Review & Giveaway: “Royal Canadian Mounted Police” by Eurographics – 8.25/10

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Publisher: Eurographics (Canada), 2016

Title:  “Royal Canadian Mounted Police”  1000 pieces, 19 1/4″ x 26 5/8″

Review by Jane

OUR RATING: 8.25/10

Giveaway:

Eurographics is offering a free copy of this puzzle to a lucky winner! Leave a comment below and on Apr 17, I’ll pick a random winner from the commenters. You must be able to ship to a US or Canadian address to win. NOTE: Please check back to see if you won since I have no way to contact you via the comments section.

Box Quality:  (8/10)
The box is shown above and below. The rectangular box is sized similar to Ravensburger and Jumbo. The front and sides are nicely designed but the back is blank white.

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The sides:

I love the side with the close-up detail.

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Inside the box:

There’s nothing inside the box except the bag of puzzle pieces.

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There was a considerable amount of puzzle dust in the bag of pieces. Take care to open the bag over a surface you can easily clean up (like the vinyl back of a Jigboard cover).

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The Image: 9/10

This puzzle is one of the new January 2016 releases, and it’s awesome. Its a collage of various vintage images, all with a Royal Canadian Mounted Police theme. I like the way the red jackets crop up all over the image, and there are some nice bright yellows, aquas and blues. Each little vignette tells a story.

Because each vintage image is relatively small on the puzzle, there’s no problem with fuzzy resolution, which can sometimes occur with vintage art.

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Above: The completed puzzle. Click for closer view.

Puzzle Quality: 9/10

You can see our full brand comparison on Eurographics here.

The quality of this puzzle is quite good. As you can see in the detail close-up below, the puzzle is randomly cut with a large variety of piece shapes. The pieces feel thick and the image reproduction is good. The pieces are of average size, not large like White Mountain, but not overly small either. The final puzzle is a modest 19 1/4″ x 26 5/8″. It fit fine on my Jigboard 1000.  The pieces interlock well and there’s no confusion about where a piece goes. The cut outline is very visible in the final puzzle, however, compared to a Jumbo or Ravensburger. This is not ideal if you want to frame the completed puzzle.

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Assembly: 8/10

This is a medium difficulty puzzle. Some parts are easy–the border, the red coats, the bright yellow and aqua. A lot of the puzzle is outdoor scenery, though–trees, sky, etc. Those areas are darker and not as simple to assemble. It’s a decent challenge and a fun experience completing the individual vignettes.

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Conclusion

If you like vintage images, you’ll definitely want to check out “Royal Canadian Mounted Police”!

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Where to find:

You can find it at Puzzle Warehouse.

Giveaway:

Eurographics is offering a free copy of this puzzle to a lucky winner! Leave a comment below and on Apr 17, I’ll pick a random winner from the commenters. You must be able to ship to a US or Canadian address to win. NOTE: Please check back to see if you won since I have no way to contact you via the comments section.

JJ

22 responses to Review & Giveaway: “Royal Canadian Mounted Police” by Eurographics – 8.25/10

  1. Jigsawfan says:

    Hello Jane,

    Thanks for another interesting and informative review – really enjoy the variety (brands and pictures) of puzzles that you complete and review.

    Have you come across the Jacarou puzzle brand?
    http://www.jacaroupuzzles.com/

    Jigsaw fan

  2. Sandy Murrah says:

    I would love to win this puzzle! It looks so colourful!

  3. Helle Bartelsen says:

    I would like to enter the giveaway! What a lovely puzzle. I’ve never done a eurographics puzzle before. They are not particularly easy to get a hold of where I live.

  4. Melanie says:

    This puzzle looks lovely, and fun to do! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  5. SteveM says:

    This looks like a fun one, please put my name in the hat too.

  6. I just found your BLOG and I LOVE it! My 8 yr old Special Needs child that I home school is addicted to puzzles. While there is so much she can’t do she can sit and do puzzles for hours and rock through them!

  7. Richard says:

    Jane,

    Great website. Many thanks for the puzzle reviews.

  8. Louis-Simon says:

    Thank you for the review. I will gladly complete this puzzle myself 😉

    • Patti says:

      Yay! Super exciting – I never win anything! Thanks Jane! Email is on its way.

  9. Kathleen says:

    I’m curious to know why you only gave 4 stars instead of 5 on the Puzzle Warehouse review of this puzzle?

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