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. If I purchase on Etsy or a similar platform and the puzzle is as expected, I will give a top rating on the platform because of how seller ratings work, but here "as expected" is probably a 3/5 in most cases.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Cat in Garden, Samuel Hayward

 Artifact, 217 pieces. This was the speed puzzle individual puzzle, and I really enjoyed all the cat whimsies. 3/5



Horses of a Different Color

 Rebel Puzzles, 140 pieces. New to me laser cutter; I like the geometric style and this is unusual because it's both geometric and not straight-edged. I was a bit concerned that there'd be resulting fit problems, but there weren't! Looking forward to more from this cutter. 3/5





Peaceable Kingdom

 Stave, approx. 45 pieces. Another pleasant two-sword Teaser, with a frame broken up by the dropout pieces. 6/10





Monday, May 6, 2024

Peaceful Waves, Kennedy Ng'anga

 Nonie Made Me, 186 pieces. My first puzzle from this cutter, and it's high quality, with thick wood and a nicely printed image. Curvy pieces with some nice whimsies, including multi-piece animals. 4/5






Blessing of the Polar Bears, Chholing Taha

 Nautilus, 475 pieces. The last part of assembly--all that dark blue--was something of a challenge, but it's a lovely image. 3/5




Ghoul's Night Out

 Stave, approx. 45 pieces. A great find from Hoefnagel! Relatively easy, two swords I believe. 6/10





Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Silent One, John Rattenbury

 Nautilus, 429 pieces. Nautilus's spiky cuts aren't my favorites, but they indisputably match certain subjects, like tigers! Steady assembly due to the areas of distinct color. 3/5