Unusual Jigsaw Puzzles

Are you looking for unusual jigsaw puzzles?

On the All Jigsaw Puzzles store, the most popular types of jigsaw puzzles are nostalgic, animal wildlife and christmas puzzles. We wanted to tell you a bit about some of the more unusual puzzles available and perhaps you might want to give them a go?

3D and Shaped- Unusual Jigsaw Puzzles

These offer a unique challenge and are lots of fun to complete. This Disney-themed puzzle is popular with customers who like to do puzzles with younger members of the family.

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 TV Programme – Unusual Jigsaw Puzzles

You can get a jigsaw puzzle of your favourite TV programme so that when the series ends you can ease yourself off your addiction with a relaxing jigsaw puzzle. We are finding that many customers are doing just this, with this Poldark jigsaw puzzle.

 Fantasy Art – Unusual Jigsaw puzzles

There are some truly stunning fantasy art jigsaw puzzles out there. This one by the obviously talented Cris Ortega is particularly popular.

 

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 Collage – Unusual Jigsaw Puzzles

Eurographics carry several of these collage type puzzles. This Vintage Travel Ads 1000 piece puzzle shows a collage of ads from the around the world.  A fun and interesting puzzle.

 Punch – Unusual Jigsaw Puzzles

Have you seen this range of jigsaw puzzles featuring images from Punch magazine? This range exclusively available for All Jigsaw puzzles feature very unusual designs that you won’t find anywhere else!

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Let us know if you try something a bit different. After all, variety is the spice of life!

Happy Puzzling

Cynthia and the All Jigsaw Puzzles team.

Unusual jigsaw puzzles

Gamekeeper’s Cottage by Gill Erskine-Hill

This week’s puzzle of the week is the beautiful Gamekeeper’s Cottage 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle by the talented artist Gill Erskine-Hill.gamekeeper-s-cottage-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle

Gamekeeper’s Cottage by Gill Erskine-Hill – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

 

This beautiful winter snow scene shows an isolated cottage in a Devon Valley. You can almost feel the chill of the winter’s day contrast to the welcoming warmth implied by the friendly curl of smoke from the chimney.

This jigsaw puzzle makes me think of Christmas day walks, wrapped up in hats and scarves against the cold. You arrive home with red noses and cold fingers and warm up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a mince pie.

Gill Erskine-Hill Collection

Gill Erskine-Hill has been painting for 30 years in a variety of locations, being fortunate enough to have lived and worked in Devon, Scotland, Norfolk and the Dordogne area of South West France. Following a move back to Devon, she is re-experiencing the beauty and diversity of this part of Britain and drawing inspiration from the people and landscape there.

To view all of Gill’s jigsaw puzzle designs click on the image below.

Gill Erskine Hill

 

A Christmas Puppies Jigsaw puzzle!

Puppies in Christmas hats… I am just going to leave this here..

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Cynthia and the All Jigsaws team

p.s. I have been staring at this Christmas Puppies jigsaw puzzle for about 20 minutes and I can’t think of anything to say that is better than you just looking at this picture. So if you have time, you should do that.

p.p.s. You can click on the image to view on the All Jigsaw store.

p.p.p.s. There’s also a Christmas Kitten one… click here

p.p.p.p.s. Ok – everyone needs to calm down. Maybe I just need to calm down. Ok just me.. Sorry. See you next week!

Top 10 Eurographics Jigsaw puzzles

I personally like Eurographics jigsaw puzzles. I realise that I am supposed to be impartial, but I like the variety of designs they have in their stable. From traditional to vintage, from fun to interesting, it very much feels like they are creating puzzles that they like and not just thinking we need to do another puzzle of a certain design. I have no idea if this is true, but that’s what it seems like.

What I do know is that the puzzles are good quality and they are priced reasonably. With strong high-quality puzzle pieces, which are made from recycled board and printed with vegetable based ink. These puzzles will delight and educate all at the same time. To put some impartiality back into this blog post, I have put our top 10 selling Eurographics jigsaw puzzles in the table below, so you can see what our customers love from the Eurographics Jigsaw Puzzle range. I hope you enjoy!

 

Niagra Falls 1000 piece jigsaw Puzzle
Stunning HDR photography depicts the most famous waterfall in the world. niagara-falls-eurographics-jigsaw-puzzle
Driving Home for Christmas 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
Beautiful, calming and rich in detail this lovely jigsaw puzzle will get you in the mood for Christmas driving-home-for-christmas-1000-piece-eurographics-jigsaw-puzzle
The World of Dogs – 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle
This delightful puzzle with strong high quality pieces shows various breeds of mans’ best friend. the-world-of-dogs-2000pc-eurographics-jigsaw-puzzle
Winter Lace – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
This restful image shows a snowy winter scene with a couple enjoying the view. winter-lace-8x8-box-1000pc-jigsaw-puzzle
Lighthouse Vintage ads – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
This is fun – a puzzle showing lighthouse advertisements from the past. lighthouse-vintage-ads-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
Evening Stroll – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
A charming Eurographics jigsaw puzzle from the Winter Wonderland collection evening-stroll-8x8-box-1000pc-jigsaw-puzzle
A Cozy Christmas – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
Would you like to spend your Christmas in the mountains? Here you are guaranteed a white Christmas! cozy-christmas-8x8x-box-1000pc-jigsaw-puzzle
Vintage Christmas Cards – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
A unique Christmas jigsaw puzzle to do with the family. Packed with detail and fun to complete. vintage-christmas-cards-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
Vintage Posters – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
A collage of vintage posters means this puzzle is packed full of interest.. vintage-posters-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
Home for the Holidays – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
A Christmas favourite and the best selling Eurographics puzzle on the All Jigsaw Puzzles store at the moment.  I can see why – it really is lovely. home-for-the-holidays-1000pc-jigsaw-puzzle

