I love contests. I do. Sometimes I even win!
I’d been following InGooooD, a new puzzle company for about a year now. In May, I won their Mother’s Day contest; which let me choose one of their original run of puzzles. This is the hardest part of being a puzzler, I swear.
I ended up picking Romantic Star Sea. It’s soooooo pretty! Galaxies of stars reflect from a seashore where a couple holds hands.
InGooooD is a little different from traditional puzzles. They make their puzzles from basswood, not cardboard. This makes for a lightweight, but very nice puzzle.
InGooooD prides themselves on quality and presentation. Each puzzle comes in a nice mesh bag, and includes a fullsize poster and a postcard. I’ve heard from puzzlers that have bought some of the newer puzzles that now they have saver sheets as well!
This is a really challenging design. Thankfully, InGooooD has labled the back of the puzzle. The puzzle is divided into 8 grids, labled A-H. I was smart and sorted my pieces.
Being a laser-cut wooden puzzle, the pieces fit very tightly. I spent a lot of time flipping my sections over to check that I had placed correctly.
I enjoyed this puzzle, and will admit to having a very large wishlist on Amazon full of InGooooD puzzles. I did learn my lesson, next puzzle will be an easier image.
- Company: InGooooD
- Title: Romantic Star Sea
- Artist: Unknown
- Year released: Unknown
- Pieces: 1000
- Cut-Style: Ribbon Cut
- Finished size: 19½x 29¾ inches
- Bonus poster: Yes
- Made in China
- Box: sturdy, 8¾ x 11¾ x 2 inches
- Board: Very sturdy and rigid, wooden pieces
- Cut: Laser cut
- Image Quality: Excellent
- Finish: Semi-gloss
- Puzzle Dust: None
- Piece shapes: One shape with two orientations
- Piece Fit: Incredibly Tight!, If you misplace a piece, you must be wary to not break the piece when removing it.
Disability Notes: This design was rather difficult, and I do not reccommend it for anyone with eye issues. However, InGooooD has tons of images, and is always adding new ones. The pieces are nice and light, easily handled when my hands were mildly arthritic. The alphabet grid is nice and clear.
Where to buy: At the time of this post, Romantic Star Sea is listed for sale on the Ingooood website for $23.17 USD. Ingooood puzzles can also be found on Amazon.
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