Jan van Haasteren 'Crazy Casino' 1000 pieces

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Jan van Haasteren Puzzle 'Crazy Casino'

I made the puzzle 'Crazy Casino'. It is the puzzle 'Crazy casino' – this is number 17082, issued in 2011. This puzzle is drawn by Jan van Haasteren of the Studio Jan van Haasteren. It's this look:
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and this is the puzzle that goes with it:
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This is a Limited Edition - 3 puzzles in a tin

This Crazy Casino puzzle was in a tin, and that tin has the shark fin with a '1' on it. So there are two other puzzles that belong to the 'Limited Edition' series. For the complete overview all 3 puzzles of the Limited Editions in tin:

What else stands out?
The box says 'Special certificate included, signed by Jan'. However, very often it happens that this certificate is not included in the tin. Even if you buy the puzzle new in the store.

What does the special certificate look like?

It is a beautiful certificate signed by Jan van Haasteren with JOH (more explanation about JOH) and it has a nice red Jumbo stamp on it and looks like this:
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The text on the certificate reads “Dear puzzler, congratulations on your purchase of the very first special limited edition of the Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino'. This beautiful puzzle was only produced in a limited edition. Each Limited Edition contains this certificate of authenticity, signed by Jan van Haasteren himself. Collect all new special limited deluxe versions of the most beautiful Jan van Haasteren puzzles. Lots of puzzle fun”.
Do you want to see the Certificate in a large version, click here


What does this tin puzzle look like?

Since it is a Limited Edition canned, I made a separate video of this:


In video: an overview of all three puzzles in can - Limited Edition

I also made a video in which you have an overview of the entire series of the Limited Editions in cans:


The puzzle 'Crazy Casino' is also available in other variants


This puzzle has also appeared as a Scandinavia puzzle

This puzzle has also appeared in a so-called Scandinavia variant. You can read what a Scandinavian Jan van Haasteren puzzle is and which Scandinavian puzzles are from Jan van Haasteren via:
- Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles
– view the overview with all Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles


General review about the 'Crazy Casino' puzzle

I made a general review about this puzzle:

The nice thing about this casino is that there is a lot going on. This is actually the case with every Jan van Haasteren puzzle. In the video above you have seen a lot of nice items. I will describe them again with the accompanying photos:
1. The tennis ball in the casino
A tennis ball is also rotated at the roulette table and if you look closely, you will see that a gentleman from the tennis court is also walking around somewhere, who has lost his tennis ball:
jan van hastenen crazy casino and the tennis ball

2. Man playing billiards
Besides someone from the tennis court, there is also someone on the wrong green table, because there is a gentleman playing billiards on the roulette table. Wonderful fantasy by Jan van Haasteren:
jan van hastenen crazy casino and billiards

3. Angry little monster
Not very clear, but you see a green little monster under the table:
jan van hastenen crazy casino and angry monster

4. Man with very special glasses
Was also a very difficult puzzle piece, but afterwards I discovered that they were someone's glasses, but so unrecognizable and well thought out that I didn't know where that puzzle piece should be. These kinds of puzzle pieces really make you laugh while putting a puzzle together:
jan van hastenen crazy casino and man with special glasses

5. Dirty Casino – Part 1: Doctor and the Breasts
Ok, the dirty casino series. Was Jan a bit lost with his mind on this puzzle? There are several in there. Name should have been 'Dirty Casino' instead of 'Crazy Casino'. A doctor is listening this in the wrong place……:
jan van hastenen crazy casino and doctor and breasts

6. Dirty casino – part 2: man grabs woman by the breasts
This man who grabs a woman from behind by the breasts!
jan van hastenen crazy casino and man and breasts

7. Dirty casino – part 3: man naked in casino!
And then suddenly a naked man walks into the casino?? Oops how did it get in?
jan van hastenen crazy casino and naked in the casino

8. Dirty casino – part 4: nipplegate!
And yes, if you pay close attention and look at the puzzle for a long time, you will see a nipplegate:
jan van hastenen crazy casino and nipplegate


