Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.
This puzzle is taking years off my life. I love it. My kids have given up but that’s fine. My husband and I send them to bed and eat ice cream without them while we do the puzzle ourselves. 🤣 We’ve decided which apes and aliens are our friends and which ones are jerks. I hope there are more coming! Maybe a dinosaur and yeti theme?
I bought this for when children and grandchildren visit (all adults; I'm very old). But we can't have visits in these plague times, so it hasn't been taken out of the transparent wrapper. But I have been gazing at it in its safe place, and I think I'll possibly succumb to its charms and do it myself.
This was a huge hit with my whole family. We all loved the art and design. I hope more are coming in the future! Video is of my brother in law putting in the final piece (he stayed up until 3am working on it).
Just received the puzzle yesterday as a gift from my sister. Loving it! Sufficiently difficult/challenging and fun to explore the details of Don's work. Meets the quality of Calamityware. A great gift and a great puzzle!
As soon as I saw this puzzle I knew I had to have it and I was not disappointed! What a great puzzle - difficult enough to require thoughtful hunting through all of the surprises and red herrings but not so hard that I gave up and gave the pieces to the hamster to chew up. And I do swear that the last time I went through the airport, pre-covid 19, I was in THAT line! I recognize a couple of the individuals. Bonus points if you can pick me out. Putting in that last piece was like finishing a marathon (I have run many); a great sense of accomplishment and some regret that it's over and done. It was so much fun that I'm going to take it all apart and do it again only this time upside down. When is the next puzzle going to appear?!? I want robots and flying monkeys.
Great challenge! My husband said "oh, no way!" but I told him this was one that I wouldn't complete in just a day. I'm curious though, is the "a little mysterious" part about the missing piece or was that a kid-assist on my end? Because I could totally see a calamity ware puzzle having a signature missing piece.
No, the 'little mysterious' part is not about us intentionally leaving out a piece. That would just be cruel. Because of the way the puzzles are produced and packaged, it is very rare for a piece to go missing. But experience has shown that pets, children, gravity, and elves are responsible for 99 percent of missing puzzle pieces. I suspect it will show up in some way, shape, or form.
It's fine to give second-hand puzzles as presents, right? As long as all the pieces are still there. We were very careful to ensure that we put all the pieces back in the box after we finished it. Because we did get it for my sister, after all.
Some puzzles are too hard; some puzzles are boring. This puzzle was just right.
I loved seeing all the different expressions on the ape faces.
The best puzzle I have ever seen. It is an excellent challenge but there are enough differences between all of the apes and aliens that it is possible to hunt down the location of a piece if you study the box top (or bottom-both have a picture). We had a great time putting it together!
Being alone during Covid, and old, I can't go out so this is perfect fun. My 2 cats Rocky&Boo insist on helping, so I've had to "replace" a couple pieces a few times. We are having great time with it, though.
One suggestion. Mine isn't quite as bright & colorful as the picture on your site. Mines a bit drabber. And no it's not my eyes. Lol. Definitely looking forward to the next one.