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.
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.
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 – 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) – 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 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 – 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!
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.
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.
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?”
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 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.
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.
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!
White Mountain Jigsaw Puzzles are also Made In America which is rare in the puzzle industry. And they have no problem showing off that patriotism.
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.
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.
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.
Ravensburger has been creating some of the highest quality German made jigsaw puzzles for over 130 years. Even the tools they use are hand crafted which results in incredible precision and meticulous quality control to ensure that each piece fits together perfectly. Try one of their puzzles today and you’ll understand why it’s one of the most popular jigsaw puzzle brands in the world!
Discover the perfect fit with Ravensburger Puzzles!
Imagine that great feeling when you find just the piece you need and it clicks into place. And the satisfaction when you create a perfect picture, piece by piece. Beautiful landscapes, famous cities and sites, wildlife and underwater scenery, animals, art – our great selection of images and piece counts, colors and styles delights and unites the whole world of puzzle-lovers. Ravensburger has been developing high-quality puzzles since 1891. As puzzle expert with vast experience, we use exclusively-developed materials, hand-crafted precision tools and meticulous quality-control to ensure that each piece fits together perfectly and that every jigsaw puzzle is complete.
The perfect age fit – with Children’s Puzzles from Ravensburger!
Watch your kids learn how to put the pieces together and develop important skills as they solve each new challenge. Choose your level of difficulty: from My First Puzzles for preschoolers, frame puzzles, floor puzzles to 300 piece puzzles – Ravensburger offers the perfect age fit for every little puzzle fan in a quality that lasts! Our extensive image selection includes dinosaurs, pirates, princesses, fairies, unicorns, construction sites, underwater scenes, as well as colorful art of well-loved characters & themes like Disney® and Thomas the Tank Engine™.
Choose from various 3D Puzzle Balls and 3D Puzzle Buildings and experience our Premium Puzzle quality in the third dimension. Thanks to our Easy Click Technology, the plastic pieces fit together precisely to create sturdy objects with a smooth surface – no glue required!
Store and conserve your puzzle with Puzzle Accessories from Ravensburger!
From storage sets to puzzle glue – we offer the perfect accessory for every puzzle fan! With Stow & Go! and Giant Stow & Go! you can roll up and transport puzzles up to 3000 pieces. Our Puzzle Store offers a 5-compartment storing tray and removable assembly board in a sturdy, snap-tight carrying case. Puzzle Sort & Go! is the ideal accessory to sort your puzzle pieces by color and our Puzzle Conserver permanently conserves your puzzle with a glossy finish and enhances your puzzle’s brilliant colors.