Got an empty schedule this Saturday and finished all your jigsaw puzzles lying around? Well, now there’s something out there that will let you keep puzzling while you wait for a new order in the mail or until you’re ready to trek over to the store. The new Ravensburger Puzzle App is $2.99 on the iTunes store. Designed specifically for the iPad, this app lets you do jigsaw puzzles from the comfort of your couch. You won’t have to bend over the craft table, worry about the glare on the pieces, or shoo the cat away so he doesn’t ruin your hard-sorted puzzle pieces. You can complete this puzzles from anywhere with a WiFi connection–that’s great for those people that want to wind down in the coziness of their bed just before going to sleep!
With your $2.99 purchase you’ll get six puzzles to choose from, three tutorials, relaxing background music, and eight table themes. You’ll get to keep track of your achievements and leaderboards via Game Center, and the best part of all–you get the freedom of choosing your piece count!
From 20 to 500 pieces, you get to make the choice that’s best for you. No longer do you have to eye a puzzle with a great image but wish it came in the right piece count! Now you can make it happen with the click of a button.
The in-app puzzling should come naturally to those that love jigsaw puzzles. The pieces will be scattered randomly over the screen, and there will be a drop-bar tray for safekeeping of those pieces you want to save for later (you’ll never be able to lose a piece again!). There will be a snap sound alert when you’ve fit a piece into the correct spot by moving and rotating, and a handy image as a reference that you can place for your convenience.
Don’t like the six puzzles offered with the initial purchase price or itching to the perfect puzzle for your iPad? The app also comes with a built-in library where you can purchase more puzzles for an additional fee and search by theme or release date.
This is the perfect solution for people without a lot of space to do their puzzles or people that just love their iPad!
You might recognize some of these jigsaw puzzles from out site, but now we’ve added a theme to help you find just the puzzle you’re looking for!
With some new 2014 puzzles and some that were previously sorted into themes that weren’t quite right, the brand new “Camping and Outdoors” theme is for everyone that loves pitching a tent for the night, hiking up the mountain, and the wonderful views that accompany these activities for those that love to be out in nature–whether that be in the forest or on the lake!
These are the puzzles that should be packed to take to the cabin you visit in the summer or thrown in the camper when you’re leaving behind civilization for a few days. With these serene and idyllic scenes, you won’t be able to wait for the warm weather and vacation time to get out of the house and into the outdoors!
At The Campground (Outdoor Life) by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 20″ x 27″
Georgian Bay Moonrise by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.625″ x 19.25″
Catching Memories by Master Pieces. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 13″ x 39″
Family Picnic by Buffalo Games. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 18″
Evening Solitude by White Mountain. 700 pieces. Finished size: 12″ x 34″
Away From It All by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.625″ x 19.25″
Life’s Little Pleasures by Cobble Hill. 500 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″
Silent Shores by Buffalo Games. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.75″ x 19.75″
Summer Pleasures by SunsOut. 1500 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 33″
Another Time by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 30″
For even more Camping and Outdoors jigsaw puzzles, click here!
It’s the first weekend of Spring, and while that means you should venture outside of the house for some sunshine-filled activities, it doesn’t mean you forget about your favorite jigsaw puzzle hobby! After a fun-filled day of gardening, hiking, or going out for a picnic, you can return and keep the spring-theme going with a brand new flower or garden themed puzzle!
Plus, we know that after you do some spring cleaning in your house and realize you’ve completed most of your jigsaw puzzle collection already, you’ll be itching for some new pictures!
Flower Truck by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Finished size: 20″ x 27″.
Garden Stairway by Springbok. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 23.5″.
Fresh Fruits and Flowers by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 30″.
Treasury of Splendor by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 23″ x 28″.
Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 30″.
Joys of Childhood by MasterPieces. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 25″ x 25″.
Totally Tulips by MasterPieces. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.75″.
Country Paradise by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.625″.
Misty Meadow by SunsOut. 1500 pieces. Finished size: 26″ x 32″.
Provence by Ravensburger. 3000 pieces. Finished size: 48″ x 32″.
If you’re looking for a completely new experience with your jigsaw puzzling, PlayBox Infinipuzzles are the way to go. These puzzles have a unique twist that gives you the freedom of composing and shaping the puzzle to your liking by rearranging the pieces. Build it one way, then another. By moving the pieces from one side of the puzzle to the opposite side, the picture becomes brand new!
If that sounds confusing, it’s probably because you’ve never imagined a puzzle like this. Luckily, PlayBox thought to give you an example video to demonstrate–or check out the photos below of these innovative creations!
Central Park Starry Night. 350 pieces.
Central Park Starry Night can be arranged traditionally, in a rectangular shape. Or it can be arranged in a Z-shape, as an arrow, or even rhombus! There are several possibilities. Choose which one suits your mood best!
Central Park Sunny Day. 350 pieces.
These puzzles may be on the lower end of the piece count, but they allow you to be more flexible and creative in your puzzling, meaning they’re great for any level skill level puzzler who wants to try something different!
Phil the Groundhog may have predicted another 6 weeks of winter for us Americans, but that’s not stopping us from looking forward to spring. With new puzzles of birds, we can hold you over until you see your flying friends returning from their jaunt south for the winter. From peacocks to owls to eagles (with everything in between), we’ve got your covered until you see those hummingbirds and bluejays back at your backyard bird feeders.
Peacock by Ravensburger. 300 pieces.
Butterflies and Hummingbirds by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory
Majestic View by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artists: Lionel Dougy and T. Atkinson
Birds of a Feather by Springbok. 500 pieces.
Songbirds and Cosmos by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Artist: William Vanderdasson
Owl Condo by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Mary Thompson
Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Greg Giordano
Tea for Two by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory
Hobgoblins by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Terry Doughty
New Shoes by Heye. 1000 pieces. Artist: Rudi Hurzlmeier
On the Fence by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Sam Timm
The Old Bicycle and Friends by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Nancy Wernersbach
If the first jigsaw puzzle you see from Piatnik’s new Skyline series is New York, you night not be so intimidated. Skylines are a popular theme for travel jigsaw puzzles, and this one fits in nicely and shows just how much variety there is in building size in the Big Apple.
New York Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.
But the rest of the Skyview series is tough. Vienna, Paris, and Venice are long distance aerial views with teeny, tiny details. Paris and Vienna are even made up of the same color scheme! These puzzles would be a great challenge and are very unique compared to other skyline travel puzzles.
It reminded me of a great artist, Steven Wiltshire, who has been called the Human Camera. He can take a helicopter ride over a city’s skyline and then reproduce the image–by memory–perfectly, down to the smallest details. With no preliminary sketches or preparation minus the helicopter ride, he can proportion the city exactly and remember every building’s relation to other buildings and landmarks. Check out the video proof. It’s stunning and amazing.
New York City Skyline by Steven Wiltshire
So, for the ultimate challenge, channel Wiltshire, and try these extra tough puzzles by studying the image on the box, then refusing to use it as reference for the rest of your puzzling!
Vienna Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.
Paris Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.
Venice Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.