Monthly Archives: February 2016

The High School Talking Jigsaw Puzzle Solution

Added a fourth Buffalo Games “talking jigsaw puzzle” lately (previous: The Office Building, The Fitness Center, The Beach). In summary, these puzzles require you to complete each of the 4×4 squares before you can then find their correct location based on the clues given in the various conversations and scenes on each one.

This new puzzle was The High School, which I smartly assembled on top of a glass table top allowing me to verify the results using the “congratulations” pattern on the back. The left side pieces were frustrating in that there were some which were virtually interchangeable (but not), but I enjoyed the challenge of the clever interior classroom pieces. Here is the final result, for posterity:

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solution — click to embiggen

At this point, I believe that the only two other Talking Jigsaw Puzzles are The Hospital and The City Hall.

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The Beach Talking Jigsaw Puzzle Solution

Snagged a third Buffalo Games “talking jigsaw puzzle” the other day, to go with The Office Building and The Fitness Center puzzles that I already had. To recap, with these puzzles you need to complete each of the 4×4 squares before you can find their correct location based on the clues given by the various conversations and scenes on each one.

The newly acquired puzzle was The Beach, and again I assembled it on top of a glass table top so that I could verify the results using the “congratulations” pattern on the back. This and The Fitness Center are the only puzzles in the set not to be a view of the side of a building. Along with the hot tub from The Fitness Center puzzle, there were a couple more sections here (volleyball net, lifeguard stand) which were larger than the standard 4×4 grouping. I found two or three areas to be a bit misleading and a bit less than obvious, but otherwise this was as entertaining as the previous puzzles were to put together. Here is the final result, for posterity:

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solution — click to embiggen

New Twins HOF

Congrats to new Twins HOF inductees announcer John “Gordo” Gordon and outfielder Torii Hunter. Here are are few recent pickups of Twins HOF’ers (yes, I know, not yet Joe):

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clockwise, from top left: 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Autograph Collection Harmon Killebrew (auto); 2014 Topps Five Star #FSA-RCA Rod Carew [108/149] (auto); 2004 Upper Deck Etchings Etched in Time Silver #ET-MA Joe Mauer [200/375] (auto); 2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Swatches Gold #SSW-TH Torii Hunter [64/75] (jersey); 2004 Upper Deck Awesome Honors #AH-HU Torii Hunter (jersey); 2004 Topps All-Star Stitches #ASG-EG Eddie Guardado (jersey); 2004 Fleer Hot Prospects MLB Hot Materials #HM/TH Torii Hunter [192/325] (jersey); 2002 Donruss Playoff Piece of the Game #POG-74 Rod Carew (bat)

…and some possible future Twins HOF players:

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clockwise, from top left: 2006 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Game Materials #UGM-JN Joe Nathan [06/50] (jersey); 2006 Upper Deck Artifacts AL/NL #AL-JN Joe Nathan [246/250] (jersey); 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Captured on Canvas #CC-MO Justin Morneau (jersey); 2005 Fleer Patchworks By the Numbers Die Cut #BTN-JS Johan Santana [087/199] (jersey); 2005 Donruss Leaf Certified Materials #71 Johan Santana [166/250] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck Artifacts MLB Apparel Rainbow #MLB-JJ Jacques Jones [67/99] (jersey); 2005 Upper Deck MVP Jersey #GU-JS Johan Santana (jersey); 2009 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials #WM-JM Justin Morneau (jersey)