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NFL Football Puzzles

Today we have a guest post from Elizabeth Eckhart. Eckhart is a freelance entertainment and pop culture blogger, an avid puzzler, and has a completed 3,000 piece work hanging in her home in her living room.

NFL Football Puzzles

Football preseason is upon us, and as a truly dedicated fan you’ve likely done everything to prepare. You’ve tested the delivery times of the six closest pizza companies and you’ve ensured the garage fridge has been successfully transitioned into The Snack Fridge. Now you’re killing time until training camp is finished. There’s only so many times you can possibly check for team news—plus, knowing you, the updates are instantly streamlined to your smartphone.

So what’s a fan to do? Luckily for you, Puzzle Warehouse has NFL team themed puzzles to keep your brain active while you wait (also, while browsing, you’ll notice some great collegiate football team puzzles if that’s more your style). With the 150 NFL team piece puzzles, the framed version will make an excellent addition to your screening room, man cave, or basement-turned-entertainment center. The puzzles, though not extravagant in the sheer number of pieces, are attractive and have pieces large enough to easily include any youngsters—also NFL fans, of course— to help. The official NFL New Orleans Saints puzzle also has the logo and a Saints helmet. When finished, grab the Smart Puzzle Glue and hang the image near the TV.  All puzzles have a dual purpose: first you build it, then you get to frame it to display your impressive work.

Check out some of these 150 piece team puzzles.

Official NFL Dallas Cowboys by Wincraft Sports. 150 pieces. 17″ x 11″

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Official NFL Green Bay Packers by Wincraft Sports. 150 pieces. 17″ x 11″

Official NFL San Francisco 49ers by Wincraft Sports. 150 pieces. 17″ x 11″

If you’re looking for a more challenging puzzle that might last throughout the season, give the NFL Team Map a try. Now you’re not only showing your support and passion for football, you’re also throwing in a healthy dose of patriotism. When you’re done, circle your home state and vandalize the state of your team’s biggest rival, or leave the puzzle intact—it’s up to you. No matter what you choose to do, the Team Map will provide a colorful and aesthetically pleasing addition to your wall (and I say the United States of Football image is much better than the animal or flower puzzle your neighbor’s doing, although that may just be me!)

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NFL Team Map by Promotional Partners Worldwide. 500 pieces.

Some, though few, may be able to stomach purchasing another team’s puzzle. If you can, purchase your own respective team’s puzzle and a friend’s. Sit down with your pal, start the clock, and see who finishes the puzzle first. That way, no matter whose team comes out on top, you might still have the bragging rights to another type of game. Put that competitive spirit to good use. When your puzzles are complete, grab a cold beverage and a NFL Sunday Ticket (available at http://www.direct.tv) and enjoy the best season of the year!

Check out some more NFL puzzles in this “highlight reel”:

Official NFL New York Jets by Wincraft Spots. 500 pieces. Finished size: 20.5″ round

Baltimore Ravens – 2012 Super Bowl Champions by White Mountain. 550 pieces. 18″ x 24″

Cowboys Stadium by White Mountain. 550 pieces. 18″ x 24″



Old Sport: Puzzles for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to everyone out there, whether you’re celebrating yours or celebrating being one!

My father is a big sports fan. Doesn’t matter what sport it is, he’ll watch it. Little League World Series? He’s watching it. Golf? He’s watching it. He’ll watch the FIFA World Cup even though he doesn’t even really like soccer. I’m sure if my favorite sport, Quidditch, made it onto the TV screen, he’d watch that too!

So, to celebrate my dad this Father’s Day, I’ve compiled some of our sports related puzzles. There’s tons for all your athletically-inclined lovers of the game!

What do your fathers love best, what puzzle theme would be perfect for them? Let us know in the comments!

To start, here’s a Dodgers puzzle, because that’s my dad’s team!

Pennant – Dodgers by TDC Games. 300 pieces.

Play Ball by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field 3D Puzzle by Promotional Partners Worldwide.

2011 World Series Champions – St. Louis Cardinals by White Mountain. 550 pieces.

Collector’s Closet by Springbok. 1000 pieces.

Sports Legends by White Mountain. 1000 pieces.

Texas A&M Football by Dowdle Folk Art. 500 pieces.

Wimbledon Tennis by Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. 200 pieces.

Golf Memories by White Mountain. 550 pieces.


Puzzles for Fitzgerald Aficionados

If you are anything like me, you can’t wait for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby coming out this May, even though historically they have failed. The Great Gatsby has a double charm—it’s an American classic, but it’s also adored by the average reader. It’s going to be a challenge to turn the introspective book into a successful movie, but let’s keep our fingers crossed and our hopes up. Here are some puzzles that I think Fitzgerald might like to do during breaks from writing if he were alive today. Here’s hoping he’ll also like the new take on his novel.

Martini Rossi Vermouth Bianco by Euro Graphics. $15.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19.25” x 26.5”.

Afternoon Stroll by Clementoni. $15.99. 1000 Pieces. Finished size: 26.5″ x 18.75″.

