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Jigsaw puzzles were originally created by painting a picture on a flat, rectangular piece of wood, and then cutting that picture into small pieces with a jigsaw, hence the name. John Spilsbury, a London mapmaker and engraver, is credited with commercialising jigsaw puzzles around 1760.
Most modern jigsaw puzzles are made out of cardboard, since they are easier and cheaper to mass produce.Typical images found on jigsaw puzzles include scenes from nature, buildings, and repetitive designs. However,any kind of picture can be used to make a jigsaw puzzle;some companies offer to turn personal photographs into puzzles. Completed puzzles can also be attached to a backing with adhesive to be used as artwork.
The majority of 500-piece puzzles are 27 pieces by 19 pieces. Children's jigsaw puzzles come in a great variety of sizes, rated by the number of pieces. A few puzzles are made double-sided, so that they can be solved from either side, which adds a level of complexity, because one cannot be certain that one is viewing the correct sides of the pieces. Also common are puzzle boxes: simple 3d puzzles with a small drawer or box in the center for storage. Another type of jigsaw puzzle, a kind of cross between 2-D and 3-D puzzles, is a globe puzzle. Most globe puzzles have designs representing spherical shapes such as the Earth, the Moon, and historical globes of the Earth.
The uniform-shaped fully interlocking puzzles are the most difficult, because the differences in shapes between pieces can be very subtle. Some puzzles also have pieces with noninterlocking sides that are usually slightly curved in complex curves. These are actually the easiest puzzles to solve, since fewer other pieces are potential candidates for mating. Some jigsaw puzzles have edge pieces that are cut just like all the rest of the interlocking pieces, with no smooth edge, to make them more challenging. Other puzzles are designed so the shape of the whole puzzle forms a figure, such as an animal. Jigsaw puzzles are enjoyed by the whole family, or alone and provide hours of fun, mind stretching & skill development.
Target Age Range 5 to 100 years old.
Flat jigsaw puzzles normally turn into imitations of photographs or paintings when they are done, and three dimensional jigsaw puzzles could further be used to generate repetitions of well known buildings, boxes, or other unusual shapes. Jigsaw puzzles are a lot of fun.
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