"Castle of Horror" is an absolute masterpiece of a puzzle. The art by Jean-Jacques Loup is outstanding. Dozens of scary movie tropes are included in this image in a humorous way, from Frankenstein to ghosts, witches, and vampires. This is a moderately difficult puzzle, mostly due to its size, so prepare to buckle in and enjoy a long puzzling experience. There are dozens of funny scenarios going on around the puzzle, which you'll discover as you assemble it. The Heye quality is good with a gorgeous triangular box, large poster, thick and sturdy pieces, and excellent image reproduction. This is a grid-cut puzzle with a good variety of piece shapes. This puzzle was originally produced in 2003 and was out of print for a number of years. Don't miss a chance to get this classic while it's back in print. Highly recommended!
Heye’s “Cartoon Classics” line reissues some of their best loved cartoon puzzles from the 70’s-90’s. This delightful image from famous French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Loup is a breeze to put together. The large balloons and the buildings in the image go together quickly. There are a myriad of cute and funny characters in the scene, each with unique clothing and expressions that help you figure out what piece goes where. Heye is a German brand with overall excellent quality. Highly recommended.
Publisher: Heye (Germany) Title: “Happytown” by Rita Berman, Heye, 1500 pieces Released Jan 2016 Dimensions: 31.6" x 23.6" (80x60 cm) Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9.5/10 Box Quality: (10/10) Those who follow my blog know that I love Heye triangular boxes! I have several shelves of them and I love how they look shelved together, tops facing out... Continue Reading →
I've updated the Heye Brand Comparison page to bring it up to date with our more formal review criteria. Guess how it did? In a word: awesome. JJ
Publisher: Heye (Germany) Title: “Mystic Circle” by Calligaro, Heye, 1000 pieces Released Jan 2016 Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality: (10/10) I have a thing for Heye triangular boxes, and I'm happy every year to add to my collection of them. Pretty much, if it's in a Heye triangular box, I will get it. This year (2016) the... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Heye (Germany) Title: “Sherlock and Co” by Doro Gobel and Peter Knorr, Heye, 2000 pieces Released Jan 2016 Review by Jane OUR RATING: 10/10 Box Quality: (10/10) I have a thing for Heye triangular boxes, and I'm happy every year to add to my collection of them. Pretty much, if it's in a Heye triangular box, I will... Continue Reading →
It's such a winter treat to get the first batch of new Heye puzzles for the year. If you want them hot off the press, your best bet is to order them from a German distributor such as puzzle-offensive.de. They show up on US and UK channels after several weeks (or months). Below is my... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Heye (Germany), published 1998 and currently reissued in a rectangular box Title: “Who Did It?”, Artist: Michael Ryba, 2000 pieces OUR RATING: 10/10 I worked this puzzle years ago, but it was time, over the lengthy holidays, to get it out again. This has long been one of my favorite Heye puzzles. I love Ryba's cartoon art,... Continue Reading →
I just happened to run across photos of the 2016 Heye puzzles on Facebook. Are 2016 puzzles here already! I'm not going to complain. There are some nice new puzzles. According to Facebook these will be available from the end of November, presumably in Germany first. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEIR 2016 PUZZLE CATALOGUE PDF HERE.... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Heye (Germany), published 2004 Title: “Chinatown”, Artist: Hugo Prades, 2000 pieces OUR RATING: 9/10 I finally worked this masterpiece I've had on my shelf for a while now. Fantabulous. Box Quality: I'm quite a fan of the Heye triangular boxes. I love the fun shape and they shelve well in pairs of two. They're sturdy... Continue Reading →
There are a few tidbits to share with you. I'm recovering from a cold/sinus infection so I haven't been posting much, but I have two puzzles done that I plan to review -- "Best of British: The County Park" (Ravensburer) and "Tall Ship Chaos" (JVH/Jumbo). Both were excellent! In the news, the 2015 Heye puzzles... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Heye (Germany), published Jan 2015 Title: “Cruise”, Artist: Anders Lyon, 1500 pieces OUR RATING: 8/10 Another brand new 2015 Heye puzzle hits my JigBoard! This one is "Cruise" in 1500 pieces. How does it stack up? Box Quality: This puzzle comes in a Heye triangular box. Yay! I love the triangular boxes and it's a treat... Continue Reading →