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New Black and White Photography Series

Thomas Barbey is a photography artist inspired by travel and everyday life, as well as the surrealism nature of artists such as M.C. Escher and Roger Dean. Barbey creates montages from concept to finish using negative, double exposure and retouching. His entire gallery of work can be seen on his website, Thomas Barbey Gallery.

We are introducing a new line for Puzzle Warehouse, the Barbey Black and White Photo Art Puzzle Series, with much excitement! These beautiful black and white works of art are sure to make an interesting and challenging puzzle experience. See the photos below, or take a look at all the new 1000 piece puzzles in our selection over at our website.

This collection, along with our other new puzzles by Lion Rampant Imports, are sure to be hit for the avid puzzlers.

New & Popular

We have added literally thousands of new items since January, with all of our favorite brands releasing new puzzles and games – so we thought we would collect all of our favorite new items, as well as the ones we have sold the most of since bring them in – so you know what jigsaws are currently hot on the radar!

1. A License to Life 
Ravensburger, 500 pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Busy Bee Quilting Club
SunsOut, 300 pieces. This one is not new, but it one of our highest sellers, and it has been discontinued by SunsOut – so we have ordered up extra – better grab it while you can!

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Edgeless Jigsaw Puzzles

The edgeless jigsaw puzzles from Puzzle Warehouse will blow your mind away and give a new meaning to the word difficult. If you thought that large puzzles were hard to assemble, you should try doing it without the benefit of straight edges. Made by University Games, these small jigsaw puzzles not only have no edge, but they also feature 5 extra pieces.

These extra pieces will give you a really hard time, as they don’t fit in anywhere in the picture and you won’t know which ones they are until you manage to complete the puzzle. But you might not be able to do so, as the picture from the box is incomplete.

So you’re left with assembling a puzzle without two fundamental tools: the reference picture and the edges. The picture usually helps you to figure out where the different pieces go, while assembling the edges is usually the best and fastest method to begin a puzzle. Left without those, what could have otherwise been a simple assembling job can turn into an impossible but really fun task.

And we don’t say fun for nothing. One of the best things about these impossible puzzles that you can get at Puzzle Warehouse is that there are some hidden objects in the images that you can only discover if you complete the puzzle. How’s that for fun?

Impossible Jigsaw Puzzles

Are you up for a challenge? Even if it is an impossible one? Because Puzzle Warehouse has prepared for you some impossible jigsaw puzzles. And when I say impossible, i don’t mean one hundred thousand pieces impossible, I just mean impossible. Impossible to assemble and even impossible to conceive, these jigsaw puzzles will give you sleepless nights and make you doubt yourself and your puzzle making skills.

What defines these impossible challenges are their repeating colors, shapes and images. Whether you have to assemble a 500 pieces swarm of colored butterflies, a 1000 pieces artwork depicting dozens of clownfish or a 500 pieces herd of zebras, you should be aware of the difficulties that you will have to face. In the beginning, all the pieces will look the same and the only ones you will be able to distinguish are those that make up the borders of the puzzle. And if you think they will make the rest easy for you, you couldn’t possibly be more wrong about it.

Assembling such an image requires you to be fully focused on the task and a lot of concentration. It will take you ages, but in the meantime it will keep you entertained for hours. And the best thing about it is that, in order to work on it, you will have to give up, even if it’s only for a short moment, everything else in your life. No more worries will bother you during the intense time when you will be trying to figure out which piece goes where, which fish belongs where and what zebra has an ear like the one you’re holding in your hand.

A New Challenge: Wasgij Jigsaw Puzzles

Looking for a new challenge? We recommend you try the Wasjig jigsaw puzzles from Puzzle Warehouse. These are no ordinary puzzles. Wasgij puzzles, as the name suggests, are the opposite of a jigsaw puzzle. Each of these puzzles depicts a deliciously complex event, but what that event is is a mystery. The box to the puzzle only shows the spectators’ reactions to this event. In order to figure out what’s happening in the puzzle, you first have to put it together- without the aid of a corresponding picture on the box. If you’ve never put together a puzzle without the help of the box, you’re in for a challenging treat.

Puzzle Warehouse currently offers 29 different Wasgij jigsaw puzzles to choose from. With themes varying from “Drama at the Opera” to “Time Travel”, you’re sure to find a subject that peaks your interest. The cartoon-style of the picture on the box is only a prelude to the hilarious scene you’ll uncover when the puzzle is completed. Decide between 500 and 1000 pieces, whichever fits your skill level and ambition. These puzzles, brought to you by Jumbo, are suitable for adults, so put the kids to bed and invite your friends over to join in the fun!

Puzzle of the Day – Tropical Impressions

OK, extreme puzzlers…this jigsaw puzzle of the day is just for you. With 18,000 pieces, Tropical Impressions by Ravensburger is sure to keep even the most skilled puzzlers busy for a little while.

Tropical Impressions features beautiful illustrations of slinky jungle cats, cheerful and colorful birds, and gorgeous rainforest scenery. Who wouldn’t get lost for hours in such a lush environment?

If 18,000 pieces is somewhat intimidating to you, don’t worry…Tropical Impressions is a large 75 x 108 inch puzzle, but it’s divided into four quadrants, each with a different, but complementary scene. Each quadrant is separately packaged so you can complete one at a time. When you complete one, move on to the next when you’re ready. Before you know it, you will have completed all four which you can put together for a beautiful completed puzzle.

Tropical Impressions is made by Ravensburger, who is well-known for quality jigsaw puzzles. As a bonus, shipping is FREE right now. Your family and friends will be amazed when they see your completed 18,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Get started today!

Finding the Perfect Fit: Jigsaw Puzzle Strategies

Dealing with anxiety as a child was not easy at all. I was nervous, anxious, small, and was frequently bored which led to acting out. As i got older, I found that doing something with my mind and my hands kept my anxiety and boredom at bay.

When I was about nine or ten years old, my grandfather began doing jigsaw puzzles with me. I completed my first 100 piece puzzle in less than an hour! (I though that was really something!) Now that I’m older and my son is getting older, I’d love to try puzzles with him.

Jigsaw puzzles, are a wonderful way to do something in your spare time that keeps your brain sharp and your nerves on an even keel! First, start with puzzles that aren’t too hard for you, (Perhaps up to 150 pieces) so you stay on track and aren’t discouraged enough to bail before you finish the puzzle.

Secondly, I separate the pieces that have at least one straight edge from the others without one. I find it helpful to start by putting the edges together first- that seems to be the least diffucult way to begin. Once the outside edges have been completed, the inside seems much easier for me to fill in. My next tip is to find similar colors and attempt to put them together as well…the edges can give you a clue as to which pieces can be a perfect fit. Just jeep trying and dont be afraid to take a break if you need one.