Review: “And To All A Good Night” by Dan Morris Designs, Springbok – 9/10

Publisher: Springbok (US), published date 2016 Title:  “And To All A Good Night” by Dan Morris Designs, 400 pieces  Finished size: 20.5″ x 27″ OUR RATING: 9/10 Family Puzzle I really loved this image when it was introduced last fall. I love Christmas puzzles and liked the advent calendar numbers at top and bottom and the folk scene in the center. I was a little disappointed it wasn’t in 1000 pieces. But this size is nice for a single evening, especially inRead more

Review: “Wharf Street” by Benjamin Williamson, Springbok — 7.75/10

If you like random-cut puzzles, larger pieces, and a bit of a challenge in your jigsaws, you’ll love “Wharf Street” by Springbok. The photographic image has painterly qualities. The central part of the image, with the bright colors, flags, and reflection in the puddle, is fun and easy to assemble. But the large amount of cobblestones in the foreground are tricky to piece together, and there’re quite a lot of dark pieces too. The Springbok quality is excellent with a tight fit and creative cut. But the surface of the puzzle is shiny and does give off glare under overhead lights.Read more

Review: “The Melody Shop” by Edward Wargo, Springbok – 9/10

Publisher: Springbok (US), 2016 Title:  “The Melody Shop” by Edward Wargo, 1000 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 9/10 Box Quality:  (8/10) The box is made of very sturdy cardboard and has a nice design on the front. The artist, unfortunately, is not listed on the front of the box. Back: The back of the box has a generic Springbok image. The sides: All sides show the Springbok logo, a photo of the image, the piece count, and dimensions. The name of the image is shownRead more

Springbok: New Puzzles for Winter 2016

Springbok is a US puzzle company with good quality puzzles.  They tend to do more photographic puzzles and collages, but also have a few drawn/painted puzzles. You can see our Springbok brand comparison here. They’ve just added 16 new puzzles for winter 2016. I show my favorites below but you can see them all here. “The Melody Shop” by artist unknown, 1000 pieces I really like this one! I prefer drawn/painted puzzles to photographic puzzles and I love the detail in this image. “WharfRead more

Review: “Santa’s World Hallmark Keepsake” by Springbok 8.5/10

Publisher: Springbok (US), published 2015 Title:  “Santa’s World Hallmark Keepsake”, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 8.5/10 Box Quality: The Springbok box is quick thick and sturdy and square in shape.     Inside: Inside the box is a bag with the puzzle pieces (in excellent condition, no damage, puzzle dust, or unseparated pieces), a small warranty card and a Hallmark postcard. The Image: This is the 8th in a series of Christmas puzzles with a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament theme. You can read ourRead more

WH Smith’s Christmas puzzle & Springbok’s Christmas Ornament Puzzle

The 2015 WHSmith limited edition christmas puzzle is on their website here.  It’s difficult to get a good picture of it from their site, but below is a small image. The puzzle is called “A Christmas Market Town” by Victor McLindon and it has lots of gold foil. Springbok has also announced their Hallmark Keepsake Ornament puzzle for 2015. It’s called “Santa’s World” and is 1000 pieces. Here’s a link. Have you done any of the new Christmas puzzles yet?Read more

2015 Puzzles: New from Springbok

Springbok has put up their new January puzzles. If you’re a fan of photographed collages, you’ll be pleased. If not, there’s not much for you in the new set. You can see the entire line-up here.  I’ve pulled what I think are the best of the lot. Cake Pops, 1000 pieces Colorful Caps, 1000 pieces Vacation Treasures, 1500 pieces Spring Cookies, 2000 pieces JJRead more

Review: “Ornamental Wonderland” by Springbok 8/10

Publisher: Springbok (US), Released 2014 Title:  “Ornamental Wonderland” by artist Tammy Haddix 1000 pieces OUR RATING: 8/10 This is a brand new puzzle by Springbok, released for Christmas 2014. It’s nice to see that the latest quality of Springbok is really quite high. Box Quality: Let’s start with the box.  It’s a very sturdy box, both top and bottom, with a nice design on the front (above). I particularly loved the back, which has information on the artist and this puzzleRead more

Review: “Feathered Retreat” by Springbok – 9/10

“Feathered Retreat”, artist Greg & Company, released 7/2012 by Springbok.  Our rating: 9/10 It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Springbok puzzle, and I must say, I was impressed with the quality of this 2012 puzzle.  The puzzle pieces are very thick–so thick, you can pick the entire puzzle up at the end and it stays together (a first for me).  The piece piece shapes were unusual and varied, yet I didn’t have any trouble figuring out if aRead more