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Coke Puzzle Good Challenge Level Large!

Reviewing: Springbok Coke Collectibles Puzzle  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
Badge: Editor | Level: 34 | Hobbies & Crafts Expertise:
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I really enjoyed working this puzzle, but at 2000 pieces, it was a major project.

I am a jigsaw puzzle freak. I used to have a huge collection (hundreds) of them, amassed over a lifetime. Sadly, all but about five of them were lost in a freak accident to our former house. I haven’t felt much like doing one since then. But this was a gift, and I’m also a Coke fan, so...

After clearing the table, and starting to take the pieces out I read the side panel of the box and discovered that it has 2000 pieces! Yikes! I’m supposed to be concentrating on a pile of responsibilities, not playing with puzzles. Nevertheless, I started it, and of course, couldn’t stop. It took me four days.

This is a puzzle that has a very good level of interest vs. challenge. The picture is a collage of all sorts of Coca-Cola collectibles, pop bottles, etc. It was a lot of fun to find each of the little elements and then fit them together. I like to work puzzles without looking at the picture on the box. It probably would have gone faster if I had looked, because it would have been possible to see where each little collectible went in the picture, but I prefer not to.

There is a little extra challenge level to this in that the corners of the pieces do not necessarily line up, so you can’t rely on that to help find the correct piece.

At the very end there were only about 200 pieces that were shades of red fading to black with nothing to distinguish them but the shape, to be worked in.

This is not a card table puzzle. The finished size is 34 x 42.5 inches- very large. The pieces are good sized, and cut from medium thickness cardboard backing, with the picture in glossy finish. There were only about 5 pieces in the box that weren’t cleanly cut apart.

The puzzle was produced for Coca-Cola by the Springbok puzzle company. Springbok makes lots of quality puzzles.

I really like to do puzzles alone, but this would be a great one for friends or a family because there are pictures of so many things. Everyone could easily find a section to work on.