Publisher: WHSmith (UK), 2014, 1000 pieces Title: “The Christmas Town”, Artist: Victor McLindon OUR RATING: 8/10 I've been trying to do ALL of the limited edition Christmas puzzles released for 2014 so that I could review them for the blog. It's not exactly a hardship but it is a bit of a time challenge. This is the 2014... CONTINUE READING
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... CONTINUE READING
Ravensburger.co.uk has put up their 2015 Spring/Summer catalogue! The new puzzles for 2015 will be available in January. You can look at or download the 2015 catalogue pdf here. Currently, the pdf has low res images of the puzzles and they are not on Amazon or other online retailers yet, so we can only get...CONTINUE READING
Most puzzle companies release their largest selection of new images in January, making that month a sort of puzzler’s late Christmas. We’ll be covering 2015 new releases here on Jigsaw Junkie. And the fun has already begun. Cobble Hill has released a sneak peek at their 2015 line-up.
These ‘earlybird’ puzzles can be ordered from selected retailers now and from pretty much everywhere in January. Here’s their two page spread of all their sneak peek puzzles... CONTINUE READING
Publisher: Lafayette Puzzle Company (US), ~2012?, 750 pieces Title: “Goldenline Fairies: Fairy Book” Artist: Nadia Strelkina OUR RATING: 8/10 Those of you who follow my blog know that I have a soft spot for metal foil in a puzzle. So when I saw this foil series called "Goldenline Fairies," I wanted to check it out. This puzzle is... CONTINUE READING
I'm very excited to continue our "Puzzle Maker Interviews" with Kate Armitage who works for one of my favorite puzzle brands, Gibsons of the UK. I hope my readers enjoy learning more about puzzle companies as much as I do. Above: Kate Armitage of Gibsons Puzzles JJ: Hello! Can you please introduce yourself? I’m Kate... CONTINUE READING
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), 2014, 2 x 1000 pieces Title: “Food Frenzy: Clash of the Bakers” Artist: Jan Van Haasteren OUR RATING: 9/10 This was one of my picks for 'best new Fall puzzles' and it didn't disappoint. This review is for "Clash of the Bakers", but there is also a second puzzle in the box "Seafood Supper". "Clash... CONTINUE READING
Publisher: Educa (Spain), 2007/2008, 1500 pieces Title: “Guardian Angel” Artists: Victoria Frances OUR RATING: 7/10 I picked this puzzle out to start on Halloween night. I've never done a Victoria Frances puzzle before, or really any puzzle this gothic or fantasy in image design. So how was it? Box Quality... CONTINUE READING
Publisher: Jumbo (Netherlands), 1999, 1000 pieces Title: “Winter's Majesty”, Series: "Silver Collection", Artist: Karl Bang OUR RATING: 10/10 One of the things I really love about puzzles is the opportunity to find artists I otherwise would never experience. And it's a great way to really see and absorb their artwork because you spend a lot of time with... CONTINUE READING
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