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Coming Early March! Rachel Pedder-Smith, Bean puzzle. It's hard.

                This puzzle with is an excellent balance of difficulty and fun, if you're the kind of person who likes finding Waldo. This new puzzle is 422 pieces, with a hexagonal grid, garden themed whimsies, and bean shaped earlet connectors. The artist here is known for her botanical illustrations of dried plants. Rachel has been awarded four gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society. She has had two solo shows in London and her paintings are included in many notable collections, the Shirley Sherwood Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the...

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Good Night Moon

Amusing post about the poor interior design in the children's book Good Night Moon.

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Jigsaw Java's Puzzle Day and Puzzle Contest with $500 prize!

Jigsaw Java is hosting a puzzle celebration day and competition for a $500 grand prize. The celebration will be held on Saturday, January 31st, from 10am – 3pm at: 2761 Fair Oaks Ave. in Redwood City (south of San Francisco). How it works: Entrants pay $20 to compete. Teams of 4 compete to put together a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. All teams get the same puzzle. All puzzles are wrapped so no one knows what the picture is of the puzzle. All teams start at the same time and whichever team finishes first wins the Grand Prize money.   Second...

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Jig Things Puzzle Boards for Wooden Puzzles

A couple customers asked us last Xmas if there were good puzzle boards for wooden jigsaw puzzles.  Customer Susan Kaput recommends Jig Things puzzle boards (thanks for sharing!): "I use jig things puzzles boards all the time for doing puzzles - the flat, non-slip surface is perfect for wooden puzzles.  I have the one for smaller puzzles and the next size up for larger ones. Since I don’t do cardboard ones (or one of your triptych puzzles), I don’t need anything larger. I can work at the dining room table, and when I need the space I just pick up...

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Bokuyo Forest Successfully Beta-Tested!

Last November we sat down to try out the new design for the Bokuyo Forest puzzle. We stared at the 700 pieces of tangled forest, we moved a few pieces around the table, but eventually, we backed out. This is our largest, hardest puzzle ever, and it was just too darn hard for us to beta-test ourselves.   But we wouldn't want to sell a puzzle without someone trying it out and making sure it was fun, and so in the fall newsletter we asked for serious puzzlers to volunteer. We selected two intrepid and veteran customers who took on...

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