Quizzles Jigsaw Puzzles

Brand: Blue Opal, Australia

Title: Quizzles - History of the World

Art By: Andrew Hopgood

Inventor: Keith Dugald, 2003

Pieces: 850

Size: 28" x 20" 


Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality: Very good but tad loose

Board Quality: Medium thickness

Shape Cut: Grid-like

Image Quality: Good

Hardest Area: The red

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Great

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? no

Price: $3.00 Thrift Store 

Recommend Level: Highly

Time: 10 hours


I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

As you can see on the image above-right, that was as close to the border as I could get. When the borders are 'frames' I find it is often not worth spending time even trying to put a border in place - it would come together all in good time. 

I tried to start with the most obvious pieces building several smaller sections according to prints, faces, items. Then I figured if I got the text into place I could line the text/images into the general areas of the entire puzzle and build from that.

Placing the U-shaped piece was a little tricky and luckily some of them have other marks which indicated where they belonged. 

So the border definitely ended up being last because of the pattern. It became a process of elimination at that point.

The following 4 images gives a little bit closer look at the pics which states the History "moment' and then the date is shown below. Read on for further details to see how it works.

How it works...

We've used the Beatles History Moment below. First you piece together the 'Beatles' image, then locate the "U" shape jigsaw puzzle pieces. If you know the answer you may take the date from the 'loose' last pieces and put it into place. 

If you do not know the answers to all the History of the World moments, you many simply lift the back of the box-flap off the main portion of the box and the dates are printed in place. There is also little flaps that can be lifted too.


The Quizzles jigsaw puzzles "History of the World" is the first of this kind I have ever seen or assembled. I was extremely lucky to find it a few years ago at the Thrift store. I love unique puzzles so much that I could not resist buying it for $3.00 but even that is a bargain. I am extremely pleased all the pieces are available in it too.

One more thing......I had a hard time staying awake in History class, I'm sorry....but that is just the way it went back then. That said, no....I did not get all the answers correct - go figure...

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.

More Quizzles jigsaw puzzles...


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