The 8 Best Puzzles For Adults
The 8 Best Puzzles For Adults
While you might equate puzzles with children’s games, it is time to rethink that. There are a whole host of reasons for adults to start putting together some puzzles. Puzzles are a great brain activity and a nice way for us to connect socially as well.
Putting puzzles together has been proven to help delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition, puzzle work helps to increase memory, improve visual-spatial reasoning, increase IQ and boost mood. These benefits are a great reason to pick up a few puzzles today and start putting them together.
Here are the 8 best puzzles geared towards adults.
Porsche 911 3D Puzzle
This Porsche 911 3D puzzle will absolutely appeal to any Porsche aficionado. This amazing puzzle is also a 3D puzzle, which gives it an added twist.
Porsche fans will recognize that this 911 is legendary in the racing world. It was a production exclusive. This puzzle is a great way to own a Porsche at a fraction of the cost.
The Porsche 911 3D puzzle is scaled at 1:18, making it an exact miniature replica. Once completed, you will enjoy the classic lines and white design. Even the wheels on the finished product will rotate.
This puzzle is 108 high quality pieces. In fact, each piece is individually shaped and partially bendable. The pieces fit together using Easyclick technology, so there is no need to use glue. In addition, each piece is individually numbered on the back so you can put it together by number or by picture. In the box you will also find illustrated instructions to help. This is the perfect puzzle for a beginner or a Porsche fan.
Evening Walk In Paris
Ravensburger has designed another amazing puzzle, titled an Evening Walk In Paris. This puzzle is a nice way to remember a dream vacation or plan for a future one.
This puzzle features scenes from a classic Parisian sidewalk. The view is at sunset and features storefronts, a hotel, a flower shop and a hot air balloon. The cafe tables and shop keepers add to the ambiance. This beautiful Parisian scene is set against the backdrop of the classic Eiffel Tower. A full moon casts the scene in a soft, romantic light.
An Evening Walk In Paris is an 18,000 piece puzzle from Ravensburger. This puzzle is well thought out and beautifully constructed. The puzzle pieces are steel cut in order to be a perfect and interlocking fit without any ripping or dust. In addition, the puzzle is made from extra thick cardboard and it has a linen structured paper to eliminate any glare.
This beautiful puzzle is a challenge that is sure to inspire a dream vacation. The finished size is 109”x 75.5”.
This beautiful puzzle by the puzzle company, Tomax is perfect for art fans or Van Gogh fans. Yes, this puzzle is the picture of the famous painting by Van Gogh. Starry Night is probably one of his most well known Post Impressionist pieces.
The Starry Night jigsaw puzzle is made up of 4000 pieces. In fact, this puzzle is a perfect candidate for gluing and framing when you have completed it.
If you are looking for a challenging puzzle, this is it. This is also a great puzzle for starting an art conversation. Van Gogh was a prolific artist who continued to create until his death in 1890.
This 4000 piece Starry Night puzzle is intended to be a challenge for seasoned puzzle fans. It will be a nice piece to work on over time. You can expect the finished result to measure 46.5” x 34”.
View Over New York
This puzzle is designed to give you an amazing panoramic view of New York City. View Over New York is a 2000 piece puzzle by noted puzzle company, Ravensburger.
The New York City skyline is an iconic view that is recognized worldwide. This puzzle gives you a bird’s eye view of some of the most recognized buildings in the famed city. This 2000 piece puzzle is a great challenge. It is also a fun way to “see” New York City. In fact, this puzzle could be a great conversation starter about all things related to New York City- sports teams, art museums, pizza, etc.
As with other puzzles by Ravensburger, View Over New York is well thought out and well designed. The pieces are cut using steel cut technology. This guarantees that the pieces are dust free and there are no ripped pieces. The pieces are designed to be a perfect interlocking fit and are cut from extra thick cardboard.
View Over New York is a great puzzle. It will bring you lots of quality time and provide you with an iconic American view. The finished puzzle is 61” x 18”.
At The Doctor
Norman Rockwell fans will appreciate this classic art piece that has been put into puzzle form.
This beloved piece is timeless. It features a young boy in a doctor’s office holding up his pants while the doctor prepares to give him an injection. The little boy is standing on a chair and studying the degrees hanging on the wall.
At The Doctor is a 1000 piece puzzle by Masterpieces Puzzle Company. This company creates their puzzles using board that is made from 100% recycled post consumer content. In addition, the picture printing is done with soy based ink, the gloss coating is 100% water based and each puzzle comes packed in a biodegradable bag.
This Norman Rockwell puzzle is certain to relax you as you remember times gone by. Since it is 1000 pieces, it should not be too difficult. At The Doctor is a nice puzzle for intermediate and advanced users. If you are looking for a sweet puzzle, this is a great option. The finished product is 25” x 25”.
Life, The Greatest Puzzle
This puzzle is an amazing challenge. To start, this Life puzzle is 24,000 pieces made by the company Educa. Life, The Greatest Puzzle is 14 feet long and 5 feet tall so make sure you have plenty of room to spread out!
