We did the research. Hours of research, to be exact (editor’s note: one Google search) to find out if the Battle of Malibu actually happened. It didn’t. But in the world of Umar Rashid, maybe it did. And as a puzzle, you are piecing together Rashid’s world and the history that was maybe always intended. As Kinstler, the puzzle maker, notes, “If the Chumash, Tongva, Gabrielino, and other indigenous LA types had, in fact,  gone on to fight the Spanish, armed with a little red Corvette driven by Black Jesus, then, well, we'd have liked to have seen that. So here it is.” Get the egg nog and get grandma because you’ve got a holiday puzzle to do.

Kinstler Puzzles also features puzzles by Rachel Hayden, Thania Petersen, Benjamin Styer, Orkideh Torabi, Alec Egan and more!