About my ratings

Perhaps because of my day job, I'm a tough rater. Everything 3/5 and above I consider worth the time and money.

Friday, September 22, 2017

LeColimaçon, Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, Bateaux de pecheurs, 488 pieces.  Every once in a while I think "that puzzle looks so cool, I will try it though it's push-fit."  I am wrong and need to be reminded of this.



Blue Asteroids, Jigsaw Art/Thom Spencer

232 pieces.  Fun and challenging; nice piece shapes.  4/5




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Purple Flower

Woodmorningshop (on Etsy), about 150 pieces.  Interesting shape; matte finish makes for a different puzzling experience.  4/5



Untitled, Jigsaw Art

Thom Spencer, 68 pieces. Nicely difficult!  5/5



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lilac wood puzzle

Unknown cutter, 26 pieces.  Nice piece of wood; slight diversion. 2.5/5


Jules Grun, The Dinner Party

600 pieces, Optimago.  The usual Optimago strengths--subtle colors that only reveal the picture once it's assembled.  3/5



Monday, September 18, 2017

Unpainted puzzles

214, 225, 288 pieces, LeColimaçon.  French puzzles (via Etsy)--the lack of painting means that it's all about the shape of the pieces, which I enjoy.  The puzzles are thin plywood, more like Wentworth than the thicker hand-cut pieces I'm more used to, but I enjoyed the challenge.  My daughter may paint one or two of them ultimately.  5/5
starting out




people shapes in the large one