Hello from the back room of the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge activity. It’s Puzzle Leila here, the one that crunches the numbers, keeps data together for all you puzzlers that are enjoying using our puzz2pro APP for the Global One Billion Puzzle Pieces Challenge. I must say it is very impressive to see all the beautiful puzzles each member submits. Puzzle Fairy Para is doing a great job sharing selected submissions daily to the Social Medias. Who knows, she just may post your completed works on our Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge FaceBook page.
So our update is now over the 3 million pieces with 126 members thus far. I sure would like to see the latter number go up, up, up, especially with Christmas fast approaching. I sit hear and imagine all the beautiful Christmas themes Puzzlers will be putting together.
This brings me to my second share with you all. Now if you are a company owner and happened to join our Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge activity you can see the pie chart above of what are the 12 most popular puzzle brands assembled from over 4,000 submissions. As members will note, the Ceaco USA brand ranks top of the list. Ravensburger is a running second.
There are currently over 500 Brands listed on the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge activity. Do you have a favourite brand you would like to share? Or perhaps you prefer a favourite author? I know some Puzzlers say it depends on the puzzle count, the 1,000 piece being most popular. I just know there are many brands of count size and they are just as pretty. Please feel free to join up and share what brand is your favourite. It is always exciting to see new submissions. Keep on puzzling folks!
You may be interested in joining the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge using our puzz2pro APP where we are recording ONE BILLION pieces on 1 Record Sheet.
Click here for details... Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge
WE DID IT!!!!!
Puzzle Pete, Ms. Puzzle Ledger and Fairy Puzzle Para are so excited. As a matter of fact so excited that Puzzle Pete has to duck down from the wand wee Fairy Puzzle Para is swinging around. She sure is swishing all the silver puzzle dust around. It’s raining little rainbow colored puzzle dust!
“On the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge activity, drum roll please,”…..Puzzle Pete says, "Ms. Puzzle Ledger, the number is…
In her timid voice she announces, “Well Pete and Para we have over 3 million puzzle pieces to date. Our submissions are 4137 and 125 puzzlers have signed up using the puzz2pro APP. Our Puzzle Leila has been keeping very busy marketing and getting the word out.”
Puzzle Pete exhales a loud whistle and Fairy Puzzle Para squeals with delight. “Oh, this is such great news.
It is encouraging for all of us, we may have a ways to go however we have confidence in the puzzlers out there.
Hello from Puzzle Fairy Para, Puzzle Pete, Puzzle Leila , Puzzle Crayon Blueboy along with the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge and folks.
We have been noticing a lot more puzzle dust flying around on the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge Facebook web page. This is a good thing. It means more puzzle pieces added to the count. It is such a delight to see members and their ever growing list of completed works. So keep them coming.
If you are new, you may be wondering, 'oh gosh I could never post that many puzzles'. A little point of positivity here. Our Puzzle Leila likes to take time from work to relax doing puzzles. Lately she has been doing 300 - 500 - 750 puzzle pieces as she says she seems to be so busy counting and doing all the work behind the scenes. She said the smaller number count has helped her to keep on puzzling at such a busy time. Do you have a preference as the count-pieces you like to do?
The beautiful puzzle above is from Cobble Hill Puzzles. They have a great assortment of puzzles from the Family size (3 different puzzle piece sizes) to the moderate 500 pieces, up to 1,000 and above. The quality of their puzzles are beautiful. The matte finish compliments the sharp, crisp colors. For the new puzzler I would definitely recommend this brand for two reasons. One being the pieces are easy to handle, great quality and two, if you love felines they have some beauties.
We best get back to work here. Never a dull day ...hey, hold the puzzle dust will you? Fairy Puzzle Para chuckles as she continues to fill the page with colorful specks of dust. Until the next time…..the Gang!
Hello from Puzzle Pete and the gang. We are getting pretty eager here as we see the members that have come to join in the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge Activity. What a great bunch of puzzlers! It is amazing to see the beautiful puzzles from all around the world.
We certainly would love to see our member list grow. It is getting close to 100. Will you be the 100th member to join? Oh, wouldn’t that be exciting? Remember, the only way this Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge will be met is when we have puzzlers eager to join in the online activity. Why not take a chance? You won’t regret it. Check out the links below, you will be glad you did...happy puzzling!!
Thanks a bunch from all the gang at Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge!!!
A new Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge Crew member? Well, I am the busy Puzzle Crayon Blueboy that puts all the numbers in a hardcopy ledger? Miss Puzz Ledger loves when I whisk my crayon across the page. Not too sure why with our modern technology however if Puzzle Leila believes it is required heck, why not?
