Heye’s New 2019 Puzzles!

HEYE’s new puzzles for 2019 are up on their website. You can see them all here. EDITED 1/17/2019 with links to the puzzles now available on the Puzzle Warehouse store! This year seems to have fewer new cartoon and fantasy puzzles than past year, but there are some cool new puzzles. Below are my favorites. Australian Habitat (Funky Zoo add on), Marino Degano, 1000 pieces Now at Puzzle Warehouse! Click on the images below to go to the store. ByRead more

Review: “Rocket Launch” by Uli Oesterle, Heye – 9.25/10

Publisher: Heye (Germany), published 2017  Title:  “Rocket Launch” by Uli Oesterle, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 27.6″ x  19.7″ OUR RATING: 9.25/10 NEW HEYES: I’ve finally had a chance to review one of the new Heye puzzles for 2017. Exciting! To see all the new Heye puzzles currently in stock at Puzzle Warehouse, click below. View all current Heye puzzles in stock at Puzzle Warehouse “Rocket Launch” by Uli Oesterle REVIEW Box Quality:  (10/10) This cartoon puzzle comes in Heye’s signature triangular box. See the frontRead more

Review: “Christmas Chaos” by Francois Ruyer, Piatnik – 9/10

“Christmas Chaos” by Francois Ruyer is a fun but moderately challenging Christmas cartoon puzzle. The artwork is beautifully executed with tons of color and detail. The repeating elements of similar-looking elves and gift boxes scattered throughout the image are tricky, but there are some anchoring elements such as the windows, fireplace, toys, and Christmas tree, which help fill in much of the design. I found myself referring to the box lid often to figure out which piece of elf went where. The Piatnik quality is very good with thick, sturdy pieces, a grid cut, a fairly tight fit, and a nice matte finish. If you like a little more challenge, Christmas puzzles, or cartoon puzzles, this is highly recommended.Read more

Review: “Cat’s Life” by Marino Degano, Heye – 9.75/10

“Cat’s Life” is terrific fun and a perfect example of the awesomeness of cartoon puzzles from Heye. It’s a fairly easy puzzle to assemble. Despite the large body of the cat and the green background, there are unique little characters (fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, among others) that inhabit every inch of the brilliant composition by cartoonist Marino Degano. Each little critter has a unique outfit, expression, or action, and you can match your pieces against the large poster that comes in the box. There are many joke and puns and pure silliness to discover as you assemble this puzzle.Read more

Review: “Translyvania”, D-Toys – 8.75/10

“Transylvania” from D-Toys is a fun and easy cartoon puzzle to assemble. The different areas of blue sky, red roofs, cream castle, tan road, and green grass make this puzzle go together very quickly. The artwork is a lot of fun with dozens of characters, each with a unique costume and pose. Human tourists snap photos and watch the antics at the Transylvanian tourist attraction–loaded with rather silly vampires hanging around, cooking food, or putting on a show. The D-Toys quality on this puzzle is good with sturdy pieces, six different piece shapes (in a grid cut), and a nice flat finish. If you like cartoon puzzles, the D-Toys “Cartoon Classics” line is worth a try. Recommended.Read more

Review: “Harbor Master” by Hiro Tanikawa, Buffalo Games — 9/10

This is a gorgeous 2000-piece puzzle in a bright and fun cartoon style that should appeal to men and women alike. The colors are lovely, and there’s a lot of detail in this scene. The large size and the sketchy cartoon art style make this puzzle more challenging than most. Be prepared for a serious puzzling effort! The final puzzle is very large at 38.5″ x 26.5″ and feels like a major accomplishment. The finish is flat and smooth and the puzzle would look good framed. The Buffalo Games quality is quite good and pleasant to assemble, though there can be glare off the glossy surface under strong overhead lights. Recommended for those like cartoon puzzles, puzzles in larger sizes, or those are looking for something a little more challenging.Read more

2015 Puzzles: Heye First Look

I’ve been a big fan of Heye cartoon pages for years. Really, they were the first puzzles I collected and sought down on ebay with fervor.  Heye has since branched out into other types of puzzles–fantasy, wildlife, photographic scenic puzzles, and other assorted images. It’s always a treat to see their new offerings each year. They posted a first look at their 2015 puzzles on their facebook page here.  They have a number of 2014 puzzles making a return, aRead more