Laying this puzzle

I put this puzzle at ease on a green felt puzzle mat. It's fun to lay there and a lot of weird things happen in the casino, or almost better you call it a dirty casino! Why? you can read that further down this page. As you can see I always start with laying the edges. But that's always difficult. I understand that people like to know how many side pieces does a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle have, so that they always know if they have collected all the pieces of their puzzle. As you can see I'm missing a few side pieces:
Jan van Haasteren Crazy Casino puzzle 1000 pieces Put straight pieces and add a tin
And another detail shot of the puzzle – I'm missing side pieces both left and right:
Jan van Haasteren Crazy Casino puzzle 1000 pieces Missing straight pieces as always

And the overview. The iron can, the edge pieces explained and everything that fits on the puzzle mat (handy a large puzzle mat!):
Jan van Haasteren Crazy Casino puzzle 1000 pieces of straight pieces of can and everything that has been explained

Here you can see how I start puzzling. I always start by sorting pieces by color (that seems to solve the puzzle the fastest)
Jan van Haasteren Crazy Casino puzzle 1000 pieces sort by green in the beginning

Where the pieces with the bright red colors (from the casino lamps) are the easy list to start with. Still figuring out which pieces belong to which lamp in which place. Those right edges still not fixed by the way 🙁
Jan van Haasteren Crazy Casino puzzle 1000 pieces after 15 pm

And then this is the result after about 2 hours of puzzling. Doesn't seem very far yet, but it's already been 2 hours:
Jan van Haasteren Crazy Casino puzzle 1000 pieces after more than 2 hours

After about 4 hours of puzzling. Doesn't seem much further than after those 2 hours 🙁 But it must be right.
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Here I am about 85% done with the puzzle. The tops (walls) and the pillar of the casino are done. The pillar was difficult, because many pieces resemble each other. I had the most trouble with the green roulette tables. Which pieces of green belong to which table.
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Finally I finished the puzzle! Really fun to do, not too difficult you keep on puzzling.
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Jan van Haasteren 'Crazy casino' 1000 pieces - Recurring elements

The nice thing about this puzzle is that after puzzling there is still a kind of search puzzle. You are looking for the fixed recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren. Can you find them all, or are they just not there?? The crab, the teeth, the shark fin, the Tax Official, the arrows, the hands, the eyes, etc etc. There are many in this puzzle, and I have made videos and photos of them below. Try looking for them yourself before viewing them below.


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 1: Glasses, 2x

The glasses appear 2x on this puzzle, where 1 glasses are very high on top of a pillar:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element the glasses - 1

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element the glasses - 2


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 2: Plasters 4x

I always look up all the plasters and I would have found 3 in the video, but there are 4!:

Although I searched really hard I thought there would be 3 patches and yet later there were 4! The patches are always in surprising places, can you see them all?

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element the plasters - 1

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element the plasters - 2

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element the plasters - 3

This last one – in the neck of this gentleman – I hadn't seen it before, so I forgot 1 again in the video:
jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element the plasters - 4


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 3: Cat or Kat

The cat is alone this time, you don't see a bird, fish or mouse that he often hunts:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element cat or cat


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 4: Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is present, nice to see him again. The favorite character of Jan van Haasteren himself:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and returning element Sinterklaas


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 5: Self-portrait Jan van Haasteren

And at the bottom right, Jan has drawn himself with a sketchbook in his hands and a pencil behind his ear. By the way this is the first drawing by Jan van Haasteren made in 1986 in which he draws himself (Jan van Haasteren self-portrait) – drawing is already from 1986 and the puzzles were released later:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element self-portrait jan van hasten


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 6: Black Spider on a thread

The black spider on a thread was very difficult to find, I only saw it later:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element black spider on thread


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 7: 3 Peepholes or Bullet holes

Also the 3 peepholes were very hidden on a machine in the casino:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element 3 peepholes or bullet holes


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 8: Baron van Tast tot Zeveren

Yes, I always like Baron van tast and it seems like he is winning the jackpot in a slot machine here:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element baron from touch to zeveren


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 9: Hands

There are several hands, I don't always look them all up, but as an example:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element hands


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 10: Indian

Apparently the Indian also likes to gamble in the casino:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and returning element Indian


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 11: Squid

You see squid like I've never seen it before, namely gray! What's wrong with him?

