Review: “The Gardener’s Cupboard” by Colin Thompson, Ravensburger – 9.25/10

Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany) Title:  “The Gardener's Cupboard” by Colin Thompson, Ravensburger, 1000 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9.25/10 Box Quality:  (10/10) The Ravensburger box is excellent. This puzzle is the third in the "Curious Cupboard" series, and there's a series logo on the box front. I love the branded series, being of a collectible mindset, so I... Continue Reading →

Review: “Wembley Dreams” by Trevor Mitchell, Ravensburger — 9.25/10

Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany) Title:  “Wembley Dreams” by Trevor Mitchell, Ravensburger, 1000 pieces, 2015 Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9.25/10 Box Quality:  (10/10) The Ravensburger boxes are awesome--thick and sturdy with a very nice design. The sides have a white 'Ravensburger' on blue, the image, the piece count, puzzle name and sometimes author name so you can see the info... Continue Reading →

Ravensburger US: New Puzzles for Winter 2016

Ravensburger US carries different puzzles than Ravensburger in Germany/Europe. They have some new puzzles on their website that are quite exciting. You can see them all here.  In this post, I'm just showing my favorites. “Fishing Fun", 1000 pieces An outstanding collage puzzle. I don't fish, but I'd still get it. “The Candy Shop", 1000... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

New Ravensburger 2016!

  The Ravensburger 2016 catalog is online. I haven't been able to get a high-res enough version to clip the individual puzzle photos, but you can get a good idea of the new puzzles. There's a new Colin Thompson, 2 new Aimee Stewart, 2 new Best of British, a new What If? and other fun... Continue Reading →

Two new “What If” puzzles!

For Fall, Ravensburger has released two brand new "What If" puzzles by artist Geoff Tristram.  If you're not familiar with this series, it's similar to Wasgij. The image on the box is NOT the puzzle image. The puzzle image is a 'what if' riff off the box image. You can read our interview with artist... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Review: “Crafty Yarns” by Ravensburger, 9.25/10

  Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), published 2015 Title:  “Crafty Yarns: Perplexing Puzzle No 5”, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 9.25 The "Perplexing Puzzle" series from Ravensburger features collage photographs with repeating colors and elements. The idea being that the puzzle is more challenging, but the challenge isn't in the piece cut but in the layout of the image itself.  "Crafy... Continue Reading →

Review: “Best of British #12 – The County Park”, Ravensburger, 10/10

  Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), published Feb 2015 Title:  “Best of British #12: The County Park”, Artist: Geoff Tristram, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 10 I love the "Best of British" series because they're both humorous cartoon puzzles and British/Anglophile puzzles at once. And of course, the artwork by Geoff Tristram (see our interview with Geoff here) is always clean,... Continue Reading →

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