As you can see I am ready for Halloween...with a twist. I sure would love to see more 'treats' added to the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge LeaderBoard. We have rounded up 75 Users with more than 3300 submissions which adds over 2.3 Million pieces and I sure would love to see that number go higher and higher.
There are many Halloween puzzles just waiting to be displayed on the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge. Certainly cannot wait to see the beautiful images. Some of the artwork that goes into creating a puzzle is absolutely amazing. I must say it is exciting to be a part of a great bunch. Their eagerness to see the member count roll over to three digits has me just scribbling around here. So I best get busy before all the others come back. Until the next time...Puzzle Crayon Blueboy and the Crew.
This is the 1st time we are sharing the NEW features on the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge. We use the puzz2pro APP to record the submissions and now we want to show our appreciation to our Submitters by recognizing them on a NEW Weekly Leaderboard. For the week of September 21st - 27th, 2020 the puzz2pro APP shows the numbers accumulated to date above on the image as well as the most active submitters.
Puzzle Pete says, “wow, look at the number of pieces Swiss Catlady has contributed to the Weekly Leaderboard! She sure must have nimble puzzle fingers. Look and see those that have put up puzzles during that time. It is a great start! Puzzle Fairy Para and myself really look forward to our Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge members and numbers increasing. This would be the highlight for the little Fairy Para. I’ll let you in on a secret....”
Here Puzzle Pete looks around to make sure the little Fairy was not close by. “She LOVES to wave her wand and expel a bunch of glittery puzzle dust! I can’t wait to share our good news with her. Lookout Swiss Catlady the puzzle dust sure will be headed your way, oh and congratulations for being on top of the Weekly Leaderboard. Let’s have a fun week ahead!"
The puzz2pro APP gang.
If you are wondering where Puzzle Pete has gone to well I suspect he is rustling up new members for our APP Challenge Activity. This has been most exciting for all of us here in APP central. We are most impressed with the members that have joined up. Sure would love to see that number roll over to triple numbers. We can do it, however we need your help. It is fun, challenging and I have to admit awesome submissions of some beautiful completed puzzles.
We would like to take this opportunity to share with you below Jolanda’s review. I’d say she is bang on as the new features are a great bonus. When a puzzler can see they are on a weekly leaderboard it makes the activity both fun and educational. Thank you Jolanda for your inspiring words. For the puzzle lover it is worth checking out. Click on the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge Activity link and click your way along into the world of puzzle pieces everywhere. Enjoy and Happy Puzzling...keep that puzzle dust flying!
"My name is Ms. Puzz Ledger, a name most suitable for the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge -puzz2pro APP Crew. I guess you could say I am Puzzle Leila’s right hand partner. You see, where she goes, I go - it's as simple as that. It is a great pleasure to be so welcomed into a super excited bunch. I hope I can be as entertaining as Puzzle Pete and Puzzle Fairy Para. Let’s get down to business. Puzzle Leila has requested I share her most recent updates.
Puzzle Fairy Para, puzzle dust please!" The little wand shoots out a multitude of small puzzle pieces. The fairy flits her wings back and forth as she glides around the page.
"Today, we have a couple of great announcements puzzle folks. First off we’d like to thank everyone participating in the Challenge. It is such a pleasure to see the members enjoying the puzz2pro APP for the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge. We are approaching the 3500 submission mark of puzzles because of all of you. This is wonderful to see the APP at work. Let’s keep them puzzle pieces coming!
Secondly, we are pleased to announce the puzz2pro APP has new features. Yep! You asked for it and we got it! Puzzle Leila has been working very hard to present to you the following:
Happy Puzzling Folks!!
Hello Puzzlers. It’s Puzzle Pete here. I love my job as I get to tell you all the new numbers at the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge. Also, one of the Admins in the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge, Dorothy, has found an innovative way to assist Puzzlers who do not have the technical access to join in the Challenge. Here's what she told us...
Hello to all our fellow puzzlers and game changers!!! I had to add the last part for fun. You see I know Puzzle Pete, Puzzle Fairy Para and Leila are over the moon with the puzzle piece count going up, up, up. That’s thanks to all our participants.
I’m going to let you in on a little something that you may find worth a try. My neighbour does not use computers or any techno gadgets however she loves to puzzle. For as long as I have known her she has always been interested in passing the time away by puzzling.
Now, I told her about our new Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge game using the Puzz2Pro APP. She was so excited, then her face dropped. Her expression was somewhat sad. When I asked what was wrong, well she hesitated to reply. It dawned on me, this neighbour wanted to get involved but could not see how. After a few days I proposed an idea to her and this is what we came up with and she certainly is pleased.
