How to Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle

Doing a jigsaw puzzle is challenging, especially if you’re new to the puzzle game. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that will help you start your puzzle work much easier – while also taking less time to complete the puzzle.

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Who Invented Jigsaw Puzzles?

It seems like jigsaw puzzles have been around for years – and that is true. Our grandparents did jigsaw puzzles in their free time, their parents and grandparents, too. But who invented the famous game of jigsaw puzzles and when? What was the first jigsaw puzzle like? Let’s find out!

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Jigsaw puzzles are good for the brain

Are Puzzles Good for the Brain?

Jigsaw puzzles are on the rise yet again, and the demand is astonishing. It’s a great way to spend quality time with your family, bond with your children or parents, while also keeping your brain in good shape.

But what other not so obvious benefits does doing a jigsaw puzzle have? Let’s find these benefits out!

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Types of Jigsaw Puzzles

Magic Jigsaw Puzzles - digital puzzles app by ZiMAD

Puzzles have been around us since the eighteenth century and certainly have won a special place in our hearts.

Doesn’t matter if you’re into a wooden puzzle, a cardboard puzzle or a plastic one, doing jigsaw puzzles is always great. Adults and children can get together, bond and have fun over a nice jigsaw. It might just be the greatest activity to bring the whole family together and to lighten up the mood in the house.

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The Hardest Jigsaw Puzzle in the World

We all know the frustration of trying to fit a puzzle piece into the right spot. If you’re not used to doing puzzles regularly, even the basic 500 or 1000 puzzle pieces can be a nightmare. But some pros and hardcore fans like to challenge themselves even further than that: there are numerous pictures of people standing in front of a whole wall of a singe puzzle, for example.

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What is a Jigsaw Puzzle?

Jigsaw puzzles keep your mind busy. Image by Hans-Peter Gauster

Here’s a quick guide to name and history of these puzzles, and we also explain why a jigsaw puzzle is an overall good activity for you to do!

It has a universally recognisable shape, it’s considered by some people to be boring, while others think that it’s a great way of training your logic and bonding with your loved ones… We are talking about the art of doing a jigsaw puzzle, of course! 

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