In a world where electronics dominate the entertainment industry, jigsaw puzzles have become a forgotten pastime. The jigsaw puzzle has entertained billions since it’s first inception in 1767. However, good news looks to be on the horizon as lately, there’s a resurgence in the puzzle industry. You might be asking yourself why does this matter? Well, if your a puzzle fan or enjoy occasionally doing one, this means your selection is going to get a lot larger. As demand increases, more artists, popular images and new brands flood the marketing giving you a much larger selection and more options. Lets take a look at 10 reasons why you should get into puzzles.
Jigsaw puzzles are cheaper than other forms of entertainment like electronics and toys. The price of your average puzzle is between $5 – $25 and can offer hours if not weeks of enjoyment, That means you really get your moneys worth.
Suitable For All Ages
If you’re 2 or 200, jigsaw puzzles are fun and suitable for all ages. From 3 piece puzzles to 36,000+, there’s a piece count, theme, and piece size for everyone. Even grandma who loves puzzles can join in on the fun. Puzzle manufacturers now offer large piece puzzles which are much easier for elderly hands to grasp. Some puzzle makers even offer mixed puzzles with multiple piece sizes, Smaller pieces for adults to add to the challenge, and larger pieces for children or elderly.
Puzzles are also a great team building exercise. It helps build/develop essential social skills. They bring people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities like puzzles help people see things from multiple angles and in a different light allowing them to connect in a different setting.
No Power Needed
In a world where nearly everything needs electricity, it’s nice to get back to the basics. 99.99% of puzzles don’t need power, which make them perfect for power outages.
Improve Your Concentration
With puzzles, you focus on the task at hand and it’s a great way to block out distractions around you. Jigsaw puzzles help improve your concentration and problem solving skills.
It’s common practice nowadays to hang artwork around the home. With jigsaw puzzles, you have a hug selection of modern, and classic artwork. Puzzles can be glued and framed, then hung on the wall for all to see making a great conversation piece. It’s become a trophy of sorts to most.
For year’s they’ve made excellent child learning tools. From learning numbers and letters, to colors and shapes, puzzles are a great teaching aid. They also help develop critical creativity skills.
Puzzles offer a gentle and enjoyable way for patients to improve dexterity and exercise their hands. when other exercises are too hard on the body. Smaller pieces offer quite the challenge to those with arthritis and other dexterity issues.
Long Shelve Life
Puzzles can last a long time. Even longer if one takes care of their puzzle collection, It’s not uncommon to find puzzles that are 50 – 60 years old at estate sales and garage sales. If properly maintained, they can last decades for others to enjoy.
Good For Your Brain
It’s also been proven that jigsaw puzzles are great for the brain. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia wreck havoc on the brain. Jigsaw puzzles offer a easy way to help slow down the degenerative process.