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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 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".


Making Jigsaws Making Jigsaws

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 them.


Types of Jigsaw 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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