"Ring-Necked Pheasants" is a pretty wildlife puzzle with terrific fall colors. This Cobble Hill puzzle features large pieces that are sturdy, have a snug fit, and a glare-free linen finish. I really enjoyed working with the bigger pieces and they have a nice feeling in your hand. The image by Linda Picken is very peaceful and serene. The gold tones are bright and cheerful to work with. The puzzle is fairly easy due to its 500 piece size, but all the gold adds a touch of challenge. Recommended.
Publisher: Cobble Hill (Canada), 2016 Title: “Garden Birds" by Greg & Company 500 pieces, 18" x 24" Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.25/10 Box Quality: (8/10) The box is shown above and below. It's an attractive rectangular box similar in size to Ravensburger and Jumbo, but it has a nice linen finish. The front does not show the artist or image name. Back:... Continue Reading →
This is a very fun and easy 2000 piece puzzle to assemble. The six lovely vignettes around a central image break the puzzle into many smaller scenes, giving it a collage effect. The colors of the birds and flowers are bright and there's abundance of patterns like the wood table, wicker basket, pine needles, and pine cones, to make even the green and brown areas a delight to put together. It's like getting seven puzzles in one. Cobble Hill is a quality brand with a random puzzle cut and attractive boxes. I would have liked to have seen more information about the artist and image on the box or included inside. Recommended.
Publisher: Sunsout (USA), 1000 pieces Title: “Garden Bunnies”, Artist: Mary Thompson Finished size: 26.5" x 29" OUR RATING: 8.75/10 I love shaped puzzles, especially those with a cute spring theme. It was past time to review this classic from Sunsout. And for the next three days you can grab it on sale for 25% off too. $12.36 is a... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Otter House (UK), 2016 Title: “Poppy Garden” by Chrissie Snelling, 1000 pieces Finished Dimensions: 27" x 19.25" Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.5/10 Box Quality: (9/10) The box is shown above and below. Otter House has "space saving" boxes, which are smaller in size, sturdy, and nicely designed. I like the smaller sized box, especially since it comes with... Continue Reading →
Publisher: MasterPieces (US) Title: “State Birds" by Larry Balsamo, 1000 pieces Final dimension: over 31" wide THIS REVIEW SUBMITTED BY PHILIP PHILIP'S RATING: 8/10 This was an interesting puzzle to do because of its shape and my wife and I enjoyed working it and figuring out the birds. There are also some ‘special’ qualities about this puzzle that we... Continue Reading →
The new Cobble Hill puzzles popped up today. They're not yet on the Cobble Hill website, but they are for sale on Simple Pastimes. You can see them all here. I've pulled out my favorites below. I'm most excited about the new 2000 piece puzzles. It harder to find really great 2000 piecers and these both... Continue Reading →
Publisher: Bits and Pieces (US), published 2015 Title: “Dream of the White Lions”, Artist: Liz Goodrick Dillon, 750 pieces (also comes in 300 large pieces) OUR RATING: 7/10 This puzzle is new for 2015 and I ordered it as soon as I saw it, and put it together as soon as it arrived! So I guess... Continue Reading →