Rated 3 out of 5 by upstateabba Very challenging
I enjoy jigsaw puzzles and received the topographic hometown puzzle as a gift. Maybe I would have had better luck with the aerial version, but I found this so difficult it was frustrating. I live in a rural area near a small village, and the only section I had luck with was the village, since I knew the location of all the streets. Even then, the pieces fit together in an odd way which made them look wrong even when they weren't.
For the rest, even though I knew the location of many roads, it was like finding a needle in a haystack. Most pieces had only 3 or 4 letters of a road name, so I had to guess what they might be. With everything being green, gray or off-white, and no picture for a guide, it was very confusing. As another reviewer noted, the writing is very small.
February 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanian We thought we knew our neighborhood..
Hubby and I are having a great time completing this puzzle, which we received as a Christmas gift. We've lived in our area for over 30 years but we are discovering streets and roads we're totally unfamiliar with. This is definitely a challenging puzzle, but more addictive than potato chips!
January 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 Nice, but not quite accurate.
I ordered both the Hometown Map puzzle and the Arial Map puzzle, using two different addresses. The Arial was my current home & turned out great. The Hometown map was to be my childhood home. The house shaped piece for the center is not located on the right address. Unless I lived on a college campus as a toddler, it's not quite the memento of my 'hometown' that I was hoping for. It would have been nice to see a preview of the location, to provide approval prior to the puzzle being cut. Just a suggestion for the future. In the photo below, the red cap, is where the 'house' cut out should have been.
August 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CinderP Nice puzzle but . . .
Nice puzzle but "home" wasn't even close. I thought it might be fun to have a puzzle of the area around camp. Where they marked "home" at the center of the puzzle was off by about two miles to the west. I assume they are using uploaded GPS maps? If that is the case then that means my camp is "lost in the woods", not such a bad thing really.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by USACanuck Good, challenging puzzle
We received this puzzle as a Christmas gift. We found the concept fantastic and got a kick out of receiving a 'customized' present. The puzzle is a bit of a challenge, as it took a couple of days to complete with 3 of us taking turns putting it together. It was a relaxing pastime over the holidays, lots of fun, and we learned quite a bit more about our neighbourhood by having to study the map in detail while putting it together. The kids thought the house-shaped centre piece was cool. Good quality pieces that will withstand several assemblies. We would recommend without hesitation. It's a good product exactly as advertised.
December 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Puzzling Disappointed
I got this for my brother and sister in law. I thought it would be fun to locate city buildings parks etc. it was so tiny you couldn't recognize any thing.
December 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cinbad puzzle
I got the satellite map puzzle for a Christmas gift.The pieces are small and the picture is to dark and my house isn't in in the centerpiece .They put my neighbors across the street in the center and mine is in the crack so you can't tell what it is. LOL I do love the idea but I think they need some work on this.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Albert Nice puzzle
Fast delivery for a custom order from Europe. Nice looking contour detail on the topo variation we ordered. Pieces appear to be well milled but won't assemble yet, since it's under our tree.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happymom825 Nice gift
This makes a nice gift for map and/or puzzle lovers. I bought it for my 13 year old for Christmas and think he will love it. It takes a while for delivery (it looks like it came from Sweden), and I wish they had put a picture of the map I had ordered on the box. It also seems a bit pricey, but you know how it goes when you're desperate for a gift idea!
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EarlyChristmasElf Puzzle is the new home for the recepients
The puzzle will be a Christmas gift for the family living in the house featured in the puzzle, but I can safely say they will like it a lot. I would not be surprised if it did not end up being framed and hanging on the wall of their new home.
July 12, 2013