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8 of the world’s best jigsaw puzzle events

We puzzle nerds know that there’s nothing quite like spending a night (or two) at home with a new or favourite jigsaw. One of the great things about puzzling is that it’s a great solo activity – no friends required for you to have a good time. But if you’ve ever wanted to share your passion with some like-minded people, take a look at these puzzling events. From competitions to festivals and talks, there’s fun for puzzlers of any level.

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The world’s best places for jigsaw puzzle nerds to visit

Quirky puzzle-shaped island in Utrecht, Netherlands

We can all agree that puzzling makes a great at-home pastime, but for the most part, home is where jigsaw puzzles stay. But what kind of opportunities are there for puzzle nerds to enjoy their hobby in the wider world? You’ll be glad to hear that there are jigsaw lovers in every part of the globe, who have created attractions for those who share their passion. Here are some puzzle-friendly tourist attractions that you might want to add to your bucket list!

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Jigsaw puzzle glossary

The complete guide to jigsaw puzzle terminology from Cloudberries

One of the (many) things we love about jigsaw puzzles is that they don’t require you to read instructions or get your head around new terminology. That said, there are times when it might be nice to know the correct words for some of the things we encounter during our regular puzzling, like what’s the thingummy that goes into the other thingummy? Here are some of the most common terms, plus a few you might not have heard before.

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6 movies featuring jigsaw puzzles

Some of the best movies, scenes and short films featuring jigsaws

The humble jigsaw puzzle is often used as a symbol for anything vaguely mysterious or challenging. We all know the feeling of being drawn in by a film with ‘jigsaw’ or ‘puzzle’ in the title, only to be disappointed to discover that the name is just a metaphor. So we’ve tracked down some films that really do live up to the promise and include actual puzzles. Ready? And… action!

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8 songs featuring jigsaw puzzles

Enjoy these songs featuring jigsaw puzzles

Love has to be one of the most common themes in music, with personal tales of love, lust and heartbreak in every singer or band’s catalogue. So when the songwriters below sat down to pen these tunes, we guess they had one thing on their mind: their love of puzzles. OK this may not be entirely accurate, but nonetheless, they’ve come up with some great tracks that all feature our favourite pastime.

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6 of the best jigsaw puzzle accessories

The best jigsaw puzzle accessories

If you’ve committed yourself to the wonderful world of jigsaw puzzles, there are plenty of ways you can up your puzzling game.  With the right accessories, you can enhance your experience by making it easier to sort and stack pieces, tidy your puzzles away or even frame your completed puzzles.

Whether you’re looking for gift for your favourite puzzle nerd, or you just want to treat yourself to some new kit, here are some of the best jigsaw accessories for new or experienced puzzlers.

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9 celebrities that love a good puzzle

Famous fans of jigsaw puzzles that might surprise you.

Do you ever wonder what the rich and famous do to unwind after a long day? You’ll be pleased to hear that a number of celebrities turn to the humble jigsaw puzzle to relax, keep their mind active or even just create something beautiful.

Some celebs are lifelong fans with a framed collection of their favourites, while others are new to the activity, having turned to puzzling as a way of keeping busy during time at home. Which one on this list of famous puzzlers is a surprise to you?

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Meet the artist: Matt Lyon

The wonderful puzzle designs of artist Matt Lyon

If you’re a fan of Cloudberries puzzles (well, you’re here, after all!), you might have found yourself wondering how we come up with such colourful, creative and sometimes challenging images. Well sometimes we get help from truly gifted artists whose work we love.

One of these talented folks is London-based illustrator Matt Lyon, who designed our 1000-piece Symmetry puzzle. We spoke to him about his inspiration, his proudest moment (featuring Lady Gaga) and, of course, puzzles.

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10 of the craziest jigsaw puzzle world records

There are more jigsaw puzzle records than you might think

We all love a good jigsaw, but some of the planet’s biggest puzzle nerds have taken this hobby to a whole new level. Guinness World Records has recognized lots of amazing feats in puzzling, like solving puzzles at lightning speed, maintaining the biggest collection or gathering a massive crew of puzzlers to solve one together. We can’t help but admire these puzzle fanatics for leaving nothing on the table and reaching their puzzling goals!

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