Waddingtons 2016 Christmas Puzzle

I’ve been checking the web every day for any sightings of the 2016 limited edition Christmas puzzle from Waddingtons. Today it cropped up! Drum roll…. What do you think?  I think it’s nice, but it’s not my favorite. For the past three years, Waddingtons appears to be using the same artist who creates digital images in 3D with heavy repeating textures (like the gift boxes and ceiling pattern above). They don’t list the artist name on the box. I preferRead more

Review: “The Christmas Snowman”, Waddington’s – 8.75/10

Publisher: Waddington’s (UK), published 2015 Title:  “The Christmas Snowman”, Waddington’s 2015 limited edition Christmas puzzle, 1000 pieces  OUR RATING: 8.75/10 Box Quality:  (9/10) The box is quick thick and sturdy, rectangular in shape. The back has unique information about the puzzle. Along with the goodies inside, this is definitely a box worthy of a 10 ranking. However, I deducted 1 point for a pet peeve of mine — no artist name. The box says the image was “commissioned by Waddington’s” just forRead more

Waddington’s Christmas Puzzle 2015

I’ve been watching Amazon UK for the appearance of the 2015 limited edition Christmas puzzle from Waddington’s. It still hasn’t appeared there, but a Google search brought this up. Title is “The Christmas Snowman” and it’s not for sale yet. What do you think of this year’s image?  I like it!   JaneRead more

Review: “Santa’s Workshop”, Waddington’s 2014: 7/10

Publisher: Waddington’s (UK), 2014, 1000 pieces Title:  “Santa’s Workshop”, Limited Edition Christmas puzzle 2014,  Artist: uncredited OUR RATING: 7/10 I love the annual limited edition Christmas puzzles, and Waddington’s is the grandaddy of them all.  (See our list of all of these puzzles here.) The puzzles are now produced by Winning Moves (a game company) and are manufactured in Ireland. Here’s a review of the 2014 offering — number 19 in the series!Read more

Review: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Waddingtons (1994)

Publisher: Waddingtons (UK), Released 1994 Title:  “Twelve Days of Christmas” by artist Anne Graham Johnstone, 1000 pieces OUR RATING:  10/10 This is the very first Waddingtons limited edition Christmas puzzle published in 1994.  The back of the box says the image was commissioned by Waddingtons specifically for this puzzle from illustrator Anne Graham Johnstone. The image contains all the elements from Twelve Days of Christmas (ten lords a-leaping, etc). The box is gorgeous–very sturdy and with a gold and silver foil background (it’s highly reflective andRead more

2014 Christmas Puzzles are here!

All of my favorite brands of limited edition Christmas puzzles have now been released for 2014. And without further ado, here they are:   Waddington’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle — “Santa’s Workhop”, 1000 pieces  (purchase link here–ships worldwide)   Ravensburger’s 2014 Limited Edition Christmas Puzzle “The Christmas Farm”  (Purchase Link Here for US and Here for UK)   House of Puzzles 2014 Limited Edition Christmas Puzzle “Christmas Treats”, 500 or 1000 pieces (purchase link here for worldwide) Falcon’s 2014 Limited EditionRead more

Waddington’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle is here!

  The Waddington’s 2014 Limited Edition Christmas puzzle is on Amazon.co.uk. This is quite a different image compared to the past few years, which have been more scenic. But it’s colorful and looks like a lot of fun. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waddingtons-Workshop-Limited-Edition-Christmas/dp/B00KYUNYO0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407795568&sr=8-2&keywords=waddington+christmas+puzzle You can order this puzzle internationally. Ordering it from Amazon.co.uk I was charged 4.95 pounds for shipping to the US. JJRead more