PAR + StumpCraft: Card Sharks

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Card Sharks - Card Game at the Beach by Alex Ross SEPS

Artist: Alex Ross
Dimensions: 12.5" x 19" / 32cm x 48cm (large)
Piece Count: 540
Puzzle Designer: Justin Madden (PAR) 

“Card Sharks” depicts a group of fashionistas playing it cool at the beach, while competing hard at a serious game (and looking great to boot). We love the art from Alex Ross in this Saturday Evening Post cover from 1943, originally entitled Card Game at the Beach. Which style would you say is most deserving of a comeback? The bandana under a patterned fabric sombrero, or perhaps the ruffled doily mid-rise swimsuit and cap is more your style? As we all nostalgically say, they had it made back then…

This design by PAR includes a number of fun puzzles within the puzzle, as well as an irregular edge to keep you on your toes. You gotta stay sharp to compete against these Card Sharks!


Lightly watermarked reference image

Note, our reference images are watermarked to prevent unauthorized printing of our artist's work, as well as copycat puzzles which have become common since 2020.

Whimsy List

(aka Silhouettes, for our traditional PAR Puzzlers)

  • 2x Large Crabs
  • 2x Fish
    • Sunfish
    • Mackerel
  • 2x Birds
    • Pelican
    • Red Kite (bird with spread feathers)
  • Sea Dragon
  • Mirror, Mirror
  • Waiter
  • Scuba Diver
  • Swimmer
  • Cliff Diver
  • Traditional PAR Silhouettes
    • Palenquera (woman with fruit basket on head)
    • Gene (dancer)
    • Rita (dancer)
    • Tink (pixie)
    • Janis (dancing lady with bell bottoms)
    • English Setter (hunting dog)
  • Signature PAR Seahorse

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