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element squid


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 12: Eyes

Just like the hands, you often see eyes a lot and in strange places:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element eyes


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 13: Paper Airplane

The paper airplane is back, but who always throws it anyway?

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element paper airplane


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 14: Arrow

The arrow, regularly present:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and returning element arrow


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 15: Ghost

The ghost is there and the lady next to him/her is quite startled by the ghost:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element ghost


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 16: WC Puller or WC Roll

Here are actually two recurring elements, namely the toilet trigger/string and the toilet roll:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element toilet puller and toilet roll


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Crazy Casino' - recurring element 17: Saw

Saw:

jan van hastenen crazy casino and recurring element saw


How long will it take you to complete this 1000 piece puzzle?

I made the puzzle 'Crazy casino (Dirty Casino)' in peace and also took several days. Beautifully made on a puzzle mat on the floor in the living room. I do take the time, but not very precisely, it remains a hobby that puzzles! But to give you an idea of ​​how long it took me to complete this 1000 piece JvH puzzle:

  • Explaining the pieces: 25 minutes
  • Laying the edges = 40 minutes
  • Laying the rest of the pieces = 8 hours and 15 minutes
  • So it took me a total of 9 hours and 15 minutes to complete this puzzle. That is a bit longer than it takes me on average for a JvH jigsaw puzzle, namely about 8 hours. I must admit that I forgot to take the time. But I have experienced that especially at the straight pieces I left some time

I also have to say that my 9 year old daughter helped with laying the last pieces!


About Jumbo puzzles

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Jumbo (not to be confused with our supermarket Jumbo!) makes toys, games and puzzles. Jumbo, for example, has made the very well-known games such as “Human don't get annoyed” and “Stratego” and “PimPamPet”. Games that have been around for generations and are still widely played by both young and old. Jumbo has been making and developing toys since about 1900. In the early years of the company, only toys from other countries were imported to the Netherlands. However, since about 1930 it was decided to also make their own toys, at the time manufacturing wooden toys, which was very popular at the time. Almost all toys in those years were made of wood. An important spearhead was that the toys made by Jumbo had to be of very good quality; it had to be as strong as an Elephant. An elephant had to stand on it! The red elephant has been the hallmark of Jumbo's games and puzzles for years. The name Jumbo and the red elephant together form the logo from about 1935. The Jumbo elephant is drawn by Mr. Möhr. He worked at an advertising agency and regularly signed for Hausemann & Hötte. Mr Möhr was at one point commissioned to design a beautiful new elephant logo for the Hausemann & Hötte toys. The logo has changed a bit since then. For example, the eye has grown over the years and has dropped slightly more, resulting in a friendlier elephant.

In the past, the elephant was not only used in the color red, but in all kinds of colors such as blue, yellow, black, white and green. All those colors were cozy and playful. For example, one time there was a yellow elephant on the box and the other time a red one. It was usually looked at which color best matched the color of the box. It was not until the end of the 60s that the red elephant was definitively chosen. Red is a color that stands out and attracts attention.

From 1945 Jumbo also started to focus on games made of cardboard. Jumbo has therefore been a guarantee for strong quality for years! Jumbo is a unique Dutch company with a rich history, with its head office in Zaandam. About 130 employees work for Jumbo. With a turnover of €75 million, Jumbo is a medium-sized European player in toys. Jumbo has sales offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. They export to more than 25 countries around the world.

In 1980 Jumbo starts the production of Jan van Haasteren Puzzles.



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Jan van Haasteren 'Crazy Casino' 1000 pieces - Specifications

EAN Unfamiliar
Puzzle number 17082
Kind of product puzzle

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by Gerben van Vineyards op Puzzle 1000 pieces
Dirty Casino!

I wrote the above review in October 2021. It is a wonderful puzzle to make. Not too difficult, but fun. And there are definitely some naughty items in there, check them out for yourself! Is it the Crazy or Dirty Casino?

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