Let's talk budget puzzles. Some people may turn up their noses at the thought, but I personally love them. They may not have the classic consistency of a Ravensburger or the fanciness of a Pomegranate, but they are dependable and you don't hate yourself if you buy more than one. One of my favorite budget... Continue Reading →
I reviewed Madd Capp's "I AM WOLF" puzzle and added the brand to our brand comparson. Check out the new brand comparison page to see how they did! JJ
Cobble Hill has had some changes and improvements to their boxes and puzzle pieces, and they asked me to reassess them for the brand comparison. Take a look at the new, updated page with a brand new puzzle "Dog Gallery" reviewed. CHECK IT OUT HERE
It took a little longer than I'd planned to get this feature together, but I'm happy to present to you-- eeboo! This exciting new brand out of New York City has been added to Puzzle Warehouse and to our brand comparison section. Check out the brand comparison feature and let me know what you think!
PuzzleTwist Puzzles Today's post is a mix of puzzle review and brand review. PuzzleTwist is a US brand. Though their website doesn't give an exact location, I'd guess in the Midwest since many of their puzzles cover the Minneapolis/St. Paul's region. I've never done a PuzzleTwist puzzle before, and I was intrigued by the "puzzle plus"... Continue Reading →
We've done a new Brand Comparison page for D-Toys puzzles that have the "wide variety of shapes" sticker (these are higher quality than their 2-shapes puzzles). Check out the new evaluation. The good news is: if you like their cartoon and folk art images, you can order them without worry. Jane
Since I first started doing the brand comparison two years ago, I've changed the scoring criteria to be more rigorous and also less subjective, with specific points added or deducted for everything I could think of. I'm still slowly going back and updating some of my very early brand comparisons to the new system. I just... Continue Reading →
We did a full analysis on the Vermont Christmas Company brand. It did quite well for such a young puzzle manufacturer! Check out the deets here.
I've updated the Heye Brand Comparison page to bring it up to date with our more formal review criteria. Guess how it did? In a word: awesome. JJ
A few weeks ago, a blog reader named Ginny contacted me with a question about Schmidt quality. She'd done a recent Schmidt puzzle and loved the quality, but then tried an older Schmidt puzzle and was disappointed. She found out via another website that Schmidt has recently introduced (2015) a new line called "Premium Quality",... Continue Reading →
It's been awhile since I've done a full review of a new brand, but here we are. Wow! It's a lot of detail work. 🙂 If you like vintage magazine covers, you'll like this brand. See how they did by clicking on the image or link below. Read our review of New York Puzzle Company's... Continue Reading →