The House of Puzzles brand from Scotland has announced their new puzzles for July 2016. They're hard to get in North America, so if you're in the UK you're in luck. If not, your best bet at the moment is ebay. But hopefully they will have US distribution in the future. Here are my top picks of... Continue Reading →
There are a lot of awesome new puzzles to talk about this month! Tis the season for the Christmas and Fall releases to start to appear. First, let's look at the ones that were just announced (and aren't yet in stock). NEW PUZZLE ANNOUNCEMENTS Buffalo Games Buffalo Games tends to release a few new puzzles a month... Continue Reading →
Gibsons puzzles are a high-quality puzzle from the UK with beautiful blue boxes, very thick pieces, and a waxy matte finish. This set contains four separate 500-piece puzzles. The four puzzles together show a family spending the day in a market town and visiting various vintage shops and vendors. This is a lovely British nostalgia collection by artist Trevor Mitchell and was specifically commissioned by Gibsons. There's so much color and detail in these images that assemble is very quick and easy. You can do each 500 piece puzzle separately or mix them together into a 2000 piece puzzle for more of a challenge. The 4x500 format is unique to Gibsons and offers something for all levels of puzzlers. Highly recommended.
Gibsons puzzles are a high-quality puzzle from the UK with beautiful blue boxes, very thick pieces, and a waxy matte finish. This British nostalgia puzzle shows a boy getting ready to go fishing with his grandfather. With it's bright colors, soft light, appealing theme, and strong detail, you can see this is an original painting commissioned specifically to be a jigsaw. The assembly process is easy and fun. This is a puzzle that can appeal to men and women and would make a lovely gift for a grandfather or anyone who likes nostalgia scenes.
Gibsons has released six new puzzles. "Vinyl Revival", 1000 pieces "Jellies and Ice" by Jim Mitchell, 1000 pieces Jim Mitchell is one of the artists I collect. I love this one! "A Dog's Life" by John Francis, 500 pieces "The Grand" by Derek Roberts, 636 pieces "New Friends", XL 500 or regular 500 "Mods and... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), 2016 Title: “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady: Jewels of the Air” 1000 pieces Based on Edith Holden's illustrations from her famous "Country Diary" Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.25/10 Box Quality: (8/10) The box is shown above and below. Like all Ravensburger boxes, the rectangular box is sturdy and nicely designed. Back: The back of... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), 2016 Title: “Best of British #15: The Supermarket” by Geoff Tristram, 1000 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality: (10/10) The box is shown above and below. The box is sturdy and nicely designed. It includes a small poster with info on the series and artist. Back: The back of the box has a... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany) Title: “Big Ben, London” 1155 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9/10 This puzzle is part of a new category of shaped puzzles from Ravensburger called "Silhouette". Since I'm a fan of both shaped puzzles and Ravensburger, let's see how well the latter pulls off the former, shall we? Box Quality: (9/10) The box is... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Gibsons (UK) Title: “The Country Bus” by Trevor Mitchell, 4 x 500 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 7.75/10 A lovely puzzle set and box is marred by missing pieces and quality control issues. Box Quality: (10/10) The box is shown above and below. As usual with Gibsons, it's a gorgeous box in blue made of... Continue Reading →