New Puzzles – July 2016

There are a lot of awesome new puzzles to talk about this month! Tis the season for the Christmas and Fall releases to start to appear. First, let’s look at the ones that were just announced (and aren’t yet in stock). NEW PUZZLE ANNOUNCEMENTS Buffalo Games Buffalo Games tends to release a few new puzzles a month throughout the year. This month we get three new releases for Christmas. All three are very nice. Puzzle Warehouse gets the new Buffalo Games in quiteRead more

Review: “The Country Bus” by Trevor Mitchell, Gibsons — 7.75/10

  Publisher: Gibsons (UK) Title:  “The Country Bus” by Trevor Mitchell, 4 x 500 pieces Review by Jane OUR RATING: 7.75/10 A lovely puzzle set and box is marred by missing pieces and quality control issues. Box Quality:  (10/10) The box is shown above and below. As usual with Gibsons, it’s a gorgeous box in blue made of thick cardboard and with nice product design. I really appreciate the fact that the back of the box is unique to this puzzle, giving backgroundRead more

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 when shelved. The back of this particular box has some standard info about the company. However, inside there are a number of extras. As you can seeRead more

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 new images. Click on the photo below. more

2016 puzzles: Gibson First Look!

Thanks Karen, for emailing me to let me know the new 2016 Gibsons puzzles are showing up on Amazon UK. They’re not on the Gibsons website yet, so this is the first look. Lots of good British puzzles from familiar artists.  My favorites are below. “The Country Bus” by Trevor Mitchell — set of four 500 piece puzzles Gibson’s previous 4×500 sets by Trevor Mitchell have been popular and this is a lovely new one! My favorite of the entireRead more

Review: “The Milkman’s Rounds”, Gibsons, 8/10

Publisher: Gibsons (UK), no date on box–around 2011? Title:  “The Milkman’s Rounds”, Artist: Trevor Mitchell, 4×500 pieces OUR RATING: 8/10 I’ve been wanting to try taking one of these Gibsons 4×500 piece sets and doing all four at the same time. I generally prefer 1000-2000 piece puzzles, so combining them makes a good challenge. All four fit at the same time on my 2000-piece jigboard. Box Quality: Gibsons has truly beautiful boxes. This one is a little shelf-worn because I purchased it onRead more

New Gibson Puzzles Jul 2014

Gibson is releasing more new puzzles in July. Here’s a first look.  These are not yet on Amazon.   (click for close-up) First is a Christmas puzzle called “Midnight Delivery” by artist Steve Crisp, 1000 pieces. This image is one that was released by Falcon a few years ago and has been modified. But this is such a wonderful puzzle image, and the colors on the Falcon were a bit dull.  I’m looking forward to seeing Gibson’s version.  Note thatRead more