Do you think there’s a Eurographics jigsaw puzzle missing from this list? Let me know in the comments below.

Cynthia and the All Jigsaw Puzzle Team

Eurographics Jigsaw Puzzles

A Dickensian Yuletide Jigsaw Puzzle – Ambler Cartoon Collection

This week’s puzzle of the week is the Dickensian Yuletide Jigsaw puzzle from the Ambler Cartoon Collection. This 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle is a unique blend of the Ambler world and Charles Dickens!

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 A Dickensian Yuletide Jigsaw Puzzle – Ambler Cartoon Collection – 1000 piece

At first glance this looks like a typical Christmas scene illustrating your favourite Dickensian characters such as Scrooge and Oliver Twist. But look a little closer….

Why is there an Australian man in his Bermuda shorts wandering around and Tiny Tim has a Pie shop? Who’s been scrawling graffiti on the walls and who is the attractive lady in the red and green “outfit”?!”

Packed with detail and lots of humorous little illustrations, the Ambler Cartoon collection puzzle will make you smile as you piece it together.

Michael Durkans’ Ambler Cartoon Collection

This is the final instalment for the the Ambler 16 collection. This fun range show familiar scenes with an Ambler twist!  You can find all the other available Ambler cartoon collection jigsaw puzzles by clicking here.

 

Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle – Limited Edition – Santa’s Christmas Party

The Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle is highly anticipated every Christmas. This is the 20th in the series and is developed by Ravensburger’s British design team.

Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw PuzzleSanta’s Christmas Party – Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle

This puzzle is called Santa’s Christmas Party. It shows Santa and his team of helpers at their Christmas party, after all, if any team deserve a fantastic Christmas party, it’s these guys! They have been working hard to get everything ready for their big job on Christmas Eve.

This is a party that everyone wants to be at. Every elf, fairy, reindeer and even the family pet are in attendance. Plus the Boss’ wife, Mrs. Claus, has come along and everyone is having a wonderful time.

 

Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle for 2016 – LIMITED EDITION

This jigsaw is part of the Limited Edition collection on the All Jigsaw Puzzles store. They only make a limited number and the Ravensburger Christmas puzzle is always extremely popular.

Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzles

Limited Edition jigsaw puzzles are only available for a short time. By clicking on the link below you will find jigsaw puzzles from Wasgij, Gibsons and, of course Ravenburger. These manufacturers only make a limited amount of these so order now so you don’t miss out.

Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzles

 

Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzles

There are a few designs that manufacturers decide to make Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzles. They tend to do this around the Christmas period so we wanted to pull them together for you here. These are some of our favourites.

All of these jigsaw puzzles are available now on the All Jigsaw Puzzles store. As these products are in stock we will get these to you within one working day of receiving your order. 

Anyway, here are the limited edition Jigsaw Puzzles that are in as of today!

 A Family Christmas 1000 piece Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzle 
 A beautifully traditional puzzle depicting a snowy scene featuring Santa and the Red Lion pub.  a-family-christmas-limited-edition-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
Santa’s Little Helpers 1000 piece Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzle 
 This is a charmingly illustrated puzzle showing Santa and his helpers as he prepares for his big trip on Christmas Eve.  gibson-s-christmas-2010-limited-edition-santa-s-little-helpers-jigsaw-puzzle
 All Ready for Christmas 2 x 1000 piece Limited Edition 
 We have featured these puzzles before. They are well and truly in the favourites category.  all-ready-for-christmas-2-x-1000-piece-limited-edition-jigsaw-puzzles
Santa’s Christmas Party 1000 piece Limited Edition
 This year’s stunning limited edition jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger. So much lovely detail.  santa-s-christmas-party-1000-piece-limited-edition-jigsaw-puzzle
 The Christmas Grotto 1000 piece Limited Edition
 The 14th Christmas Limited Edition Jigsaw puzzle from Gibsons. Each has a unique serial number certificate. Highly collectible!  christmas-2016-limited-edition-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
 Wasgij Original 25: Deal Breaker 1000 piece Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzle
 This season’s Wasgij is very different from our other limited edition puzzles. But we wouldn’t expect anything else from this fun range of puzzles!  wasgij-original-25-deal-breaker-1000-piece-limited-edition-jigsaw-puzzle

Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzles

Great British Bake Off Jigsaw Puzzle – Available now

Great British Bake Off Jigsaw puzzle 1000 pieceAre you looking forward to the Great British Bake Off final this evening?

