First thing - I did not assemble the Frog Business puzzle. It has been put to the test as a first-time user of Cobble Hill Puzzles by my adult daughter and her Man. You should know they are Gen-X and the idea of doing puzzles for all the years I have been doing them, to both of them, puzzles never appealed to them. Also being new to puzzling, they had a puzzle spill and seemed to have lost 1 piece even though we did look for it....maybe it will show up someday.....Newbies.... tsk, tsk :(
Brand: Cobble Hills Puzzle Company
Title: Frog Business Puzzle
Artist: Lori Anzalone
Size: 19.25 x 26.625″
Overall Experience: Good
Cut Quality: Great
Board Quality: Firm
Shape Cut: random
Image Quality: Great
Hardest Area: The dark greens
Puzzle Dust? minimal
Finish Quality: Smooth, matte
Box Quality: Good and solid
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
Was this purchased new? no
Price: Picked for review
Recommend Level: Highly
Time: 20 hours
They actually started a different puzzle first and they experienced the same negative process as they did many years ago as teenagers.....the pieces were ribbon cut and pieces fit into more than one place....I encouraged them to try a different puzzle. They picked the Frog Business puzzle upon my few suggestions for great colors and random cuts.
As you can see above, they did not really sort the pieces, as sorting pieces (to them and many other puzzlers) is boring. Instead they opted out for picking through the boxes for the colors they were assembling and just laying them out.
They also thought they might work from the bottom to the top but soon abandoned that idea once they seen that eliminating colors was the better direction in this Frog Business puzzle's case. The photos above show how they progressed.
The above photos share the great quality and random cut on Cobble Hills Puzzles and is exactly what sold this Gen-X couple to have a renewed look at puzzles. Here's some of the comments I got on their feedback;
This is the first 1000 piece puzzle they have assembled since childhood and now it seems they are still willing to puzzle more puzzles - truly a good sign here. SO many thanks to Cobble Hills Puzzles for getting my daughter into puzzling as it is hoped that she will continue to share my hobby during her spare time going forward.
ps.....eventually we did find the piece that escaped them which completed the Frog Business puzzle.
In keeping with creatures, I also had the pleasure of assembling the Cobble Hill Summer Birdhouse puzzle.
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