The Most Popular Piatnik Jigsaw Puzzles

Today we’ll be taking a look at the most popular Piatnik jigsaw puzzles. Piatnik is well known for having puzzles made with some of Europe’s most popular paintings and artwork. Featuring artists like Michelangelo and Van Gogh, it’s no surprise Piatniks a favorite of many. Let’s take a look at 5 of their most popular jigsaw puzzles.

Starry Night Van Gogh Starry Night Jigsaw Puzzle
The Starry Night is a painting by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, which depicts the view outside his sanatorium room window at night. It is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. One of his best loved works, this masterpiece has been reproduced over and over and many different mediums.
Although The Starry Night was painted during the day in Van Gogh’s ground-floor studio, it would be inaccurate to state that the picture was painted from memory. The view has been identified as the one from his bedroom window, facing east, a view which Van Gogh painted variations of no fewer than twenty-one times, including The Starry Night. “Through the iron-barred window,” he wrote to his brother, Theo, around 23 May 1889, “I can see an enclosed square of wheat . . . above which, in the morning, I watch the sun rise in all its glory.”
Van Gogh depicted the view at different times of day and under various weather conditions, including sunrise, moonrise, sunshine-filled days, overcast days, windy days, and one day with rain. The hospital staff did not allow Van Gogh to paint in his bedroom, but he was able to make sketches in ink or charcoal on paper, and eventually he would base newer variations on previous versions. The pictorial element uniting all of these paintings is the diagonal line coming in from the right depicting the low rolling hills of the Alpilles mountains. In fifteen of the twenty-one versions, cypress trees are visible beyond the far wall enclosing the wheat field. Van Gogh telescoped the view in six of these paintings, most notably in Wheat Field with Cypresses and The Starry Night, bringing the trees closer to the picture plane.
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The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Churches Jigsaw Puzzle
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The ceiling is that of the Sistine Chapel, the large papal chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV, for whom the chapel is named. It was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for papal conclaves and many important services.
The ceiling’s various painted elements form part of a larger scheme of decoration within the Chapel, which includes the large fresco The Last Judgment on the sanctuary wall, also by Michelangelo, wall paintings by several leading painters of the late 15th century including Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Pietro Perugino, and a set of large tapestries by Raphael, the whole illustrating much of the doctrine of the Catholic Church.
Central to the ceiling decoration are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis of which The Creation of Adam is the best known, having an iconic standing equalled only by Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the hands of God and Adam being reproduced in countless imitations. The complex design includes several sets of individual figures, both clothed and nude, which allowed Michelangelo to fully demonstrate his skill in creating a huge variety of poses for the human figure and which have provided an enormously influential pattern book of models for other artists ever since.
Accidents and Emergencies Cartoons Jigsaw Puzzle
This cartoon style artwork is a very popular jigsaw puzzle. With the famous artist Francois Ruyer behind it, this comes as little surprise. Featuring a wacky hospital, vampires and flying doctors, it truly is a fan favorite.
Dance Master Dance Jigsaw Puzzle
At the beginning of his career, Degas wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirties, he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.
Upon his return to France in 1859 Degas moved into a Paris studio large enough to permit him to begin painting The Bellelli Family—an imposing canvas he intended for exhibition in the Salon, although it remained unfinished until 1867. He also began work on several history paintings: Alexander and Bucephalus and The Daughter of Jephthah in 1859–60; Sémiramis Building Babylon in 1860; and Young Spartans around 1860. In 1861 Degas visited his childhood friend Paul Valpinçon in Normandy, and made the earliest of his many studies of horses. He exhibited at the Salon for the first time in 1865, when the jury accepted his painting Scene of War in the Middle Ages, which attracted little attention. Although he exhibited annually in the Salon during the next five years, he submitted no more history paintings, and his Steeplechase—The Fallen Jockey (Salon of 1866) signaled his growing commitment to contemporary subject matter. The change in his art was influenced primarily by the example of Édouard Manet, whom Degas had met in 1864 (while both were copying the same Velázquez portrait in the Louvre, according to a story that may be apocryphal).
Macaroons Food and Drink Jigsaw Puzzle
This colorful puzzle i much more difficult than it looks. Are you up for the challenge? Puzzle is not edible!

Incredible Deals All Of August

All month long, you can find incredible deals here at Puzzle Warehouse. For starters, we’ll be having a 30% off all White Mountain Jigsaw Puzzles sale. White Mountain is best known for their beautiful collage style puzzles and beautiful artwork. It’s not surprise that it’s become the fasting jigsaw puzzle brand in America. Every White Mountain Jigsaw Puzzle is manufactured right here in America. Every year their quality improves. All of White Mountain’s puzzles are completely interlocking and manufactured exclusively with durable blue chipboard on recycled paper. They’ve also recently added a new children’s line, expanded their selection of 300 piece “EZ-GRIP” jigsaw puzzles, and introduced many new and exciting family puzzles with large, medium and small pieces for the whole family to enjoy!
Another great deal that can be found at Puzzle Warehouse is the Puzzle of the Month Club. It’s a yearly, or month by month membership which sends you a fantastic puzzle of your choice each and every month. Another great benefit of this club is that it allows you to receive free shipping on all orders, so long as they ship with your monthly puzzle.
Puzzle of the Month Club - $9.99/mo

10 Good Reasons To Do A Jigsaw Puzzle

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.

Team Building

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.

Inexpensive Artwork

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.

Educational Tool

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.

Arthritis Help

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.

Buffalo Games Most Popular Jigsaw Puzzles – 2016

Buffalo Games Puzzles All 30% Off

To celebrate our current 30% off all Buffalo Games sale, let’s take a look at some of the most popular jigsaw puzzles Buffalo Games has to offer this year.

