I work with a group who loves wood puzzles, and puts them together without looking at the box. In this case, "Dusk" doesn't tell us much about what the picture will look like, which adds to the challenge. Normally we put the puzzles together on a large sheet of white mat. I didn't realize how much that helps until I did this one on my own after we'd done it together. I used two dark cookie sheets. That made it much harder, especially since some of the pieces are dark. This isn't a complaint, as I still loved doing it. The whimsical painting appealed to me; I love all of Artifact's Gerard puzzles, though this is our first. The variety in the roof patterns, the stripes going in different directions, and the background in slightly different shades, add to the fun. Some of the pieces are very tiny, some a bit larger. Some are identical but just because they fit doesn't mean they're "right." You have to check the pattern as well as the fit. The cats in windows, the crow on the roof, and the old-fashioned street lights all add to the charm. A very satisfying puzzle.