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National Puzzle Day: Celebrating our Favorites!

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

Everyday is “National Puzzle Day” at Solving Fun, but today (January 29) is officially the 25th annual celebration, so we are excited to celebrate with all of you!


Over the past year, jigsaw puzzles have made a serious comeback as a great activity for when you have extra time at home. There are so many other puzzles that are just as entertaining (I would argue more entertaining!) and can be done alone or with family/friends. Here are a few of my favorites:


Jigsaws - Yes, I do love them. All sizes are great, though I typically buy 1000 piece puzzles. For me, it’s all about the satisfaction of finding the right piece. I also love the creative images puzzle makers put on them. We, at Solving Fun, love them so much that we wrote a blog post with our favorite jigsaw puzzles for kids and adults.


Logic - There are so many wonderful Japanese logic puzzles. Everything from Sudoku to my personal favorite Nanograms. Such a variety of interesting ways to connect paths or put numbers in grids to follow different rule requirements. If you’re up for the challenge, I recommend “Cave Puzzles” by Roger Barkan. For kids that love to think logically, but don’t necessarily love to write, there’s “Sticker Sudoku” where you fill in the grid with symbols on stickers. Slitherlink, Tents, Circuits, Bridges, and so many others. See what you can find and let us know your favorites.