Educa designed this amazing puzzle with a theme of wildlife scenery and outer space. The picture is illustrated by Royce B McClure. It features imagery of our planet as seen from both above and below the waterline. Some of the images include an island with a lighthouse, Atlantis under the sea, sea-life, and animals on land such as pandas, ducks and tigers.
The sky portion of the puzzle is filled with images of hot air balloons, birds, the Northern lights and planets in our galaxy.
Since there are so many pieces to this puzzle, Educa has bagged them in groups of 6000. They have also included an illustrated guide to help you. Educa is known for being one of the top manufacturers of puzzles. They also have an incredible missing piece policy. If you find you are missing a piece for any reason, simply email the company and they will send you the missing piece.
It is interesting to note that this Life puzzle has a huge fan base online. A quick search will turn up users who have taken and conquered the challenge that this puzzle truly is. Life, The Greatest Adventure is an incredible adventure of a puzzle.
This is a beautiful puzzle that celebrates the diverse geography of the USA.
Yosemite Valley is found in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
Yosemite Valley is about 8 miles long and 1 mile deep. It is home to incredible granite summits such as the El Capitan and the Half Dome. You can also find dense pine forests as well. This area is a beautiful piece of America.
This Yosemite Valley puzzle is made up of 1000 pieces and the finished product will measure 20” x 27”. Ravensburgers puzzles feature unique hand drawn puzzle piece shapes. These shapes are then cut using specially designed tools. A nice feature of their puzzles is that they use “Soft Click Technology”. This means that the pieces make a soft audible click as correct pieces are fit together.
Yosemite Valley by Ravensburger is a beautiful and well crafted puzzle. It is a nice way to view and appreciate the beauty of a National Park.
Escape Rooms have become a fun night out with friends. However, an Escape Puzzle can be a great night in with friends!
This escape puzzle is a take on an escape room, but with a twist. This one has an Escape Puzzle-Temple theme. Imagine you are on a tour in Asia and viewing the ancient temples. Suddenly you find yourself lost and have fallen down into the depths of the temple. Can you use the clues to try and find your way out?
This puzzle requires you to decipher clues that are on the included pamphlet. You also get extra clues if you scan the QR code. Don’t think you can just look at the picture on the lid either. The picture on the lid is not what the finished product will be! There are 8 hidden mysteries that you will need to solve.
Escape Puzzle-Temple contains 759 pieces. It is constructed of high quality cardboard and it features linen finish print to help reduce glare.
You and your friends will have a great time trying to escape the Temple. Don’t worry if you have trouble though, the answer is in the included sealed envelope.
Buying Guide for Adult Puzzles
Puzzles are a great tool for keeping minds sharp. They help to reduce stress and increase mood. Puzzles are also a nice way to relax and to also spend time with friends and family.
Since there are many different companies that make puzzles, it is helpful to keep some things in mind when looking to purchase a puzzle. In addition, puzzles come in a wide range of prices. Because of this, some people consider purchasing a good quality puzzle to be an investment.
Here are some points to consider when purchasing a puzzle.
What is it made of?
This is an important question. Some puzzles are made from a thin paperboard type material. This type tends to rip easily. When this happens, your pieces will not fit together right and you might be missing some of the picture.
Other puzzles are made from recycled materials. These materials can be very sturdy and are a viable option for puzzle materials. Puzzles made from recycled materials are also an important factor for some people who are trying to reduce their personal footprint.
What about the finish?
When people put a puzzle together, they are generally spread out on a table top. The problem here becomes glare. Trying to do a puzzle with glare can be a frustrating experience.
Some puzzle manufacturers take this into account. They design puzzles that use a finish on the picture that reduces or eliminates glare.
Who is the puzzle for?
Whether you are buying a puzzle for yourself or for a gift, you need to think about the recipient. Some puzzle fans enjoy a relatively simple puzzle. This type of person enjoys doing a puzzle with friends and family.
Other puzzle fans enjoy completing and collecting puzzles. This type of fan might enjoy a more complex and detailed puzzle, especially if they glue them and frame them when finished.
What kind of policy does the company have for missing a piece?
There is nothing worse than getting to the end of a puzzle and finding that you are missing a piece. In fact, this ruins the whole puzzle and will prevent you from ever truly finishing it or putting it together again.
Many puzzle companies have some type of Missing Piece policy. You can let the company know what puzzle you are doing and what piece you are missing and they may be able to send you a replacement piece.
Puzzles are available in a wide variety of price points. If you are purchasing a puzzle as a gift or for a collector, this is something you can consider. Prices are related to the quality of construction and number of pieces included in the puzzle.
What other accessories can I purchase with my puzzle?
Puzzles are a time consuming activity. When you have completed your puzzle, you may want to showcase it.
It is possible to purchase puzzle glue. This is a special type of glue that you can apply to your puzzle after you have completed it. It will preserve your finished puzzle and allow you to frame it and hang it.
In addition, a puzzle mat is a nice accessory to have on hand. This is a special mat that you can put under your puzzle when you put it together. If at any time you have to stop, you simply roll up the mat with your partially completed puzzle securely inside. This will keep things in place until you are ready to work on it some more.