Jigsaw puzzles are beloved for many reasons. Not only do they help keep your brain sharp and your hands active, they offer a way for people of all ages to connect while working together toward a common goal. (One reason they’re so popular at family reunions.) If you’re alone, though, they’re great for passing the time and focusing on something other than constant streams of distressing news.
There’s a jigsaw puzzle for everyone out there, from the beginner to the seasoned pro. Here, we’ve rounded up six of the best jigsaw puzzles that are guaranteed to keep you (and anyone cooped up with you) busy for days, or possibly weeks.
Test your skills with these many-thousands-of-pieces puzzles, and be careful not to bump your head on the table when you come up from scouring the floor for lost pieces! Keep scrolling to see Woman’s World’s picks for the best jigsaw puzzles.
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1. Best Black and White Puzzle
Full Moon Black and White Photograph Puzzle
Where to buy: $49.99, Amazon
Gaze at the full moon from the comfort of your couch — if you can manage to put this tricky puzzle together! A black and white image is a fun challenge for anyone, but this one incorporates some shades of gray to help you out. Can you find “the man in the moon”?
2. Best Puzzle for History Buffs
Ravensburger, The Bombardment of Algiers
Where to buy: $104.99, Amazon
With thick cardboard pieces that fit together easily and anti-glare surfaces, Ravensburger are some of the best quality jigsaw puzzles you can buy. This 9,000-piece choice depicts an 1816 battle, as painted by British artist Thomas Luny. Perfect for the puzzle-and-history-lover in your life!
3. Best for Art Enthusiasts
Tomax Starry Night 4,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Where to buy: $59.99, Amazon
Putting Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece together piece-by-piece is sure to soothe your soul, and this 86 x 118-centimeter puzzle could keep you occupied for almost as long as it took him to paint it!
4. Best Round Puzzle
Bgraamiens Indian Feather Puzzle
Where to buy: $26.99, Amazon
Sometimes you just want to think outside the box. This colorful 1,000-piece puzzle has a finished size of 24 inches and will be a work of art worthy of hanging on your wall when it’s finished! (Hint: Use Elmer’s Puzzle Glue, $15.50 on Amazon, to keep your puzzles together when you’re done.)
5. Best Cityscape
Bgraamiens 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Where to buy: $25.00, Amazon
If you’ve traded the bustling city scene for a more peaceful, small-town way of life, but sometimes miss those skyscrapers, this challenging 1,000-piece puzzle, which measures 24 x 24 inches when done, will transport you back there from the comfort of your own (hopefully quiet) home.
6. The Ultimate Jigsaw Puzzle
Educa Borras Life, The Greatest 24,000 Piece Puzzle
Where to buy: $299.99, Amazon
Get ready for the biggest jigsaw puzzle challenge you’ve ever known — and clear a space that will accommodate this gorgeous, epic, 24,000-piece puzzle that measures 168.50 x 61.81 inches when all is said and done. The puzzle is split into four parts, each in its own separate bag, so you can tackle it one-quarter at a time. One Amazon reviewer reported that it took his family six months to complete just one section!