Publisher: Gibsons (UK), no date on box--around 2011? Title: “The Milkman's Rounds”, Artist: Trevor Mitchell, 4x500 pieces OUR RATING: 8/10 I've been wanting to try taking one of these Gibsons 4x500 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... CONTINUE READING
Publisher: Heye (Germany), original pub 2000, reissued 2013 Title: “Apocalypse”, Artist: Loup, 2000 pieces OUR RATING: 10/10 For my first post-Christmas puzzle, I decided on something a little more challenging, a 2000 piece Heye cartoon puzzle. I've had this one for a number of years and just hadn't tackled it. Time to get started! Box Quality: I'm a... CONTINUE READING
We not only have some new Wasgij puzzles for Jan 2015, we have a whole new series. The name of the series is "Imagine". The first release (Imagine #1) is quite an unusual approach, because it is not one but THREE different puzzles. The box image is the same for all three, but the image... CONTINUE READING
Jumbo kindly sent me a translation of this article commemorating Jan Van Haasteren's 30th anniversary of making puzzles. It appeared in De Telegraaf, a Dutch newspaper, on October 26, 2014. Here's a translation with my own images of Jan's work added. Illustrating puzzles is also art A Canadian moved to a new house because his bathroom was not... CONTINUE READING
Whoo hoo! It's so exciting to see the new puzzle images released for 2015. I've been watching the various puzzle maker's sites like a hawk and have already posted the new puzzles from Ravensburger, Heye, Cobble Hill, and some upcoming JVH and Rob Derks images. The day after Christmas brings us an update to the... CONTINUE READING
Publisher: White Mountain (US), 2011, 1000 pieces Title: “Merry Christmas To All!”, Artist: R.J. McDonald OUR RATING: 8/10 It's Dec 26th and this will be my last Christmas puzzle review for a while. On to new projects! I really like multi-scene puzzles. And, of course, Christmas puzzles. So I decided to give this White Mountain puzzle a try.... CONTINUE READING
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), 2014, 2 x 1000 pieces Title: “Mystery Shopper”, Artist: Geoff Tristram OUR RATING: 8/10 This is the tenth Christmas puzzle released by Wasgij. This year, you can only buy it in a set of two. The two puzzles are the box image and the wasgij image. The wasgij image is a cartoon of what the... CONTINUE READING
JJ: Hello, Bilge! Can you please introduce yourself? Bilge: Hello Jane, My name is Bilge and I am well qualified for international trade and working as an Export Manager at Perre Group / Anatolian Puzzle. JJ: Where are Anatolian puzzles designed and manufactured? Bilge: Anatolian puzzles are %100 made in Turkey. The factory located in... CONTINUE READING
If you're a fan of JVH (Jan Van Haasteren) cartoon puzzles like I am, it's always very exciting to see brand new images become available. "The Escape" -- JVH, January 2015 -- 1000 and 2000 pieces This looks like a fun scene with dozens of police officers searching for a prisoner who escaped from prison....
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