British Puzzles

BRITISH PUZZLES

What I call “British Puzzles” have less to do with where they’re made and more to do with subject matter. British puzzles are the British equivalent of Americana, images that deal with, and celebrate, British rural life. Although I’m American, I grew up reading Jane Austin, Agatha Christie, and Dickens and watching Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery!, so I have a love for all things British, particularly country life.

Here are some of my favorite manufacturers of British puzzles.

HOUSE OF PUZZLES (Scotland)  

One of my favorite brands due their unusual piece shapes and lovely colorful images. Challenging and different!

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READ MORE ABOUT HOUSE OF PUZZLES HERE  or on their website here

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GIBSON (UK)

The quintessential British puzzle maker–excellent quality and very British designs. Very standard piece shapes that can often seem to fit in multiple places add a extra challenge.

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READ MORE ABOUT GIBSON on their website here

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Ravensburger UK

Ravensburger has various lines in different countries, but my favorite are their Ravensburger UK puzzles. 

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Above:  Rural Crafts No 3 “The Farrier”, Escape to the Country #2 “The Country Station”, Best of British #9 “County Show”

 

See more of Ravensburger UK’s current range on their website here

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Falcon   

Falcon is now owned by Jumbo. The quality is excellent and the Falcon designs are very British.

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Above: “Home Sweet Home”, “Ye Olde Tea Shoppe, “Summer Haze, Cotswolds”

You can see more Falcon puzzles here

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