Monthly Archives: January 2011

3 Reasons to Love Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are not just for kids. And you can see that just by looking into a jigsaw puzzle store, especially ours. You will see amazing pictures and huge complexity. You will see jigsaw puzzles with more than 10,000 pieces, images full of beautiful details, tiny pieces and other challenging features. But that’s not really a good reason, isn’t it? Just because there are some things out there that adults can do does not mean you should do it, and it certainly does not mean you should love to do it.

With jigsaw puzzles, this is certainly not the case. They are a great way of spending free time. And perhaps one of the few left that do not turn you into a complete vegetable, but make you think more than usual while enjoying yourself. Everyone likes challenges, and jigsaw puzzles are the rewarding type.

Jigsaw puzzles make you imagine, make you think and they make you smarter. Jean Piaget believed that intelligence was a form of adaptation, and jigsaw puzzles definitely make you adapt. If you regularly assemble jigsaw puzzles, you will develop some amazing skills that are very useful in everyday life. Your trained mind will think quicker for the everyday tasks and will allow you to adapt more easily to new situations. By thinking in a puzzle solving pattern, you will do a lot of thinks quicker. Just think of a simple thing to do, like fitting a pair of shoes in their box. It looks easy, but you would be surprised to see how many people have trouble getting it right for the first time. And if you think about it, they are just like two pieces of a puzzle. They fit together, but there’s only one way to do so.

Assembling jigsaw puzzles can be a family activity. You don’t have to go to your room, close the door and retire from the world in order to assemble your favorite jigsaw puzzle. Your whole family can help you do it, and by sharing such a wonderful moment you will spend some quality time with them.

Puzzle of the Day – Toy Story 3 Woody

Pixar fans, time to get excited for today’s jigsaw puzzle of the day. Why? Well, we are proud to present you Toy Story 3 – not the movie, of course, but a 300 pieces poster puzzle picturing the only toy sheriff worthy of the name: Sheriff Woody Pride. There’s no “snake in his boot” this time, but you can make him “reach for the sky” by assembling this 19″ x 26.75” poster puzzle.

Little puzzlers will enjoy learning about a few of life’s values having by their side this passionate, committed and altruistic character. If we go back in time a little, to Toy Story and Toy Story 2, we cannot deny that although Woody had been put through a lot (he coordinated a reconnaissance mission, had his arm broken and went through very hard times to save his friends), he still manages to keep that charming smile on his face, teaching us how important optimism and friendship really are.

While Buzz Lightyear was the “cool” character of the series, Woody was the smart one. He was the mastermind behind all the plans and all the other toys listened to him. For a toy role model, he is great and he embodies a set of character traits every child should aim for.

Not to mention that, with the likeness of a sheriff like Woody in the room, your child will be delighted. And If you want to make him even happier, you can also get Woody’s faithful companion, Buzz Lightyear to come to the rescue.

The Rolling Stones – Jigsaw Puzzle

Is there anyone who has never heard of the Rolling Stones? This rock band has existed since the 60’s, has produced some of the best songs of the century and is still somewhat active today. Mick Jagger’s voice and lyrics inspired millions of people and continues to do so throughout the world.

What’s the connection between the Rolling Stones and a jigsaw puzzle, one might ask? Or is there such a connection? Of course there is! The band has a song named Jigsaw puzzle, from their 1968 album, Beggars Banquet.; and a really good song, to be honest with you, from a really good album.

Jigsaw Puzzle shares the album with a huge hit, Sympathy for the Devil, and another well-known song, Street Fighting Man. Although Jigsaw Puzzle never knew the success of the other two, it is considered by many to be a great song, similar to the work of Bob Dylan, especially due to the nature of the lyrics.

Mick Jagger is the one responsible for those, and he managed to depict some amazing stories, even though the interpretations concerning the meaning of the lyrics are anything but convergent.

We can say that the song is about someone trying to “do his simple thing” in a world full of madness and chaos. A man is just trying to assemble a jigsaw puzzle, while everyone around him seems to be out of time and out of place, and he finds it hard to concentrate with everything that’s going on around. An attempt to live a simple life and to find one’s way in this world, without being corrupted by society. But that’s just one version of the meaning, and you might find another one while you listen to it. Especially if you listen while assembling a puzzle for yourself from our enormous collection.

Puzzle Warehouse does not have an actual Rolling Stones jigsaw puzzle in stock at the writing of this article, but if you think we should, please leave a comment! We are always happy to listen to your suggestions.