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.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Orbicular Geode Puzzle 572

Nervous System, about 360 pieces.  These puzzles are each unique, and cut in a very difficult branching style with crystal-themed whimsies.  Very fun.  5/5

Monday, February 5, 2018

Spring Garden, Janice Larson

Liberty, 466 pieces. More twistiness, as in the other Larson puzzle I've done, though I didn't try to put the vines together outside of the rest of the puzzle this time.   Nice colors and design that emerged slowly as I put it together. 4/5


Zen Puzzles, 298 pieces.  More finely detailed whimsies--this time peacocks, of course--and a colorful but still challenging design.  3/5

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Strolling Down the Lane

Keystone Puzzles, 90 pieces.  Swirly hand-cut pieces--seems like a different cutting style than the other Keystone I have.  Colors either faded or were never bright to begin with, but that was ok.  3/5

White Mosque

Zen Puzzles, 299 pieces.  Laser-cut mostly in strip-cut style, with very detailed themed whimsies.  The colors here are very nice.  3/5

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Mr. Gogo, 454 pieces.  Very difficult because of the limited color range.  Nice strawberry whimsies!  4/5

Jim Flora, Big Bank Robbery

Artifact, 305 pieces.  Surprisingly hard because of all the different similarly colored figures, and the uneven edges!  4/5