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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!

Lewes Puzzles

Delaware, USA

World's best jigsaw puzzle stores

This family-owned full-service puzzle store in historic Lewes, Delaware believes in the power of puzzles to ‘exercise your mind’.

Run by a Brit and his American wife, this one-stop puzzle shop has been in operation for more than 25 years and has huge range of jigsaw puzzles, brainteasers, games and more. It’s very visitor-friendly as it’s open every day of the week, and they even have a designated ‘test area’ where you can play with whatever you can get your hands on!

When you’re done in the puzzle shop, be sure to stop by Lewes Gourmet, right next door, which does a great line of hard-to-find goodies, including British snacks and specialities.

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles 

Washington DC, USA

Labyrinth Games is a fun puzzle shop in the USA

Labyrinth is a family-friendly, community-focused store in Washington DC, USA. While the shop isn’t exclusively about puzzles, it stocks a great selection of jigsaws, puzzle accessories and handmade wooden puzzles.

This place also hosts a full calendar of gaming events and provides hands-on activities and games you can play in store. If you’re a gamer or a bit of a keen puzzler, you won’t want to leave here in a hurry!

The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store 

Yorkshire, England

The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store in England

This third-generation family business has been serving the UK’s lively puzzle community for more than 50 years.

The North Yorkshire shop is located in the pretty town of Easingwold (which also has an awesome ‘maize maze’ worth checking out). The shop itself is home to a fantastic range of 1,500 jigsaw puzzles for children and adults. It’s a nice, welcoming space with loads of different brands’ puzzles on offer – including Cloudberries, of course!

Cloud Cap Games

Oregon, USA

Cloud Cap Games is a fun place to hang out if you like jigsaw puzzles and games

Located in laid-back Portland, this bright place is one of the coolest puzzle shops on our list. It’s been a local favourite for board games, card games, and puzzles since 2010, and is the perfect place to hang out if you want to meet other puzzle nerds.

Not only is it a surprisingly cute and cosy place to hang out, it also offers affordable game rentals and a nifty try-before-you-buy program. Cloud Cap also runs lots of in-house puzzling and gaming events – keep an eye on their website to see what’s happening when you’re in town!

Puzzlemania

Barcelona, Spain

Puzzlemania is one of the best jigsaw puzzle shops in Europe

In the heart of Barcelona, Europe’s largest collection of puzzles is available at Puzzlemania, one of Spain’s oldest puzzle shops.

This huge shop has more than 2,000 titles and even displays some large complete puzzles on the floors, so you can an idea of what you’re up against before making that all-important puzzle purchase. If you’re in the area you won’t want to miss checking into this little bit of European puzzle history!

Other cool jigsaw puzzle stores around the world:

Barney’s News Box

Cumbria, England

Specialising in jigsaws for over 30 years, Barney’s is home to one of the UK’s largest selections of puzzles! With over 7,000 jigsaws for children and adults, UK puzzlers and tourists will love getting lost exploring the stacks and stacks of jigsaw puzzles.

This store is also slap-bang in the middle of the Lake District, one of England’s prettiest areas for hiking and outdoor adventures. Why not combine a weekend of walking and pubs with a trip to this well-stocked puzzle shop?

PuzzleWarehouse

Missouri, USA

Nestled in middle America, this 13,000 square foot warehouse lays claim to being the largest jigsaw puzzle store in the world. 

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the store has more than 8,000 jigsaw puzzles on its shelves, and has become a real must-see for any puzzle nerds visiting the area. It’s such a tourist attraction that they have a map in the lobby for visitors to mark where they’re visiting from!

Pusselbutiken

Umeå, Sweden 

Perhaps the northernmost puzzle shop on this list, if not in the whole world, Pusselbutiken is way up in the northern Swedish city of Umeå.

It offers one of Scandinavia’s best selections of puzzles, with everything from regular 500-piece jigsaws right up to 42,000-piece monsters. While you’re this far north, make time for some classic Swedish experiences – you can see the northern lights up here, or even go dog sledding in winter!

Have we missed any awesome puzzle stores? Let us know and we’ll add them to this guide! Find us on Instagram and Facebook @CloudberriesOfficial.

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