• History of Jigsaw Puzzle Games

    Origins: Ever wonder how jigsaw puzzles games got started? Back in the 1760s, mapmakers in Europe would paste maps onto wood and then cut that wooden map into small sections. Those map puzzles later became an educational tool. An engraver and mapmaker named John Spilsbury is attributed with making the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. By Creator: John Spilsbury – This file has been provided by the British Library from its digital collections. Catalogue entry., CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31453143 The Name: The first “jigsaw puzzles” weren’t called by that name. They were called “dissected maps”, which was fitting since the first puzzles were created from maps. These early puzzles were sold to…