The Latest..

Puzzle Bloggers

23 October 2018

There are lots of different bloggers out there talking about everything from chicken noodle soup to the latest tech gadget. But, there are also bloggers who focus on one main theme - like jigsaw puzzle bloggers.  They may have different reasons for why they do what they do, but they all love jigsaw puzzles, so they write about it. We're going to mention a couple that we enjoy and why we recommend them.

CBC Radio One Interview with Dave Manga

Hollywood film "Puzzle" supported by Cobble Hill Puzzle Co
27 July 2018

There is quite a bit of buzz in Victoria, BC regarding the new film "Puzzle" starring Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan.

Mr. Whamond for the Win and Other June Celebrations

5 June 2018

Father's Day, summer solstice, graduating kids... it all happens in June. What an exciting month full of great activities and celebrations! How will you celebrate?

Cobble Hill Puzzles on the Big Screen in "Puzzle" Movie

16 May 2018

In July 2018, Sony Pictures Classics is releasing a movie in the USA (and hopefully Canada) called "Puzzle". We are sure that puzzle fans everywhere will be excited to see this film that features their favourite hobby on the big screen. The main character, Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), meets a gentleman (Irrfan Khan) who is searching for a puzzle partner to enter jigsaw competitions with him. The story unfolds a tale of friendship that is built around many things, but we're obviously most excited about the puzzle part! So cool!

Dave Whamond's Doodletown: 12 Days of Christmas illustration up for NCS Reuben Award

12 April 2018

Who doesn't love good old fashioned cartoons? They're funny, sarcastic, whimsical and they make us smirk or laugh out loud. We love them!

Cobble Hill Puzzle Co Launches Bold New Design For Its 13th Birthday

Makeover includes more uniformity and new reference poster
25 January 2018

Cobble Hill Puzzle Co launched a redesign of its jigsaw puzzle boxes for 2018 in celebration of its 13th birthday.  The change to a more bold, modern look was spurred on by the change in

Game Reviews!

19 December 2017

If you're looking for some last minute gift ideas for a variety of ages, then check out the reviews from Staci, our friendly blogger, at 3 Plus A Bunny!  She has some great game ideas for preschoolers, tweens and ladies only!

2017 Holiday Sales: $26 Billion Dollar Increase Forecasted

And the Top Productive Malls by Square Foot in Canada and the US
4 October 2017

It comes as no surprise that 14 of Canada's top 30 most productive malls per square foot are in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and six are in Greater Vancouver according to the Retail Council of Canada's (RCC) December 2016 report. Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Vancouver's Oakridge Shopping Centre respectively take the number one and two spot on the list of the 30, followed by the CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver and the CF Toronto Eaton Centre. But it's the Southgate Shopping Centre in Edmonton, AB that breaks up the Vancouver/Toronto honours at number five. A few of Outset's best customers are in these malls with Discovery Hut at the CF Chinook Centre, Mind Games at the Metropolis at Metrowtown, Mrs.Tiggy Winkles at CF Rideau Centre and Hallmark Gold Crown at Southgate Shopping Centre.  

Bleeding "Yellow"

21 September 2017

If you haven't already heard, in 2017 we took on a massive project to create seven 1000 piece puzzles that when assembled and aligned next to each other create one continuous 15 foot span of rainbow colours.  From Pink to Purple these 1000 piece puzzles come together seamlessly. Take a look at this example of "Yellow" aligned next to "Green" and you'll see how they blend together - the breaking point is just between the Anne of Green Gables book in "Yellow" and the blue umbrella in "Green".  Pretty neat eh?  

Back to School!

The second biggest shopping season
28 August 2017

According to Deloitte, back to school shopping is the second biggest shopping season of the year with 27 billion in sales in the US. The National Retail Federation's annual survey conducted by Proper Insights & Analytics showed that as of early August, just 45% of shoppers have checked everything off their list. It's the lowest number since 2012!

How do you get these shoppers into your store before the school season starts? As a retailer, offering engaging "back to school" games and hands-on demo stations is a great way to capture the attention of parents.  Many parents are undecided about whether they will shop online or in-store - so give them a reason to come through your doors!

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - The Latest...