New Puzzles: May 2016

 

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NEW PUZZLE ANNOUNCEMENTS: MAY 2016

 

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Buffalo Games continues to release plentiful new puzzles throughout the year!  Here are their latest.

CHARLES WYSOCKI – AMERICANA

Four new Wysocki releases provide something for everyone. There are two new 1000 piece puzzles, a new 300, and a new cat puzzle at 750!

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JOSEPHINE WALLS – FANTASY

I was excited when Buffalo announced they were making new Josephine Walls puzzles. This fantasy artist has been published many times over the years by various puzzle makers, but many of them were European brands that were expensive and now out of print. Buffalo Game’s reliable quality makes these must-have for those looking for Josephine Wall.

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COLORING BOOK RELATED TITLES

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, and several puzzle makers are trying to get in on the phenomena. What I like about the two puzzles below is that you don’t have to piece together a black-and-white puzzle, which can be extraordinarily difficult. The “Owl Eyes” puzzle in the Vivid collection is a full-color puzzle that simply looks like an adult coloring book image. In their new Johanna Basford line, the puzzle is full color and is based on the artwork of Scottish artist Johanna Basford. But the puzzle comes with a black-and-white poster printed on coloring book paper that you can color in yourself. Sounds like the best of both worlds!

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CARTOON WORLD

A new addition to Buffalo’s “Cartoon World” series comes from Hiro Tanikawa.

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White Mountain Puzzles has also just released some lovely new images.

STEVE CRISP – BRITISH NOSTALGIA

No secret by now that I’m a fan of artist Steve Crisp. These are two brand new images I’ve never seen before. Both are excellent with a nice amount of detail in the scene.

“SUMMER VILLAGE”, 1000 pieces

Vilage scene with a stream and stone bridge with children playing and lots of characters.

“WINTER VILLAGE”, 1000 pieces

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“PET SHOP”, 1000 pieces

The “Pet Shop” image from Steve Crisp is also being released by Gibsons this year in 1000 or 500XL pieces. So depending on whether you prefer grid cut (Gibsons) or random (White Mountain), 1000 or 500XL, or if you live in the UK (Gibsons) or US (White Mountain), and you do or don’t worry about the higher cost of imports, you can select your poison!  This image is definitely a keeper either way. It has bulldogs!

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“GENERAL STORE”, 1000

If you prefer White Mountain’s collage images, here are a couple of appealing new ones.

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“Things of Tin”, 1000 pieces

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JAN VAN HAASTEREN – Nijmegen Marches, 1000 pieces

The name of this puzzle was announced earlier this year, but now there’s an image!  Nijmegen is the oldest town in the Netherlands and each year they hold a big walking event (aka the Nijmegen marches). This year is the 100th anniversary of the event and to celebrate there’s a JVH puzzle. Awesome!  No word on exactly when this will be released.

JVH_Nijmegen Marches 100 yr anniversary 1000 pieces

 

 

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Last but not least, Piatnik has some new cartoon puzzles coming from artist Francois Ruyer.  I have collected all the Ruyer puzzles and I’m happy to see two brand new ones.

“CRUISE SHIP”, 1000 pieces

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“KNIGHT’S TOURNAMENT”, 1000 pieces

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That’s it for this round up! Hope you found some new things for your wish list.

For those in the US, you can find these puzzles at www.PuzzleWarehouse.com

Jane @ Jigsaw Junkies

3 responses to New Puzzles: May 2016

  1. Barbara McMillan says:

    I have a couple of Steve Crisps’ puzzles and particularly enjoyed his “Meadow Farm”. However, I find much of his work is very overcrowded and there are many repeated images, such as the digital flowers and swans. I do prefer artists who choose to visit the actual spot and take photographs, then actually use brushes to pain them, like Terry Harrison.

    The Josephine Wall images are very interesting and I think I might try one for a change.

    Although Piatnik’s “Cruise Ship” is not my cup of tea, I think the images is hilarious and could be a lot of fun!

    Thank you once again for your amazingly helpful reviews Jane.

    • Hi, Barbara — your’re welcome. Thanks for leaving your thoughts. I’ll have to check out some Terry Harrison.

  2. Barbara McMillan says:

    The ones I enjoyed most were “Packhorse Bridge” (comes in 2000 and 1000 pieces) and Crail Harbour (1000 pieces).

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