How’s this for a nostalgia bomb to kick off the Countdown to Halloween…
Raise your hand if you remember building this puzzle as a kid on rainy October days.
Springbok puzzles captured a good bit of my youth, and this House on Haunted Hill puzzle from 1973 was one of the best. Memories of this puzzle were tucked away in a dark corner of my brain before I stumbled upon it in a thrift store a few months ago. You can’t put a price on nostalgia, but I got a hefty dose of it for 25 cents.
Since this puzzle falls a little outside my range of collecting interests I opted to put this up on eBay–apparently it’s a pretty popular item–so if you want to add it to your shelf, here’s a link to the auction.
Reis O'Brien says
Dex (@Dex1138) says
Don’t recall seeing it before but that’s one I’d glue down and frame.
Paxton Holley says
THAT. PUZZLE. IS. AMAZING.
Oh man, I had this puzzle when I was about 5 years old. It was my absolute favorite!
Damn,just missed the auction.Been looking for years.Back in the 70’s my friend’s parents opened up a Hallmark gift shop in my hometown.While it wasn’t a terribly exciting store for kids,we all became addicted to the Springbok puzzles.My fave 2 were a dinosaur puzzle and this Haunted House puzzle.True, as soon as the cold damp Fall weather began ,out came the puzzles.We had bigger Puzzles for snow days, our favorite being a big tray full of Hamburgers,Hot dogs,and Pizza.
Great story! I too have fond memories of cold days spent with Springbok puzzles. My favorites were the Christmas and Santa themed ones.
I have 3 of these that I’ve acquired over the years for kids in the family. and managed to find one still sealed in the box with original stickers on plastic and all. Anyone ever found one new/sealed like this?
Still all time favorite to this day.
How much would you sell one for?
I was wondering same and happen to have 5 of these House on Haunted Hill Springbok puzzles with one new in box. My all time favorite from childhood and then some memories! Obviously only a few left new. IMO.