House of Puzzles – New Winter 2016 Puzzles

House of Puzzles releases new images twice a year–in February and July. Their February puzzles just went up on jigsawpuzzlesdirect.co.uk. Here they are. Find the Differences #10: Camping by Ray Cresswell, 1000 pieces This is my top pick of the new releases. Most of the February puzzles are 500 pieces, and I like the larger size. Plus it’s a Ray Cresswell and a Find the Differences. Very nice. The Lynvale Collection (all 500 pieces) “Winter Walk”, 500 pieces  “Farm Fresh”,Read more

Review: “Roll Out The Barrel” by Ray Cresswell, House of Puzzles – 9.25/10

Publisher: House of Puzzles (Scotland) Title:  “Roll Out The Barrel” by Ray Cresswell, 1000 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9.25/10 Box Quality:  (9/10) The box is shown above. It’s a fairly large rectangular box about the size of the typical Ravensburger or Jumbo box. Each House of Puzzles box has a different base color and this one, as you can see, is pine green. The name of the artist isn’t on the front, but you can see it signed in the lower rightRead more

New! House of Puzzles Fall Collection 2015

Sorry, I’m a bit late in posting this due to being out of town. But on July 19th, House of Puzzles (see my article on them here) announced their new fall line.  These puzzles are now available in the UK but I don’t yet see them on the amazon US site. Here’s a link to them on amazon uk. I’m going to show them in order of my most to least favorites, but your tastes will vary and they’re all lovelyRead more

Review: “Christmas Treats” by House of Puzzles (1000 pieces)

Front of the box.  The back of the box is blank. This is 2014’s limited edition Christmas puzzle from House of Puzzles, No 9 in their limited edition Christmas series. It’s called “Christmas Treats” and the artwork is by Ray Cresswell. This puzzle really IS a treat. I collect the Christmas puzzles from various brands and I enjoyed the fact that this puzzle design is different than the usual Santa-and-reindeer. It’s a cozy vintage shop scene with plenty of uniqueRead more

Review: “In the Garden” by House of Puzzles

“In the Garden” Brand: House of Puzzles, Artist:  Ray Cresswell #1 in the series “Find the Differences” The “Find the Differences” series of puzzles by HOP has a unique twist. The image you assemble is similar to the image on the box, but there are 15 ‘differences’.  That gives a bit more challenge to putting the puzzle together, as you have to be aware that things can change, like a man’s coat or the direction a bird is flying.  It’s notRead more