Review: “Star Wars: Feel the Force”, Buffalo Games 8.75/10

Publisher: Buffalo Games (US), published 2017 Size: 1000 pieces  Title:  “Star Wars: Feel the Force”  Finished size: 26.75″ x 19.75″ OUR RATING: 8.75/10 Puzzle Warehouse is currently having a special event with Buffalo Games from now until 9/15. Buy 2 and get 1 free. This includes a wide selection of Star Wars puzzles. Click below to see all Buffalo Games puzzles.  SEE ALL THE STAR WARS PUZZLES ON SALE AT PUZZLE WAREHOUSE RIGHT NOW In honor of this sale, I thought I’dRead more

Review: “The Three Graces” by Josephine Walls, Buffalo Games – 9/10

This is a gorgeous fantasy puzzle by renown artist Josephine Wall. The Buffalo Games quality is quite good featuring grid-cut pieces with a wide variety of shapes. The small box saves shelf space while an included poster can be used for reference while assembling the puzzles. I loved the bold, bright colors in this one. Assembly is a nice mix of easy areas, like the faces, with areas of medium difficulty, like the masses of flowers and butterflies. I liked the added touch of the gold glitter, which is solidly applied and used throughout the puzzle. It adds a nice tactile dimension during assembly and makes the final puzzle even more attractive. This would be a nice image to frame for a kid or teen’s room.Read more

New Puzzles: May 2016

  NEW PUZZLE ANNOUNCEMENTS: MAY 2016   Buffalo Games continues to release plentiful new puzzles throughout the year!  Here are their latest. CHARLES WYSOCKI – AMERICANA Four new Wysocki releases provide something for everyone. There are two new 1000 piece puzzles, a new 300, and a new cat puzzle at 750!    JOSEPHINE WALLS – FANTASY I was excited when Buffalo announced they were making new Josephine Walls puzzles. This fantasy artist has been published many times over the yearsRead more

Cobble Hill: New Puzzles for 2016!

The new Cobble Hill puzzles popped up today. They’re not yet on the Cobble Hill website, but they are for sale on Simple Pastimes. You can see them all here.  I’ve pulled out my favorites below. I’m most excited about the new 2000 piece puzzles. It harder to find really great 2000 piecers and these both look stellar. “Vintage Art Supplies”, 2000 pieces “Rosemary’s Birds” by Rosemary Millette, 2000 pieces I love this collection of various bird paintings. Looks like aRead more

Schmidt: New Puzzles 2016!

There are some new puzzles on the Schmidt website. A few of these are already on puzzle-offensive.de so they were released late 2015. Others are not yet released. Here’s a link to their website so you can see them all. The ones I show below are those that particuarly interest me. Unfortunately, the artists’ names are not given on the website. Four new “Come to Life” puzzles, 1000 pieces each “Tiger Attack”, 500 pieces “Wolf in the Moonlight”, 1000 piecesRead more

Review: “Travel Shelves” by Ravensburger, 9/10

Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), published Fall 2014 Title:  “Travel Shelves”, Artist: Aimee Stewart, 2000 pieces  OUR RATING: 9/10 With three new Aimee Stewart’s coming out from Ravensburger in 2015, it was past time to do last fall’s 2000 piece “Travel Shelves”. Box Quality: As always the Ravensburger box is sturdy and attractively designed. The back is a generic one, as shown below: Sides: The sides of the box show the image, Ravensburger logo, and piece count. Unfortunately, only one side has the name of the puzzleRead more

2015 Puzzles: Schmidt First Look!

The Schmidt puzzle site isn’t featuring these puzzles yet, but you can find them if you sort by ‘newest’. Here are at least some of the brand new images for 2015. Trust Schmidt to give us some excellent new fantasy puzzles! I don’t know when these puzzles will be available, but I’ll post when I find them. “Fauchender Tiger”, “Heilige Kobra”, “Leuchtender Lowe”, and “Weise Eule” by artist Chris Saunders. All 1000 pieces I’ve never seen artist Chris Saunders inRead more

Review: “Goldenline: Fairy Book” by Lafayette Puzzle Company, 8/10

Publisher: Lafayette Puzzle Company (US), ~2012?, 750 pieces Title:  “Goldenline Fairies: Fairy Book”  Artist: Nadia Strelkina OUR RATING: 8/10 Those of you who follow my blog know that I have a soft spot for metal foil in a puzzle. So when I saw this foil series called “Goldenline Fairies,” I wanted to check it out. This puzzle is made by a puzzle company I’ve never tried before, Lafayette Puzzle Company, which is based in Lafayette, Indiana USA.  Since I have been testing various puzzle brands,Read more

Review: Winter’s Majesty by Jumbo, 10/10

Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), 1999, 1000 pieces Title:  “Winter’s Majesty”, Series: “Silver Collection”,  Artist: Karl Bang OUR RATING: 10/10 One of the things I really love about puzzles is the opportunity to find artists I otherwise would never experience. And it’s a great way to really see and absorb their artwork because you spend a lot of time with it while assembling the puzzle. While Googling around for fantasy puzzles, I found the Silver Collection and Gold Collection by Jumbo. These puzzles were publishedRead more

Review: “Guardian Angel” by Educa, 7/10

  Publisher: Educa (Spain), 2007/2008, 1500 pieces Title:  “Guardian Angel”  Artists: Victoria Frances OUR RATING: 7/10 I picked this puzzle out to start on Halloween night. I’ve never done a Victoria Frances puzzle before, or really any puzzle this gothic or fantasy in image design. So how was it? Box Quality: I really like the Educa box. All their boxes have a black background and the white and red look quite nice on this backdrop. The back of the box has general informationRead more