Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), published Jan 2014 Title: “Pieces of History: Vikings” by Rob Derks, Jumbo, 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 9.25/10 Box Quality: (8/10) The Jumbo boxes are very sturdy and well-made. The graphic design is appealing. I love the way they pull out characters from the scene to feature on the box. The "Pieces of History" series... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), published 2015 Title: “Wild Water Rafting” by Jan Van Haasteren Studios, Jumbo, 1500 pieces OUR RATING: 9.5/10 This puzzle also comes in 3000 pieces, but I did the 1500 piece version. Box Quality: (9/10) You can see the box above. The Jumbo JVH boxes all have a similar blue background, which makes for a... Continue Reading →
There's a new Rob Derks "Pieces of History" is due out shortly, "The Pirates", 1000 pieces from Jumbo There's also a new Jan Van Haasteren called "Christmas Eve" available in 1000 or 2000 pieces due in January.
Rob Derks's new puzzle, Pieces of History "The Romans" is now available! This looks amazing, and I can't wait to see what Rob does next in this series. You can read our interview with Rob here. Amazon UK buy link JJ
I so happy to have Rob Derks visit us at Jigsaw Junkie. Thank you, Rob, for agreeing to an interview! Rob is a cartoonist who works for Jumbo puzzles. He both works in Jan Van Haasteren's studio doing JVH puzzles, and he has his own series from Jumbo called "Pieces of History". NOTE: A lot... Continue Reading →
If you're a fan of JVH (Jan Van Haasteren) cartoon puzzles like I am, it's always very exciting to see brand new images become available. "The Escape" -- JVH, January 2015 -- 1000 and 2000 pieces This looks like a fun scene with dozens of police officers searching for a prisoner who escaped from prison.... Continue Reading →
We've reviewed several Jumbo puzzles lately and now have our Jumbo page up for our brand comparison. See how they scored!
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), 2014, 2 x 1000 pieces Title: “Food Frenzy: Clash of the Bakers” Artist: Jan Van Haasteren OUR RATING: 9/10 This was one of my picks for 'best new Fall puzzles' and it didn't disappoint. This review is for "Clash of the Bakers", but there is also a second puzzle in the box "Seafood Supper". "Clash... Continue Reading →
There have been a lot of new puzzle releases this summer and fall. So what are some of the most outstanding? Here are my picks. FALCON -- "Halloween" by Tony Ryan. I love Halloween puzzles, and there aren't too many good ones out. So I was excited to see this lovely entry to the genre. It's... Continue Reading →