A few new Jan Van Haasteren puzzles have been announced. These won't be out until September, but we can drool over them now! First is a new puzzle called "New Year's Dip", which will come out solo in 2000 pieces, or in a set in 1000 pieces (with the older image, "Eleven City ice Tour",... Continue Reading →
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 -... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), published Jan 2014 Title: “Pieces of History: Vikings” by Rob Derks, Jumbo, 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 9.25/10 Box Quality: (8/10) The Jumbo boxes are very sturdy and well-made. The graphic design is appealing. I love the way they pull out characters from the scene to feature on the box. The "Pieces of History" series... Continue Reading →
I've found some more new Jumbo puzzles slated for 2016 thanks to jvh-puzzles.nl and a Jumbo catalog. I've updated the Jumbo 2016 page here. There are several new JVH puzzles, wasgij, and Falcon brand images. JJ
Today's the first day of the toy fair in Germany so there are a few annoucements. But first, this new Jan Van Haasteren puzzle from Jumbo is called "Pop Festival" and comes in 1000 pieces. It will be available in March. And then this came over facebook today. Ravensburger announced a new 'largest puzzle in... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), published 2015 Title: “Santa's Factory” by Jan Van Haasteren Studios, Jumbo, 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 9/10 This puzzle comes in a boxed set of two along with "New Year Party". Box Quality: (9/10) You can see the box above. The Jumbo JVH boxes all have a similar blue background, which makes for a nice... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), published 2015 Title: “Wild Water Rafting” by Jan Van Haasteren Studios, Jumbo, 1500 pieces OUR RATING: 9.5/10 This puzzle also comes in 3000 pieces, but I did the 1500 piece version. Box Quality: (9/10) You can see the box above. The Jumbo JVH boxes all have a similar blue background, which makes for a... Continue Reading →
There's a new Rob Derks "Pieces of History" is due out shortly, "The Pirates", 1000 pieces from Jumbo There's also a new Jan Van Haasteren called "Christmas Eve" available in 1000 or 2000 pieces due in January.
As usual, the wonderful website jvh-puzzles.nl has the new Jan Van Haasteren puzzle announcements first. Look at what's coming! Chaos in the Field and Fun In The Park -- 150 pieces each First, there are 2 new 150 piece puzzles. These are too small for me, but "Chaos in the Field" looks like an image... Continue Reading →
Wow! I love this new puzzle that was just announced from Jumbo. It's Jan Van Haasteren's "Wild Water Rafting" and it will come in 1500 or 3000 pieces. What a fun combination of things-that-are-different and things-that-are-the-same,and the theme is one I haven't seen before in JVH. Due out in May! Perfect!
I so happy to have Rob Derks visit us at Jigsaw Junkie. Thank you, Rob, for agreeing to an interview! Rob is a cartoonist who works for Jumbo puzzles. He both works in Jan Van Haasteren's studio doing JVH puzzles, and he has his own series from Jumbo called "Pieces of History". NOTE: A lot... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), published Feb 2015 Title: “Tall Ship Chaos”, Artist: Jan Van Haasteren Studios (Rob Derks), 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 9.5 This is one of my favorite of the new 2015 images. I love JVH puzzles and this one is particularly nice. First, it's a brand new image from JVH Studios (and done by Rob Derks). Second,... Continue Reading →