New Puzzles: June 2019

The new puzzles start to come in fast and furious starting late June/July timeframe. Some manufacturers release twice annually, including June. Christmas puzzles begin to be announced. And there's a rush of new summer-themed puzzles. First, let's take a look at what's new at Puzzle Warehouse, shall we?  Here are my favorites from the new... Continue Reading →

TOP TEN: The Best Pomegranate Puzzles

It's been awhile since we've talked about Pomegranate.  They're one of the classiest, highest quality American puzzle brands out there. They feature gorgeous boxes, thick pieces with a nice matte finish, and outstanding fine art images. I've been in a Pomegranate mood lately. I've working on one for review, but I thought it was time... Continue Reading →

Fine Art – A Top Ten Jigsaw Puzzle List

Fine art puzzles have been around probably as long as puzzles have existed. It's an obvious concept--take already created masterpieces of the art world and make them into puzzles. It's so obvious one wonders why any other type of puzzle bothers to exist. After all, how can any new image compare to a long-established icon... Continue Reading →

Review: “Flower Festival” by Diego Rivera, Eurographics – 8.75/10

This gorgeous puzzle by Diego Rivera offers the best of two worlds--it's a fine art image but it also feels contemporary, colorful, and far from fussy or dull. The bright colors and random cut make assembly interesting. It has enough difficulty to appeal to a true puzzler, but isn't too hard for a family puzzle night. When you're done, you'll have an image worthy of framing. Recommended.

Review: “The Alpine Northwest” by Charley Harper, Pomegranate – 8.5/10

Charley Harper's National Park posters are lovely minimalist images of the American wilderness and make terrific puzzles, particularly when paired with Pomegranate's excellent quality. Thick pieces, a good collectible box, and a puzzle finish that is soft to the touch, all make this brand a wonderful puzzling experience. "The Alpine Northwest" isn't as colorful as some Charley Harper images, and there are a lot of white pieces here. But the assembly was fun and never frustrating. In the end you'll have an image ideal for framing. Recommended.

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