Top Picks for the Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday is here! At Puzzle Warehouse, that means one of the best sales of the year. The discount is 30% off all puzzles from selected brands that are participating in the sale with us. The brands are: SUNSOUT, PERRE, WHITE MOUNTAIN, MASTER PIECES, COBBLE HILL, SCHMIDT, PIATNIK, NEW YORK PUZZLE COMPANY, and LAFAYETTE PUZZLE FACTORY. This sale is one day only, and items WILL sell out, so–a warning to the wise–if there’s something you really want, don’t muck about.Read more

Review: “Safe Travels” by Aimee Stewart — MasterPieces, 8.25/10

Publisher: MasterPieces (US), published 2016 Title:  “Safe Travels” by Aimee Stewart, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 26.75″ x 19.25″ OUR RATING: 8.25/10 TRAVEL WEEK: Since I just got back from vacation, it seemed like a good time to tackle travel themed puzzles (say that three times!). I’ll be reviewing two puzzles this week and sharing some of my favorite travel themed puzzles at Puzzle Warehouse on the weekend. Box Quality:  (9/10) This puzzle is in MasterPieces “suitcase” puzzle line. The suitcase line are all travel-themedRead more

Review: “Pastry Party” by Aimee Stewart, Master Pieces — 9.25/10

Publisher: Master Pieces (US), published 2016 Title:  “Pastry Party” by Aimee Stewart, Master Pieces, 1000 pieces EZ-Grip  Finished size: 39″ x 27″ OUR RATING: 9.25/10 ALZHEIMER’S WEEK: This week we’re covering the very serious topic of Alzheimer’s and how jigsaw puzzles can both help prevent it and also be used to slow progression once Alzheimer’s is diagnosed. Look for our feature article the weekend of Jul 2-3. For our reviews this week, we’re focusing on large piece puzzles, a first here at Jigsaw Junkies.Read more

Review: “Buried Blueprints: The Lost City of Atlantis” by Al Lorenz, Master Pieces — 7.5/10

Title: Buried Blueprints: The lost City of Atlantis Publisher: Master Pieces (US), Published 2012, Artist: Al Lorenz, 1000 Pieces Review by Philip    Philip’s Rating: 7.5 From Jane: This is Philip’s first review for Jigsaw Junkie. Thanks for your submission! Review: We don’t buy a lot of new puzzles and this was one of five that we got second-hand. These are interesting pictures with a lot of quips written on the puzzle to describe the places depicted. Some are humorous andRead more

Review: “Hometown Heroes: Local Law”, Master Pieces, 8.5 / 10-

Publisher: Master Pieces (US), published Feb 2015 Title:  “Hometown Heroes: Local Law”, Artist: Dona Gelsinger, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 8.5 This is a brand new puzzle for 2015 and I liked it as soon as I saw it online. I like the painterly style and the unusual point of view for a puzzle– it’s more of a close-up shot. I also like the ‘murder mystery’ feel of it. So how did it score? Box Quality: (9/10) Master Pieces creates good boxes. This is a new series,Read more

2015 Puzzles: MasterPieces First Look!

I was able to get a MasterPieces 2015 puzzle catalog. It’s a very nice line-up and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of the brand in the latest puzzles. 4 brand new Kinuko Y. Craft fantasy puzzles. My favorite “squeal” moment while browsing the catalog are these 4 new Kinuko Craft puzzles. Thankfully they come in 1000 pieces. These 4 images come in 2 box types. There’s the white box “Glitter” version and  “Collectible Tin” which appears not toRead more

Review: “Cat-Ology: Hemingway” by Masterpieces

Publisher: Masterpieces (US), Released 2014 Title:  “Cat-Ology: Hemingway” by artist Geoffrey Tristram, 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 7/10 This is a bit of a departure from the puzzles I normally do, but I wanted to do another MasterPieces puzzle for my brand comparison–and I love Geoffrey Tristram. He is better known for his cartoony images. He does images mostly for Ravensburger these days (he’s the artist behind their “Best of British” and “What If?” series, two of my favorites).  But he also didRead more