Difficulty of a Jigsaw Puzzle

The first thing you will have to do in order to select the most suitable jigsaw puzzle is to look how many pieces contains so that you can estimate how much time it will take you. In most of the cases, the bigger the number of pieces is, the more time it will take you to finish it. To help you out, look at the boxes as you will most likely find age recommendations. In most of the cases, these are available on the front cover or are printed on the side of the box.

It would be best to seek out specific difficulty ratings. Many of the jigsaw puzzle suppliers group their products into intuitive categories like “easy”, “difficult” and so on.

Take into consideration the subject matter. A lack of definition and/or similar colors will make the entire process of completing a jigsaw puzzle more difficult. To give you a relevant example, if you plan on choosing a jigsaw puzzle depicting the planet Earth, the parts where the ocean is will be the most difficult to complete.

To get things started and become better at jigsaw puzzles you could try your skills online as many of the websites will offer puzzles for free. Plus, most of them have a timer and you will be able to see how fast or slow you are at completing one. It would be wise to time your puzzle-building process in order to improve your concentration and skills. By repeating this process, the difficulty of the puzzle will not seem that high as before.

It is recommended to assemble the same puzzle more than one time as you will find new angles to identify the location of the pieces. As you start developing various tactics, you will get faster in finishing the puzzles.

If you didn’t know this before, the “3D” labeled puzzles will be an actual object you will have to build, and will consist of hundreds (maybe thousands) of intricate pieces. If you are looking to spend a couple of hours, choose a model that has a higher difficulty rating.

Take into consideration more than just the difficulty level. Think about the desired end result as well as the subject matter. If you plan on framing the puzzle once you have completed it, you will definitely want to get one that has an image which you love.

In order to avoid frustration, it is best to avoid those models that you know are too easy for you that won’t give you a real challenge. Also, if you are a rookie at jigsaw puzzles, don’t start with the hardest one you could find as you will most likely get annoyed and lose your patience.

If you want to buy one you should start by searching the local shops, the mall toy store, shops that have household items, online or even at the garage sales that are organized on weekends. Due to the reason that jigsaw puzzles can always be disassembled, many people decide to sell them after completing them.