Bits And Pieces: New Spring 2016 Puzzles

Bits and Pieces have released their new puzzles for spring. There are some nice ones. You can see them all here. Below are my favorites. “Pony and Pals” by Jack Williams, 750 or 300 pieces This is the only new shaped puzzle in the offering, which is a little disappointing. In previous years, they’ve offered spring themed puzzles like “Ducklings”. But this is a nice enough shaped puzzle. As always, to Bits and Pieces: More variety of shaped puzzles please!Read more

Review: “Busy as a Beaver” by Jeffrey Severn, Bits and Pieces – 9/10

Publisher: Bits And Pieces (US) Title:  “Busy as a Beaver” by Jeffrey Severn, 750 pieces Release date:  There is no release date on the box, but this puzzle is several years old and not currently in print. You can find it it on ebay. This image came in 300 and 750 pieces, so make sure you check the piece size before buying. Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality:  (7/10) The box is shown above. I like the smaller, space-saving sizeRead more

Bits and Pieces: New Puzzles for Winter 2016

Bits and Pieces releases puzzle throughout the year, but the bulk of new releases are seasonal. Their new ‘winter catalogue’ has a number of new puzzles. (A few of these are also from the end of 2015). I’ve pulled out my favorites below, but you can see all their new puzzles here. “Birdhouse Quilt” by Helz Cuppelditch, 1000 or 500 pieces I like the blackboard-and-chalk style puzzles Bits and Pieces has been releasing from Helz Cuppelditch lately. (There was aRead more

New & Rerleased Shaped puzzles from Bits & Pieces

I just got an email about the new Fall puzzles from Bits & Pieces. Unfortunately, there’s isn’t a ‘brand new’ fall-themed shaped puzzle, but there is a cute ‘camping’ one that was released about a month ago. “Camping Trip” comes in 750 or 300 pieces and is by artist Thomas Wood. It’s on sale now for $12.99. I also found this new shaped puzzle on their site — “Puppy Preschool” by Jack Williams comes in 300 or 750 pieces.   ThisRead more

Review: “Young Calf and Friends”, Bits and Pieces

Publisher: Bits and Pieces (US), published 2014 Title:  “Young Calf and Friends”, Artist: Jack Williams, 750 pieces  OUR RATING: 9.5 In the early spring, when I’m anxious for the first daffodils and rays of heat, I like to do a Spring-themed shaped puzzle. Last year I did a ducklings one from Bits and Pieces. This year, it was this Jack Williams puzzle “Young Calf and Friends”. I just got an email notice today that this puzzle has just gone on sale for $11.99,Read more

New Spring puzzles from Bits and Pieces and Gibsons

There are a few new puzzles filtering out for Spring. Gibsons has put this one on their ‘new product’ page — a new Steve Crisp. I love it! Bits and Pieces has releases their Spring puzzles.  You can see them here (and their new puzzles are currently on sale).  Here are my favorite. Rose Cottage (shaped puzzle) by Rosiland Solomon I’m always happy to see a new shaped puzzle and this one is very nice! It comes in 750 orRead more

Review: “Dream of the White Lions”, Bits and Pieces, 7/10

Publisher: Bits and Pieces (US), published 2015 Title:  “Dream of the White Lions”, Artist: Liz Goodrick Dillon, 750 pieces (also comes in 300 large pieces) OUR RATING: 7/10 This puzzle is new for 2015 and I ordered it as soon as I saw it, and put it together as soon as it arrived! So I guess you could say that I liked the image. And I always enjoy a shaped puzzle once in a while as a change up from theRead more

2015 Puzzles: Bits And Pieces Winter Puzzles

Bits and Pieces has put up 60 new puzzles for winter. You can see them all here.  Below are some I wanted to share on the blog. “Dream of the White Lion” by Liz Goodrick Dillon, 300 or 750 pieces A brand new shaped puzzle! Yay! And it’s lovely too. Definitely my favorite of the new puzzles.   “Ice Cream Parlor” by Helz Cuppleditch, 500 or 1000 pieces Bits and Pieces released a Christmas “blackboard” style puzzle last month fromRead more

Review: “Victorian Christmas Poinsetta” by Bits And Pieces, 9/10

Publisher: Bits and Pieces (US), 2014, 750 pieces (also comes in 300 pieces) Title:  “Victorian Christmas Poinsettia”  Artist: Rosiland Solomon OUR RATING: 9/10 I posted about this puzzle when it first went up on the Bits and Pieces site a few weeks ago, and despite my huge backlog, I wanted to assemble it as soon as I received it in the mail. So! Here is Bits and Pieces new shaped Christmas puzzle for 2014. As you might discern from my 9/10 rating, IRead more

New Christmas puzzles from Bits and Pieces!

A lot of puzzle companies have 1 or 2 major releases of puzzles during the year — usually January and, if there’s a second, in the June/July time frame. But Bits and Pieces dribbles out new releases all year, as well as bringing back into print some of their older titles that have been out of stock. For that reason, I hit their website at least once a week, hoping for something new and/or long coveted. Today they had someRead more

Feature: Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

I love holiday puzzles, and next to Christmas, my favorite season is Halloween.  While there is a veritable cornucopia of Christmas puzzles, the Halloween offerings are much more bare bones–pun intended. Here are some of the best Halloween puzzles on the market. NEW RELEASES FOR 2014: Falcon: “Halloween” by Tony Ryan (1000 pieces) A lovely English village scene with trick-or-treaters. The colors are nice and not overly dark. Now out in the UK and US should follow soon.    Read more