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Cobble Hill Buy 2 Get 1 Free Super Sale

Till 4/12, when you buy 2 Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles, you get 1 free!

Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles are of the highest quality and have been highly revered as museum quality standard. From their puzzle inks to the puzzle backing and fine art, everything about their jigsaw puzzles are top notch. You cannot go wrong with Cobble Hill.

Cobble Hill, founded in 2005 has the drive to bring loving, whimsical, high quality art to puzzle enthusiasts and families around the world! Cobble Hill puzzles have been described as nostalgic, vibrant, endearing, top-notch, durable, and museum quality. In an ever growing technological market, it has become drastically more important to find ways to bring families and loved ones together in a social atmosphere that lends to good conversations and quality time together. But don’t feel guilty if you want to indulge in the puzzle all to yourself…we’ll understand why!

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

At Puzzle Warehouse, we’ve long supported the use of jigsaw puzzles as a way to spend time with family members and friends affected by Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Not only do puzzles stimulate cognitive thinking and memory thought processes, but they are a relaxing way to start a conversation or simply enjoy time together with a loved one.

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The White House released a statement discussing Alzheimer’s and how it affects millions of Americans every day.

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Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia is an irreversible and progressive brain disease that slowly erodes precious memories, thinking skills, and the ability to do simple tasks. It affects millions of Americans, including senior citizens as well as younger Americans with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. This month, we stand with everyone confronting the painful reality of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis; lend our support to the families who care for them; and renew our commitment to delaying, preventing, and ultimately curing this disease.”

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By Presidential Proclamation, November is the official Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
In honor of the theme, we’ve compiled some of the best large piece jigsaw puzzles that are great for aging hands and eyes. Several of the puzzles featured here are actually part of the Puzzles to Remember and Puzzle With Me catalogs, both specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s.

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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.

Inexpensive

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!

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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

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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