A jigsaw or jigsaw puzzle is a picture on cardboard or wood that has been cut up into odd shapes. You have to make the picture again by putting the pieces together correctly. = puzzle
What is a jigsaw puzzle?
A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of often oddly shaped interlocking and mosaiced pieces. Typically, each individual piece has a portion of a picture; when assembled, they produce a complete picture.
What is the most difficult type of jigsaw puzzle?
Uniformly shaped fully interlocking puzzles, sometimes called ‘Japanese Style’, are the most difficult, because the differences in the pieces’ shapes is most subtle. Most jigsaw puzzles are square, rectangular or round, with edge pieces with one straight or smoothly curved side, plus four corner pieces (if the puzzle is square or rectangular).
What is the largest jigsaw puzzle maker in the world?
By the early 1960s, Tower Press was the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle maker; it was acquired by Waddingtons in 1969. Numerous smaller-scale puzzle makers work in artisanal styles, handcrafting and handcutting their creations. Jigsaw puzzles come in a variety of sizes.
What size of jigsaw puzzle is best for my child?
Jigsaw puzzles geared towards children typically have many fewer pieces and are typically much larger. For very young children, puzzles with as few as 4 to 9 large pieces (so as not to be a choking hazard) are standard.