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Fun reasons to start a local puzzle club

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.

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8 of the world’s best independent puzzle stores

This store in Oregon is one of the best places to find new puzzles

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!

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Six surprising health benefits of doing jigsaw puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles have some surprising health benefits!

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!

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21 podcasts to listen to while puzzling

Podcasts to listen to while you puzzle

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!

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How to complete a jigsaw puzzle quickly

Sorting your puzzle pieces early can save you a lot of time when it comes to putting together a jigsaw puzzle

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!

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What to do with a finished puzzle

Framing a jigsaw puzzle is a great thing to do when you're finished puzzling!

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!

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Six fun ways to make a jigsaw puzzle more challenging

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?

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