Jigsaw Puzzle Information
Jigthings want to make jigsaw puzzles more fun for you. With that in mind, we
have written a series of articles about various aspects of jigsaw puzzling that
you can read by clicking the blue text links below.
History of Jigsaws
Here you can see the history of jigsaw puzzles traced back to the late 1700's
when an Englishman by the name of John Spilsbury first created what was known as
a "Dissected map".
If you have ever wondered about the processes required to get the jigsaw puzzle
into the box that you eventually buy then this is the place to find out about
Types of Jigsaw
There are old and new jigsaws, wooden and cardboard jigsaws, hand-cut and
machine-cut jigsaws, educational and 3D jigsaws. Learn more here.
Cutting Styles of Jigsaw Manufacturers
All manufacturers have their own individual cutting style and the illustrations
at this page show just how diverse they are.
Choosing a Jigsaw
Offers some suggestions about various things you might like to consider to
ensure that the jigsaw you choose is just what you want.
Places to Buy Jigsaws
Should you buy from shops or the Internet, from market stalls or specialist
suppliers? These notes will give you some pointers in the right direction.
20 Fascinating Facts about Jigsaws
Learn about the smallest, the largest and the most expensive jigsaws and at the
same time find out the technical term for a jigsaw-doer!
20 Frequently Asked Questions about Jigsaws
Want to know what a "Whimsy" is or whether there is a national jigsaw club? We
have the answers for you.
Jigsaw Puzzle Contacts and Links
Here you will find various organizations and websites of interest to jigsaw
puzzle enthusiasts..... Jigsaw Puzzle Retailers, The British Jigsaw Puzzle
Library, The Toy and Hobby Association and The American Game and Puzzle
Collectors all feature on this page.