We certainly are, but GBBO finals are always tinged with sadness, because you know that you will no longer have your weekly fix of salivating over all the delicious looking bakes.

Great British Bake Off Jigsaw Puzzle – 500 piece and 1000 piece

We have the perfect solution for that! These are the official Great British Bake Off Jigsaw Puzzles from Gibsons, so you know they will be great quality and be fun to puzzle! There are 500 piece and 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles for you to choose from.

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While researching this blog post I found this post from the Telegraph with times and info on the GBBO final but I also highly recommend the 10 Best British Bake Off Innuendos video. Click here to view

We hope you enjoy making these puzzles which celebrate the fabulous Great British Bake Off.

The All Jigsaw Puzzles Team

p.s.  Yes – Selasi is on there.  Let us know who your favourite to win is on our facebook page.

Historic Map Jigsaws – John Speed

Have you seen the informative and stunning range of historic map jigsaws? 

A historic map would make a beautiful gift for anyone who’s interested in maps. Not only are they interesting and beautiful, they are great fun to do. Each jigsaw puzzle comes with an A3 size guide print. 

What’s so special about these historic maps?

These 1000 piece map jigsaws are taken from John Speed’s magnum opus – the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.  The Atlas was published in 1612 but the individual maps it contains are dated 1610 / 1611.  They build on the earlier ground breaking surveys undertaken by the master Elizabethan cartographer Christopher Saxton. They introduce colourful cartouches and town/plans around the map edges to resemble works of art as much as maps.  The political history of the time can be traced through the various coats of arms of powerful families used around the borders of the maps.

These individual maps are amongst the most sought after of historic county maps. They are not only informative, as they give a representation of counties in the UK in 1610. They are highly decorative and are fun to complete.

If you want to find out a bit more about John Speed, try the link below;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Speed

Interestingly, the 3 most popular Historic Map Jigsaws by county are

  1. Cornwall Map Jigsaw

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2. Devon Map Jigsawdevon-historic-map-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
3. Yorkshire Map Jigsawyorkshire-north-east-riding-historic-map-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle-1610

What do you think of these historic map jigsaws? Let us know in the comments below.

Historic Map Jigsaws Collection

Top 10 1000 piece Jigsaw puzzles

1000 piece jigsaw puzzles are the most popular type of jigsaw on the All Jigsaw Puzzle store. We understand why, they are the perfect balance of challenging and complete-able! (Is that a word?!?). Jigsaws that make it into this top 10 have sold well on the store in the last 12 months and have also got great product reviews. We have also tried to include different styles of jigsaw puzzle.

We hope you enjoy them. Click on the images to find out more.

Personalised 1000 piece photo jigsaw – Landscape
The best selling 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle on our store is our personalisable photo jigsaw. You can upload your photo and we will make the jigsaw for you. These are high quality puzzles, but don’t take our word for it, read the reviews by clicking on the image. personalised-jigsaw-personalised-1000-piece-photo-jigsaw-1
Wasgij Back to… 2: A 14th Century Castle – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
The most popular Wasgij this year has been this funny puzzler. We’ve mentioned this a few times on the blog now due to its’ popularity. Click on the image to find out more. Wasgij Back 2- 14 Century Castle
Jan van Haasteren Holiday 2 x 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles
This great value set not only includes 2 x 1000 piece puzzles but also contains a FREE 5 page JVH colouring book. This set is keeping our customers entertained for hours! JVH Holiday
Christmas Ornaments 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
This stunning collage showing lots of Christmas ornaments has been reviewed very highly on our store. A great Christmas gift! christmas-ornaments-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
Christmas at Chaos Farm 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
The first “Chaos” puzzle launched for Christmas 2015. It was so successful we have launched two more! Take a look here. christmas-at-chaos-farm-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
Falcon de Luxe – Toys in the Attic – 1000 piece
Another charming puzzle from Falcon’s Nostagia Collection which a delightful picture of a traditional family attic. It will genuinely make you smile. Toys in the Attic 1000 piece Jigsaw Puzzle
99 Beautiful Places on Earth 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
Perhaps this challenging and entertaining puzzle would tempt you into creating your own top 99 places to visit! 99-beautiful-places-on-earth-1000-piece-jigsaw-puzzle
Afternoon Amble 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
This sleepy village looks like the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon. afternoon-amble-jigsaw-puzzle-1000-pieces
Falcon de Luxe – River at Knaresborough – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
A lovely autumnal scene shows this majestic viaduct spanning the River Nidd. This picturesque image was captured by Mark Sunderland. River at Knaresborough 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
The Whitesmith’s Cottage 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
Part of the incredibly popular Falcon de Luxe Cottages Collection, this is the most popular puzzle from that collection in the past 12 months. the-whitesmith-s-cottage-1000-piece-puzzle

As you can see, the top 10 of 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles consist of lots of different themes. This is one of the brilliant things about puzzles, you can always find a style that you like and are a joy for YOU to complete.

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Cynthia and the All Jigsaw Puzzle Team