My Rating 9/10 Ahoy Mateys! Well shiver me timbers, do I have a great review for all me hearties. I know all you pirate fans will love this puzzle, "Pirate Skull", by Educa is the ultimate pirate puzzle. This 500 piece puzzle is packed full of details that will send a shiver up the spine... Continue Reading →
Halloween is here and who better to usher us in than the Master of Macabre himself, Edward Gorey! His wonderfully unsettling images were always a source of great joy to me. I still own a copy of his "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" that I actually read to my children. I also remember with great fondness his... Continue Reading →
It wouldn't feel like Halloween without assembling a Halloween puzzle. Puzzle Warehouse has a great selection of Autumn and Halloween themed puzzles. The one I am reviewing here is currently out of stock, but there are several similarly themed puzzles. Because this year is unprecedented, I am really wanting to assemble cute/happy puzzles. Here are... Continue Reading →
My Rating: 9/10 Happy Halloween to all of you jigsaw junkies. I hope you all had a great Halloween and enjoyed some good treats. Well as I mentioned in my previous review I love seasonal puzzles. We simply couldn't let Halloween pass without a review of this stunning specialty shaped puzzle. This puzzle when assembled... Continue Reading →
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 →
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Puzzle Warehouse is offering 13% off all puzzles for your Halloween treat this year. Just enter code SCREAM13. You can browse the Halloween themed puzzles here. Here are a few of my favorites that are in stock right now along with my reviews so you can see the details: FRIENDS ON HALLOWEEN... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Vermont Christmas Company (US), published 2017 Title: “Halloween Barn Dance” by Randy Wollenmann, 1000 pieces Finished size: 30" x 24" OUR RATING: 9.25/10 Last week I posted my "Top 13 for Halloween list". At the top of my list was this puzzle, "Halloween Barn Dance". I'm a fan of Randy Wollenman's hand-painted holiday scenes, especially his... Continue Reading →
Check out our "top ten" list of Halloween puzzles for 2016. Because it's Halloween my list ended up at lucky 13.
I loved assembling this Halloween puzzle! The image by Randy Wollenmann has bright colors and patterns that make assembly easy, quick, and super fun. It was so much fun I completed the puzzle in one session because I just had to do the “next little bit”. The Vermont Christmas Company quality is good with hard, solid pieces. The cut is mostly a grid cut, but not all edges line up and some sides have wavy and diagonal edges. This gave the puzzle a unique personality, and I enjoyed working it. This puzzle is easy enough that it makes an ideal family puzzle. It’s the best of the 2016 Halloween season!
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!
"Castle of Horror" is an absolute masterpiece of a puzzle. The art by Jean-Jacques Loup is outstanding. Dozens of scary movie tropes are included in this image in a humorous way, from Frankenstein to ghosts, witches, and vampires. This is a moderately difficult puzzle, mostly due to its size, so prepare to buckle in and enjoy a long puzzling experience. There are dozens of funny scenarios going on around the puzzle, which you'll discover as you assemble it. The Heye quality is good with a gorgeous triangular box, large poster, thick and sturdy pieces, and excellent image reproduction. This is a grid-cut puzzle with a good variety of piece shapes. This puzzle was originally produced in 2003 and was out of print for a number of years. Don't miss a chance to get this classic while it's back in print. Highly recommended!
Publisher: Falcon (Netherlands/UK), published 2014 Title: “Halloween” by artist Tony Ryan, 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 8.5 For Halloween this year, I did the "Halloween" puzzle by Tony Ryan that came out last year. I love Halloween puzzles in general, and I'm always happy to find a new one to add to my stash since there aren't... Continue Reading →