Fantasy Palace

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Fantasy Palace by Ciro Marchetti – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 500 pieces

This puzzle made me think it would be difficult, but it wasn’t. Quite the opposite, it was entertaining and beautiful – and it makes me a little sad that I don’t have any more new bigger wooden puzzles to assemble. Eventually I’ll get myself some more though, no worries.

I’ve long admired the artwork of Ciro Marchetti, his use of color and whimsy is absolutely beautiful – it reminds me of Aimee Stewart’s art. This is the first puzzle of his that I’ve done and it was more fun than I’d hoped for. That it was a wooden puzzle added to my enjoyment, it’s the best time I’ve had puzzling in a while.

I’ve run out of adjectives to describe how fabulous working with wooden puzzles is. It’s a special treat, and I make no apologies for spending money on something that makes me happy. Every post with a wooden puzzle ends with me encouraging you to treat yourself to a wooden puzzle, and I will continue to do that. Wooden puzzles are a visual and tactile pleasure to work with; we’re completely worth it – no question.

6 thoughts on “Fantasy Palace

  1. Sam Sattler

    Wooden puzzles are a whole different experience, and I really love them. I only have two of them, but like you, I plan to add others as I can find them cheaply enough not to break the puzzle budget.

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  2. Jill J

    I find wooden puzzles to be really overrated. For the price of a wooden puzzle (depending on manufacturer and piece count) I can usually buy at least two traditional cardboard puzzles. Plus while the the wooden pieces may be more exotically shaped, I really don’t like how the wooden pieces fit together. I’ll stick with cardboard puzzles. To each their own.

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