Beautiful Peacock Garden – House Beautiful by New York Puzzle Co. $16.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 20” x 27”.

Beary Patch Park by Buffalo Games. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 20” x 27”.

Spirits of the World by Piatnik. $16.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.5” x 17.4”

Classics – Sammy’s Playground by Master Pieces. $10.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 14″ x 19″.


And a product that our girl golfer, Jordan Baker, from Gatsby might have liked: some ladies’ golf bridge cards:

Ladies Golf Bridge Set. $16.99. Features two decks of bridge size playing cards and come in sturdy, beautifully made boxes.







Football Jigsaw Puzzles

Do you like football? Do you have a favorite team? Do you wear your team’s colors all day long? Do you like to share your passion with others? Well, if you do, then you will certainly like the football jigsaw puzzles that you can find at Puzzle Warehouse.

Football is one of the toughest sports in the world, although you will probably hear that same line from various other sports practitioners. Even though the players are protected, unlike their cousins the rugby players, they are still under a tremendous amount of pressure and they put their health and bodies on the line with every game. If you don’t think that’s right and you’re wondering how it’s like to be on a football field, just imagine a 250 pounds athlete running full speed towards you, with a helmet on. Do you think he will stop? Do you think you can stop him? It’s like trying to stop a freight train. And if a freight train hits you, well, you’re in for an ambulance ride.
Football players hit each other full speed every day. And yet, with hundreds of hours of training and a strict life regimen, they manage to survive the hardness of the game, even if some of them pay the price when they get old.

If you like the game and respect the players, the football jigsaw puzzles are the right thing for you. And don’t worry; there are many football themed images to choose from. Starting at 150 pieces and going up to 2000 pieces, there’s certainly a jigsaw puzzle that you will enjoy and take home to assemble during the game tonight.

World’s Smallest Puzzles – Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is definitely something big. A major sport, a major event and lots of fans are the main ingredients that make it so special. Nevertheless, you might be surprised to learn that something as big as Major League Baseball can fit in a picture measuring only 4″ x 6″. A picture that is also a jigsaw puzzle and has no less than 234 pieces. But these are no regular jigsaw puzzle and the pieces are not regular jigsaw puzzle pieces.

We are talking here about TDC Games and their World’s Smallest Puzzles collection. Among the jigsaw puzzles in this collection, those picturing baseball teams occupy a very important place, despite their tiny size. All of them have 234 die-cut pieces for the same tiny 4″ x 6″ size. Needless to say, the pieces are so small you will need some tweezers in order to be able to maneuver them as you wish. But the good thing is tweezers are actually included in the box, and that will make your job easier. Not a lot easier, as you still need an incredible amount of attention, patience and delicacy in order to assemble the small puzzle, but still, it helps.

You can check out the Major League Baseball Puzzles from TDC Games at Puzzle Warehouse, and pick your favorite team. If you or someone you know cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees or the Los Angeles Dodgers, then you’re in the right place.

Sports Ball Jigsaw Puzzles

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.

Motorcycle Jigsaw Puzzles

Four wheels move the body, two wheels touch the soul. Today, let’s take a look at some motorcycle jigsaw puzzles that might catch the eye of motorcycle enthusiasts.

We have a great variety of puzzles to fulfill your two wheel spirit such as “Motorcycle Santa” and “Santa’s Motorcycle” for those who get sentimental around the holidays; “Choppers” for those who have a calm, but adventurous spirit; “Motorcycle Race,” “Motocross” and “Motorcycle Madness” for the adrenaline fanatics.

The Motorcycle Santa puzzle is a 18″ x 24″, 500 pieces puzzle and it might inspire you to be a little more creative during the holidays – you could surprise your family and friends by delivering the presents in a unique way: by motorcycle. If you are both a rider and a passionate about mechanics, we suggest you to try Santa’s Motorcycle, a 24″ x 18″, 275 pieces old school puzzle.

And finally, the best part is yet to come. The adrenaline rush, the most risky situations, as well as the crowded and loud public are the main ingredients at a motorcycle race or a Motocross contest. You can delight yourself with all these goodies by assembling one of our 20 x 27 inches “Crowd Pleasers – Motorcycle Race” 1000 pieces motorcycle jigsaw puzzles.

If you are the type of guy (or gal) who doesn’t settle for less, feel free to try the Motocross (19.25 x 26.5 inches, 1000 pieces, 18 motocross) and Motorcycle Madness puzzles. In the latter, the artist Ernest O. Brown takes us on a historic path, teaching us about the evolution of the motorcycle. And because we pay attention to details, you should know that each bike is named and dated.

Chopper fans…of course, we didn’t forget you. The “Choppers” jigsaw puzzle featuring 18 choppers will bring plenty of joy and fun. It has 1000 pieces and its dimension reaches 19.25 x 26.5 inches. And because we haven’t forgotten about the environment either, this unbreakable puzzle is made from recycled board, image printed on recycled paper, and the ink is vegetable based.