The Best Jigsaw Puzzles to Do When You're Stuck at Home
If you weren't into jigsaw puzzles before, maybe these enthralling jigsaw puzzles will change your mind. Or maybe being stuck at home, antsy, bored, anxious, and unable to leave, will be the thing that gets your ass off the couch and over to the dining table, throwin' down the puzzle mat and rarin' to do a jig.
Here are my picks for the best jigsaw puzzles to do when you're stuck at home.
InGooooD Collection Pavilion Jigsaw Puzzle
A pretty sweet image awaits those who complete this InGooooD puzzle. Collection Pavilion is one of the thousand-piecers in the company's Fantasy Series. It definitely inspires me to sit in my lounger and read some old books off my shelves. And also to build a forested lake on my rooftop.
This puzzle is considered an entry level "easy solve" puzzle; each piece has a letter on the back to tip you off about where it goes in the puzzle.
Icosahedral Projection Earth Puzzle
Made based on the icosahedral projection method, this Earth Puzzle is going to be a doozie for even the most adept puzzle masters and possessors of spatial intelligence. Another name for its type of loosey-goosey configuration is an infinity puzzle, which means it is infinitely reconfigurable, has no edges, and no fixed shape. So no corner pieces, no North, and no South for you! No soup either!
When assembling you can decide to try to get the landmasses to join together, or connect the oceans. Or say F it and make your own version of earth.
Clemens Habicht CMYK Gradient Puzzle
The 1000 colours shown above are Clemens Habicht's CMYK color gamut jigsaw puzzle. They call piecing it together "soothing" and "therapeutic." But they also spell "color" with a "U" so I don't think they can be trusted. Attempting to assemble one of these puzzles may end up being more tortuous that trying to tackle a 27-step Yosegi.
Educa Borras Life, The Greatest 24,000-Piece Puzzle
When the table topic of what five things you would want with you while stranded on a deserted island comes up, people always try to be clever, talking about music or mementos or clean water. But who cares if you're hydrated, nostalgic, and groovin' to Juice Newton in a banana leaf loin cloth when you're bored out of your fucking mind? What you really need is something to engage and keep you occupied for the next 30 years, or until you get taken out by a falling coconut.
Enter a 24,000 piece jigsaw puzzle (aptly entitled "Life" so you'll never forget what you're missing). The task of assembly is made slightly less daunting with the divvying of pieces into four separate packets, each containing a vertical sector of the 14' x 5' puzzle that is distinguishable from the others, but ultimately better as part of its cohesive whole. Like The Beatles.
4D Cityscape Puzzles
The 4th dimension is time. 4D puzzles of famous skylines - including Westeros, Gotham City, and Hogwart's - sprawl width- and lengthwise, rise vertically with scale-model buildings, and cap their dimensional empire with the axis of time. The New York model, for example, reflects 101 years of architectural history with plastic building replicas depicting the city as it appeared as far back as 1812, forward to 1971, when the World Trade Towers were built, and up to 2013's erection of the Freedom Tower.
Tripper's Jigsaw Puzzle
I call this the tripper's jigsaw puzzle because its image is a trip. Like, a trip inviting you to board the pirate ship and go hunting for some treasure. And also like, look at all 'dem trippy colors, bruh. I don't know if you'll be able to put this 1,000-piece jig together while you're trippin', but if you can go puzzle first, puff (or swallow) after, you'll surely be in for a psychedelic trip.
Bubble Trouble Round Jigsaw Puzzle
Bubble, bubble toil and trouble, artist Lori Schory has cooked up a little puzzle to take the edge off. This 1,000-piece disc assembles into a 26" diameter - same as the pizza I'm about to order and eat all by myself for dinner - of big, lolling bubbles to make you feel light and happy. With a side of pride, thanks to the rainbow beaming through them.
The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle
How many pieces in the world's largest jigsaw puzzle? Right now, the record stands at an obscene 51,300, courtesy of Kodak and the 27 Wonders of the World. Assembled the puzzle covers 28.5' x 6.25' of space, which is more than I have available in any given room of my condo. Especially with all the rolls of toilet paper I'm hoarding.
The Garden of Earthly Delights Jigsaw Puzzle
What's in a name? Everything if you're trying to get this dude to buy your jigsaw puzzle. I sure wish there was a garden of earthly delights in my backyard right now. But I guess passed pipes and orgies don't really comply with the 6' social distancing rule.
So, 1,000-piece puzzle depicting them, it is.
Howling Wolf 3D Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle
Only 37 pieces and pretty cheap. Why buy one Howling Wolf 3D Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle when you can buy 3? Don't forget to set them up around a Levimoon?
Candy Wrappers Jigsaw Puzzle
A lot of the candies in this 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle don't even exist anymore! Just like Snickers, Kit Kat, M&Ms, and Twix won't when they shut down all the grocery stores, the economy tanks for good, and everyone must survive the rest of their days on rations of Soylent!