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How to choose a jigsaw puzzle: Size isn’t everything

Choosing a jigsaw puzzle can prove to be a difficult task, especially if you intend to use it as a gift. There are some things that you should think about before doing it that can make your job a lot easier. Today, we will discuss the number of pieces, which is probably one of the most important features of today’s puzzle.

If we look at the jigsaw puzzle market, we can identify a certain trend that is also visible in the Western society at large. Breaking records and expanding our own limits has become socially desirable, and this is easy to observe when it comes to jigsaw puzzles. If you take a look at the biggest puzzle companies, you will see that almost every one of them tries to break the world record for the biggest jigsaw puzzle. And if they don’t, they certainly don’t fall too far behind. Puzzles with thousands of pieces have become the rule, and you have to do some research if you’re trying to find a puzzle with less than 100 pieces that’s not for toddlers.

Obviously, a huge puzzle is a huge challenge and can mean lots of fun for the right person. But not everybody likes them. A huge puzzle should only be bought by or for a patient and methodical person. Otherwise, it will go to waste. There are small puzzles that can be just as entertaining, and there’s nothing wrong with them. But if you easily lose your patience or interest, lack the time or concentration, a 5000 pieces jigsaw box might never even be opened, no matter what’s inside.