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, December 4, 2020

Biscuit Track

 DaVici, 170 pieces. Important news: DaVici has arrived at Amazon! The prices aren't exactly a bargain, but they are transparent and shipping was fast. These appear to be printed for an English speaking market. This one has the usual cute image and themed whimsy pieces. 3/5




Kevin Sloan, Burden of Formality

 Artifact, 433 pieces. Curvy construction and a lot of grey/beige adds to the difficulty of this nice puzzle. I'm not a huge fan of teacup whimsies--they just don't fit well/move around a lot--but I can't say they were unwarranted and this is still fine. 3/5





Thursday, December 3, 2020

Yuri Gorbachev, Two Cats

 Artifact, 314 pieces. Lovely colors and lots of cats. What's not to like? 4/5





Enchanted Dusk Sea Sight

 Hartmaze, 199 pieces. Hartmaze has added another puzzle--they've upped the prices a bit but it's still a bargain even compared to the newer laser cut sellers who've jumped into the market. 3/5




Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Vladstudio, Owl Internet Café

 Artifact, 204 pieces. Given the extensive areas of blue/black, this is about as big as it should be, and the whimsies are cute. 3/5


owls and other spooky creatures along with some internet and coffee symbols

multi piece owl



The Inchworm

Shay's Puzzle Workshop, 126 pieces. Very hard for its size: hand-cut, Etsy seller who produced the art as well. Reasonably priced for hand-cut. 4/5





Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Iko Jakuchu, Plum Blossoms

Artifact, 311 pieces. Super, super hard! Limited colors, similar piece shapes, just a very difficult challenge. Nice curvy pieces to match the image. 3/5