Are you on the hunt for a soothing board game with a simple set of rules?
Adult jigsaw puzzles are a great option for cozy get-togethers with your loved ones. Solving puzzles is a great icebreaker, so they’re a popular choice for parties and community events. But you can also work on a jigsaw puzzle solo. Working on puzzles keeps your memory in top shape, and it’s a great way to wind down after a stressful day.
Let’s look at some of this year’s most engaging jigsaw puzzles for grown-ups.
This 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle is made by Buffalo Games, a US company with a three-decade-long tradition of making family board games. It depicts a surreal fantasy painting of a female figure surrounded by birds, feathers, and butterflies. The original art was made by English fantasy artist Josephine Wall. If you’re a fan of fantasy themes and intricate art, you’ll enjoy working on this puzzle.
The finished size of this puzzle is 26.75 inches by 19.75 inches. When you complete it, you can use the peel-and-stick puzzle saver to keep it glued together. This is far more convenient than using glue, and it makes it easy to place the picture on your wall. Since the image on this puzzle is fairly crowded, it’s best to use a simple brown frame or no frame at all.
Working on the Spirit of Flight puzzle is easy and calming. Since Buffalo Games employs a precision cutting technique on the pieces, they snap together in a satisfying way. You don’t have to worry about cardboard quality issues either. However, the glitter falls off right away. Unsurprisingly, it then gets everywhere.
Along with the puzzle pieces and the puzzle saver, the box comes with a poster that acts as a guide. You can also use that as decoration once your puzzle is done.
It’s disappointing to put together a puzzle and find that a few pieces are missing. If this happens, contact Buffalo Games straight away, as they offer missing piece support. While it’s great that the pieces are easy to replace, better quality control would be great.
All in all, this is a lovely and detail-filled puzzle. It isn’t particularly difficult to finish and it’s also appropriate for teenagers. Once you’re done, you’ll have a unique painting on your wall that engages the imagination.
You can watch a time-lapse video of the puzzle being completed here:
Here is another 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle that will look beautiful when you frame it. Rainy Night Walk is a bold impressionist landscape of a park on an autumn night. The original artist is Leonid Afremov, a Russian-Israeli painter who favors oils and a palette knife.
The dimensions of this puzzle are around 20 inches by 30 inches when completed. The pieces are larger than usual for adult jigsaw puzzle sets, which makes them a good option for adults with reduced fine motor skills. But it’s important to note that the pieces require some strength to join together.
Instead of cardboard, this jigsaw puzzle is made of sturdy chipboard. The painting is printed on recycled paper and glued to the wood. If you like to work on the same puzzle several times, this one is a fairly good option due to its durability. All of Ingooood’s puzzles are manufactured in China.
It takes a while to complete this puzzle, due to the abstract design. There are letters on the back of each puzzle piece, ranging from A to H. These let you know which section of the painting each piece belongs to.
You’ll also find a few blank wood pieces in the box. These can help you partition the other pieces as you work. Once again, there’s a slight risk of missing pieces, but the manufacturer sends replacements for free.
We highly recommend this puzzle to art lovers who enjoy warm colors and serene scenes. But it’s also an excellent option for experienced puzzle enthusiasts looking for a challenge.
If you prefer working on photos rather than paintings, we recommend this award-winning NFL puzzle. This is another 1,000-piece puzzle and it’s available for 26 NFL teams. The 6 missing teams are the ones scheduled to move or have recently changed cities or stadiums.
To complete this puzzle, you need a wider workspace than with other 1,000-piece puzzles. The completed dimensions are 13 inches by 39 inches. When the puzzle is finished, you can frame it and put it on display.
This is an incredibly detail-rich photo puzzle that’s intended for experienced puzzle solvers. The cut of the pieces is somewhat unusual, which can cause some uncertainty as you work. It’s not always clear whether two pieces are the right fit or not. But the upside is that the puzzles are easy to snap into place.
This puzzle is an obvious choice for NFL fans who love official merch. But because the finished puzzle is impressive and atmospheric, it also has a wider appeal. We recommend it to anyone who wants to evoke the feeling of an afternoon spent at the stadium.
The best jigsaw puzzle for you depends on your personal taste. While it’s important to look at the dimensions of the puzzle and the quality of the pieces, the best way to choose a puzzle is to go for whatever catches your eye.
But if you’re planning to buy a puzzle as a gift, Ingooood’s Rainy Night Walk might be the best choice. This puzzle is durable and moderately challenging. Most importantly, its cheerful, artistic design fits a variety of tastes.