The Best Jigsaw Puzzle Brands

Are you looking for your next jigsaw puzzle? Need a gift for an avid puzzler? Or, are you a puzzle newbie overwhelmed by the wide variety of options? Let’s discuss some of the best jigsaw puzzle brands and what sets them apart from the rest of the crowd. A few factors contribute to the reputations of the best puzzle makers:

  1. Quality: A high quality puzzle has clean edges that interlock effortlessly and is made from sturdy materials.
  2. The image/artwork: The image or artwork is often the first thing that a puzzler notices. Are the images attractive? Clear? Unique? Does the artwork appeal to you?
  3. Challenge level: Does the puzzle offer a challenge which resonates with your skill level (or beginning status)?

With these criteria in mind, the puzzle companies most often praised for their jigsaw puzzles are Springbok, Ravensburger and Clementoni.

Springbok Puzzles has been around since 1963 and is often cited for its lovely images and high quality pieces. Springbok hand cuts the puzzle dies so that each piece sits perfectly.

Award-winning Ravensburger has been making puzzles for 25 years. Notable recognition was granted by Oppenheim and Parent’s Choice and also earned Family Fun Magazine’s Toy of the Year award. Puzzlers appreciate the accessibility of the puzzles as well as the various challenge levels that they offer.

Enjoy Clementoni puzzles guilt-free because they use recycled and non-pollutant materials. Green is beautiful, because puzzlers consistently note the high quality, vivid and clean pictures on Clementoni puzzles.

If you are still overwhelmed by these choices, just select any one of these brands, and then choose the image that appeals to you most. Whether you are an experienced puzzler, or new to the game, you can’t go wrong when you stick with the best jigsaw puzzle brands.

17 thoughts on “The Best Jigsaw Puzzle Brands

  1. Susan

    January 31, 2015 9:40

    I would like to know what brands use ribbon-cut (standard) shaped pieces. I love Mega brands because there are no weird-shaped pieces. But I would like to know if there are other brands like Mega out there.

  2. Susan

    March 28, 2015 6:35

    Can you suggest best puzzle brands for my elderly parents. They nerd STURDY, clean locking pieces, no more than 300 pieces. This is wonderful therapy for dexterity and concentration, and of course, quiet shared time to bond.

    • Joseph Rowland

      September 30, 2015 3:47

      Check out our Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Category. The pieces are larger and more sturdy which makes them easier to grab.

    • Bob Collins

      September 30, 2016 5:55 They have puzzles in a variety of sizes, from 100 to 1000 pieces. Lots of fun images too.

  3. Joe Ball

    September 5, 2015 2:51

    What are the various parts of a puzzle piece called within your company?

    • Joseph Rowland

      September 25, 2015 1:29

      Hey Joe, what do you mean by “various parts of a puzzle piece called within your company”?

  4. mary chrostowski

    November 7, 2015 7:27

    i love doing puzzles as I find them a challenge and wish you put out a catalogue.

  5. Tina

    December 19, 2015 5:53

    I find some puzzles are very cheaply made. The top image peels away after one use and I am constantly gluing them back together. Does it do any good to complain to the company? Sunsout is one of those companys. I will never buy another one of their puzzles.

  6. wendy eppinger

    December 23, 2015 12:51

    1000 piece puzzles: cleanest connections: recommendations?

  7. MS

    January 6, 2016 4:49

    do you have any suggestion for huge puzzles ( >9000 pieces)? What are the best brands for these sizes (i.e. offers cleanest connections)?

  8. Tracy

    January 26, 2016 11:49

    I like the size and weight of Springbok puzzle pieces and dislike flimsy or small-sized puzzle pieces. Which other brands of puzzles have pieces about the size and weight of Springbok?

  9. Nancy

    February 11, 2016 9:18

    Typically my family loves Ravenburger puzzles- the pieces are thick enough so they’re not subject to bending, they fit together precisely so there’s little question if the pieces actually belong together, often the 300-500 puzzles have sections with letters or a distinct color that’s more easily doable for our tween, and Ravenburger offers a good selection of interesting images. Unfortunately, our last puzzle presented big problems because the pieces wouldn’t stay together long enough to survive a move. Individuals in our family tend to put together a section outside of the puzzle edges, then transfer it into the puzzle, but the pieces wouldn’t stay together. I must have inadvertently bought a differently cut puzzle. What is the terminology for what I want and what I got? I do not want that experience again.
    Thanks- I love puzzles!

  10. Jeanette

    May 1, 2016 1:33

    ive recently been doing showpiece puzzles by pintoo which have great plastic interlocking puzzle pieces. do you know any other similar brands?

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