This is a 311 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of a painting of animals getting ready to board Noah's Ark. The painting is by Jan Brueghel II (Jan Brueghel the Younger). The puzzle features many many animal-shaped whimsy pieces and all of the connectors are shaped like various animal heads (puzzle design by Ben Goldman and Jim Muller) - click on the small picture under the main picture to see example pieces. This puzzle has a straight edge and average difficulty. Like all our puzzles, the pieces are laser-cut from 1/4" thick wood. Packaged in our standard pine wood box. Made in USA.
Review: Just received this puzzle and haven’t played it yet. But just FYI that the puzzle came in an older version box so there’s no label, and the slip inside also came from an older time. I guess it’s not a big deal but I got surprised, so I thought you should know before buying it...
Review: Solving this puzzle was a very peaceful experience; it may have just been the mood I was in, but I tend to credit Brueghel's beautiful painting. The cut's grid pattern is held together by a veritable boatload of different animal head connectors; so many that you may even start to feel like Noah as you search for the piece you need ... "Now, where's that giraffe, goat, llama?". While this automatically narrows your piece choices the puzzle remains a pleasant challenge. Pop quiz: What was the last animal to make it onto the ark? Answer: See whimsies!
Name: Jennifer Carson
Review: I love Artifact Puzzles with their whimsical designer cuts—ordinary puzzles just plain boar me. One of my favorites is Noah’s Aardvark…I mean Ark. You’d have to be square not to like these pieces…which are, um, square with really cool animal heads for the connectors. You don’t have to ram them together for the cut is good, and they are easily assembled. The image is from a Jan Brueghel II masterpiece and is (ost)rich in color and depth. I found it a hare challenging, but don’t let it get your goat! Just keep monkeying around with it. By now it should o-cur to you, that this is guaranteed fun for ewe and your kids, and that’s no bull. I’m not lion when I tell you I’ve enjoyed doing this one over and over a-(pen)guin! Camel or high water, you should try it, too. So duck over to your computer and order it. I know you’ll be raven about it just as much as I lamb! (This review submitted with groveling apologies to my English teachers!)