The Cheshire Cat is my first Artifact puzzle, as well as the first wooden puzzle I've worked. After working many more Artifact puzzles, I think this is an excellent first puzzle for anyone wanting to try out Artifact puzzles. They are so much more fun and challenging than your typical cardboard puzzle. This one is not too challenging, and it gives you a wonderful sampling of the many things that are special about Artifact puzzles. The quality of the puzzle pieces, along with the Alice in Wonderland themed whimsies had me hooked right away. The border has a straight edge, but it was tricky forming it because of the cut of the pieces.....wonderfully inventive! At only 162 pieces I thought it would take about 30 minutes to complete, but it took a little over 2 hours. Time to complete it has improved with multiple workings. Each time I change my strategy....sometimes I like to build around the whimsies, other times by color, or area. No matter the approach, it's always fun!