Our puzzle designer Jef Bambas has been playing around with some Escher-esque tesselations for puzzle pieces the last couple of years, which tend to produce harder puzzle designs as the unusual piece shapes require a lot of focus to pair-up:
- Hasui Nocturne is a tessellation of fish pieces
- Hues of Zion is a tessellation of lizard pieces.
- Cathedral of the Changing Tides is a tessellation of turtle pieces:
Inspired by the challenge of making whimsical tessellations work as a a puzzle, another of our puzzle designers Danny Song figured out how to make a tessellation of wolves-baying-at-the-moon for our new Dragon Moon puzzle:
Some awesome night-sky and camping inspired whimsy pieces break up the tessellation here and there.
Here's a sneak peek (spoiler alert!) at what a baying-wolf tessellation looks like, and our very first-ever Elvis Presley whimsy:
Danny worked hard to make every wolf-piece unique, but some of the wolf-shapes are very similar in some parts, so this puzzle is really hard because you can make a few wrong connections (you'll know pretty soon because the next pieces won't fit, but you might have to back-track).