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Sneak Peek at New India Map Puzzle

Jim and I just finished alpha-testing our coming-soon India Map puzzle by Liv Wan, and it was a blast, and we finally learned where Tajikstan is! 

Liv Wan does a fun job illustrating her maps with cheerful and colorful icons of the area and lots of famous foods, like komolar kheer, a famous Assam rice pudding dessert with orange and dried fruit.


For the puzzle design, Matt Lyon and I wanted to capture the diverse and exotic flavors of India. 

We started with an Islamic style tessellation for the pieces, and added elaborate knob connectors in a Rajasthani style:

And we put in lots and lots of whimsies - mostly in the green and blue areas so those parts crackle along with cheery Hindu gods and peacocks and yes, there is a snake charmer and cobra whimsy scene!

If you haven't been to India, you might think snake charmers are just a made-up thing from the Arabian Nights. Nope, they are a real thing, they even have their own snake-charmer caste, and when not charming cobras, they act as pest control for snakes that snuck into people's houses, an all too real problem in rural India. 

Here's a photo of me with a snake charmer in Delhi back in 1990!

Our India Map Puzzle will launch mid-October, you can sign-up here to get an email notification once it's in-stock.

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