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. http://www.emagcloud.com/mbl/Ravensburger_Adult_Puzzle_2016_Collection/pubData/source/25953%20Ravensburger%20In-box%20eMag%202016.pdfRead more

Two new “What If” puzzles!

For Fall, Ravensburger has released two brand new “What If” puzzles by artist Geoff Tristram.  If you’re not familiar with this series, it’s similar to Wasgij. The image on the box is NOT the puzzle image. The puzzle image is a ‘what if’ riff off the box image. You can read our interview with artist Geoff Tristram here or read our review of a “What If?” puzzle here. These both look like a lot of fun. Right to the topRead more

Review: “What if Dinosaurs Still Existed?” — Wasgij “What If” No 2

Published by Wasgij (a Jumbo company), 1000 pieces, May 2014 — Artwork by Bill Houston Our Rating:  10/10 I’m a fan of the Wasgij puzzles.  The idea is that the image on the box cover is only a clue as to the puzzle image.  It makes for a nice challenge not to be able to refer to the box completely while assembling the puzzle, though usually there are element which stay the same. The original series, which is essential a reverseRead more

Best New Fall Puzzles 2014

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 a traditional English town square but with costumed revelers, ghost clouds, and pumpkins. Falcon is made by Jumbo, a good, solid German brand. This puzzleRead more

Ravensburger’s 2014 Limited Edition Christmas Puzzle & 2 new “What Ifs”

Three new Ravensburger puzzles cropped up on Amazon today. One is the 2014 limited edition Christmas puzzle from Ravensburger. In addition to this treat, Ravensburger has released two new puzzles in their “What If” series of wasgij-like puzzles as well. Check them out!  Also see our Limited Edition Christmas Page for more Christmas puzzles! “The Christmas Farm” on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.   What If #7 “The Portrait” on amazon.co.uk and Puzzle Warehouse in the US   What If #8 “The Racehorse”Read more