TOP TEN: Fall 2018 Puzzles

Hello jigsaw enthusiasts! I’m very, very pleased to welcome September and the start of the Fall season, and I hope you are too. We’ve had a very hot and muggy summer here in Pennsylvania, so cooler weather will be a relief! Not to mention that Fall is my favorite time of year with the changing leaves, sweater weather, pumpkins and corn mazes, apple harvest, and all things Halloween!

Here are my picks of the best Fall puzzles available at Puzzle Warehouse. I’ve chosen brand new puzzles as well as some returning favorites. These are sure to get you in the mood! Let me know your own favorites in the comments. As usual, my “top ten” is a very generous 17. 🙂

17. “Still of the Night” by Jim Hansel, Ravensburger (500 pieces)

**NEW**

If you like 500 piece puzzles, this new one from Ravensburger has stunning Fall colors and great Ravensburger quality. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

16. “Old Fashioned Hay Ride” by David Barnhouse, Sunsout (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

A lovely Fall twilight Americana scene! New from Sunsout this year. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

15. “Friends in Autumn” by Fred Swan, White Mountain (1000 pieces)

**RETURNING FAVORITE**

This White Mountain puzzle was released last Fall. It’s a lovely Americana rural scene. I love the soft Fall colors. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

14. “Autumn Barn” by Dominic Davidson, White Mountain (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

This is a bright, candy-apple-colored scene with tons of bright colors and a wonderful fall feeling. Wish I was walking down that path. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

13. “General Store” by Lewis T. Johnson, White Mountain (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

All the signs and lettering will make this puzzle a blast to assemble. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

12. “Autumn Canal” by David MacLean, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

This European-flavored scene is filled with rusts, oranges, and burgundies. Stunning! (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

11. “Fall Retreat” by Keith Brown, Sunsout (500 pieces)

**NEW**

How stunning is this new puzzle from Sunsout? Very, that’s how. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

10. “A Wooded Path in Autumn” by Hans Andersen Brendekilde, D-Toys (1000 pieces)

**RETURNING FAVORITE**

If your tastes run to fine art, it’s hard to find a better fine art Fall puzzle than this one. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

9. “Gobbler’s Farm” by Dona Gelsinger, Sunsout (1o00 pieces)

**RETURNING FAVORITE**

This puzzle has been on my “best of Fall” list for several years. It’s still a classic. Hard to beat those large turkeys and leaves. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

8. “Monster’s Night Out” by Bill Bell, Sunsout (1000 pieces)

**RETURNING FAVORITE**

I’ve mentioned this puzzle many times on Jigsaw Junkies, but I just love this Bill Bell Halloween image. Perfect to get you in the mood for October! (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

7. “Autumn’s Garland” by Tom Thomson, Pomegranate (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

Pomegranates’s quality is so awesome, it’s fun to take your time and savor them as you put them together. This autumn image looks like a treat. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

6. “Sunflowers and Goldfinches” by Nancy Wernersbach, Sunsout (1000 pieces)

**RETURNING FAVORITE**

Nothing says end of summer like sunflowers. I love the repeating colors and patterns in this one. So fun to assemble. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

TOP FIVE

5. “Olde Buck’s County” by Charles Wysocki, Buffo Games (1000 pieces)

**RETURNING FAVORITE**

Like “Gobbler’s Farm”, this puzzle has been a staple on my “best of Fall” lists. I love the stone buildings, pumpkins, and early American nostalgia here. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

4. “Autumn in an Old Park” by David MacLean, Eurographics (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

This scene is so gorgeous, and it looks challenging with all that yellow! (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

3. “Halloween House” by Steve Crisp, White Mountain (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

There have been various version of this open house image by Steve Crisp, but I think this Halloween composition, released by White Mountain, is new. It’s an awesome puzzle image with lots of fine detail, spooky characters, and fall colors  (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

2. “Catching Memories” by Kim Norlien, Buffalo Games (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

The light in this image is so stunning. It could be a summer puzzle but to me it feels like an early Fall evening. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

1. “Farmhouse Auction” by Susan Brabeau, Sunsout (1000 pieces)

**NEW**

And my #1 pick is…..

Hooray for another new Susan Brabeau puzzle from Sunsout! This is one of the best yet, filled with interesting and humorous characters and set on a Fall leaf festooned farm. There’s even a black cat! (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

 

BONUS: “Wild Kingdom Shelves”, by Aimee Stewart, Ravensburger (2000 pieces)

Okay, this one is not Fall-themed, but I just saw it on the Puzzle Warehouse website and had to mention it! I loved Aimee Stewart’s 2000-piece “Travel Shelves” (see my review here) and this one looks even better! A must have.

Have a wonderful Labor Day, puzzlers!

JJ

 

 

2 responses to TOP TEN: Fall 2018 Puzzles

  1. Barbara McMillan says:

    Autumn Canal looks like a steal from Evgeny Lushpin!!

  2. Jaya Salzman says:

    The Eurographics puzzle “Autumn is an Old Park” that you listed is actually by artist Evgeny Lushpin. Is anyone else upset by the change in Eurographics puzzle pieces? They are now doing puzzles in a ribbon cut with every piece the same shape. The customer service rep that I spoke with said that he thinks they will be switching to this format exclusively. Perhaps a call-in or write-in campaign by your readers might influence their decision.

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