This month, I decided to try a brand I haven’t tried yet, Willow Creek Press. I also chose to go with a style of puzzle that I haven’t seen many people do lately, photography! Meet Beach Waves - a 500 piece whose natural gradient immediately piqued my interest. Beach Waves was a lot of fun! I absolutely loved the piece shapes. No two pieces were alike.
Picture it, July 7, 2017, St. Louis, MO: I arrive at Puzzle Warehouse for the very first time. (Very excited and rocking very short hair!) I was beyond excited to browse the store and find new puzzles to try. One that immediately intrigued me was Wasgij. The description on the box said, "Don't puzzle what you see…" I was honestly intimidated but I loved the illustrations so I needed to purchase at least one. CONTINUE READING
Established just over a year ago (February 2021), Enwood Games is one of the newest brands available at Puzzle Warehouse. I spoke with the owner, Francisco, who told me that he has been a puzzler for as long as he can remember. He wanted to create a company that focuses on publishing the art of emerging artists around the world. He also pushes the business to think outside the box and come up with new innovations with puzzles. In fact, he keeps a notebook with him at all times so he can jot down ideas whenever they come to him.
Sorting is a hotly debated topic when it comes to puzzles. Some people sort and love it. Some people sort and hate it. Some people don’t sort at all. There are no rules. I love sorting. I love taking that time to plan my strategy and look at the details. One of the most popular questions I get is “how do you sort your pieces?”. So using Ultima Thule by Puzzlelife featuring the work of award-winning artist Jacek Yerka, I am going to walk through my strategy.
Is there anything better than puzzles and books? Maybe add a cup of coffee to the mix and it is my ideal way to spend a quiet day. I love listening to audiobooks while I put a puzzle together (pro tip: check your local public library to borrow audiobooks for free). What makes that even better is when the puzzle itself features books. I just finished my very first shaped Galison puzzle. I’ve done many Galison puzzles, but never a shaped one. Given my love for puzzles and books, there’s no shaped Galison more perfect for me than Blooming Books.
We are in the depths of winter here in North America so it was definitely time to bring color - a lot of bold, bright colors - into my life. For my last Puzzle of the Month pick, I choose Pure by Clementoni. It is part of the very popular Color Boom collection. For me, gradients are always a relaxing way to puzzle. You may be thinking, “BUT THERE’S NO IMAGE?!?! How is that fun?!?” I am the type of person that loves to put a puzzle together by color.
Happy October - Spooky Season is finally here! Since my last post, I visited the one and only Puzzle Warehouse. Not only did I go to the retail store (where I went live on Instagram and had help picking some new puzzles), but I also visited the actual warehouse. Puzzles as far as the eye...
Before I tell you all about the new brand, Goodway Puzzles, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate! It's officially been a year since I began contributing to Jigsaw Junkies. Also celebrating is the hilarious and informative Gaby (check out her latest Pomegranate review here). Thank you to everyone who joined in the celebration...
I shared my latest haul from Puzzle Warehouse on Instagram in July and asked which puzzle I should review. Overwhelmingly, Care Bears Care-A-Lot had the most votes. Without further ado, let's take a closer look at USAopoly and Care Bears Care-A-Lot. USAopoly, aka The OP, began with the idea of putting a hometown spin on... CONTINUE READING