Do you have a child in your family or circle that you have to buy a gift for, but you don’t know exactly what to get? It can be difficult to think of a present for someone if they seem to already have everything, but a puzzle can be a unique gift that challenges their brain as well!
We will do a series of some of our top puzzles for several age groups as we get closer to the holiday season. Today we showcase some of our best puzzles for kids aged 10+.
Disney Portrait Series – Snow White by MEGA Puzzles. $12.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 13″ x 19″.
Disney Poster Puzzle – Toy Story Tunes by MEGA Puzzles. $6.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 26.75″.
Curious Lila by Sunsout. $9.99. 300 pieces. Finished size 15″ x 29″.
Merlin and Arthur by Cobble Hill. $14.99. 400 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.
Tea With Grandpa by Cobble Hill. $14.99. 275 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.
Beatrix Potter – Peter Rabbit Character Vignettes by New York Puzzle Co. $16.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″
Puzzle Pyramid: Essence of Egypt by Ravensburger. $23.99. 216 pieces. Compete size is 6.5″ x 6.5″
3D Puzzle – Eiffel Tower by Daron Worldwide Trading. $9.99. 37 pieces. Finished size: 9″ x 6.6″ x 20.5″.
Last month, we celebrated our 1st anniversary being open to the public, and boy has it been a ride! A year later, we’re facing our second holiday season and are very excited to offer you – our valued customers – more than 12,000 puzzles and games to choose from in our store here in St. Louis and online at PuzzleWarehouse.com. And Something New: we now have an entire Christmas room full of more than 300 holiday-themed jigsaw puzzles from 10 to 1500 pieces. Here are a few of our favorites.
The Celtic Collection of puzzles contains original and vivid artwork created by Dublin born artist Rachel Arbuckle. This is a stunning interpretation of the classic Christmas song. Purrfect Puzzles are made in The Netherlands to the highest quality, using recycled materials, in a compact ‘Eco Box’. The well-fitting pieces are varied, glare-free, durable and thicker than usual pieces.
These 3D puzzles by Ravensburger are a hit every holiday season! Turn this Christmas into a life-long memory by building your very own Puzzleball ornaments! Each Puzzleball has 60 interlocking pieces that come together to form a holiday scene ornament that can be hung on the tree with included nylon string. We have several non-Christmas theme puzzle balls for year-round puzzling fun, too.
A holiday favorite, the poinsettia, comes to life as you put together this vivid jigsaw puzzle. The Puzzles to Remember series by Springbok is a fun way to enjoy puzzling while minimizing the time it takes to piece together. These puzzles are the same finished size as standard 500-piece puzzles, but contain only 12 or 36 large pieces, making it much easier to finish. There are more than 10 puzzles in this series.
As the only carrier in the USA of these unique puzzles, Puzzle Warehouse is excited to bring you a collection of puzzles that feature long-lasting, interlocking plastic pieces. These puzzles do not require glue after assembled (they can be hung right up) and offer greater flexibility and presentability than traditional jigsaw puzzles. Pintoo offers more than 120 images in puzzles ranging from 40 to 1000 pieces, 3D, and Miniatures!
Whether you’re a fan of ball sports, of jigsaw puzzles, or both, the sports ball jigsaw puzzles at Puzzle Warehouse will be sure to delight you to no end. The Puzzleball sports series by Ravensburger is a series of ball-shaped puzzles designed to look like the balls from your favorite sports.
The 60 pieces puzzleballs, once assembled, form a unique decorative piece with the Ravensburger seal of quality. The pieces, carefully cut with handcrafted tools, fit easily together and there is no glue required to make them stick . Whether you would like a basketball, a baseball or a soccer ball, you can have it an amazingly low price.
If you don’t think that all jigsaw puzzles have to be flat, these round-shaped good looking balls are one of the best picks for you. But remember though, a puzzle soccer ball is not a soccer ball, so if you kick it and try to score a goal, you might not like the result. The same goes for the basketball. It won’t make you a good pick for the NBA, but if you’re a fan, you’ll definitely enjoy assembling it and admire the result for the rest of your life.
You can even bring it to a game and have your favorite player sign the puzzleball for you. That way, you’ll have an autograph on an item that you created and assembled yourself. If you like the idea, check out the great prices at the Puzzle Warehouse and start your own collection of sports ball jigsaw puzzles.
