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All White Mountain Jigsaw Puzzles Are Buy 3 Get 1 Free All Month Long!

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Ever had the pleasure of working on a White Mountain Jigsaw Puzzle? They have a number of topics including fine art, landscapes, maps and historical works. White Mountain stays ahead of the curve by offering new puzzles throughout the year, selling over 1 million annually!

Old Book Store Movies / Books / TV Jigsaw PuzzleWhite Mountain Jigsaw Puzzles are also Made In America which is rare in the puzzle industry. And they have no problem showing off that patriotism.

World War II Posters Collage Jigsaw Puzzle

One of their most popular puzzle themes are collages, such as Tasty Treats which features your favorite old time snack foods, or The Games We Played which shows popular games from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

The Games We Played Collage Jigsaw Puzzle

White Mountains amazing puzzles aren’t just limited to adults either. They make a large selection of children’s puzzle too. They feature small piece counts ranging from 20 – 300 and the pieces are larger than normal.

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White Mountain Puzzles was founded back in 1978 by two men, Cronan Minton and Ted Wroblewski. The family business is still running out of Jackson by the founders’ sons, White Mountain actually started as a poster company of various resorts and slowly evolved into a jigsaw puzzle company. Fast forward 30 years later, White Mountain Puzzles has produced more than 1,000 titles and counting. The company works with about 50 different artists and actually has the largest 1,000 piece puzzle in the industry, measuring 30 by 24 inches. They use a premium blue chip board for the puzzles, which makes them thicker than standard puzzles, so that you can easily pick up the pieces. Old Grist Mill Fall Jigsaw Puzzle

Why You Should Try A Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzle

Cobble hill jigsaw puzzles are becoming more and more popular in the puzzler community. Their jigsaw puzzles are colorful, whimsical and have a nostalgic feel to them.

Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles

Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles

 

Specialty Puzzles

Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles are also know for their family specialty puzzles. It’s a special puzzle designed with three different size pieces to allow children and adults of all ages to maneuver the puzzle pieces easily. A Family Puzzle includes 400 various sized pieces. The large jigsaw puzzle pieces, perfect for a childs small fingers, are on one side, and the medium sized pieces are in the middle. The small pieces are perfect for adults or expert puzzlers are on the other side. This ensures that both small hands and adult sized hands can easily grab the pieces and puzzle together! With lots of colorful images to choose from, we’re sure you’ll enjoy  Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles.

 

They also carry Easy Handling Jigsaw Puzzles which are large pieced puzzles perfect for aging hands or those who are visually impaired. Large size pieces allow for one to see more detail, as well as more easily pick up the piece. Our seniors jigsaw puzzlers love doing these because they provide hours of entertainment, but are less difficult to finish compared to a 1000 piece puzzle. It’s also great for the novice puzzler who simply wants to pass time in a meaningful way.

The History Of Ravensburger German Made High Quality Jigsaw Puzzles

Are you familiar with the jigsaw puzzle manufacturer Ravensburger? They’re one of the highest quality jigsaw puzzles around and for good reason. Ravensburger goes above and beyond the expectations of the average puzzler with beautiful landscapes, dinosaurs, pirates, princesses, fairies, unicorns, construction sites, underwater scenes, as well as colorful art of well-loved characters & themes like Disney and Thomas the Tank Engine just to name a few.

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The company was founded by Otto Robert Maier in Ravensburg, a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. He began publishing in 1883 with his first author contract. He started publishing instruction folders for craftsmen and architects, which gave him a steady income. His first board game appeared in 1884, named “Journey around the world”.

At the turn of the 20th century, his product line broadened to include picture books, children’s activity books, Art Instruction manuals, non-fiction books, and reference books as well as children’s games, Happy Families and activity kits. In 1900, the Ravensburger blue triangle trademark was registered with the Imperial Patent office. As of 1912, many board and activity games had an export version that was distributed to Western Europe, the countries of the Danube Monarchy as well as Russia.

Window Buddies 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle By Ravensburger

Before the First World War, Ravensburger had around 800 products. The publishing house was damaged during the Second World War and continued to produce games in the years of the reconstruction. The company focused on children’s games and books and specialized books for art, architecture and hobbies, and from 1962 grew strongly. The company started to produce jigsaw puzzle games in 1964, and in the same year opened subsidiaries in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  In 1977 the company split into a book publishing arm and a game publishing arm.

In September 2010, Ravensburger broke Educa’s record for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle of 24,000 pieces. Ravensburger’s new puzzle design by late pop artist Keith Haring titled, ‘Keith Haring: Double Retrospect’ breaks the Guinness Book of World Records measuring 17′ × 6′ built from 32,256 pieces and comes with its own dolly cart for toting. Another giant made by Ravensburger is New York City, a 32,000+ piece jigsaw puzzle that’s no easy challenge.

