Hi there puzzlers, Sarah from Jigthings here.
When choosing a jigsaw puzzle, there are a number of factors to consider. These include cost and difficulty.
Prices vary widely from anything under a pound (such as you might find at a local jumble sale or car boot) to thousands of pounds. The higher end tend to be bespoke wooden jigsaws.
This stunning jigsaw is a Wentworth wooden puzzle and the 1,000-piece version would set you back £105.
According to the Guinness World Records, the most expensive jigsaw puzzle was over £14,589! This was at a charitable art auction.
Of course, the level of difficulty is an important consideration to make. The more pieces, the longer it will take.
Suggestions for different age groups are as follows:
- 18 months to 2 years old: Less than 15 pieces
- 2 to 3 years old: 15 to 30 pieces
- 4 to 5 years old: 30 to 80 pieces
- 6 to 12 years old: 80 to 1,000 pieces
Big Dinosaurs is a 50-piece puzzle with a recommended age of 4-plus.
For adults, especially those who love puzzling, it’s all about enthusiasm. From traditional 1,500-piece puzzles to 3-D puzzles to the maddeningly infuriating Wasgij range, there’s something to delight everyone.
The image itself is also part of the difficulty, Imagine doing a jigsaw all in the same one colour – pretty much impossible and not very exciting in my opinion! I’ll talk more about the subject matter in another blog – look out for it.