Review: “Poppy Garden” by Chrissie Snelling, Otter House — 8.5/10

Publisher: Otter House (UK), 2016 Title:  “Poppy Garden” by Chrissie Snelling, 1000 pieces Finished Dimensions: 27″ x 19.25″ Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.5/10 Box Quality:  (9/10) The box is shown above and below. Otter House has “space saving” boxes, which are smaller in size, sturdy, and nicely designed. I like the smaller sized box, especially since it comes with a poster inside so you don’t have to work with a smaller box image. The box is 7.5″ x 10.25″. The front of the box hasRead more

Review: “Classic Companions” by Polly Pickering, Otter House – 9/10

Publisher: Otter House (UK), 2016 Title:  “Classic Companions” byPolly Pickering, 1000 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality:  (9/10) The box is shown above and below. Otter House has “space saving” boxes, which are smaller in size, sturdy, and nicely designed. I like the smaller sized box, especially since it comes with a poster inside so you don’t have to work with a smaller box image. Back: The back of the box is blank white. The sides: Three sides are the same withRead more

Otter House: New Puzzles for winter 2016

Otter House is a UK company that makes animal-themed gifts such as cards and puzzles.  They have smaller ‘space saving’ boxes that are quite nice (they each come with a poster for help when working the puzzle). The puzzle quality is good. You can see our review of an Otter House puzzle here. I’ve received their 2016 catalogue and below are my favorite of their new puzzles. Note: These images were taken from a pdf catalogue. You will find their websiteRead more

Review: “Spot the Differences #2” by Otter House 9/10

Publisher: Otter House (UK), published 2015 Title:  “Spot the Differences No 2”, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality: The Otter House boxes are quite thick and sturdy with a nice high res cover. The back of the box is blank white. The sides have the name of the puzzle and image, which is nice for shelving. They are also ‘space saving’ (not super huge), which is nice too. Inside: Inside the box is a bag with the puzzle pieces (inRead more

Christmas Puzzles 2015

Ah, it’s July and the Christmas puzzles are coming in fast and furious.  Here’s all the ones I know about right now! RAVENSBURGER – Limited Edition #19 – “Santa’s Final Preparations” by Roy Trower SEE OUR REVIEW HERE I love this new image for 2015 and prefer it to last year’s puzzle. It’s got so much going on! This is definitely at the top of my list.   “The Christmas Cupboard” by Colin Thompson This isn’t a limited edition ChristmasRead more

2015 Puzzles: Otter House First Look!

Otter House has released a new puzzle catalog for 2015. Yay!  You can see the whole thing here. You can even download a high res copy for your hard drive to save. (I love downloadable catalogs!) Here are a few of the new images. (NOTE: I haven’t added Otter House to our brand comparison yet, but you can see their quality in my review of one of their puzzles here.) NEW CHRISTMAS 2015 Wow, so Otter House is the first puzzleRead more

Review: “Christmas Past & Present No 1” from Otter House

Publisher:  Otter House (UK), released Sept 2014 Name:  “Christmas Past & Present No 1” (limited edition) by Beatrice Grieco OUR RATING:  8/10 Otter House has entered the list of puzzle companies that release an annual limited edition Christmas puzzle.  This is their first.  First, may I say, welcome to the club!  I adore limited edition Christmas puzzles. I was very attracted to this image the moment I saw it.  It shows a street scene in an English village in an EdwardianRead more

Just arrived: Otter House’s Limited Edition Christmas Puzzles 2014

Anyone who follows my blog knows that I love limited edition Christmas puzzles. I collect the ones issued annually by Ravensburger, Waddington, Gibson, Falcon, House of Puzzles, and Wasgij.  I’m very excited to say there is at least one, and maybe two, limited edition puzzle series just started this year by puzzle maker Otter House (a UK puzzle maker).  I happened to see a photo of the puzzles online and contacted the company to find out how to order it since itRead more