Autumn Nights – a Top Ten list of fall-themed puzzles

FALL-THEMED PUZZLES WEEK:

Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s finally cooling down here in Pennsylvania, for which I’m grateful. It’s a great time of year to get cozy at night with a mug of cider or hot chocolate and work on a puzzle. This week we’re featuring fall-themed puzzles. We reviewed “Red River Crossing” by Sam Timm (Sunsout 2016) and “Autumn Traditions” by Terry Redlin (White Mountain 2014). This post I’ll be revealing my ‘top ten’ list of the best fall-themed puzzles at Puzzle Warehouse right now!

As usual my “top ten” list has grown into fifteen puzzles. 🙂

15. “Feast” by Ellen Stouffer, Ceaco — 1000 pieces

This is super cute folk art puzzle with a harvest theme from bargain brand Ceaco. (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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14. “Harvest Time” by Sam Timm, Eurographics — 1000 pieces

This puzzle features a very pretty, softly-colored fall landscape from Sam Timm and Eurographics. I really like the serenity of the image. (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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13. “A Bend in the Road” by Al Agnew, Sunsout — 1000 pieces

Sunsout publishes a lot of fall-themed puzzles and several have made this list. This one is a beautiful landscape puzzle with soft light and fog. (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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12. “Red River Crossing” by Sam Timm, Sunsout — 1000 pieces

This is a brand new release from Sunsout and Sam Timm. I love the orange leaves and cardinals. It was fun to assemble though there is a lot of sky area. (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

READ OUR REVIEW HERE

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11. “Tranquility” by Evgeny Lushpin —  Anatolian, 1500 pieces

Evgeny Lushpin is a Russian artist who paints landscapes focused on the quality of light–similar to, but very different from, Thomas Kinkaid. Lushpin’s work has been made into puzzles by Gibsons, Anatolian, Jumbo, and Ravensburger. This is a very pretty fall scene from Lushpin in 1500 pieces. Yes please! (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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10. “Harvest Time” by Bob Pettes, Sunsout — 500 pieces

This Americana scene works in all the colors and tropes of rural American autumn on the farm. It has lots of awesome detail. (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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9. “Village in Autumn” by Steve Crisp, Sunsout — 1000 pieces

It’s no secret I’m a Steve Crisp puzzle fan. You can read my interview with the artist here. I love this English village scene with all the intense fall colors. (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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8. “Fall Birds” by Greg and Company, Cobble Hill — 1000 pieces

If you like bird puzzles, and I do, this is a beautiful fall-themed one from Cobble Hill.  (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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7. “Autumn Traditions” by Terry Redlin, White Mountain – 1000 or 300 pieces

I reviewed this puzzle this week. The colors are even prettier than they look in the photo below. This is a nostalgic Americana scene with a family picking out pumpkins by moonlight. It comes in two piece sizes so you can choose your level of difficulty.  (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

READ OUR REVIEW OF THIS PUZZLE HERE

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6. “A Wooded Path in Autumn” by Hans Andersen Brendekilde, D-Toys — 1000 pieces

You can’t get more fall-themed than this gorgeous art puzzle. So pretty! This puzzle is probably 80% fall leaves. D-Toys sent me some samples of their recent puzzles with more premium blue (thicker) backing and more piece shapes, and I’ll be updating our D-Toys brand comparison soon. So if you like this puzzle, go for it. (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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5. “Autumn Squirrel” by Mary Thompson, Sunsout — 1000 pieces

If you want a shaped puzzle, this one is a great choice for fall. I particularly like the leaves at the bottom of the puzzle and the elaborate irregular outline.  (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

READ OUR REVIEW OF THIS PUZZLE HERE

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4. “Countryside Autumn” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company — 1000 pieces

I love this autumn scene with the family gathering, country landscape, and soft colors. Looks easy to assemble! (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

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3. “Woodland Fairy” by Ruth Sanderson (2000 pieces), Anatolian/Perre

I wanted to include a fantasy puzzle on this list, and this gorgeous 2000-piece puzzle fit the bill. It’s from Anatolian/Perre (you can see our brand comparison for them here). This image has a lot of pretty textures and colors and looks fun to assemble.  (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.

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2. “Gobbler Farms” by Dona Gelsinger, Sunsout — 1000 pieces

This has been one of my favorite fall puzzles for a few years and I’ve assembled it a few times. You can’t get much more fall-themed than turkeys, pumpkins, and fall leaves, and I like how large these elements are here instead of being shown far away. The strong pattern of the turkey feathers and pumpkins makes the puzzle easy to assemble. It’s very pretty when done.  (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.

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1. “Olde Buck’s County” and “Waterfall Valley” by Charles Wysocki, Buffalo Games — 1000 and 500 pieces

My top pick of the fall puzzles is “Olde Buck’s County” from Charles Wysocki. There’s a terrific variety of textures in this image–from the stone houses to the rooftops, autumn trees, wooden bridge and pier, the water and water wheel, the characters in various costumes, and loads of pumpkins. As usual with Wysocki, there’s so much detail and every intricate bit of it is perfectly drawn and colored. The scene gives you a bit of everything, and not just fall leaves, but still is very autumnal.  (Click on the image below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.

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If you prefer smaller puzzles, try “Waterfall Valley” by Wysocki. It comes in 500 pieces and has gorgeous fall colors, stone buildings, and many of the things I love about “Olde Buck’s County”.

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What are your favorite fall-themed puzzles, old or new? If you have a suggestion for our readers, feel free to leave it in the comments section.

Jane

10 responses to Autumn Nights – a Top Ten list of fall-themed puzzles

  1. I love “Autumn Church” by Dominic Davison – Eurographics. I haven’t done the puzzle yet, but the colors are calming and the scene reminds me of home. Gorgeous!

  2. jigsawjungle says:

    like this wide variety of fall themed puzzles, you have in puzzle warehouse! usa brands are especially rich with such puzzles. lots of wonderful jigsaws!

    some time ago i made a top 10 list of puzzles with fall, which are available in russian online shops now. if you are interested, you can check it up here https://jigsawjungle.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%B5-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5-%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BF-10-%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2/

    unfortunately, here in russia we do not have enough usa and canada puzzles. we have only cobble hill puzzles in shops. that’s why my top 10 list consists of ravensburger, heye, trefl and some russian puzzles. you are lucky, you have all these shelves with sunsout, masterpieces, ceaco, etc available 24 hours)

  3. Boing says:

    Lighthouse Sunset at Craggy Point by King puzzles is a good autumn puzzle. very atmospheric.

      • Janet Hughes says:

        My favorite puzzle is by White Mountain. I know it does not pertain to autumn but it fits in for all year. It is called Peace. It is several years old.

      • Hi, Janet. I just looked that one up. I like it. I’ve never seen it before. Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Jacqui M says:

    I’m a bit of a sucker for Thomas Kinkade and I really like Victorian Autumn and Valley of Peace. Jacqui

    • Those are really pretty. What brand did you do? I have a few of the Kinkaid puzzles from Gibsons but haven’t worked them yet. Schmidt also has some.

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