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Arts Culture 10 Jigsaw Puzzles To Complete During The Pandemic

10 Jigsaw Puzzles To Complete During The Pandemic

10 Jigsaw Puzzles To Complete During The Pandemic
By Chananya De Ruiter
January 06, 2021
Revel in the simple, glorious pleasure of completing a jigsaw puzzle... and then do it all over again

Let’s all take a step back and slow down by minimising our screentime and getting back at it the old fashioned way. Obliged to stay indoors during this stubborn pandemic, it’s time for some soothing jigsaw puzzles to pass the time. From minimal sets to larger ones, here are our picks of awesome puzzles to solve and admire.

1/10 Jiggy for Anthropologie Puzzle and Glue Set

Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie
Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

Piece together a beautiful jigsaw with this display-worthy puzzle designed by Jiggy in collaboration with Anthropologie. The set is a must-have as it also comes with a tube of glue and a straight-edge tool to turn your puzzle into art for your walls.

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2/10 New Yorker City Living Jigsaw Puzzle

Photo: Courtesy of The New Yorker
Photo: Courtesy of The New Yorker

New Yorker City Living is a 500-piece puzzle offering a humorous peek into the lives of people in the city on an apartment building. Made by The New York Puzzle Company, this cover was for the June 25, 2018 issue of the weekly magazine designed by Harry Bliss.

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3/10 Areaware Little Puzzle Thing: Ice Cream

Photo: Courtesy of Areaware
Photo: Courtesy of Areaware

Not up for a 1000-piece puzzle? Then Areaware might be just for you. These are miniature puzzles that can be completed in twenty minutes or less. They can be bought individually or as a set. The Ice Cream collection features different kinds of ice creams: affogato, a chocolate scoop, a honeycomb scoop, an ice cream sandwich, a strawberry scoop and a sundae.

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4/10 New Yorker Cat's Eye View Jigsaw Puzzle

Photo: Courtesy of The New Yorker
Photo: Courtesy of The New Yorker

New Yorker Cat's Eye View is a 1,000-piece puzzle that stars a black cat sitting on a chair in an apartment peacefully indulging the view of the city. Designed by Jean-Jacques Sempe, this puzzle is an absolute collectible for cat lovers.

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5/10 KAWS Jigsaw Puzzle

Photo: Courtesy of MoMA
Photo: Courtesy of MoMA

Peanut's Snoopy fans will go crazy for this jigsaw. This puzzle is a 1,000-piece Snoopy-inspired KAWS jigsaw is fun and challenging but so worth the effort!

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6/10 Cocktail Map of The USA Puzzle

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

From the Chicago Fizz to the Mexican Martini, this 1,000-piece puzzle will probably make you want to sip a cocktail while solving it. Featuring Anne Bentley’s painting of the US which maps out signature alcoholic drinks across the 50 states, this cocktail map will satisfy the booze-lovers out there.

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7/10 Jigsaw Puzzle Hokusai: The Great Wave

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

This 1,000-piece jigsaw of Hokusai’s The Great Wave will quench the thirst for a challenge. Once you’re done, it doubles as a beautiful piece for wall. 

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8/10 The Moon Jigsaw Puzzle

Photo: Courtesy of MoMA
Photo: Courtesy of MoMA

Designed by artist Lindsay Stead, this puzzle was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 Moon landing last year. Another 1,000-piece jigsaw, this puzzle is the clearest and sharpest image of the moon, photographed by NASA. This might just be the coolest puzzle yet.

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9/10 Waves Iridescent Puzzle

Photo: Courtesy of Waves
Photo: Courtesy of Waves

With every story, we need at least one item for the minimalist. Consisting of 50 pieces, each piece has the same colour-shifting coating and is made with laser-cut acrylic glass. Warning: It’s a lot harder than it looks!

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10/10 Moruska Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

Van Gogh fans, you might want to add this to your Vincent collection (if you don’t already own this). Painted in June 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh, this famous piece depicts the view from his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise. The puzzle comes with a high definition poster for reference.

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See also: Editor's Picks: Lockdown 2021 Essentials

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