My second puzzle in the Exit series. Since the puzzle is a bit different than the image on the box, I’m not going to show the finished puzzle. There’s a photo on the Jigsaw Wiki if you want to see it.
Again there was a backstory: you’ve eaten the wrong kind of mushroom, you find yourself in the witches kitchen and have to find an antidote.
Next, I completed the puzzle, and it’s a great one. Really enjoyed it! By the way, if you ever do a puzzle in this series, do NOT try to do the edges first. It’s would be almost impossible, and there’s a reason for that, but explaining it would be too much of a spoiler.
After the puzzle is done, you have to find and solve 8 tasks in the puzzle. I found and solved two by myself, and 4 more with just the first two hints (there is help online). Only one I didn’t understand at all. I did a lot better than the first time. The answer is always a number, just like last time. After the 8 tasks, there’s the final solution (you can find it in a closed envelope with the puzzle). The solution didn’t work quite as well as the last time, I think.
Anyway, I loved this puzzle, and apparently, some other people liked it too, because there are three more in the series now (bringing the total up to six), including a vampire’s castle and a submarine. I’ve already ordered all of them, but they are out of stock, so I’m going to have to wait.
This was supposed to be delivered on Friday, but the package got damaged, and today I finally got the replacement. I knew I was going to get this puzzle almost as soon as I saw it, but there was no hurry. As you probably know, Amazon currently has some great deals on the really large Ravensburger puzzles, and, as always, I like to take advantage of free shipping while in Germany 🙂 I love the images with collages from various decades.
I’m not going to start on this yet, but I still had to open the box and go through the contents:
A collage of Victorian scraps. This took longer than expected, mainly because I was doing other things 🙂 The image was not easy, but the quality is fantastic. I did the edges first, and even though there’s a lot of pale pink pieces with nothing else on them if a piece fit, it belonged. The same was true for the entire puzzle. This puzzle was released in 2006, and it makes me sad how much quality has declined since then.
I found one more old puzzle photo, and here’s a photo of that photo 🙂 Unlike some of the earlier ones I know exactly what puzzle this is. It was published in 1989, and I completed sometime in 1999 or 2000.
A collage of vintage aircraft ads. It occurred to me that aircraft ads are a bit strange. Airline ads I understand, but the customers of aircraft producers are surely airline execs, not the general public. You can, of course, try to make a type of aircraft so popular that airlines will want to buy it to satisfy customer demand, but it seems kind of a long shot.
I got the border done! It was quite tricky, and it would probably have been more sensible to sleep a few hours more, but I really wanted to finish the border before leaving for Dortmund, where I’ve just arrived. I did the inner part of the border first and then added the edges. I had to switch pieces around right until the end to get everything in the right place.
I also managed to complete my first “event pane” – the first Japanese Emperor, Jinmu, 675 BC.
I like (re)watching movies and TV series while I puzzle, and I just had a new TV installed. Sorry, Wrong Number with Barbara Stanwyck, a great noir movie from 1948.
I’ll be in Dortmund for nine days, but this time I have to work and only have a few days off. I’m allowed to work remotely 4 days a month, and of course, I always spend those days in Dortmund 🙂
I quite often place a piece that fits perfectly, but when I look closer the colour is slightly off, or some element doesn’t align perfectly. That’s what happens when you mix the bags, there are at least two pieces that fit perfectly for every slot 🙂 Anyway, I’m enjoying myself enormously!