New Sunsout, Jumbo, Wasgij 2017!

More new 2017 puzzles have been announced! You can add your favorites to your Christmas eve dreams of sugarplum fairies — and jigsaw puzzles.   SUNSOUT 2017 Sunsout has new releases throughout the year, but these are my favorite picks of the new puzzles from their just-released 2017 catalog. Most of these are already in stock at Puzzle Warehouse! You can see the entire 2017 catalog here. “Garden Peacock” by Aimee Stewart, 1000 pieces A brilliant new shaped puzzle! This one is already inRead more

Review: “Sunday Lunch” by Steve Read, Falcon — 9/10

“Sunday Lunch” is a wonderful puzzle for the holidays. The subject is unusual in puzzles, with a contemporary family around a holiday table. It’s a breeze to assemble thanks to each character’s unique face, hair, and clothing, the orange curtains, the windows, and the loaded dining table. This is a puzzle you can work without constantly referring to the box lid. I found it particularly fun to piece together the “feast” on the table. The Falcon quality is excellent. It’s a grid-cut puzzle with thick, sturdy pieces, a soft matte finish, a solid ‘click into place’ fit, and a seamless finish. Highly recommended!Read more

New Puzzles — August 2016

I’m a bit early with August’s new puzzles post, but there are too many cool things to talk about to wait! NEW IN STOCK We have some exciting new releases in stock at Puzzle Warehouse. Below are my picks, but you can see all the new puzzles for the past 30 days here. SUNSOUT Sunsout has released 120 new titles!  Some of the puzzles I talked about last month are now in stock. Can you tell I’m excited! 🙂 “Boy’s Stocking” andRead more

New Jan Van Haasteren puzzles announced!

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”, and a scarf). “New Year’s Dip” looks like a good one! I’ll definitely want to do the 2000 piece version. There’s also a brand new imageRead more

New Puzzles: May 2016

  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 – FANTASY I was excited when Buffalo announced they were making new Josephine Walls puzzles. This fantasy artist has been published many times over the yearsRead more

Review: “Pieces of History: Vikings” by Rob Derks, Jumbo — 9.25/10

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 (there are now five) all have similar brown boxes, which makes the entire set look good on the shelf. Back: The back is a standardRead more

New JVH and Largest Puzzle in the World!

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 the world’ at 40320 pieces. It has a Disney theme and features 10 images from Disney movies. So each section must be around 4000 pieces.Read more

Review: “Santa’s Factory” by JVH Studios, Jumbo — 9/10

  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 cohesive set when shelved together as a collection. The boxes are very sturdy and well-made. The back is a standard Jan Van Haasteren back inRead more

Review: “Wild Water Rafting” by JVH Studios, Jumbo – 9.5/10

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 nice cohesive set when shelved together as a collection. The boxes are very sturdy and well-made. The back is a standard Jan Van Haasteren backRead more

Jumbo: New Puzzles 2016

The new Jumbo 2016 catalogue is not posted yet, but there are new puzzle images on their website. This is my current ‘best guess’ as to their new 2016 puzzles. Some of these came out late in 2015. JAN VAN HAASTEREN: “Christmas Eve” in 1000 or 2000 pieces Updated with a better picture. Click on the image below for a full view.   Jan’s 80th Birthday Edition special tin, 1000 pieces This new 1000 piece image is being released in aRead more