Want to watch some relaxing, fun and oddly satisfying puzzle videos on YouTube, but not sure where to start? Follow us, fellow puzzler, so you don’t have to piece it all together yourself. These are YouTube’s best places to watch puzzle vids and totally level-up your jigsaw game!
This unassuming YouTube channel (with just four uploads!) is home to some of the most-watched puzzle vids on YouTube. Whatever his secret recipe is, Andre has charmed the Google algorithm – his latest video has racked up an incredible 2.5 million views in just 10 months!
Come for the epic timelapses, then stick around for the funny comments. Example: “He probably wishes he had waited to start this when quarantine started” and “It’s so impressive how he did it in only 2 minutes and 34 seconds”. You gotta love the interwebs! You can watch and subscribe here.
Ask most puzzle nerds to name a YouTuber they can relate to, and Karen Puzzles is sure to be one of the top replies. Karen Kavett (no, her last name isn’t really ‘Puzzles’) started her channel in 2018. Since then, she’s racked up more than 8 million views, pumping out in-depth reviews, puzzle-themed DIY projects and beautiful timelapses of the puzzles she completes in surprisingly tiny amounts of time. When it comes to puzzles, this YouTube star is the real deal.
Along with tricks and hacks for completing challenging puzzles, Karen gives expert advice on how to speed up your puzzling time, with around one new video per week. Her most popular video (featuring our very own 1000-piece Gradient puzzle) has over 820,000 views at the time of writing. You can also see her attempting to complete the 2000-piece version of the same puzzle in a single day. Karen is not one to shy away from a puzzle-related challenge!
Away from her puzzle channel, Karen is also a graphic designer and a DIY crafter on the HGTV Handmade channel. Like and subscribe to her puzzle channel if you want to support a serious puzzler and join the amazing community she has built. This is definitely among the very best channels to watch jigsaw puzzles on YouTube.
The Jigsaw Solver
For beautiful cinematic shots and perfectly lit puzzle timelapses, look no further than Fabien Proulx-Tremblay’s absolute gem of a YouTube channel. This guy fuses incredible filming and editing skills with a palpable love of all things puzzling.
Highlights include Fabien taking on our very own Skyline puzzle (complete with a tricky neon-lit sky) and the notoriously challenging Krypt puzzle by that brand that rhymes with ‘craving burgers’. The sheer amount of time and effort Fabien puts into every video makes this YouTube channel very worthy of your like, your share and your subscribe. He’s just getting started, so go show him your support!
Band of Puzzle
This German YouTube account hasn’t been active for a little while, but it’s still worth checking out if you like seeing enormous puzzles being put together. The team behind it has recorded itself taking on some pretty epic challenges, including a Disney puzzle with more than 40,000 pieces.
It’s all very nicely filmed, and accompanied by some extraordinarily upbeat music that’ll leave you feeling pumped about your next puzzle. You can check out the Band of Puzzle channel here.
Chris Ramsay’s behemoth of a YouTube channel (4.3 million subs and counting!) isn’t strictly about jigsaw puzzles, but we reckon it’s worth a look all the same, if only for the out-of-this-world production values and the inventive sequences that this magician-turned-puzzle-nerd delivers.
Expect to see Chris getting under the hood of some weird and wonderful puzzles, including jigsaws with 5 corners and a type of jigsaw that apparently dates back more than 2000 years. You can join millions of other happy subscribers for a mixture of puzzles and magic here.
Spanish speakers, rejoice! This channel is mostly en español, but there are handy English subtitles for the rest of us too. For a long time now we’ve had a soft spot for the channel’s friendly founders Jimena and Jose Luis, who are genuine jigsaw fanatics and regularly take part in puzzle events across Europe.
Why should you subscribe? Well, if you like honest reviews, detailed analysis of puzzle pieces, and some fun timelapses thrown in for good measure, these two have you covered. Their blog at cronicaspuzzleras.com is also a fun resource for anyone looking to get serious about puzzling.
Mark’s Custom Made Hand-Cut Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
Okay, it’s not exactly the snappiest name for a YouTube channel, but Mark’s Custom Made Hand-Cut Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles is a fun and strangely relaxing watch, especially if you are into the ‘craft’ of jigsaw puzzle making.
Skilled puzzlemaker Mark Cappitella provides commentary as he painstakingly hand-cuts puzzles (without the use of computers, lasers, or templates). He has been making his own puzzles since 1995 and has created about 11,000 wooden puzzles to date – not bad going, eh?
His channel features videos where he shows you how you can make your own puzzles, and teaches the steps involved. He has over 34 videos showcasing some of the incredible jigsaw puzzles he has created.
Did we miss anyone?
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