Top Ten: Summer Puzzles 2017

Here we are in mid-July, the height of summer season. Is it too hot where you live? Too rainy? Too dry? Here in Pennsylvania, it’s been mid to high 80s with the humidity varying from unbearable to not bad. I love to be outdoors and bike in the summer months. But the evenings are long and a good time to relax with a puzzle, with or without the TV on. This week’s post gathers together the best of the summer-themedRead more

Review: “Waterfall Valley” by Charles Wysocki, Buffalo Games – 9/10

Publisher: Buffalo Games (US), published 2016 Size: 500 pieces  Title:  “Waterfall Valley” by Charles Wysocki Finished size: 21.25″ x 15″ OUR RATING: 9/10 Check out the end of this review for more of my favorite Charlies Wysocki puzzles on Puzzle Warehouse right now! Box Quality:  (9/10) The Buffalo Games boxes are very sturdy and have nice packaging design. The box is small at 8″ x 8″, but it comes with a poster inside so you don’t need to depend on the image on theRead more

New Puzzles – June 2017

Welcome to a new post of new puzzles! Let’s take a look at what’s hit the market since my last new puzzle roundup in May…. For your Edification – A Tip on Saving Shipping Costs: I used to never order a single puzzle because the shipping cost for just one can be nearly as much as the puzzle itself! Yet I’m not always ready to spend $75 to get free shipping either. That’s why I really enjoy the Puzzle Warehouse’s “Puzzle of the Month”Read more

Review: “At The Sunflower Inn” by Tom Wood, Sunsout – 8.5/10

Publisher: Sunsout (US), published date 2017 Title:  “At The Sunflower Inn” by Tom Wood, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 20″ x 27″ OUR RATING: 8.5/10 Puzzle of the Month This is the Puzzle Warehouse “PUZZLE OF THE MONTH”. So if you are in the POTM club, you will be getting this selection with no effort required on your part! For those who want to order the puzzle, there is a link at the bottom of the page. This is the first month the “puzzleRead more

Top Ten: SUNSOUT June 2017

Top Ten: SUNSOUT June 2017 Puzzle Warehouse has a new sales promotion that will run 5/31 through 6/21. (But don’t wait too long as the most popular puzzles may go out of stock!)   All Sunsout puzzles are “buy 3 get 1 free”. In order to help you sort through the Sunsout goodies, here’s a top ten list of my favorite Sunsout puzzles currently available. You can see the entire Sunsout selection here. Click on any image below to see theRead more

Review: “Cycling the Cities” by Adam Turman, PuzzleTwist – 9.75/10

PuzzleTwist Puzzles Today’s post is a mix of puzzle review and brand review. PuzzleTwist is a US brand. Though their website doesn’t give an exact location, I’d guess in the Midwest since many of their puzzles cover the Minneapolis/St. Paul’s region. I’ve never done a PuzzleTwist puzzle before, and I was intrigued by the “puzzle plus” concept. All of the puzzles in the brand have some sort of twist on the box image. It might be that items are added orRead more

Top Ten: Mother’s Day 2017

This weekend’s post features some great puzzles to give as a gift, or treat yourself with, this Mother’s Day. From puzzles featuring moms, to subjects most mothers would enjoy, to lovely spring-themed puzzles, this list has a little something for everyone. 11. “Touch”, Pierre/Anatolian (1500 pieces) This is a lovely contemporary fine art image with muted colors–looks challenging!  (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.) 10. “Good Housekeeping Collection”, New York Puzzle Company (1000 pieces) This collageRead more

New Puzzles: May 2017

I hope everyone has had a nice start to their spring. It’s gorgeous here in Pennsylvania with cooler temps and lots of green! I enjoy puzzling by an cracked open window in the evenings to get that fresh breeze. Let’s take a look at what’s hit the market since my last new puzzle roundup in March…. For your Edification – A Tip on Saving Shipping Costs: I used to never order a single puzzle because the shipping cost for just one canRead more

Brand Overview & Sale: PIATNIK

Hello and happy (almost) May! I have been offline for a few weeks at a family wedding in California. Ramping back up this week with coverage of the Austrian brand Piatnik along with a killer sale. This week at Puzzle Warehouse, all Piatnik puzzles at 30% off!  I’ll be covering my favorites in this post. Click here to see the sale at Puzzle Warehouse. See all our previous Piatnik posts and puzzle reviews here. PIATNIK HISTORY Piatnik was founded in 1824 in Vienna,Read more

Review: “Ladies Garden Club” by Susan Brabeau, Sunsout – 8.75/10

Publisher: Sunsout (US), published date 2017 Title:  “Ladies Garden Club” by Susan Brabeau, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 16″ x 34″ (panorama) OUR RATING: 8.75/10 Box Quality:  (8/10) The Sunsout boxes are very large and square in shape. They’re oversized compared to most boxes on the market. This takes up more shelf space but also provides a nice big image when you use the box lid for reference. The name of the puzzle, and artist’s name is prominent on the front. I really like how the artist isRead more

Publisher Overview & SALE: Cobble Hill

This week at Puzzle Warehouse, we’ve having a great sale — buy 2 Cobble Hill puzzles and you get 1 free! To celebrate the sale, and point out some great puzzles you won’t want to miss, this week’s post is an updated overview of the Cobble Hill line. Click here to see the sale at Puzzle Warehouse. See all our Cobble Hill posts and puzzle reviews here. COBBLE HILL HISTORY Cobble Hill was founded in 2005 with the goal of “bringing quality puzzlesRead more

Review: “Flower’s Life” by Marino Degano, Heye – 9.5/10

Publisher: Heye (Germany), published 2017  Title:  “Flower’s Life” by Marino Degano, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 27.6″ x  19.7″ OUR RATING: 9.5/10 NEW HEYES: To see all the new 2017 Heye puzzles currently in stock at Puzzle Warehouse, click below. View all current Heye puzzles in stock at Puzzle Warehouse “Flower’s Life” by Marion Degano REVIEW Box Quality:  (10/10) This cartoon puzzle comes in Heye’s signature triangular box. See the front above. The two sides of the front show the central area of the puzzle, the puzzle name,Read more