We are in the season of pumpkins and costumes. Halloween is coming up quickly! A few years ago, I wrote about the limited number of puzzle options for Halloween. Things have changed since and there are some great choices out there.

A couple of Halloweens ago, I got my hands on Demelsa Haughton’s Happy Halloween.


If you remember, she is one of my favourite puzzle artists. I reviewed a few of her puzzles over the years and the whimsical detail in her drawing still makes me smile. Her Fashionista Puzzle is still one of my favorites of all time.

I have had the puzzle for a while, but the timing was always wrong. I needed to do that puzzle in October. Finally, with an empty puzzle board in front of me, I opened it.

I have to say, this one intimidated me. It has a lot of dark tones and wasn’t too bright an image. I also read quite a few online comments where people stated how much of a challenge this was. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am happy to say that I found it to be super easy. It took me less than 2 days.

With the usual Ravensburger puzzle quality and nice pieces (and lots of blue dust), this was a fun one. There was no poster, but I used the box a bit. I sorted the elements that stood out, such as the cat, the house, the striped witch dress. Then the rest really just came together. As you continue, you will see that there are enough differences in the tree and sky that the pieces are easy to place. There weren’t any areas that found to be particularly challenging. If you are an experienced puzzler, this one won’t take you too long.

As with any Demelsa Haughton, this is an easy puzzle to recommend for Halloween, or any gloomy mood day.

Here are some other fun suggestions to inspire you:


 Happy Halloween!