Our family loves puzzles and I've been eyeing the geode puzzle for a while. The puzzle is not inexpensive, but it is great quality. The shapes of the pieces are unique and unlike any jigsaw I ever did and the material it is made out of (wood?) seems like it will last forever. When it was complete (challenging but not undoable) it looked like a beautiful trivet on the table. I am torn between sealing it to keep as an "objet" and keeping it to do over and over again (I'm tempted to start again already).
Given as a gift for Christmas
I rarely write a poor review, but the puzzle I received didn't look anything like a geode or what was pictured on site. Just wavy colored lines, none of the characteristics of a real geode. If it didn't say geode on the box, you wouldn't guess it. (even the diagram on the back of the box looks like a proper geode) bummer, an expensive mistake, don't know if I'll even bother using it as the gift intended.
Color was spot on per the online pic. I did expect this puzzle to be larger (but that is my bad by not reading full description for sure). I do believe its pricey for the size.
I have not given it to them yet. They will receive it for Christmas. I am sure they will enjoy it. The pieces are not like normal jigsaw puzzle pieces. It looks very challenging.
Walnut Grove, MO
This is really well made, it's actual wood! And a gorgeous, unique design. This will make a great gift! However, for the size/number of pieces, the price seems too high. It's only about 170 pieces and is pretty small (I didn't read carefully enough before purchasing, assumed I was buying a 1000 pc puzzle).
My daughter says working on this puzzle is a great stress reliever.
My daughter-in-law gave me one of these for my birthday and I love it. Not only was it fun to do and very different than typical jigsaw puzzles, but the finished product is a work of art. My dad, who lives 600 miles away, also loves doing puzzles, so when his birthday rolled around I ordered one for him.
Oldest lady on earth
Chicago, IL. uSA
Great colors- haven't worked it yet but looks like it will be a really fun challenge! Like that it's unconventional