Labor Day in Bungalowville Americana Jigsaw Puzzle

It’s no surprise that Charles Wysocki jigsaw puzzles are one of Buffalo Games biggest sellers. The style of art and colorful scenes do make for an excellent puzzle. Each one tells it’s own story that can be interpreted a number of ways. This one shows a beautiful suburban community with a lot of people interacting with one another.


Standing Proud Deer Jigsaw Puzzle

Standing Proud –  This 300 Large Piece puzzle is perfect for aging hands and outdoor enthusiasts. The realistic artwork is sure to please any puzzler.

The Three Graces (Glitter Edition) Birds Glitter/Shimmer/Foil

The Three Graces (Glitter Edition) – is a very popular puzzle painted by Josephine Wall. This 1000 piece puzzle sparkles in the light and features beautiful colors, scenic landscaping, exotic birds, flowers and butterflies.

Kittens in Cups (Adorable Animals) Cats Jigsaw Puzzle

Kittens In A Cup –  6 kittens with several balls of yarn and coffee cups. What more could any jigsaw puzzler ask for. This puzzle is a 300 large piece making it perfect for the elderly.

Emily's Garden Birds Jigsaw Puzzle

Emily’s Garden – This 300 piece jigsaw is very realistic with a shadow overtone. Notice the detail of the faded and chipped paint on the fence post.


Don’t let the sale pass you by as it’s only good until 6/30/2016 so head on over to Puzzle Warehouse today before your favorites become sold out!


Have A Family Board Game Night This Summer

The point of a family fun night is to have ‘fun’! So, don’t pick a board game that’s too hard for your kid’s age, or one that you detest playing. Selecting a game for family game night may be a little tricky if you have kids at different developmental stages. Begin by playing one that your youngest child definitely may play. Scrabble is a popular game that’s been loved by families for generations.Think “off the board” a bit and you’re able to utilize the letter tiles to help youngsters become better spellers.Bananagrams Scrabble Alternative


If you aren’t in the mood for the deep engrossment of chess and you’d like to play with more than 2 players, then Chinese checkers might be the game for you. This stirring board game, in which you try to move all your pieces into your opponent’s region before he can move his into yours, may be played with up to 6 players and learned in a minimal amount of time. Its star-shaped board with colored pieces and fast-paced play that will hold your attention. The Game of Life is a Milton Bradley classic. It’s a board game that’s been loved by millions of individuals since the sixties. Nowadays, the game is played in 20 different languages and lets players learn about the assorted stages of life as they collect skills in risk-taking, finance, and decision-making. If you are seeking a game for a rainy day, or something to do at a party, this is a winner.

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Board game nights are amusing to plan and anticipate; however, it’s simple to pull out a game if you’re family seems bored, or you want to switch off the television for a while. Keep a hoard of great board games for these occasions, and you’re sure to discover a taker when you ask, “Does anybody want to play a game?”

What Happens To Your Brain When Doing A Jigsaw Puzzle

Ever wonder what your brain looks like when putting together a jigsaw puzzle? When putting a puzzle together, we use part of our brain that are not normally as active. The brain is a muscle and when we stretch it and give it a good workout, you improve the function and overall brain activity.

Jigsaw Puzzles and Your Brain

Jigsaw Puzzles and Your Brain

Jigsaw puzzles stimulate both sides of the brain. The creative right side and the logical left side. When putting a puzzle together, the brain has a large amount of data to process. It has to factor in different colors, shapes and sizes. Our brains look for patterns and try map everything out. Doing this fires signals back and forth which improve function and slow down mental decline. This is why doctors recommend doing something which makes the brain think and problem solve, to Alzheimer and Dementia patients. Large Piece Puzzles are available at Puzzle Warehouse.

Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Window Buddies

Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Window Buddies


Coloring is also great for the brain.  Coloring difficult designs and free style drawing/painting promotes mental focus activates more of the creative side of the brain. Repetitive actions such as these are also very relaxing for the brain. Distractions are a great stress reliever.




All White Mountain Jigsaw Puzzles Are Buy 3 Get 1 Free All Month Long!


Ever had the pleasure of working on a White Mountain Jigsaw Puzzle? They have a number of topics including fine art, landscapes, maps and historical works. White Mountain stays ahead of the curve by offering new puzzles throughout the year, selling over 1 million annually!

Old Book Store Movies / Books / TV Jigsaw PuzzleWhite Mountain Jigsaw Puzzles are also Made In America which is rare in the puzzle industry. And they have no problem showing off that patriotism.

World War II Posters Collage Jigsaw Puzzle

One of their most popular puzzle themes are collages, such as Tasty Treats which features your favorite old time snack foods, or The Games We Played which shows popular games from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

The Games We Played Collage Jigsaw Puzzle

White Mountains amazing puzzles aren’t just limited to adults either. They make a large selection of children’s puzzle too. They feature small piece counts ranging from 20 – 300 and the pieces are larger than normal.

ABC Pirate Cove Educational Children's Puzzles

Best Pals Jungle Animals Children's Puzzles









White Mountain Puzzles was founded back in 1978 by two men, Cronan Minton and Ted Wroblewski. The family business is still running out of Jackson by the founders’ sons, White Mountain actually started as a poster company of various resorts and slowly evolved into a jigsaw puzzle company. Fast forward 30 years later, White Mountain Puzzles has produced more than 1,000 titles and counting. The company works with about 50 different artists and actually has the largest 1,000 piece puzzle in the industry, measuring 30 by 24 inches. They use a premium blue chip board for the puzzles, which makes them thicker than standard puzzles, so that you can easily pick up the pieces. Old Grist Mill Fall Jigsaw Puzzle