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"The Chief Tormentor"
The Deliciously Devilish Blog of Puzzling News From Staveland

CAT | Audio Slideshows

Here at Stave, we have a small group of elite puzzle testers that keep us on our toes by making sure our wooden jigsaw puzzles are up to snuff. One part geometry genius, one part masochist, these testers are invaluable to us because they are so good at doing jigsaw puzzles, they know when we have goofed by either making a puzzle too hard, or worse, too easy!


One of our long-time testers is Penelope Puzzlenut. A former resident of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she is now hiding out in the Midwest on a 140-acre farm where she gardens, paints and kicks the tires on our puzzles. It’s a peaceful place - until we show up with our new puzzles that is.


This month we almost had to call the paramedics because she got her first taste of our new “Trouble Maker” puzzle. Two phone calls to The Chief Tormentor later, we finally calmed her frayed nerves. Says Penelope: “It’s is one of the most devious puzzles I have ever tinkered with. I can’t wait for more.”


We told you these folks are masochists.


Everyone here in the workshop is very excited about posting our first audio slideshow – similar to those you may have seen on The New York Times website. It will tell you about our company’s history, how we make our puzzles as well as a few fun facts.
With all the troubles in the world and the economy, we realize this is the time to really pull out all the stops in our puzzle designs and customer service, and we believe making this blog exciting, informative and fun is essential. We hope you like it, and stay tuned for more audio slideshows – including one on our upcoming Twin Farms puzzle party – as well as videos and a whole bunch more.

© 2009 Stave Puzzles, Inc., Norwich, Vermont. Stave Puzzles, Inc. owns the copyrights in the puzzle designs, Silhouette designs, and Custom Edge designs of the puzzles appearing on this web site. Trick, Monkey Fist, Crazy Claw, Teaser, Twister, Tumbler, TroubleMaker, the Clown and Stave are trademarks of Stave Puzzles, Inc.