350, Snowflake Puzzles. Another nice hand-cut puzzle; I misjudged the balance between difficulty and visual interest on the picture, though--this was plenty hard but didn't have enough color to be really fun for me. 3/5
Friday, November 24, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Galles Jig-Saw Picture Puzzle, 350 pieces. Vintage puzzle, cutter new to me. Very tight in the way of vintage puzzles; one piece had a missing arm. Good colors and some tricky places, including corners that weren't obviously corners. 3/5
431 pieces, Mr. Gogo Puzzles. It's a pleasure to see a puzzle cutter evolve over time--this maker has been increasingly willing to add flourishes, such as the highly involved borders here, which even include similar shapes in the body of the puzzle--not quite whimsies, but not conventionally shaped either. 5/5 or maybe graduating to the Stave scale.
|Why upside down, Google?|
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Liberty, 508 pieces. A nicely tricky Liberty, with some apparently muddy but then ultimately distinguishable colors as the puzzle progressed. Um, I started to take it apart then realized I hadn't taken a finished picture, so that last picture is a bit odd. Also, I assembled it upside down. 4/5