In the market today, some of the best puzzle brands must maintain interesting images for the puzzles to sell. The best jigsaw puzzles will start with a clear, sharp, attractive image. The image will be large enough on the puzzle box and/or it will have a poster inside.
The box will be firm and sealed with plastic to avoid loss of pieces and to protect the image cover. The box design must be very sturdy to keep the puzzle pieces safe. The details on the box will state the artist, number and piece shapes and the size the puzzle measures when completed.
The pieces inside the box will be in a sealed bag. Most premium puzzles will have little puzzle dust from the cutting manufacturer. The pieces will not be cut loose. That’s in a perfect world. Read more...
If only we could use natural daylight any time of the day and evening.....but even that has its drawbacks like reflection, glare or worse yet, a dark cloudy day.
So what are the best lights? Let's beat this up for a minute before we look at some resources. The first issue is where your 'puzzle-station' is. By that, I mean, where your puzzle is set up. Is it set up by a window?
Is it in a room away from the window? Is it in a windowless room? These will make a difference.
Then the second issue is....what direction is your light fixture coming from....is it overhead or behind you or motion-movable?
Also the jigsaw puzzle itself....does it have a huge shine on it or is it anti-glare or somewhere in between? Some jigsaw puzzles even have a shimmer. Read more...
How many villainous puzzles are there you ask? There are six in the series but we have gathered a selection of the different images that are available in our Amazon Store
Scott Davidson is a jigsaw puzzle fan and has been from the days when Springbok was independent. He is also a retired computer scientist. He wrote this article about the mathematics of doing puzzles - for instance, how much harder is a 1,000 piece puzzle than a 500 piece puzzle and how well various solving techniques work. The Piece Memory section was of particular interest however there are other strategies for gaining speed too.
Looking for a Springbok Jigsaw Puzzle List? Check this out!
Often the question has been posted in the Jigsaw Puzzle Groups: Is there a Springbok ‘master’ list of jigsaw puzzles? There is a list but it is not complete. It starts at 1964 but is incomplete. That means the listing is getting close to completed with over 2800 Springbok jigsaw puzzles listed.
Want to know how to count puzzles pieces?
This is how Wikipedia explains the numbers for jigsaw puzzles.
"Most jigsaw puzzles are square, rectangular or round, with edge pieces that have one side that is either straight or smoothly curved to create the shape, plus four corner pieces if the puzzle is square or rectangular.
The Puzzle Hobby Tracker is a downloadable Excel digital file used to track many details related to your jigsaw puzzle hobby for the price of a chocolate bar.
There are 20 pages that consist of:
Here's the No Glue Method Jigsaw Puzzle Steps I have used on most of my jigsaw puzzles as I have never glued a puzzle. So...
To glue or not to glue......One of the most common questions with jigsaw puzzles is, 'How to Glue A Jigsaw Puzzle?' If you are interested in reading more about gluing your puzzle then CLICK HERE
The 'no-glue' method follows below... read more
We have collected a massive list of jigsaw puzzles in numerous categories on our Amazon Store link. It's a quick way to browse most current puzzles and/or specific seasons, accessories and themes. Makes for a terrific one-stop jigsaw puzzle gift giving shopping centre. CLICK HERE
About Jigsaw Puzzles: Unveiling the Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles
A Therapeutic Journey
Jigsaw puzzles have long captivated individuals of all ages, offering not only a fun pastime but also a myriad of benefits for mental well-being. From enhancing cognitive skills to promoting relaxation, the act of piecing together puzzles goes beyond entertainment. In this article, we explore the remarkable benefits of engaging in jigsaw puzzles, shedding light on the positive effects they have on our minds and bodies.
By embracing the benefits of jigsaw puzzles, we unlock not only an enjoyable hobby but also a path to mental well-being. Whether you're seeking cognitive stimulation, stress relief, or a moment of mindfulness, engaging in puzzles can enrich your life and provide a therapeutic journey that transcends the puzzle board. So gather your puzzles, sharpen your focus, and embark on this fulfilling adventure of piecing together fragments to create something beautiful and whole.
(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)