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Ringo Starr, drummer from the Beatles, tweeted on March 8th, 2016:


The Beatles formed their musical journey in the early 1960’s with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr and they began their recording career with George Martin, a producer at EMI Records who had never worked with a rock band.  He turned around and produced one of the most legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll bands in history.

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With the Beatles. 1963 EMI Records

With albums such as With the Beatles, Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band among many others, the Fab Four made their way onto home stereos all over the world and their innovative music and moving lyrics are well remembered today, 50 years later.

Sir George Martin, CBE, was born January 3rd, 1926, and worked as a producer for EMI Records and mostly worked with classical music.  He even attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying piano and oboe.  When he signed the Beatles to a record contract with EMI in 1962, it was a step into a new direction for him–a step that would change his life forever.

Often referred to as “The Fifth Beatle” Martin won multiple Grammy awards and won an Academy Award for “Best Score” with “A Hard Day’s Night”.

You can remember the Beatles and Sir George Martin by choosing one of our puzzles celebrating their music!

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Sgt. Pepper and Beatles Yellow


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in June of 1967 and is widely considered to be not only one of the best albums in the Beatles’ discography, but one of the must-have albums to have in one’s music library.  With songs such as “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”, “When I’m Sixty-Four”, and “A Day in the Life”, Sgt. Pepper is a display of everything the Beatles were capable of and they held nothing back in its production.  This puzzle is a double-sided image that has, on one side, the album cover itself, which is one of the most highly recognizable images with its bright colors and slue of familiar celebrity faces behind John, Paul, George, and Ringo, dressed in brightly colored band outfits.  On the other side of the puzzle is the center-fold image from the album itself of the four Beatles again in their band uniforms.  Whatever side you wish to display, this is a great puzzle celebrating the Beatles ingenuity.

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Two Sided Puzzle – Yellow Submarine


Step onto the Yellow Submarine and go back to Pepperland with this double-sided puzzle shaped like the famous Yellow Submarine from the 1968 animated film.  On the one side, there is the submarine itself, with its bright yellow and curvy design, accented by vibrant reds and violets.  And on the other side, we see the Fab Four themselves in their animated glory.  This 600 piece puzzle is a great family project and your kids will love assembling this bright and colorful jigsaw puzzle.  Just watch out for Blue Meanies…



Gingerbread Holiday Puzzles

Tomorrow my best friend and I are going to spend a little quality time together for the holidays in lieu of exchanging gifts, and we’re going to make a gingerbread house. Of course, this meant I had to start researching how to make a good gingerbread house.

There are tons of resources on the web for building gingerbread houses:

Directions for simple gingerbread house
Challenge yourself with elaborate gingerbread house design

This is really a great way to spend quality time with family and friends! We also have some really cute gingerbread cookie puzzles for inspiration, and even a great 3D puzzle if you don’t feel like working with tempting treats and sweets! This 3D model of a colorful and magical gingerbread house is a super fun way to build that dream candy house without all the mess! And you can keep it forever!

Gingerbread House 3D Puzzle by Hasbro. $34.99. 441 pieces. Finished size: 12.375″H x 13″ W x 10.25″L.

Christmas Cookies by Springbok. $11.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 20″ x 20″.

Holiday Treats by Springbok. $16.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 30″.

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett from New York Puzzle Co. $16.99. 36 pieces. Ages: 3+

Heartfelt Christmas (Puzzle/Gift Box 2-in-1) by Lang. $11.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 24″ with framable 5″ x 7″ print included.

For Santa Only by Sunsout. $10.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 24″.

12 Puzzles That Will Make You Want to Drop Everything and Travel

Summer is over and fall is here, the time when we start curling up with books or hobbies and be homebodies. But if you have a look at this beautiful collection of travel puzzles that we have, featuring photographs of gorgeous places and landmarks all over the world, you’ll be rid of the homebody bug. You’ll be packing your bags, reading our travel tips and guidelines, and on a plane by tomorrow because all of these puzzles wonderfully capture some of the most popular travel destinations in the world! And of course, if you can’t afford that special trip right now – just enjoy putting together an exciting travel jigsaw puzzle from our huge collections.

AMSTERDAM – 1000 pieces. Finished size: 68 x 48 cm. $19.99

BEACON HILL, BOSTON. 300 pieces. Finished size: 27” x 20”. $14.99

BRUGES, BELGIUM – 1500 pieces. Finished size: 85 x 60 cm. $24.99

HARBOR IN PORTOFINO, ITALY – 1000 pieces. Finished size: 27” x 20”. $16.99

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Happy Birthday, Lucille Ball!

