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.Continue reading Jigsaw puzzle glossary
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.Continue reading 6 of the best jigsaw puzzle accessories
Puzzles are cool again! And guess what? There are lots of proven benefits when it comes to doing jigsaw puzzles (for both adults and kids). Here’s a quick round-up of some of the different skills that doing jigsaws can help you to develop. You never know, this may be just the push you need to rediscover your love of puzzling!Continue reading What skills do jigsaw puzzles help you to develop?
Looking for a new way to make friends or strengthen bonds with work pals? Or perhaps you’re just keen to find a new way to dive further into your obsession with jigsaw puzzles! Well, then we have just the thing for you! Puzzle clubs are a great chance to meet new puzzle lovers, learn new skills and strategies, and do even more puzzles.
Here are just a few reasons why we think you should take the plunge and start (or just join) a local puzzle club.Continue reading Fun reasons to start a local puzzle club
These days it can be hard to find a brick-and-mortar shop that’s dedicated to helping people browse and buy puzzles.
Yeah, yeah, we know – it’s easy to order from the big online retailers (we sell there too!), but at Cloudberries we believe that shopping at independent stores is vital to keeping the puzzle community alive.
Many independent shops have closed down but there are still a few going strong! While you can’t yet find Cloudberries puzzles in stock at all of these places, we’re always happy to support them – and we hope you’ll do the same!Continue reading 8 of the world’s best independent puzzle stores
Puzzles are often thought of as ‘toys’ and of course they are a lot of fun. But they also provide a range of health benefits!
From helping you relax with near-meditation, to improving your brain processing speed, to even preventing serious illnesses later in life, puzzles have a lot to offer. Check out these six ways that your love of jigsaw puzzles can help improve your health!Continue reading Six surprising health benefits of doing jigsaw puzzles
What do you like to do when puzzling? Are you someone who thrives off silence or someone who likes some extra entertainment?
At Cloudberries we love podcasts; they make it easy to learn about anything, catch up on the news, and even play a game of trivia – anywhere, anytime! Here are 21 of our favourite podcasts for puzzling – try one the next time you sit down for a puzzle session!Continue reading 21 podcasts to listen to while puzzling
Jigsaw puzzles are great when you’re looking for something relaxing to do, but it can also be fun to challenge yourself to complete a puzzle in record time (and by record time, we mean your personal record – but if you wanna go for the Guinness World Record, we support you!)
If you want to spice up your puzzle routine by challenging yourself to complete it fast, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help keep your speed up and stay on track! Also be sure to check out the video below by Karen Kavett (@KarenPuzzles on YouTube) who shows you how to do a jigsaw quickly using our puzzle, ORIGAMI!Continue reading How to complete a jigsaw puzzle quickly
As puzzle lovers, we all know that feeling of finally completing a puzzle, then sitting back and admiring your work. But there’s always that question: ‘What do I do with it now?’
It almost feels wrong to just break a puzzle up and put it back in the box right away, so you might leave it out for a few days or weeks to enjoy the finished jigsaw. But, of course, that can only last so long. Here are five fun ideas for what to do with your completed puzzle!Continue reading What to do with a finished puzzle
Looking for a new way to have fun with jigsaw puzzles? We get it. Whether we’re doing an old favourite or something new and exciting (like the five new jigsaws we just announced!), sometimes doing a puzzle the old-fashioned way feels boring. So here are six of our favourite challenges. How many have you tried?