Ravensburger 32,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle New York City

Ravensburger 32,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle New York City

World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzles

Ravensburger has added another monster-sized jigsaw puzzle to their ranks by introducing the brand new 32,252 piece puzzle titled “New York City” which features a composite of 65 different images to create the skyline view from the 61st floor of Rockefeller Center.

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New York City. 32,256 pieces. 17′ x 6′.

Ravensburger, Clementoni, and Educa have all released some giant puzzles ranging between 9,000 and 33,600 pieces. Educa currently holds the award for world’s largest jigsaw puzzle with “Wildlife” with artwork by Adrian Chesterman.

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Wildlife by Educa. 33,600 pieces. Puzzle measures 18.75′ x 5.16′ when complete.

The biggest jigsaw puzzles also have some of the best-detailed images from jungle scenes to fine art. Check out all of these beautiful, challenging puzzles and let us know what theme or image you’d love to have in 30,000 or more pieces!

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Astrology by Ravensburger. 9,000 pieces. Puzzle measures 54″ x 76″ when complete.

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The Last Supper by Clementoni. 13,200 pieces. Puzzle measures 9.5′ x 4.5′ when complete.

At the Watering Hole by Ravensburger. 18,000 pieces. Puzzle measures 108.5″ x 75.5″ when complete.

Life, The Greatest Puzzle from Educa. 24,000 pieces. Puzzle measures 14′ x 5′ when complete.

New Jigsaw Puzzle App from Ravensburger Digital

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!

Brand New Jigsaw Puzzle Experience with PlayBox Infinipuzzles!

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!

Amazing Skyline Jigsaw Puzzles from Piatnik

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.

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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!

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Vienna Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Paris Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Venice Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

 

New Heye Nature Photography Puzzles

We’re slowly but surely stocking up on all of the new release puzzles from your favorite brands. Already we have some in stock from Pomegranate, Springbok, and White Mountain and will be posting regularly to keep you updated on all the latest puzzles from them.

Today we have some stunning photography puzzles from Heye, featuring the vivid colors of nature–from fiery volcanoes to forests lit only by the twilight, from lounging leopards at dawn to cascading waterfalls hidden away in a secret spot.

Heye is one of our six most popular brands (ranking high along with Ravensburger, SunsOut, and Educa). Heye carries some of the best photography puzzles, as well as cartoon and gothic puzzles. They use specialized green-board backing that ensures that your puzzles look new for longer, staying bright and beautiful after many uses.

You’ll fall in love with these high-quality images and be equally impressed by the high-quality feel as you piece together these beauties.

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Eruption by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″.

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Full Moon, Magic Forest by Heye. 500 pieces. 13.5″ x 19″

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Harbour Cone by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

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Milford Sound by Heye. 1000 pieces. 27″ x 19″

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Red Dawn by Heye. 2000 pieces. 53.5″ x 19″

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Thirsty Elephants by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

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Victoria Lily by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

Bald Cypresses by Heye. 1000 pieces. 27″ x 19″

Cascades by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

 

 

Springbok’s Annual Image Contest

Hey Puzzle Lovers! Think you have what it takes to create a great puzzle, with the keen eye to catch the details that will be fun for everyone to piece together? We’ve got great news for you! Our friends at Springbok hold an annual puzzle image contest that lets your creativity shine – plus you could win a $500 cash prize and get your image turned into a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle!

You can enter for FREE starting on National Puzzle Day (January 29th) and the contest is open all the way until March 31st! That means you have plenty of time to take and submit as many pictures as you want!

Check out the winners from the past three years below, and read all the rules and regulations before you get started. Either way, submit and have fun! There’s nothing to lose!

2013 Winner: Ava Montalvo. Title: Sew Crafty. 500 pieces.

2012 Winner: John Razza. Title: Spicy, Hot! 500 pieces.

 

2011 Winner: Hannah Jones. Title: Colorful Canopy. 500 pieces.

 

New 2014 Piatnik Art Puzzles

Piatnik has released brand new art puzzles in their 2014 line, from favorite artists such as Renoir to Edward Hopper to Kandinsky.

With vivid, bright colors, these puzzles feature the best of fine art, impressionism, and abstract works by the best painters from history. They’ll aid an air of sophistication to your puzzle collection and would be perfect for framing and displaying!

The reliable and dependable brand Piatnik has been operating for 185 years. Established in Vienna, they are known worldwide for their lines of games. Every year this company produces 25 million playing cards, 1 million jigsaw puzzles, and 1 million board games. Check out their newest additions below.

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Renoir Moulin by artist Renoir from Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

Moulin by Renoir is also offered by Peaceful Wooden Puzzles (piece count varies).

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Lighthouse by artist Edward Hopper from Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

 

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Nighthawks by artist Edward Hopper from Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Sistine Chapel by artist Michelangelo from Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

Kandinsky by artist Kandinsky from Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Louvre by artist Monet from Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Dance Master by artist Edgar Degas from Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

The Dance Class by Edgar Degas is also offered from Peaceful Wooden Puzzles (piece count varies).