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Anyone else every just give up on a puzzle? I have been working on a Ravensburger which started out fun and quickly became tedious. It is a storybook library scene with tiny stacks of books everywhere, very hard to match up. About half way through I resorted to sorting by puzzle shape and even with that I was spending hours to place one or two pieces. Yesterday I just decided it wasn’t worth it and packed it up.
 
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Anyone else every just give up on a puzzle? I have been working on a Ravensburger which started out fun and quickly became tedious. It is a storybook library scene with tiny stacks of books everywhere, very hard to match up. About half way through I resorted to sorting by puzzle shape and even with that I was spending hours to place one or two pieces. Yesterday I just decided it wasn’t worth it and packed it up.
Sorry.. late to the scene!
Yes, I've given up a couple of times. Once I went back and did actually finish it.
Which was it? There are a few that sort of fit that description.

My friend and I finished the Heye: Simon's Cat today.
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mani mani , here it is Midnight at the Library and it looks like it should be so much fun but it just wasnt, at least for me.
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I bought that one on a special order as I love the whimsical ones. It isn't easy. You may find if you put it away for a while and bring it out again later it might be more doable?

This is the one I gave up on, but did do later on.
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I bought that one on a special order as I love the whimsical ones. It isn't easy. You may find if you put it away for a while and bring it out again later it might be more doable?

This is the one I gave up on, but did do later on.
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Yeah, maybe in the right mind frame. I have done a number of the Ravensburger with the tiny images and enjoyed them, so could be me and not the puzzle.
 
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It has good slabs of colour, susanm9006 susanm9006 .
I'm having withdrawals.. down in Tasmania looking after my brother after a knee operation. Nowhere to put jigsaws and no time. :(
 

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Did you pack everything you needed in the end? Other than puzzles?
 
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Did you pack everything you needed in the end? Other than puzzles?
Yes, probably a little too much but all good. I did pack two of my best puzzles to give to an elderly friend down here.
 

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I am currently working on this 500 piece 1977 Springbok that I picked up at the Goodwill. For being 45 years old it seems to be in good shape but we will see if all the pieces are there when I am done with it. Crazy shaped pieces make it pretty challenging.
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I LOOOOOVE 1970s puzzles like this! I think it was a good decade for puzzles, as they were a little more unusual.
 
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One 45 year old puzzle completed and not only were all the pieces present but I got an extra one to boot. It was a pretty challenging puzzle. I noticed when I was putting the pieces back in the box that the lid has inscriptions dated 1979 and 1993 saying “all the pieces were here“. So I added the same with today’s date.
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