Mayan Calendar

Mayan Calendar from Adawoo Puzzle, via Etsy. I paid too much for this … it is the quite thin, direct-printed, shaped, laser-cut style that we see so much of for as low as $5 … That said, it was a fun challenge, solved mostly by shape but sometimes with color / pattern as a guide. […]
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Bewilderness, Majestic III by Deepti Agrawal Mittal

Beautiful elephant puzzle, “Majestic III“, by Deepti Agrawal Mittal, from Bewilderness Puzzles. Ash and I started it a while back, couldn’t finish it, had to disassemble. Then we started it again last weekend, with a travel board, and were able to finish it. This wooden jigsaw puzzle is cut with our very own geometric piece […]
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Fry Family Shop 5×5

This puzzle is called “wooden fractal puzzle“, but I’m not sure why it’s fractal …? This was the 5×5, easy version … when I took it out, Ash thought it looked hard — I thought it was going to be easier than “Wriggle” and it was. Look for the odd piece corners that can only […]
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Bumfuzzled 1 Enigmatic Gewgaw

A nice fast solve, at the end of a long hard day. I guess the peices with the little “x” are supposed to be drop-outs and puzzle pieces to re-insert? Note: My puzzle arrived with a little stain or scorchmark – that is not a result of me being sloppy! I find the coloring on […]
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Triskelion by Bradley Schenck

My first Wentworth puzzle, courtesy of Hoefnagel Puzzle Club, and I really enjoyed it. This Wentworth (“Triskelion”) is apparently not a “typical” Wentworth, per Hoefnagel, but the geometric cut had me having to do some mental readjustments to get into the groove (so to speak). The circular layering reminded me a bit of Mr. Gogo […]
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Outsider Insider

Artifact Puzzles “Outsider Insider” by Patricio Betteo. 409 pieces, puzzle design by Jim Muller and Kathryn Flocken. Hoefnagel! Really colorful and fun. Harder than I would have thought, due to the geometric cuts and the geometric lines, or maybe due to covid brain. Anyway, fun!
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Ochiai Rofu, “Kyoto Four Scenes”

Thanks to the Hoefnagel Club, I got this challenging quadriptych (I had to look that up) of “Kyoto Four Scenes“, from Artifact Puzzles (Ecru line). Puzzling: The individual puzzles hang together pretty well once assembled, but until all the pieces are in, there’s lots of slipping and sliding and holding together. The colors are distinguishable, […]
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Greenwood Burg Bumfuzzled 2

Enjoyed the colors and patterns of Bumfuzzled #2, “Greenwood Burg”. Michele really got into it, too.
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Autumn Aspen by Laura McElfresh

“Autumn Aspen”, puzzle from Bewilderness; 326 piece version, with geometric pieces; 11×16″. Art by Laura McElfresh. So pretty! Fairly challenging given the low-key color palette, with a good bit of repetition of color blocks. Started with the large block teal in the middle bottom and the right. The squared pieces are fun for me; you […]
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Ceaco FishStix

A winter holiday puzzle with Pablo & Julie! A Ceaco FishStix puzzle.
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