Thanks to Hurray for Puzzles!, who alerted me to the fact that the Heye catalog for 2023 is out! There are some nice puzzles to look forward to, I’m especially happy to see a new installment in the Funky Zoo series by Marino Degano. It’s called Cosmic Habitat, and I can see how it might become difficult to think of new installments in the series, but I hope Degano can keep it going a while yet.
There’s also a re-release of two Degano puzzles, the That’s Life series. I actually already have the one on the right, now called High Above, although my copy from 2008 is called The Way to Heaven. I also had the other puzzle, now called Deep Down (although it was Labyrinth of Life before), but I’ve given it away at some point. That was a mistake, and I will probably buy it again 🙂
Both of the new Zozoville puzzles look great:
Three of the new puzzles I already have, the Inner Mystic puzzle Sylvan Spectre, Room with President, and Space World. There are some other interesting puzzles in the catalog, like the In/Outside series, but none of the new cartoon puzzles look like must-haves to me. So, in addition to the three I already got, there are only four must-have puzzles (Zozoville x2, Cosmic Habitat and Deep Down). I call that getting off lightly 🙂