Halloween Buddies Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Cobble Hills Puzzle Company

Title: Halloween Buddies

By: Douglas Laird

Pieces: 500 large size

Size:  48.9 x 67.6cm or 19.25 x 26.625″

Review

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality: Great

Board Quality: Firm

Shape Cut: random

Image Quality: Good, blurry along bottom

Hardest Area: The dark trees

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: 5 hours

Assembly

I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

The boarder went together quite well considering the dark pieces especially along the sides. You can choose to use the image on the box or the very nice size, non-glare poster. I usually lightly tape the poster to the front of the box and then set it on my box stand to view while I puzzle.

Showing on this work-in-progress, you can see the 'clumps' of sections I started with first and as usual, I picked out the most outstanding colors on the house and the moonlight sky. The children were pretty easy to assemble too. The pieces in this 500 piece puzzle are the large size which makes the over width and length of the puzzle the same size as the standard 1000 piece puzzle....so it's fair to say the pieces are twice the size of the 1000 piece puzzle size. This can be important to some puzzlers who are intentionally looking for the larger size pieces. The rule of thumb could be, 'If the puzzle is the same length and width  while being 500 pieces or 1000 pieces then it's fair to say the pieces are of the larger size. 

It did not take too long to complete this one even though there was a lot of darkness which is traditional in most  Halloween jigsaw puzzles. I did notice that along the bottom of the image, small areas were a tad blurry but that did not disrupt the entertainment I was getting from it. The images below show the main features of Halloween being skeleton, the lights on within the scary house, the little tricker treaters and my most favorite part of the picture is the little doggy which has a cowboy riding on it's back - ahahahahha love it!!!! 

I thoroughly enjoyed this most delightful Cobble Hill Puzzle Company Halloween Buddies jigsaw puzzle image and the fit was terrific so I can highly recommend it.

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.


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