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.

Waddington’s Christmas Puzzle 2015

I've been watching Amazon UK for the appearance of the 2015 limited edition Christmas puzzle from Waddington's. It still hasn't appeared there, but a Google search brought this up. Title is "The Christmas Snowman" and it's not for sale yet. What do you think of this year's image?  I like it!   Jane

4 New Wasgij

I'm starting to see some new puzzles coming out. Watch for our feature on the new House Of Puzzles line-up coming JULY 19 including 12 new 1000 pieces puzzles, 8 new BIG 500, and the 2015 Christmas puzzles. Other Christmas puzzles typically announce in July too. I'll post them as I see them. Here are the new... Continue Reading →

Review: “I Love Christmas”, Gibsons, 10/10

  Publisher: Gibsons (UK), ~2010, 1000 pieces Title:  “I Love Christmas”, Artist: Mike Jupp OUR RATING: 10/10 I finally tackled this amazing Mike Jupp puzzle. Maybe I am missing Christmas already. 🙂 Box Quality: Gibsons boxes are among the very best in the business, if not the best.  They're very thick and sturdy with lovely packaging design. You can... Continue Reading →

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