How to choose a jigsaw puzzle: Finding the perfect theme

When you enter Puzzle Warehouse, you find yourself wondering where to start. Not that we’re not organized, on the contrary. But you should never forget that this is the biggest jigsaw puzzle store in the world. Thousands of puzzles are waiting to be discovered and assembled, and if you want to look at everything there is on the list, it can take a lifetime (we are constantly updating our stock and acquiring new items) until you finally reach the last item.

We spoke in our last post about one of the difficulties encountered when choosing a jigsaw puzzle. We only covered the number of pieces, but there are many other aspects left. What theme should you choose? If there were only ten puzzles in the world, the question wouldn’t have much sense. But this is not the case, and you can certainly find jigsaw puzzles depicting the most insane things.

How do you choose, in that case? Whether it’s a gift for yourself or for someone else, you should ask yourself something simple: does the person you’re buying it for have any passions or hobbies? If they do, the choice becomes a lot easier. You look for a jigsaw puzzle theme that has something to do with that interest. Maybe your niece loves horses, or your father is a die-hard Cardinals fan. This theme strategy can never fail.

If they don’t have any particular passions, or if you don’t know anything about what they like, there is still hope. Go for a theme everybody likes: either a reproduction of a work of art or a beautiful landscape. Or, choose something unique that they haven’t seen before, like the Impossibles. Since you have the choice, this is the best way to make even the toughest crowd like your gift.

Puzzle of the Day: Choppers

Get wild today with this super cool puzzle of the day, while staying perfectly safe at home. If you’re a fan of the motorcycle culture, always liked choppers but never actually rode one, or if you secretly wish to embark on the trip of your life through a beautiful country, during the summer, we have just the puzzle for you.

Choppers is a jigsaw puzzle not only suited to hardcore riders. It can give you the joy and the thrill of a dangerous life without the tattoos, the bar fights, the engine problems and many other negative aspects of the “game”.

Featuring 18 motorcycles, 1000 pieces and a finished size of 19.25 x 26.5 inches, this jigsaw puzzle is made by Eurographics with high quality unbreakable puzzle pieces. Once you assemble it, you will know everything about choppers. Well, not really everything, as it will not turn you into a mechanic, but you will at least be able to recognize a type of chopper when you see one.

If you’re not paying attention to them, you might think they all look alike, and that the only thing differentiating them is the color. But that’s not true. There are different types of choppers, and those that are custom made are not the only ones differentiating themselves from the rest.

There is a lot to say about choppers but, as you already know it, a picture says more than one thousand words. And this specific picture, featuring 18 choppers, says probably more than we will be able to say in 1000 posts. So what are you waiting for? Visit Puzzle Warehouse, get the jigsaw puzzle at an amazing price and start assembling it. You’re in for a long ride.

How to choose a jigsaw puzzle: Size isn’t everything

Choosing a jigsaw puzzle can prove to be a difficult task, especially if you intend to use it as a gift. There are some things that you should think about before doing it that can make your job a lot easier. Today, we will discuss the number of pieces, which is probably one of the most important features of today’s puzzle.

If we look at the jigsaw puzzle market, we can identify a certain trend that is also visible in the Western society at large. Breaking records and expanding our own limits has become socially desirable, and this is easy to observe when it comes to jigsaw puzzles. If you take a look at the biggest puzzle companies, you will see that almost every one of them tries to break the world record for the biggest jigsaw puzzle. And if they don’t, they certainly don’t fall too far behind. Puzzles with thousands of pieces have become the rule, and you have to do some research if you’re trying to find a puzzle with less than 100 pieces that’s not for toddlers.

Obviously, a huge puzzle is a huge challenge and can mean lots of fun for the right person. But not everybody likes them. A huge puzzle should only be bought by or for a patient and methodical person. Otherwise, it will go to waste. There are small puzzles that can be just as entertaining, and there’s nothing wrong with them. But if you easily lose your patience or interest, lack the time or concentration, a 5000 pieces jigsaw box might never even be opened, no matter what’s inside.

Pablo Picasso Jigsaw Puzzles

Nobody expects you to have a genuine Picasso painting in your living room, even though he was an incredibly prolific artist who produced thousands of artworks. Because he is considered as one of the greatest painters in history, his works sell at incredibly high prices, and only a handful of people have the means and privilege to own one of them. What’s more, it seems that people really enjoy stealing his artworks. Not ordinary people, but professional thieves, since hundreds of genuine Picasso works are reported missing and are probably being enjoyed as you read this article by rich and greedy men with great taste in art and unorthodox connections.

At Puzzle Warehouse, you won’t find any genuine Pablo Picasso paintings. But we can offer you something a lot better for a jigsaw puzzle amateur: Picasso jigsaw puzzles. Although our collection is modest, we have a couple of jigsaw puzzles representing some of the most famous paintings of the artist: La Lecture and Guernica.

Made by Recordi Arte, these fine jigsaw puzzles are recommended to patient art lovers. Why patient? Because, in order to be able to contemplate the final result, you will have to assemble no less than 1500 pieces, for “Guernica” and 2000 for “La Lecture”. And while such numbers do not compete with the world’s biggest jigsaw puzzle, they are still a lot and those who encounter difficulties in the process should not be discouraged. The result is definitely worth it: a Picasso reproduction to which you have contributed.

Puzzle of the Day – Pets Picnic

Today’s puzzle of the day goes, once again, to the animal lovers. To be more precise, cute animal lovers are the only ones truly able to appreciate it. Made by Sunsout, Pets Picnic is a large piece jigsaw puzzle with a finished size of 18″ X 24″. Once you assemble its 300 pieces you will discover an amazingly fun and relaxing animal world that is at the same time incredibly human.

Of course, you might have already figured that out from the jigsaw puzzle’s title. The picnic is a human invention, while pets are not human. This is a position easy to criticize, as the difference between pets and animals can be seen to lie in their degree of human friendliness, or perhaps even humanity. But enough with the intellectual debates, and let us get back to the puzzle. It features man’s best friends, gathered together around everything you need for a picnic.

The picnic basket is guarded by one of the funniest looking dogs in the world, a West Highland White Terrier, surrounded by his friends. Two rabbits and a cat with another four furry little pets and a couple of other fellows complete the picture, waiting for you to be discovered.

This is the sort of picnic that you can’t enjoy alone, and we recommend you to try it only if you’re accompanied by your family. Only then will you be able to taste the pleasures that this very special picnic has to offer. Expect happiness and a very peaceful state of mind.