Ravensburger Limited Edition Christmas Puzzle 2018

Look what’s been announced!  Ravensburger’s Limited Edition Christmas puzzle for 2018 is here, and it’s gorgeous. Here’s the blurb from their website: Taking children to visit Santa is a great moment, creating new memories, rekindling old ones and reminding us of the excitement and magic of the festive season. This wonderfully detailed and colourful puzzle captures that special time. A kindly and realistic Santa listens as a youngster whispers details of his very special Christmas wish. Mum, Dad and siblingRead more

Top Ten Merry & Bright: Christmas Puzzles 2017

It’s December 17th. Have you been holidaying yet? I have been knee deep in holiday movies, Christmas card and gift prepping, decorating, and snow shoveling here in Pennsylvania. So it definitely feels like Christmas. I had fun putting together my top picks of the Christmas puzzles available this year. The top ten list (which is 14 items long!) includes puzzles available at Puzzle Warehouse. At the end of the post I’ll go over some of the awesome European Christmas puzzlesRead more

Ravensburger and Gibsons 2016 Christmas Puzzles Announced!

July is when we start seeing the Christmas puzzles announced. Very exciting! This year is stacking up to be a great one. RAVENSBURGER 2016 LIMITED EDITION CHRISTMAS PUZZLE:  “Santa’s Christmas Party” by Roy Trower This is the 20th in the Ravensburger limited edition Christmas series. It’s beautiful!  Look at all the lovely detail in the dancing figures and that pretty winter scene backdrop. Outstanding! The box looks terrific too with a custom back about the puzzle. GIBSONS 2016 LIMITED EDITIONRead more

Review: “It’s Christmas” by Marcello Corti, Gibsons – 9/10

Publisher: Gibsons (UK) Title:  “It’s Christmas” by Marcello Corti, Gibsons, 1000 pieces, limited edition for 2015 Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality:  (10/10) The Gibsons boxes are of excellent quality–thick and sturdy with a very nice design. You can see the front above. I really like the special gold box they use for the limited edition Christmas series. Very ‘collectible’ in feel. The back of the box is custom and has information about this image and the artist. Inside the box is theRead more

Review: “Christmas Pantomime” by Jim Mitchell, Falcon – 8.5/10

Publisher: Falcon (a branch of Jumbo, Netherlands), published 2015 Title:  “Christmas Pantomime” by Jim Mitchell, Falcon’s 2015 limited edition Christmas puzzle, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 8.5/10 Box Quality:  (9/10) The box is a nice, sturdy, German style rectangular box. The front has “Limited Edition” and “No 4”, which is nice. It also lists the name of the artist, Jim Mitchell. The back of the box has more information about the artist and about this image. Click on the picture below to aRead more

Review: “Santa’s Final Preparations” by Roy Trower, Ravenburger 9/10

Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), published 2015 Title:  “Santa’s Final Preparations” by Roy Trower, Ravenburger’s 2015 limited edition Christmas puzzle, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality:  (9/10) The box is quite nice. It’s the standard rectangular Ravensburger box, thick and sturdy. The back of the box has information about the artist (Roy Tower) and about this image. Click on the picture below to a larger size you can read. Inside: The inside of the box contains the bag of puzzle pieces, a salesRead more

Review: “Santa’s Workshop”, Waddington’s 2014: 7/10

Publisher: Waddington’s (UK), 2014, 1000 pieces Title:  “Santa’s Workshop”, Limited Edition Christmas puzzle 2014,  Artist: uncredited OUR RATING: 7/10 I love the annual limited edition Christmas puzzles, and Waddington’s is the grandaddy of them all.  (See our list of all of these puzzles here.) The puzzles are now produced by Winning Moves (a game company) and are manufactured in Ireland. Here’s a review of the 2014 offering — number 19 in the series!Read more

Review: “Twelve Days of Christmas” Ravensburger 1998 Limited Edition Christmas Puzzle

  Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), 1998 Title:  “Twelve Days of Christmas” limited edition Christmas puzzle No 2, by artist Carol Lawson  1000 pieces OUR RATING: 10/10 This is one of my favorites in the limited edition Christmas series by Ravensburger and I was thrilled to find a good copy of it on ebay. Box Quality: The box is wonderful, with a special design about the limited edition on the back, side (below) and front (above).   Inside the box is a certificate of authenticity andRead more

Review: “Ornamental Wonderland” by Springbok 8/10

Publisher: Springbok (US), Released 2014 Title:  “Ornamental Wonderland” by artist Tammy Haddix 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 8/10 This is a brand new puzzle by Springbok, released for Christmas 2014. It’s nice to see that the latest quality of Springbok is really quite high. Box Quality: Let’s start with the box.  It’s a very sturdy box, both top and bottom, with a nice design on the front (above). I particularly loved the back, which has information on the artist and this puzzleRead more

Review: “Christmas Market” limited edition Christmas puzzle by Gibson, 9/10

Publisher: Gibson (UK), Released 2014 Title:  “Christmas Market” by artist Marcello Corti, 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 9/10 Gibson ranks quite highly on our puzzle brand comparison. It’s a UK brand with lovely thick boxes, sturdy pieces with a waxy finish, and a nice selection of images.  Every year they do a limited edition Christmas puzzle and this year’s is “Christmas Market”. Their Christmas puzzles are always done by artist Marcello Corti and I quite like the style of them. There’s lotsRead more

Review: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Waddingtons (1994)

Publisher: Waddingtons (UK), Released 1994 Title:  “Twelve Days of Christmas” by artist Anne Graham Johnstone, 1000 pieces OUR RATING:  10/10 This is the very first Waddingtons limited edition Christmas puzzle published in 1994.  The back of the box says the image was commissioned by Waddingtons specifically for this puzzle from illustrator Anne Graham Johnstone. The image contains all the elements from Twelve Days of Christmas (ten lords a-leaping, etc). The box is gorgeous–very sturdy and with a gold and silver foil background (it’s highly reflective andRead more