The best jigsaw puzzles in 2024

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Puzzle-making is a simple pleasure, and working on one of the best jigsaw puzzles will be both aesthetically and mentally rewarding.

The act of choosing your next puzzle, however, is sometimes less enjoyable. The calming pastime is ever-popular, meaning there’s a wide range of choices available. To help you pick, we’ve narrowed down our top choices for both the US and the UK based on quality, vibrancy, and the level of entertainment offered – as well as customer reviews if we haven't had hands-on experience.

At the bottom of the page, you'll find some top tips for choosing a brilliant jigsaw puzzle. Alternatively, if you're looking for more entertainment to enjoy at home, make sure you also check out our guide to the best board games.

The best jigsaw puzzles: US

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The best jigsaw puzzles: UK


How do I choose a good jigsaw puzzle?

Firstly, you'll want to choose a jigsaw puzzle that has an image you like. Otherwise, you won't be as motivated to finish it, and it won't give you as much pleasure.

You need a puzzle that's made out of high-quality material so it won't bend and break as you put it together. Quality cardboard is the most common but wood is the most robust material.

The image should be in sharp focus, not grainy, and should be well-attached to the piece so it doesn't peel off.

Who makes the highest quality jigsaw puzzle?

There is a broad range of jigsaw puzzles around, of varying quality. But the major players in the jigsaw world are Ravensburger, Springbok, New York Puzzle Company, and Buffalo Games. Choose a puzzle from one of these companies and you won't be disappointed.

Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity. 

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