Today marks the 101st birthday of the late Hollywood star, Lucille Ball. Best known for her role in I Love Lucy, this lovely woman will always be remembered as the clumsy, crazy and lovable Lucy Ricardo.

According to IMDB, the “dizzy sitcom redhead was a show business powerhouse and television pioneer.” Here are some interesting facts about her:

  1. For many years during their marriage, Lucy and Desi Arnaz hid the fact that she was six years older than he by splitting the difference in their ages. She (born in 1911) said she was born in 1914 and he (born in 1917) also said he was born in 1914.
  2. She didn’t like any false form of a bird, she preferred to see them in person so she banned all pictures of birds from her house and any hotel room she was staying in.
  3. She was tutored in comedy by the great Buster Keaton.
  4. Ball appeared on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early Television Memories issue with Vivian Vance, as Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz, in a scene from “I Love Lucy: Job Switching (#2.1)” (1952). The stamp was issued 11 August 2009.
  5. A quote: “In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.”

Happy Birthday, Lucy! You are missed! For more great Lucille Ball memorabilia, check out selection of I Love Lucy puzzles and our I Love Lucy Trivia Game.

Discount Jigsaw Puzzles – Why You Should Shop for Scratch and Dent Puzzles

It can be hard to pick out the perfect jigsaw puzzle. Since you are probably going to spend a lot of time working your puzzle – from clearing off a table in your kitchen or hobby room to putting that last piece in just the right spot to finish your masterpiece – you’ll want to make sure you pick just the right one. With so many choice to make, like the number of pieces, the puzzle image, the type of puzzle (ribbon cut or random cut pieces, panoramic or square, glow in the dark or 3D) and the brand, the last thing you should have to worry about is this: Am I paying too much for my puzzle? Cheap jigsaws are easy to find, but there is always quality to worry about. When you buy a puzzle, it should be something you want to keep forever, not just throw away when you’re finished! That’s why we have our Scratch and Dent section. Here, you can find a cheap puzzle that is still good as new on the inside – it might just have a ding on the outside of the box. These puzzles are from the same high-quality puzzles brands like Ravensburger, Springbok and Buffalo Games – but we sell them for less than retail prices. Let us explain.

Since we are a reseller, we get shipments every day from over 80 different brands. With hundreds of boxes coming off of trucks and into our warehouse, there are bound to be some damaged items. When we sell you a puzzle at full price – we always make sure it is only in perfect condition. If there is damage to the box at all, we mark it Scratch and Dent and give you a discount. In these cases, the bag of puzzles pieces inside is still intact and in perfect condition. Even though these puzzles are discounted, you won’t find missing pieces or damage to the actual jigsaw puzzle you are putting together. Take a look at the pictures below and you’ll see the best-case and worst-case scenarios for these discounted jigsaw puzzle boxes.

So, why not save a few extra bucks and buy the same high-quality puzzle for less? We have puzzles for adults and jigsaws for kids in this section, from 24 pieces up to some our largest puzzles like 3000 piece jigsaws. And since we get so many shipments every week, you’ll see new additions to this cheap puzzle selection almost every day.

Are you wondering what must be wrong with these cheap jigsaw puzzles? Let me give you an example to show you the puzzles themselves are in perfect condition!

This is an example of what the most minimal damage might be for a scratch and dent. Even if the box just has a slight tare like this, we will take a few dollars off the the full retail price and pass the savings onto you.

You'll see, the puzzle inside is just like new - still sealed in the bag with no loose pieces or any other damage. Just like new!

This is one of the worst types of Scratch and Dent Puzzles you will see - where the corner of the box might have been slightly crushed by a forklift of by other boxes.

Again, you'll find that the puzzle inside is just as good as new - with the pieces intact and the puzzle image still perfectly visible on the box!

So, next time you’re having trouble deciding if you should go for the expensive puzzle brands so that you can get the best quality jigsaw puzzle for your next project, try one of our great Scratch and Dent puzzles and save, without giving up on quality!

