Whenever I visit my friend in Harrogate, I can never Pass up the opportunity when out shopping to visit two stores regardless of whether I have spare money to spend. Those two places are the antique store 27 West Park and The Games Crusade. The latter store comes into its own in the run up to Christmas. Every time I’ve visited the store, I’ve come away with a boardgame, the one player ‘Smart Games’ (there are a few by the way) or a Jigsaw.
The Games Crusade also have a wall of jigsaws which includes my favourite brand – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. This time I bought a 40-piece puzzle, the picture was a block print from one of my favourite Japanese artists Hokusai – The Great Wave of Kanagawa.
As soon as I got home, I started the Jigsaw puzzle on the carpet, a quick 20-minute puzzle (quicker if you are a seasoned pro).
Jigsaw puzzles are great and I especially love the wooden Wentworth puzzles as they feature shapes of various things within the puzzle itself. I even had one of my own paintings turned into a Wentworth puzzle (for myself to gift as a present) years ago. I am hoping at some point they will let artists order in bulk (they did pre-2020), then I can sell my art work as a puzzle at all the craft fairs I go too.
I hope you all had a great Christmas; did you play or receive any board games / jigsaw puzzles?Keep an eye out on social media for a link to my next blog or to say hello. Thanks for popping by.
BTW- This is not a paid production. I mention the shops and brands because I love them :-)