Review: Circles Strokes

Circles Strokes
Circles Strokes by Kirsten Hinte – Milton Bradley – 750 pieces

I do so love blocks of color. 💖 This puzzle was a lovely respite from holiday images (it was finished on December 22), and even though it was a bit difficult I enjoyed the unique image and the gold foil accents. It’s such different and interesting artwork, and you know how much I love things that aren’t the norm.

As I do many times, after purchasing this puzzle I opened the box to look at the pieces; then, as I do, put it away because it looked like it would be pretty difficult. Several times the box came out when it was time to choose the next puzzle, and it went back in the pile every time. Luckily, this time I jumped at the chance to do a puzzle without snow or Santa, and started sorting before giving myself a chance to question how challenging it would be.

This is a special Gold edition Milton Bradley puzzle, and I found the quality to be quite good. Nice, thick chipboard with a good fit, wonderful colors, and beautiful gold foil accents. I wish pictures could capture the gold foil, it’s really quite beautiful.

Some of the colors were easy to pick out, and once I started getting things assembled the pieces became more familiar and it was easier to notice the subtle differences in color. It’s like most images, the more you do the more you become familiar with it; the more familiar the pieces become, the easier it is to see what you’re looking for. It provided a good challenge though, and kept me intensely focused only on what piece was next and which color goes where.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary and this image is one that strikes your fancy, I can definitely recommend this puzzle. I found it to be very good quality, with an image that made for a challenging and engrossing assembly. 👍


  • Title:                  Circles Strokes
  • Artist:                Kirsten Hinte
  • Brand:               Milton Bradley
  • Piece count:     750 pieces
  • Size:                  Approx. 27 x 20 in. (69 x 51 cm)
  • Purchased:      New


  • Board:               Very good
  • Cutting:             Very good
  • Image:               Excellent, gold foil
  • Box:                   Average
  • Fit:                     Very good
  • Puzzle Dust:     Small amount
  • Piece cut:          Grid cut
  • Piece shapes:   Very good variety
  • Finish:               Slightly shiny finish, lays flat

Overall Rating:      Very good, recommended

8 thoughts on “Review: Circles Strokes

  1. Penny Weiss

    Its funny. I was in the puzzle section of Walmart the other day…I know, big shock, right?!, and I saw this one and immediately thought, “Oh Stacey would love this one!” And…I was right. LOL

    I would love to see the gold foil live as I bet it is pretty. Not one is not my pile of pieces, but the gold foil is appealing. Great job amd a quick assembly as usual!

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  2. Patti

    I received this puzzle as a Christmas gift. I too was a bit intimidated but jumped in. I just finished and agree, wonderful puzzle! The box indicated “collect them all” with a couple other abstract designs. Where did you get the puzzle? I cannot find even this Circles Strokes on the internet. Please help!

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