• Puzzle Brands and Companies

      I thought it might be a good idea to create a list of jigsaw puzzle brands, and/or companies, for quick reference, and also just to provide that information to anyone who might want it. Upon researching, I found that many of the lists I came across were incomplete. So, I compiled my own lists from various Internet sources and am providing them here for all who are interested. Brand or Company: For starters, be aware that there is a difference between a “brand” and a “company” or “business”. The way I understand it, a company/business produces or sells the product or service. Said company/business may actually produce or sell…

  • Working a Puzzle in a Small Area – It’s Easier Than You Think

    I’ve been wanting to work some jigsaw puzzles, not only for fun, but also in order to do some individual puzzle reviews, but frankly, I don’t have a good setup for working puzzles at this time. Still, where there is a will, there is a way. So, I got to thinking on how I could work puzzles in a small area, which is all I have at the moment. I did some research online…and I came up with a way that works for me. Research Phase: I actually found out quite a bit of information, plus many tips on working a puzzle in a small space. For one, every puzzle…

  • Puzzle Pieces – Names & Sorting

    Have you ever wondered what the different jigsaw puzzle pieces are called? Well, if so, you are not alone. Upon researching, I’ve discovered that there are many different names that people like to call them, some more applicable than others. Edges: The edge pieces are easy, they are just that… “edges”. Some people group the corners in with the edge pieces too, because after all, they ARE edges. But what if you have a puzzle that has no actual corners? Some puzzles are made in the shape of maps, birds or other animals, or maybe a flower… just a myriad of different shapes that have no corners. Well, in that…

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Accessories – For Working or Storing Puzzles

    Some of you may not realize it, but there are many different accessories for jigsaw puzzles today. They can make your puzzle working a more enjoyable experience, especially for someone who has limited space to work puzzles in. Here is a list of the jigsaw puzzle accessories that I have found: Tables Yes, there are actual tables designed for sitting comfortably and working on jigsaw puzzles. These tables are adjustable, so you can set them at the height that you need, and also, they tilt. You can set the tilt at the desired angle so that you don’t have to strain to place the pieces. Mats There are a few…

  • Jigsaw Puzzles for Children – Fun and Educational

    I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: “I’ve never met a child who didn’t like jigsaw puzzles.” In fact, children actually thrive on puzzles. It’s in our nature to take things apart and put them back together, which is exactly what you do when working a jigsaw puzzle. There are many different kinds of puzzles, and I am going to list here some of the best jigsaw puzzles for children to learn with, and also have loads of fun with. Starting Out When kids are just little, just starting out, then you want a type of puzzle that fits their growing little hands, and growing minds: Pieces…

  • Best Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Puzzle Types

    Jigsaw Puzzles have come a long way since the 1700’s. These days, there are many different types to choose from. Anyone can find whatever type or level of puzzle that interests them, or try even more challenging types as their skill level improves. Below you will find a list of the best jigsaw puzzles for adults, many of which may be new to you: 2-Dimensional Puzzles I’m sure everyone is familiar with these types of jigsaw puzzles. They are the type with a variety of scenes that also have a choice of how many pieces are preferred. They are the standard jigsaw puzzles that a lot of us grew up…

  • Puzzle Fun – for All Ages

    You might think that jigsaw puzzles are an activity designed for grownups, but nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, people of all ages enjoy these puzzles, and today there is such a wide variety that virtually anyone can find one to suit their own style of puzzle fun. Toddlers Small children LOVE puzzles! I had many different ones for my own children as they were growing up and they always had a lot of good fun working them. What’s really great too, is that the kids can always work a puzzle, no matter what the weather is like outside. So, it’s an activity that is always…