Review: “Autumn Green” by House of Puzzles — 9/10

Publisher: House of Puzzles (Scotland), 2014, 1000 pieces Title:  “Autumn Green”  Artists: artist Ray Cresswell and puzzle designer Audray McNaught   OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality: The box has an attractive front cover design and a blank bottom.  As with all House of Puzzles puzzles, inside the box is the bag of puzzle pieces and a large large full-color brochure of this season’s releases (The Dellavaird Collection). The Image: Of the twelve puzzles HOP released this past July, this is my favorite.  I’m a realRead more

Review: “Maple Sugaring” from Bits and Pieces

  Publisher: Bits And Pieces, Released 2013 Title:  “Maple Sugaring” by artist Elissa Della Piana, 750 pieces (also comes in 300 pieces) OUR RATING:  9/10 It’s fall here in Pennsylvania, so I’ve been in the mood for fall themed puzzles. It’s hard to imagine a puzzle could be any more “fall themed” than this one! This puzzle exemplifies what I love about Bits and Pieces shaped puzzles. The shape is very sharp and clearly defined around a major design element (aRead more

Best New Fall Puzzles 2014

There have been a lot of new puzzle releases this summer and fall. So what are some of the most outstanding?  Here are my picks. FALCON — “Halloween” by Tony Ryan.  I love Halloween puzzles, and there aren’t too many good ones out. So I was excited to see this lovely entry to the genre.  It’s a traditional English town square but with costumed revelers, ghost clouds, and pumpkins. Falcon is made by Jumbo, a good, solid German brand. This puzzleRead more