Happy 150th Birthday, Gustav Klimt

It was Gustav Klimt’s birthday on Sunday. The art nouveau icon was born on July 14, 1862 and died Feb. 6, 1918. Klimt’s work remains as some of the most expensive on the art market. In celebration of his birthday, Vienna’s museums offered an exhibit called “Klimt: Up Close and Personal” – where his artwork was given a new light – not just beautiful reproductions of his most famous golden work “The Kiss,” but also showing off the “worst of the worst” – some 100+ objects sent from around the world that Klimt’s work has been reproduced on – from toilet-seat covers, bejeweled eggs with rotating figured from “The Kiss” and Elvis music – to pictures of tattoos.

We think Gustav Klimt Jigsaw Puzzles are a much classier way to honor the intricate artwork of this great, late, artist. After all, only some of the highest quality puzzle brands have reproduced his work – Heye, Piatnik and Pomegranate to name a few of our favorites. Below, see some of the artwork that is available on jigsaw puzzles from Gustav Klimt. Puzzles are a great way to enjoy your favorite artwork time and time again because they can either be glued and framed to form a wonderful piece of wall decoration – or disassembled and put back together over the years.

11 Fun Brain Activities for Children

Puzzles and brainteasers are great for helping young brains develop and grow. They teach problem solving skills, hand-eye coordination, sorting, pattern recognition and more! The best part? There are so many different types of puzzles and images on puzzles that they are certain to entertain as much as they educate. While puzzles will help develop reading, math and logic skills – they also provide a feeling of accomplishment and achievement when the puzzle is solved – which is why kid’s love to do them over and over – and might just give them a confidence boost too!

Putting together jigsaw puzzles and other types of puzzle brainteasers can also be a great family or group play activity, along with individual play. But how do you pick a good puzzle for your youngster? Here are few tips from an article in a Young Children periodical.

1. Small knobs for toddlers. Knobs or chunky puzzles help small fingers with coordination and strengthen the grips used for writing. These are the first puzzle children 2-3 year’s old will enjoy putting together over and over.

2. Children like puzzles of things they know, animals, shapes, story scenes and bright colors.

3. Well designed, sturdy pieces that will withstand some wear and tear are a must. Wooden puzzles from Melissa and Doug, for example, make great starter puzzles for younger puzzlers.

4. When they get bored – it just means they need a step up in challenge – find a puzzle with more pieces, without frames, knobs or trays, or with new topics like letters, numbers or anatomy.

Here are 11 Great Kid’s Puzzles and Games for Brain Development

Five progressive puzzles from 2 to 5 pieces. The pieces are larger, thicker and easier to handle, stimulating attention, curiosity and imagination in children 12 months and older.

Getting dressed won't be such a puzzle once zipping, buckling, snapping, lacing and tying, and other dressing skills are mastered. Each skill is contained on a separate, wooden puzzle piece for easy practice. Develop fine motor and life skills with this great activity. For ages 3+.

Hear the sounds of six favorite vehicles when the two wooden cubes are properly placed in the wooden tray! Find the halves that match and hear six different, realistic sounds. Develops visual perception and fine motor skills. For ages 2+

Easy to grasp, thick chunky pieces fit perfectly into a background tray and help teach kids as young as two about life under the sea! For ages 2 and up.

From Acrobatic Alligator all the way to Zigzag Zebra, this colorful wooden alphabet puzzle has beautifully detailed pictures. When the piece is removed, a full color illustration with a matching image helps children find every letter its home. For ages 3 and up.


Ideal for travel, this wooden magnetic board includes three interchangeable animal habitat cards, farm, sea and savanna, and 26 magnetic, wooden play pieces for educational and creative play. For ages 3 and up.

Designed for hours of play and ideal for travel, this wooden magnetic board includes 120 colorful geometric magnets. Younger children (3+) will enjoy using the shapes to replicate the 12 geometric pictures included, while older children will enjoy creating mosaic patterns and pictures directly on the magnetic board.

Fun and fact filled card games for kids of all ages! Features great topics like Lost Civilizations, The Human Body, Earth Science, Sports and more! For ages 8 and up.

PlaySmart Digits in a Box Puzzle Game. First, spill the ten digits (0-9) from the box and give them a scramble. Then, place the pieces back in the box so that the lid closes flat. There are over 4000 possible solutions. For ages 6-8.

The incredible inner workings of the human body are beautifully portrayed in this double - sided educational floor puzzle. One side of this 100 - piece cardboard puzzle features the skeletal structure, and the other side shows internal organs and the circulatory system. For ages 8+.