Archive for the ‘games puzzles and toys’ Category



Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

If you’re thinking about being all cute and romantic this Valentine’s Day, who can think of a better way to do that than with frog cards drawn by yours truly. Go get ’em at a nice paper-goods store near you, or order them (quick!) from Peaceable Kingdom.

Brian Biggs peaceable kingdom

Friday, May 11th, 2012

On Monday I posted a contest to name all six dinosaurs in the puzzle I made for Galison/Mudpuppy. As of noon today there were six correct entries.

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

The dinosaurs are thus, clockwise from top left in the above picture:

Green – T-rex, duh.
Orange – Triceretops
Purple – Ankylosaurus
Red – Stegosaurus
Yellow – Velociraptor
Blue/turquoise – Brachiosaurus, formerly known as Brontosaurus, which I accept as a correct answer.

So as I said, six people got all six, though many of you should watch your spelling. I assigned each of you a number (1 – 6) and then I used a random number generator to choose a number from one to six. One came up, (the actual order was 1, 3, 6, 5, 4, 2) which happened to be assigned to……………………..

Are you ready?

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Sarah Perry!

This is Sarah:
Sarah Perry

She’s an author and mom of an almost-3-year-old and creator of Pajama Girl. I know this because I looked her up. She entered about forty-five seconds after I posted the contest, so she apparently knows her dinosaurs. Sarah, I’m gonna send you an email so I can get your address. In the meantime, congratulations.

Thanks for playing!

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

A new dinosaur puzzle. I must like dinosaurs because I draw a lot of them.

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

This is a cool little thing from Galison/Mudpuppy, for whom I’ve made a lot of toys and puzzles. Six dinosaurs and one puzzle. The puzzle comes as a series of nine cubes, with each side being a piece of one of the puzzles.

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

You can get this here at the Mudpuppy site.

I have an extra one of these and I’d like to give it away to someone, so I thought I’d have a little contest. There are six dinosaurs here, right? Send me an email with all six dinosaurs correctly listed (and list the colors so I can tell which one you’re naming). Of all of the right answers I’ll pick one winner from random, okay?

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So you have this week. I’ll pick the winner on Friday afternoon, around 3pm Eastern Time. Send your email to brian at mrbiggs dot com. You could leave it as a comment if you want, but then you’d be giving your answers away to everyone who reads this post. So instead of doing that, use email, and then just write a funny joke about dinosaurs in the comments. Cool?

Oh yeah, the winner has to send a picture of themselves building the puzzle when they get it. Okay? Good luck.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Just in time for the holidays!

A while back I illustrated another fun project for Mudpuppy called Flip & Draw Sports. This is a kind of flip book where there are ten characters, split at the neck and waist, so that the legs, torsos and heads are all different and can be mixed and matched. There’s a baseball player, basketball player, soccer player, football player, golfer, hockey player, volleyball player, snowboarder, swimmer, and tennis player. Here are photos of some of the combinations.

You can get this at the Galison/Mudpuppy site here.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011


I’ve made a kajillion designs for Mudpuppy/Galison over the last several years, starting with the Air, Land & Sea puzzle that was one of the inspirations for the Everything Goes series I’m currently writing and illustrating. They recently started a new section on their website called “Illustrator Spotlight” and they decided to make me a subject of curiosity. It was a fun little interview and I encourage you all to go and buy a kajillion Mudpuppy products to give for the happy holidays this year.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Last month I made a couple of big complicated illustrations for a restaurant chain out in California called Rubio’s. They specialize in fish tacos and wanted a “Where’s Waldo” kinda thing that would be the basis for this game where you have to find certain items, fish tacos among them. The first game went up while I was away in Oregon last week, and the next one will be up on September 21.
Go up and see if you can beat my time of 38 seconds. Of course, I had a head start I guess.

Here’s the game.

(You apparently have to input your email address. Sorry about that.)

Monday, June 13th, 2011

mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle

A project I did for Mudpuppy was published just recently. It’s a 12-piece puzzle featuring those famous and extinct relatives of lizards (or birds if you adhere to those theories), the dinosaurs. T-rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Pterodactyl each make an appearance here.
Go get yours at your local favorite toy shop, or if that doesn’t work, get it on the internet.

mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle
mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle
mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle
mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle