Gibson Christmas Puzzles 2018!

It’s that time of year! Time to start seeing the Christmas puzzles announced or hitting the market. One of my favorite brands is Gibsons. They have a Limited Edition Christmas puzzle by Marcello Corti each year–and other Christmas offerings too. Here are the recently announced puzzles for 2018. We don’t have these in stock at Puzzle Warehouse yet. But if you’re anxious to buy some Christmas puzzles now, head to our Christmas page. “Driving Home for Christmas” by Marcello CortiRead more

New Gibsons – Spring 2018

Gibsons, a UK puzzle maker, has announced 7 new puzzles for Spring 2018. I’m an unrepentant Anglophile, so I love these colorful British scenes. It will take a few weeks to get them in to Puzzle Warehouse, but meanwhile, check out the awesomeness. “SNOOZING IN THE SHED” by Steve Read, 1000 pieces   “THE FOUR BELLS” by Derek Roberts, 1000 pieces “DECKCHAIR DREAMING” by Steve Crisp, 500 pieces “THE COUNTRY DANCE” by Debbie Cook, 1000 pieces   “SEAGULLS AT STAITHES” byRead more

New Gibsons for 2018

Gibsons has just updated their website with new releases for 2018. Many awesome images here. You can see them all here. These aren’t yet available at Puzzle Warehouse but we should get them in January. Here are my favorites: Two new images from Steve Crisp! “Gold Catch” and “First Hill” are both available in 1000 pieces From Val Goldfinch, a color shops scene – Beehives, Beans & Bonbons in 656 pieces. Butterfly House by Anne Searle in 1000 pieces SummerRead more

Review: “Christmas Fayre” by Tony Ryan, Gibsons – 9.25/10

“Christmas Fayre” is a beautiful holiday puzzle from Gibsons set in a traditional English village Christmas market. The puzzle is easy-to-moderate in difficulty. The night-time colors are rich with purples, oranges, and reds. The artwork is a hand-painted scene with a good amount of detail. There’s some repeating greenery and red and white stripes throughout the image that make assembly slightly more challenging–in a good way. I enjoyed seeing all the characters as I put the puzzle together, young couples and families out enjoying the market. There’s lots of Christmassy details like wreaths, trees, advent candles, roasted chestnuts. The Gibsons quality is exceptional with thick pieces and a waxy finish that feels good to the touch. Recommended!Read more

Review: “I Love London” by Mike Jupp, Gibsons — 9.5/10

Gibsons is a high-quality puzzle brand from the UK with beautiful blue boxes, very thick pieces, a standard grid cut, and a waxy matte finish. Their Mike Jupp series of “I Love…” puzzles are some of the best cartoon puzzles on the market. The art work is of exceptional quality and has a wealth of fine detail. “I Love London” is a comic look at the great city of London with a range of crazy characters. You’ll have a lot of fun assembling this puzzle and getting a closer look at the sight gags and mini stories within the scene. Assembly is easy-to-moderate with no one area being especially difficult. You may find yourself referencing the box lid a lot! Recommended for anyone who likes cartoon puzzles and humor, or for those with a soft spot for London.Read more

Review: “I Love Gardening” by Mike Jupp, Gibsons – 9.5/10

Gibsons is a high-quality puzzle brand from the UK with beautiful blue boxes, very thick pieces, and a waxy matte finish. Their Mike Jupp series of “I Love…” puzzles is enormously popular in the UK and for good reason. These busy cartoon puzzles are filled with fine detail, bright colors, and humorous sight gags. It’s fun to discover all the characters and animals as you piece this puzzle together. The grid cut, seamless finish, and excellent image reproduction all mark this as a AAA brand with an excellent tactile feel. Due to the standard piece cut, some pieces may appear to go where they don’t belong, which makes this brand more challenging to work than some. If you like cartoon puzzles, you’ll definitely want to check out the Mike Jupp puzzles in this series. “I Love Gardening” is ideal for those who have a green thumb or just like a moderately difficult and detailed puzzle.Read more

New Puzzles – July 2016

There are a lot of awesome new puzzles to talk about this month! Tis the season for the Christmas and Fall releases to start to appear. First, let’s look at the ones that were just announced (and aren’t yet in stock). NEW PUZZLE ANNOUNCEMENTS Buffalo Games Buffalo Games tends to release a few new puzzles a month throughout the year. This month we get three new releases for Christmas. All three are very nice. Puzzle Warehouse gets the new Buffalo Games in quiteRead more

Feature: All About Gibsons

This week at Jigsaw Junkies, we’re celebrating the addition of Gibsons puzzles to the Puzzle Warehouse inventory. This is the first time Puzzle Warehouse (based in St. Louis, Missouri) has carried Gibsons (a UK puzzle company), and offered American shoppers a quick and less expensive way to get these wonderful puzzles. Earlier this week, I reviewed Gibsons’ “The Fishing Shed” (1000 pieces) and one of their 4×500 sets, “A Trip to the Shops”. For this feature post, I’ll be exploringRead more

Review: “A Trip to the Shops” by Trevor Mitchell, Gibsons — 9.5/10

Gibsons puzzles are a high-quality puzzle from the UK with beautiful blue boxes, very thick pieces, and a waxy matte finish. This set contains four separate 500-piece puzzles. The four puzzles together show a family spending the day in a market town and visiting various vintage shops and vendors. This is a lovely British nostalgia collection by artist Trevor Mitchell and was specifically commissioned by Gibsons. There’s so much color and detail in these images that assemble is very quick and easy. You can do each 500 piece puzzle separately or mix them together into a 2000 piece puzzle for more of a challenge. The 4×500 format is unique to Gibsons and offers something for all levels of puzzlers. Highly recommended.Read more

Review: “The Fishing Shed” by Tony Ryan, Gibsons – 9.25/10

Gibsons puzzles are a high-quality puzzle from the UK with beautiful blue boxes, very thick pieces, and a waxy matte finish. This British nostalgia puzzle shows a boy getting ready to go fishing with his grandfather. With it’s bright colors, soft light, appealing theme, and strong detail, you can see this is an original painting commissioned specifically to be a jigsaw. The assembly process is easy and fun. This is a puzzle that can appeal to men and women and would make a lovely gift for a grandfather or anyone who likes nostalgia scenes.Read more

New Gibsons Releases Apr 2016!

Gibsons has released six new puzzles. “Vinyl Revival”, 1000 pieces “Jellies and Ice” by Jim Mitchell, 1000 pieces Jim Mitchell is one of the artists I collect. I love this one! “A Dog’s Life” by John Francis, 500 pieces “The Grand” by Derek Roberts, 636 pieces “New Friends”, XL 500 or regular 500 “Mods and Rockers” by Kevin Walsh, 2×500 You can buy them on jigsawpuzzlesdirect here. They should be filtering out to the other usual places soon. JJRead more

Review: “The Country Bus” by Trevor Mitchell, Gibsons — 7.75/10

  Publisher: Gibsons (UK) Title:  “The Country Bus” by Trevor Mitchell, 4 x 500 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 7.75/10 A lovely puzzle set and box is marred by missing pieces and quality control issues. Box Quality:  (10/10) The box is shown above and below. As usual with Gibsons, it’s a gorgeous box in blue made of thick cardboard and with nice product design. I really appreciate the fact that the back of the box is unique to this puzzle, giving backgroundRead more