We know Halloween isn't a gifting holiday, but if you were interested in some spooky October-appropriate puzzles, the following are our top picks, either in-stock now or soon:
First up is a classic Van Gogh painting-turned-puzzle: Smoking Skull. Most of the puzzle pieces are square with bone connectors, but there are some grim whimsies included as well.
Less macabre and more fun Halloween fare appears in Justin Hillgrove's Imps and Monsters. This larger puzzle has a large number of whimsies depicting its namesake creatures and a variety of piece shapes altogether.
We have some similarly creepy-in-a-nice-way puzzles by artist Vikram Madan. Short-Lived Balloon has all-unique wicked pieces and whimsies (first picture below). Stop and Smell the Daisies, on the other hand, is filled with coffin-shaped pieces with daisy and bone connectors and spooky whimsies (second picture below).
There are also two Halloweeny mystery puzzles:
Mystery puzzle # 9 came out last year- it is vintage spooky and while not too scary for kids, teens and adults will find it more interesting. Incredible escheresque tessellation pieces by Jef Bambas.
New this year! The appropriately spooky mystery puzzle # 13 - in fact you may have noticed we have come out with mystery puzzles up as high as #21, but we saved the freaky #13 for this special macabre puzzle. This puzzle is also not too scary for kids, but more suited for teens and adults. It's a thoughtful macabre image, and has non-unique connectors which make it harder than you'd expect for the low piece count.
Finally, if you like owls, you should check out Owl Internet Cafe:
Happy pre-emptive Halloween!