Charles Wysocki. That name has been synonymous with puzzles since at least the 1990’s. I think it’s safe to say that the man is a puzzle institution. I actually bought this puzzle last year around November. Halloween had come and gone and I still hadn’t found a keeper Halloween puzzle. You know what I’m talking… Continue Reading →
Publisher: Buffalo Games (US) Size: 750 pieces Title: “Cat Tales” Finished size: 24″ x 18″ OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality: (8/10) The Buffalo Games boxes are very sturdy and have nice packaging design. The box is small at 8″ x 8″. The front, which you can see above, has a “Cats of Charles Wysocki” logo and the… Continue Reading →
Publisher: Buffalo Games (US), published 2017 Size: 1000 pieces Title: “A Christmas Greeting” Finished size: 26.75″ x 19.75″ OUR RATING: 9/10 Puzzle of the Month: November 2017 This is the Puzzle Warehouse “PUZZLE OF THE MONTH” for November 2017. So if you are in the POTM club (click here to check it out), you will be getting… Continue Reading →
Publisher: Buffalo Games (US), published 2016 Size: 500 pieces Title: “Waterfall Valley” by Charles Wysocki Finished size: 21.25″ x 15″ OUR RATING: 9/10 Check out the end of this review for more of my favorite Charlies Wysocki puzzles on Puzzle Warehouse right now! Box Quality: (9/10) The Buffalo Games boxes are very sturdy and have nice packaging design…. Continue Reading →
Publisher: Buffalo Games (US), published 2016 Title: “Melodrama in the Mist” by Charles Wysocki, Buffalo Games, 1000 pieces Finished size: 26.75″ x 19.75″ OUR RATING: 9.25/10 Box Quality: (9/10) The Buffalo Games boxes are very sturdy and have nice packaging design. The box is small at 8″ x 8″, but it comes with a poster inside so you don’t… Continue Reading →
“Small Town Christmas” is a gorgeous Americana Christmas puzzle from artist Charles Wysocki and Buffalo Games. It’s a good moderate challenge that took me three sessions to complete. No one area is difficult, but there’s a lot of detail throughout. The palette of bright colors against the snow and blue sky is very cheerful. I particularly liked the red ribbon around the tree, the fir tree lit with candles, and the birdhouses in the sky. There’s so much fun detail to examine in this image as you assemble the puzzle. The Buffalo Games quality is very good with grid cut pieces and a nice box that comes with a poster. Recommended to all fans of Christmas puzzles.
“Whistle Stop Christmas” is a sweet holiday puzzle from artist Charles Wysocki and Buffalo Games. It’s an easy puzzle to assemble with 500 pieces and strong color and detail that makes it clear where each piece goes. I love the theme of people arriving home for Christmas. As you assemble the puzzle, you’ll smile at the happiness on all the individual faces. The unique costumes and expressions are delightful. I partricularly liked the orange sky on the horizon, the red train station with all the windows, bows, and detailing, and the wintery “white Christmas” snow. The Buffalo Games quality is very good with grid cut pieces and a nice box that comes with a poster. Recommended to all fans of Christmas puzzles.
I love this 500 piece Halloween puzzle from Charles Wysocki and Buffalo Games. The artwork has a wry, adult tone reminiscent of Edward Gorey. The scene is populated by strange creatures, pumpkins, cobwebs, and tongue-in-cheek signs like “Rooms to Ferment” and the “Pithias Bloodlust Wrinkledeath” motto on the hearse. The puzzle is mostly easy but the forest behind the mansion has a random pattern which offers a little more challenge and makes the puzzle overall more satisfying to complete. The Buffalo Games quality is quite good. The pieces feel thick and are pleasant to work with. It comes with a poster in the box so you have a larger image to work with. There is some glare off the glossy surface under strong overhead lights. This puzzle is a real treat. Highly recommended!
This is a stunningly pretty and easy to assemble puzzle, ideal for those who prefer something less challenging than a standard 1000 piece puzzle. The Charles Wysocki image has beautiful colors and loads of fun details. The large pieces are easy to handle and have a nice, satisfying interlock. There’s never any confusion about whether a piece fits or not. The colors and patterns in the image make for clear-cut smaller areas to assemble. Overall, this is a relaxing puzzle that is ideal for seniors, kids, and family time.
Publisher: Buffalo Games (US), published 2016 Title: “Lost in the Woodies” by Charles Wysocki, Buffalo Games, 1000 pieces Finished size: 19.75″ x 26.75″ OUR RATING: 9/10 BUFFALO GAMES WEEK: From June 15-June 30, 2016, Puzzle Warehouse is holding a special promotion with Buffalo Games. All Buffalo Games puzzles will be 30% off! That’s a really deep discount,… Continue Reading →
There aren’t too many new releases at this time of year, so it was a treat to see brand new offerings from Buffalo Games, one of our “Level A” brands. First up is a new “The Cats of Charles Wysocki” puzzle, one of my favorite series…. Continue Reading →
I’ve been trying out some new brands of puzzles I’ve never done before for my Brand Comparison Review. Of the Buffalo Games offerings, I was drawn to this Charles Wysocki image. Wysocki normally does Americana landscapes, but I liked he fact that this was a much closer, more intimate view. I also was attracted to… Continue Reading →