Puzzle Brand Comparison — Trefl

  This page is part of our Puzzle Brand Comparison. You can find the overview page here. REVIEW DATE: 7/30/2016         PUZZLE TESTED: “Great Dreams” and “Winter”, 2016 OUR RATING: 57 points, B Grade CATEGORIES: photographic landscapes, cityscapes, photo collages, painted landscapes, fine art, fantasy CUT: Grid-cut          FINISH: non-relfective PIECE FIT:  normal                                    PIECE SIZE: normal Trefl website         Jigsaw Junkie’s Trefl Coverage    Read more

Review: “Winter” — Trefl, 7.8/10

This beautiful winter collage puzzle is a super easy and relaxing puzzle to assemble. The distinctive colors, and the three separate photo scenes, make the puzzle go together quickly. The Trefl brand from Poland is a grid-cut puzzle with standard piece shapes and sizes. The pieces are not as thick as some Euro brands like Ravensburger or Jumbo, but thick enough to resist bending and damage. Recommended for children, seniors, and anyone who enjoys 500 piece puzzles. 7.8/10Read more

Review: “Great Dreams” by Ionut and Opitz, Trefl – 8/10

This is a striking fantasy image with a positive message–dream big! The Trefl brand from Poland is a grid-cut puzzle with fairly standard piece shapes and sizes. The pieces are not as thick as some Euro brands like Ravensburger or Jumbo, but thick enough to resist bending and damage. This puzzle is easy to assemble. The girl is a brightly-colored element that goes together quickly. The cityscape is not as interesting as the girl to assemble, but slight variations in color in the fog, and the recognizable buildings, keep it from being difficult. Recommended to fans of fantasy images. 8/10Read more

New Puzzles: October 2017

It’s time for a new puzzle post!  This isn’t a heavy release time of year, but there are some cool new puzzles to check out regardless. 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 theRead 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

Looking Forward – Top Ten Inspirational Puzzles

Inspirational Puzzles Week For this last week of 2016, we’re featuring inspirational puzzles to put you in a contemplative and hopefully positive frame of mind for the new year. This week I reviewed “Peace” by Sam Timm and “St. Francis” by Randy Wollenmann.  Now here’s my top ten list of the best inspirational puzzles available at Puzzle Warehouse. Okay. Let’s get started. 16. “The Holy Bible” by Steve Crisp, Masterpieces (1000 pieces) This collage of scenes from the Bible by artist Steve Crisp has tons of colorRead more

Puzzle Brand Comparison — D-Toys (wide variety sticker)

This page is part of our Puzzle Brand Comparison. You can find the overview page here. REVIEW DATE: 10/23/2016         PUZZLE TESTED: “Classic Tales: Snow White” and “Cartoon Collection: Transylvania”, 2016 OUR RATING: 60 points, A Grade CATEGORIES: cartoon, fine art, “Classic Tales” (fairy tales), horses, photographic landscapes, collage, and tropical images CUT: Grid-cut          FINISH: semi-glossy PIECE FIT:  normal                                    PIECE SIZE: normal D-Toys website      JigsawRead more

Puzzle Brand Comparison

It’s difficult to find a good comparison of puzzle brands on the web.  We hope you find this useful! SUMMARY CHART (click for closer view):     Scroll down for links to each brand’s detail page. ———————————————————————- HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY LEVEL A — BEST QUALITY — (BRANDS I AM CONFIDENT BUYING ANYTIME) EURO   Ravensbuger –– High quality thick and sturdy packaging and puzzle pieces.  Standard grid type puzzle. Wide range of images.   Jumbo –– High quality thick and sturdy packagingRead more