I decided to add her to the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge using one of my other ‘gadgets’ (devices). Yes, her own place on the leaderboard! She was so excited to see that with a little help she could actively puzzle along and see her pieces added to the count. Every time I visit, it is a given that she has a few puzzles done. The iPad goes upstairs with me now so I can take photos for her and load them up under her Username on the Puzz2Pro APP. We kept it a simple name so she would see it straight away.
Then, another solution for her. Even though she is not on the Puzz2Pro APP, I am able to do the work for her. Sort of like some family members helping out other puzzlers. I found we needed to log all the info, so I purchased 2 BePuzzled Log Books and will leave one for her to keep. She can log her info then take her puzzle apart...after I have photographed it. There will be a log book in transition at all times so I can double check all of her work is uploaded. This also saves on trying to remember to bring her book back up.
Gosh, who would have thought our offline puzzlers can participate in the game with a little help from family/friends. We certainly hope this inspires puzzlers that want to play but need a little help. I can see Puzzle Pete now, jumping up and down with such excitement. I think Puzzle Fairy Para and Puzzle Leila will have to calm him down before the little cardboard puzzle Boy fades him self away...just kidding. Smiles. :)
Puzzle Pete here - for Week Four, August 31st - September 6th, 2020 numbers CLICK HERE
It is exciting to see our count reach over 900K. Wow, imagine in the short time that our puzz2pro App has been up and running I’d say we are off to a great start! For details and sign up to the Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge CLICK HERE
All of us would like to thank the Puzzlers that have signed up and are actively participating in the growing count. I see some pretty darn good puzzles on the leaderboard.
The Global Puzzle Pieces Challenge Master Page Update will be posted out weekly on Mondays with the latest counts and also in the weekly Newsletter so you may want to sign up for that below.
One thing Puzzle Fairy Para pointed out is when a puzzler posts his/her puzzle, you can see larger pictures when you click on the small ones. This is especially handy when deciding on what puzzle to submit next.
Well, that’s all for now. There is so much more to come but we will wait until puzzlers are comfortable in using the APP.
From the gang at Puzzle Hobby
Welcome to the latest game in the jigsaw puzzle world! We hope you hop on board and join us in our long term challenge of recording ONE BILLION jigsaw puzzle pieces using our puzz2pro App - It can be done, all in good time….let the games begin!!!
Hi, I’m Puzzle Pete. I hope you all participate in our challenge. I’ve been told that puzzlers are tops. All of the info is ready for you to get your name and puzzles into the count. You know I really believe we can reach our mark but we need you to help us see one billion pieces recorded from around the world on our puzz2pro APP. Just imagine all the busy puzzle dust flying everywhere. What a happy bunch we will be! To sign up CLICK HERE
We will be sending out important updates with the increasing number of pieces collected and other details, therefore you may want to sign up for our newsletter first. All your information is private and we do not share it with any other companies because we like our privacy too ;)
August 2020 - The last few months have been very trying for everyone around the world. This time gave us opportunity to bring a little positive into your lives.
Linda Richard, founder of puzzlehobby.com had been mulling over an idea she is certain will be of great interest to all puzzlers. So, she decided to bring her brainstorm of an idea to her sister Dorothy’s mind. You see Linda had gotten Dorothy interested in puzzles and believes this idea will certainly keep the momentum going from the novice to the amateur puzzler.
With all the negative and hard to watch news, puzzles are gaining more attraction. People are looking for a place to escape all the statistics, fear and anxieties they are experiencing. Puzzles also bring many families together. So despite the gloomy headlines on tv and posts on social media an idea was being born.
We would like to introduce you to the puzz2pro app. This little app will depend on the puzzlers interaction. This means you. Our main, long term goal is to record one billion pieces of cardboard/wood puzzles. We are working in the background while still maintaining our presence in the FaceBook Jigsaw Puzzle Connections Group. We will not reveal this fun app to all fellow puzzlers until we are 100% ready for its release. It will be soon, very soon.
Now, you must be asking yourselves how much is it to join? Absolutely nothing! You will sign in, however you must know we have taken every step to make sure none of your personal information is available to the public. All that will show is the Username you choose example, 'PuzzleStar' and the submission of your own personal puzzle photo with all the info such as size, pieces, company etc.
Please do not be intimidated to the long term goal. Imagine watching the numbers climb 1,000, 2,000, 3,000...it won’t be long before we reach 100,000. We encourage you to stay tuned as we make sure there are no glitches. A little secret...look for this little fella Puzzle Pete.
Until then keep on recording your puzzling…