.

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55 piece Jigsaw puzzle. Pieces shaped like the states. Complete children's geography lesson of the USA. Fun for the whole family.

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This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 4/2/2014