Frenchie – de.bored puzzles – 500 pieces
I ADORE this image – French Bulldogs are one of my favorite breeds – it’s my dream puppy. With that sweet little face and that bright, colorful background how could I not give this puzzle a try?
de.bored is a new company to me, and the quality was good. On the pro side there were a great variety of shapes, sturdy chipboard, a good fit, and excellent reproduction. For cons, it had a very shiny finish, and the white, slippery, “sharp” backing that I am not a fan of. It was made in China, but according to the box the company is in Ohio in the United States. Overall the quality reminds me of a Mudpuppy puzzle but with more varied shapes.
It says on the back of the box that they are a “new puzzle company bringing artist-inspired puzzles to you. These frame-worthy designs will help you unplug and destress, allowing you to de.bored your life!” Cute slogan, helping you to be de-stressed and de-bored. Although, if their puzzles are artist-inspired then it’s a bit disappointing that nowhere on the box is the artist who created this image given any credit at all. Just an observation.
I did enjoy this puzzle and the quality was better than I thought it would be. The image was a little challenging, with the colored background much easier to assemble than the dog itself. But then again, if it were too easy it wouldn’t have held my interest as much.
Many thanks and much love to my darling daughter who saw this while she was out shopping and decided that mom would like this puzzle. What a sweetie! 💗
- Title: Frenchie
- Artist: Unknown
- Brand: de.bored puzzles
- Piece count: 500 pieces
- Size: Approx. 17 x 23 in. (43 x 58 cm)
- Purchased: New
- Board: Good
- Cutting: Very Good
- Image: Excellent
- Box: Average
- Fit: Good
- Puzzle Dust: Minimal amount
- Piece cut: Grid cut
- Piece shapes: Good variety
- Finish: Very shiny finish w/sharp, white backing, lays flat
Overall Rating: Good quality, recommended