Puzzle Scoop

The Puzzle Scoop is the neatest little multi-functioning jigsaw puzzle tool I have seen yet! I suggest you do not wait as this is a tool in demand. As soon as I showed a few puzzlers they immediately said they had to get one! And it does not have to be used just for jigsaw puzzles. I have found it handy for numerous little household situations. 



Here’s a perfect example of there being More To Jigsaw Puzzles Than Pieces. I should know - I wrote the book!  

I contacted Ceaco Puzzles Company to tell them about my book and they responded in kind. They also offered me to try their product, the Puzzle Scoop. Here’s the features:

  • easily move puzzle sections with the large flexible surface
  • it has a 3X magnifying screen that is amazing - the best I have seen yet
  • pieces that looked "dark" actually had multiple colours and patterns
  • it uses a built-in LED light (batteries included) that is nice and bright
  • Instructions for changing batteries is shown in the image below
  • If you’re working on dark areas on a puzzle, this is a must!
  • its nice and light-weight
  • Makes a terrific gift
  • Very helpful for serious puzzlers
  • I will be using the Puzzle Scoop with every puzzle in the future
  • The tool is under 8" in length and the Puzzle Scoop is 4.5" x 4" which has a very smooth surface on the bottom and the magnify surface on the top 
  • I found that if I scoop in a downward direction to slide under bigger sections of clumped pieces worked in the easiest manner. I also covered my hand gently on top of the scoop with the puzzle section sandwiched between, then I could move larger sections
  • I definitely like the size of the handle however I have small hands.  It's lightweight enough to be user friendly for most hand sizes.

Now this sure is a MUST HAVE for puzzlers! It’s excellent for the small text and object/details on puzzle images using the light/magnifying glass feature. It’s perfect for moving small sections of puzzle pieces to different areas!

IF you get lucky to buy more than 1 of the Puzzle Scoops, you should be sure to get additional ones for your puzzle friends and family members or for Puzzler gifts. These sell very quickly and at the current price of under $10 it's well worth it's value.

Special thanks to Ceaco Puzzle Company 

Puzzle Scoop Demo

Puzzle Scoop Battery Replacement


Jigsaw Puzzle Accessories

The Jigsaw Puzzle Accessories is a short little eBook that cover the following topics:

  • Lights, floor lamps, table lamps, overhead lights, light bulbs
  • Tables, lap tables, tables with drawers, leg risers for tables
  • Trays, ByAllison product review 
  • Mats, Grateful House product review
  • Puzzle storage case

Ceaco: A Leading Force in the American Jigsaw Puzzle Industry

Introduction: Jigsaw puzzles have long been a beloved pastime, offering hours of entertainment, relaxation, and cognitive stimulation. Among the prominent companies shaping the American jigsaw puzzle industry, Ceaco stands out as a key player. Founded in 1987, Ceaco has emerged as a leading brand, known for its diverse range of puzzles that captivate puzzle enthusiasts across the nation.

Early Beginnings and Founding: Ceaco was established by Carol Glazer, a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for puzzles. With a goal to create high-quality puzzles that would cater to puzzle enthusiasts of all ages, Glazer embarked on a journey to bring her vision to life. The company's name, Ceaco, is derived from a combination of Carol's first and last name.

Innovative Approaches and Growth: Ceaco quickly gained recognition for its innovative approach to puzzle manufacturing. They employed advanced printing techniques and utilized high-quality materials, ensuring that their puzzles not only showcased captivating artwork but also provided a satisfying puzzling experience. Their commitment to quality and innovation helped Ceaco gain a strong foothold in the market, leading to rapid growth and expansion.

Licensing Agreements and Artistic Collaborations: To enhance the appeal of their puzzles, Ceaco sought licensing agreements with notable brands and renowned artists. By partnering with esteemed organizations like Disney, Thomas Kinkade Studios, and Jane Wooster Scott, Ceaco was able to feature popular themes and iconic artwork in their puzzles. These collaborations elevated Ceaco's puzzle offerings, attracting a broader audience and expanding their product range.

Variety and Accessibility: Ceaco is known for its diverse puzzle catalog, catering to the interests and skill levels of puzzle enthusiasts. They offer a wide array of puzzle sizes, ranging from small, beginner-friendly puzzles to larger and more challenging ones. Additionally, Ceaco introduced specialty puzzles such as glow-in-the-dark puzzles, 3D puzzles, and family-friendly puzzles, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Environmental Consciousness: Ceaco recognizes the importance of sustainable practices and actively incorporates eco-friendly initiatives into their manufacturing processes. They utilize recycled materials for their puzzle boards and packaging whenever possible. Additionally, Ceaco's puzzles are printed using vegetable-based inks, reducing their environmental footprint and promoting sustainability.

Community Engagement and Support: Ceaco values the puzzle community and actively engages with puzzle enthusiasts. They regularly participate in industry events, puzzle conventions, and trade shows, providing a platform for puzzle enthusiasts to connect, share their passion, and discover new puzzle experiences. Moreover, Ceaco actively supports charitable organizations through puzzle donations, emphasizing their commitment to making a positive impact beyond the puzzle world.

Continued Success and Future Prospects: Over the years, Ceaco has solidified its position as a leading force in the American jigsaw puzzle industry. With a focus on quality, innovation, and community engagement, the company continues to introduce new puzzle designs, collaborate with renowned artists, and delight puzzle enthusiasts across the country. As technology advances, Ceaco embraces digital platforms to reach a wider audience while remaining true to their commitment of delivering engaging and high-quality puzzles.

Conclusion: Ceaco's journey in the American jigsaw puzzle industry is a testament to their dedication to craftsmanship, innovation, and community engagement. From their humble beginnings, the company has grown into a respected brand, offering a diverse range of puzzles that cater to puzzle enthusiasts of all ages and preferences. With their commitment to quality and a finger on the pulse of the puzzle community, Ceaco is poised to continue shaping the landscape of jigsaw puzzles in the United States for years to come.

(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)