Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

The Cats Playing Poker puzzle has some interesting and fun details to it. Lots of milk, fish and funny looking cats.

There are a few perks that comes with this company's product. Read more about that below.

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"


Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"


Cats Playing Poker Puzzle Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:  Great

Board Quality: Firm

Shape Cut: Grid-like

Image Quality: Good

Hardest Area: Brown area in back of image

Puzzle Dust? next to none

Finish Quality: Smooth linen

Box Quality: Great

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: Yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Picked for review

Recommend Level: Medium (Challenging)

Time:  14 hours


Cats Playing Poker Puzzle Assembly

You will see the Cats Playing Poker puzzle comes with a full size poster which means the poster is the same size as the assembly area.  That tells you how much puzzling space you will need AND you have the option of assembling the puzzle pieces right on top of the poster. The puzzle pieces arrive in a sealed plastic bag however, upon completion, you can place the pieces into a quality  canvas-cloth bag that zips closed - very secure!

I must mention that I am using some Grateful House products with this review. I am using the Grateful House sorting trays. I have tried and tested to see IF all the pieces could be laid out flat into the 8 trays. IF the lid is used to lay out the edge pieces, then yes, the other 8 trays will allow for the rest of the pieces to be laid out flat. See the images below.

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

The image to the above/left shares my sorting process. I laid out all the trays around the box of pieces. I took handfuls of pieces and laid each one face up and according to the colours or patterns I placed them onto the trays. I was quite pleased they all fit.  The image to the left shows there is zero puzzle dust indicating a nice clean cut of the pieces.

I only needed to work from the one tray that had the edge pieces, which meant I could hold it in my hand as it was not a large foam board like I have used in the past. The border was completed in a slow process due to all the darkness. I used the large poster underneath the pieces to assist with the measurements to ensure the pieces were correct. Then I moved it to the poster board for the photo.

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

So my work in progress started with the small portion of the red light and green table along with some smaller pieces. The painting style of the image is done with paint-brush-strokes which makes the image look wonderful when it is completed but when assembling it, the pieces are tricky to determine.

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

Cats Playing Poker Puzzle Comments

I used the extra large poster to assemble this image by placing the pieces right on top of it. That made the assembly process move a bit faster however this one still took longer then other 1000 piece puzzles I have assembled in the past due to the paint-brush-strokes-image-style. And because I was so focused on this different process, I totally forgot to take a work in progress photo.

The next section of images shares close up views of some images and you can see the cut pattern and the quality of the pieces. These are important aspects of the puzzle and Grateful House passes a winner!

Grateful House Jigsaw Puzzles Quality Cut Images

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

Below is a nice close up of the terrific card included with the purchase. It's blank in the inside so you may send it to another puzzler. Just one of the very nice items that comes with the Grateful House products.

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Cats Playing Poker Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

About the Artist

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

The Artist of the Cats Playing Poker Puzzle, Julie Pace Hoff is an American Patriotic  Whimsey Artist. Each of her paintings has a tuxedo cat and an American flag. Can you find those items?


About Grateful House Products

I would be amiss if I did not share the other added touches to Grateful House puzzles. The images below show the custom cloth bag for the puzzle with the name of the artist on the bag. The zipper is good quality and there is room for the pieces to fit neatly inside the bag.

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

Wait...there's more...

Inside the box of the jigsaw puzzle came the following details. There's a notice to contact them for missing or damaged pieces. There's a Scan code for a 3-month warranty, which also offers an entry for a free draw. Then the updated catalogue with their products and an invitation to join their Community in social media and Facebook Group.  They've got all that covered in one very well put together product. I can easily highly recommend them.

Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"
Brand: Grateful House Puzzle 

Title: Barn Quilts Puzzle

Artist: Julie Pace Hoff

Pieces: 1000 size 

Size:  19.7" x 27.5"

ABOUT THE AUTHORWith her self-published book and  over 300 jigsaw puzzle reviews,  Linda has established herself as a prominent social media marketing influencer and jigsaw puzzle-preneur.  If you want to send Linda a quick message, visit her contact page here.

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