Tiger Jigsaw Puzzles

I just love Tiger jigsaw puzzles. There are SO many beautiful ones out there however, this one captures some amazing details making it look very real. 

As a child growing up, I had visits to the Canadian African Lion Society and even though I believe these beautiful animals belong in their natural habitat, I could appreciate having the opportunity to see them 'live'.

You may like this Springbok Wild Savanna jigsaw puzzle. It's a 400 piece Family puzzle because it has 3 different piece sizes. Amazon Link

Brand: Springbok
Title: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
Pieces: 500
Size: 18" x 23.5”
Brand: Springbok Tiger jigsaw puzzles

Title: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Pieces: 500

Size: 18" x 23.5”

Brand: Springbok Tiger jigsaw puzzles

Title: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Pieces: 500

Size: 18" x 23.5”

Tiger Jigsaw Puzzles Review

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:    Good

Board Quality: Good

Shape Cut: Random

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: dark green

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth-shiny

Box Quality: Great

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? no

Price: $2.00

Recommend Level: High

Time: 10 hours

Springbok, the Tiger Tiger Burning Bright is a Thrift store purchase. Very lucky for me all the pieces were there.

But I must explain first why these 2 tiger jigsaw puzzles are posted here together and there are so few progress photos.  It's because they were mixed together in the one Springbok box. And also luckily for me, the random cut shape of the Springbok pieces made it a little easier to define the difference between the two.

Obviously some of the Tiger-colour pieces were tricky to sort out and I basically had to build both Tiger jigsaw puzzles at the same time.  But then on the flip side of that, some of the colours were easy to separate from the two.

Brand: American Publishing Company

Title: Sitting Pretty (Bengal Tiger)

Artist: Ron Kimball 1985

Pieces: 550 (1 missing)

Size: 24" x 18"

Tiger Jigsaw Puzzles Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:    Good

Board Quality: Good

Shape Cut: Ribbon/grid

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: blue

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: n/a

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? no

Price: included with Springbok puzzle

Recommend Level: medium

Time: 7 hours

This Tiger jigsaw puzzle is nameless and I have not ever been able to locate any information on it. Even with the ribbon-grid cut and the quality thickness, I cannot determine which brand it is. I do know it is not Ravensburger, Springbok or Cobble Hill Company brand. But the piece quality is decent and the image is captured perfectly in the reflection.  

Personally I always thought reflections in water would be challenging but I was pleasantly delighted to see how well this one went. Turns out, the sky and the water were the sluggish areas.

Brand: American Publishing Company

Title: Sitting Pretty (Bengal Tiger)

Artist: Ron Kimball 1985

Pieces: 550 (1 missing)

Size: 24" x 18"
Brand: American Publishing Company

Title: Sitting Pretty (Bengal Tiger)

Artist: Ron Kimball 1985

Pieces: 550 (1 missing)

Size: 24" x 18"

So to my surprise and delight, I ended up with 2 Tiger jigsaw puzzles: One complete Springbok and one mystery jigsaw puzzle. If you know the Title or Brand of this one, I certainly would like to know. Sadly it is missing only 1 piece and I made a substitute box with a printed image of the assembled puzzle.

I have also had the pleasure of assembling  the Bengal Tigers and this 2000 piece Bengal Tigers


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About: Mastering the Art of Choosing the Right Jigsaw Puzzle

Tips to Avoid Buying Overwhelmingly Difficult Images

Jigsaw puzzles offer a delightful challenge, but there are times when the level of difficulty can be overwhelming. Whether you're a seasoned puzzler or a novice looking for an enjoyable experience, it's important to choose the right puzzle image that matches your skill level and personal preferences. In this article, we'll explore the world of difficult jigsaw puzzles and provide you with a list of tips to help you avoid buying images that might leave you feeling frustrated.

1. Know Your Skill Level

Understanding your own puzzle-solving skills is key when selecting a jigsaw puzzle. Be honest with yourself about your experience and comfort level. If you're a beginner, it's best to start with puzzles that have a lower piece count and simpler imagery. As you gain confidence and experience, you can gradually challenge yourself with more complex puzzles.

2. Consider the Piece Count

The number of puzzle pieces directly affects the difficulty level. Larger piece counts, such as 1,000 pieces or more, can be more time-consuming and mentally demanding. If you prefer a less challenging experience, opt for puzzles with smaller piece counts, such as 500 pieces or even fewer.

3. Analyze the Imagery

Before purchasing a puzzle, carefully examine the image. Complex and intricate designs, such as landscapes with numerous details or abstract patterns, tend to be more challenging. If you're looking for a less daunting puzzle, choose images with clearly defined sections, distinct colors, or simpler motifs.

4. Read Product Descriptions and Reviews

Take the time to read product descriptions and reviews. Puzzle manufacturers often provide information about the level of difficulty, which can help you make an informed decision. Additionally, reading reviews from other puzzlers can give you insights into the puzzle's complexity and whether it aligns with your preferences.

5. Look for Beginner-Friendly Collections

Many puzzle companies offer collections specifically designed for beginners. These collections often feature puzzles with larger pieces, simpler imagery, or even hints and guidance to assist you along the way. Exploring these beginner-friendly options can be a great way to ease into the world of jigsaw puzzles.

6. Seek Variety in Piece Shapes

Some puzzles feature unique piece shapes that can add an extra layer of difficulty. If you're looking for a more accessible experience, consider puzzles with standard grid-shaped pieces. However, if you enjoy a challenge, look for puzzles with irregular or whimsical piece shapes, as they can make the assembly process more complex and engaging.

7. Check for Puzzle-Specific Features

Certain puzzle manufacturers offer features to indicate the level of difficulty. For example, some puzzles may have a "difficulty rating" on the packaging or specify whether they are suitable for beginners, intermediate puzzlers, or advanced enthusiasts. These indicators can be valuable in making an informed decision.

8. Consider Collaborations with Artists

Many jigsaw puzzle companies collaborate with renowned artists, resulting in a wide range of puzzle images with varying levels of difficulty. Some artists may have a distinctive style that makes their puzzles more challenging, while others may focus on creating accessible and enjoyable designs. Research the artist's work and style to ensure it aligns with your preferences and skill level.

9. Seek Recommendations from Fellow Puzzlers

Engaging with the puzzle community, whether through online forums, social media groups, or local puzzle clubs, can provide valuable insights and recommendations. Experienced puzzlers can share their thoughts on specific puzzle images and brands, helping you make informed choices.

10. Trust Your Instincts

Ultimately, trust your instincts and choose puzzles that genuinely spark joy and interest for you. While it's important to consider the difficulty level, it's equally crucial to select images that you find visually appealing and personally satisfying. Enjoying the process of assembling a puzzle is just as important as the challenge itself.

By following these tips, you'll be better equipped to choose jigsaw puzzles that match your skill level and provide an enjoyable experience. Remember, puzzles should be a source of relaxation and fun, so don't be afraid to explore different options and challenge yourself while staying within your comfort zone. Happy puzzling!

(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)