Top Picks for the Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday is here! At Puzzle Warehouse, that means one of the best sales of the year. The discount is 30% off all puzzles from selected brands that are participating in the sale with us. The brands are: SUNSOUT, PERRE, WHITE MOUNTAIN, MASTER PIECES, COBBLE HILL, SCHMIDT, PIATNIK, NEW YORK PUZZLE COMPANY, and LAFAYETTE PUZZLE FACTORY. This sale is one day only, and items WILL sell out, so–a warning to the wise–if there’s something you really want, don’t muck about.Read more

Top 13 for Halloween

This is my favorite time of year by far! I love Fall and I love Halloween. Yes, more than Christmas and summer combined. So while we’re in the season, I love to do Halloween themed puzzles, preferably while watching horror movies on TV. 🙂 In this week’s post I share my favorite Halloween-themed puzzles currently available at Puzzle Warehouse. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments below! 13. “Trick or Treat For all Ages”, Sunsout (625 pieces) IRead more

Top Ten: Summer Puzzles 2017

Here we are in mid-July, the height of summer season. Is it too hot where you live? Too rainy? Too dry? Here in Pennsylvania, it’s been mid to high 80s with the humidity varying from unbearable to not bad. I love to be outdoors and bike in the summer months. But the evenings are long and a good time to relax with a puzzle, with or without the TV on. This week’s post gathers together the best of the summer-themedRead more

Top Ten: Mother’s Day 2017

This weekend’s post features some great puzzles to give as a gift, or treat yourself with, this Mother’s Day. From puzzles featuring moms, to subjects most mothers would enjoy, to lovely spring-themed puzzles, this list has a little something for everyone. 11. “Touch”, Pierre/Anatolian (1500 pieces) This is a lovely contemporary fine art image with muted colors–looks challenging!  (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.) 10. “Good Housekeeping Collection”, New York Puzzle Company (1000 pieces) This collageRead more

Barking up the Right Tree — Top Ten Dog Theme Puzzles

Dog themed puzzles week: This week we’re featuring puzzles that include man’s best friend! We reviewed Falcon’s “Puppies and Kittens” by Steve Read (review here) and “Dogs on a Bench” by Interlitho Licensing (review here). Now it’s time for our top picks of the dog puzzles available at Puzzle Warehouse.   See all dog themed puzzles at Puzzle Warehouse here. Okay. Let’s get started. 16. “The World of Dogs” by Ernest Brown, White Mountain (1000 pieces) This is a classic White Mountain “edutainment” puzzle thatRead more

Brand Overview: Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill was founded in 2005 with the goal of “bringing quality puzzles with a loving, whimsical, nostalgic feel to jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts around the world.” They offer a good variety of categories and piece sizes include 2000 piece, 1000 piece, 500 piece, 400 piece Family Puzzle (with large and small pieces), 275 piece Easy Handling, and kids puzzles under 100 pieces. They are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Check out our overview of the best in Cobble Hill puzzles!Read more

Autumn Nights – a Top Ten list of fall-themed puzzles

FALL-THEMED PUZZLES WEEK: Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s finally cooling down here in Pennsylvania, for which I’m grateful. It’s a great time of year to get cozy at night with a mug of cider or hot chocolate and work on a puzzle. This week we’re featuring fall-themed puzzles. We reviewed “Red River Crossing” by Sam Timm (Sunsout 2016) and “Autumn Traditions” by Terry Redlin (White Mountain 2014). This post I’ll be revealing my ‘top ten’ list of the best fall-themed puzzles at Puzzle Warehouse rightRead more

Artist Retrospective: Jean-Jacques Loup

LOUP WEEK: This week at Jigsaw Junkies we’re featuring one of my favorite puzzle artists, Jean-Jacques Loup  He made puzzle images for Heye from the 1970’s up until his recent death in 2015. Loup has published at least 59 unique puzzles and many have been reissued in whole or in a smaller subset of the original image. Our reviews this week are of “Ballooning” and “Castle of Horror” (it is almost Halloween, isn’t it?) This weekend, we’ll have a retrospective of Loup puzzles from the early days toRead more

Bon Voyage! – a Top Ten List of Travel Puzzles

My last post for our travel-themed week is a look at the top ten travel-themed puzzles currently available on Puzzle Warehouse. First a question. What constitutes a ‘travel-themed’ puzzle? It’s a large category that has vague edges. For example, is a train puzzle a travel puzzle? Hmm. You could argue the point, but a train puzzle is probably better off in a “transportation” category. Is a photographic puzzle of Paris a travel puzzle? It sort of is, unless you live inRead more

Shaped for Fun — A Top Ten List

This week, for the dog days of summer, Jigsaw Junkies is featuring shaped puzzles. This week we had a review of “Autumn Squirrel” by Mary Thompson and “Abundant Garden” by Aimee Stewart. Today I’m going to share a top ten list with my favorite picks of Puzzle Warehouse’s selection of shaped puzzles. (As usual, I couldn’t pick just ten so there are a few extra…) Counting up to the very best…. 12. “Waiting For A Walk” by Giordano Studios, Sunsout — 800Read more

Jigsaw Puzzles and Alzheimer’s

Everyone knows that engaging in regular physical exercise, such as walking, helps the body stay healthy. There’s a reason for the saying: Use it or lose it. Your muscles can gradually lose strength and atrophy if not used regularly. That is, if you are completely sedentary.  But what about your brain? Does the same principle apply? It appears the answer is: yes. A study published in the Jan 23, 2012 “Archives of Neurology” suggests that people who ‘exercise’ their brainRead more