Mini Golf

Mini Golf
Mini Golf – Cra-Z-Art – 300 pieces

Not the best quality, but I still enjoyed myself; blocks of color make me happy (or perhaps I should say circles of color 😉 ).

I’ve done other cra-z-art puzzles with very good quality, just depends on the puzzle and place of manufacture I guess. These were quite thin and slightly warped, but being a second-hand purchase I can’t blame the warping on the quality because I don’t know exactly how it’s been used or cared for.

It’s a cute little puzzle that was fun to assemble, even if there was only one piece shape. 😎

The House Party

The House Party
The House Party (Best of British) by Geoff Tristam – Ravensburger – 500 pieces

I’m having such a good time with these puzzles I got from the marketplace, I’m so happy we went out of our way to get them! This one was complete even though it isn’t in this picture; I found the missing piece after I had already put it away – of course. I’ve always loved Geoff Tristam’s comic style and humor, add that to the wonderful Ravensburger quality and you’ve got a great puzzle that was a joy to assemble.

The House Party 1

This joke makes me smile, it reminds me of my dad saying he couldn’t wait till the “horse’s ovaries” were served. When I was young it made no sense because I had no idea how the words were spelled, I thought dad was just trying to gross us out again. 😉

The House Party 2

Another ridiculous joke that makes me smile. American pies are way different than British ones – obviously. We normally have pies for dessert, their pies are usually the main course, made from meats, vegetables, etc. But when they say “game pie” in this puzzle they obviously didn’t mean venison – it was backgammon!

There’s something about the smaller piece count Ravensburger puzzles, they seem to be even better quality than the larger piece counts – even though they’re made from the same stuff. Perhaps it’s that the pieces are bigger and there is more area to feel the quality of the chipboard and the finish. They’re just fantastic puzzles in my book, and I’m always happy to find a Ravensburger to assemble.