Some of the most interesting jigsaw puzzles made for children, the 3D Magna puzzles can offer you an unique experience. They are made for children because they are small, and there’s not that much challenge in assembling them as, let’s say, in a 1000 pieces puzzle. But they tend to compensate this lack of difficulty by some other qualities that make them more than just mere jigsaw puzzles.
The 3D Magna Puzzles available at Puzzle Warehouse have only 6 pieces, and measure only 7 inches. But these are some pretty special inches. The 3D Magna Puzzles are magnetic puzzles. That means two things. First, the metal tin which contains them also serves as a base to solve the puzzle on. Second, if you don’t like the tin, you can try them on your fridge.
The magnetic pieces are not irregularly shaped, like regular jigsaw puzzle pieces, they are square instead. But the best thing about them is the 3d part. The pictures are three dimensional, and they give the illusion of depth and movement. The technique used is called lenticular printing, and it helps create hologram-style images.
The clown fish puzzle can serve as a mini aquarium in your child’s room and the Spiral Rainbow 3D Magna puzzle can hypnotize your guests with the optical illusion it creates.
You can find a small collection of 3D Magna Puzzles at Puzzle Warehouse, all of them at some amazingly low prices. Make a child happy or simply decorate your fridge with a beautiful design made to last, and you won’t regret having chosen these nice magnetic puzzles.
For those of you who are passionate about history and archeology, this week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day should get your attention. This 3D puzzle measures 8 by 8 inches at the base, and consists of 80 pieces, specially shaped to fit together into a pyramid shape. Each side features images representing four Egyptian Pharaohs, such as King Tut, Khufu, Cleopatra and Nefertiti.
The Egyptian Pyramids were ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures built as tombs for Egypt’s Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest of all Egyptian pyramids and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
The pyramid builders were not slaves or foreigners as some people might think. Some of the builders were permanent employees of the pharaoh. Others were conscripted for a limited time from local villages. As a reward they were given tax breaks, shelter, food and clothing.
The 3D Egyptian Pyramid puzzle by Master Pieces will not require too much manual labor to complete, and you probably won’t get a tax break for it, but it certainly is a challenge. When it is finished, you may even want to keep it assembled as a desk ornament and a trophy of your puzzle superiority.
This post is dedicated to the young architects and architecture fans out there. If you like historical buildings, famous buildings or just plain and simple buildings, you will definitely enjoy some of the 3D puzzles available on the market.
You won’t probably achieve the glory of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel even if you manage to successfully reproduce his famous tower, but you will enjoy yourself and you will be able to decorate your house with a hand-built Eiffel Tower that looks nearly as good as the original.
If cheese is not your food and France is not your thing, there are some other buildings that you can assemble, such as the Chrysler Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the London Tower Bridge or the Statue of Liberty.
You won’t have too many pieces to assemble, as these 3D puzzles are usually composed of less than one hundred pieces, but the final product is definitely worth it. And the work you have to put into it will make you appreciate it even more.
If the classic puzzles can be framed and displayed on the walls of your house, these 3D puzzles can be displayed on your desk or on a shelf in the house. And because they are 3D, some of them can offer you more than just an object to look at. Some of the buildings, such as the Big Ben, have LED lighting. Others, like the Discover the World Puzzle ball, have an educational purpose.
That’s not everything, but we will let you discover the rest of the joys of 3D jigsaw puzzle buildings for yourself.
Puzzles have long been a source of entertainment for people both young and old. And no matter how many times one works a puzzle, there is always a new one to enjoy and experience. The more difficult jigsaw puzzles bring on a greater challenge and sense of adventure, especially as a family activity. Set out a few snacks and a new puzzle for some quality family time that involves interaction and conversation.
The three dimensional puzzles can be the most difficult but can be thrilling to piece together. Finishing a puzzle such as this will give one a great sense of accomplishment, and they also will come in a variety of sizes so that one may be finished in a matter of minutes while another will take a few days to complete.
And there is something for everyone. Those who are interested in architecture will find puzzles of old castles and historic structures. Others will delight those who are nature lovers with their splendid depiction of flora, fauna, amazing landscapes, and natural wonders. There are also puzzles for children and holiday puzzles.
A few may even have special features such as glow in the dark pieces. Some puzzles are made of wood and others are intended to be glued together when completed and kept this way for display as a work of art.
No matter what type of puzzle one is working, the great thing about it is that anyone can enjoy it. You do not have to learn a new set of rules as with a new game, and individuals can jump in and take part at any time they wish. This can provide hours of fun for a family event or party and the end product is always worth the effort, giving everyone a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.