Boredom? Join the club. Quarantines are the ideal environment for cabin fever and craziness, and while it's no shame to pass the time, the mental challenge of a well-designed puzzle can be good for a person. Each of the puzzles listed here will keep you busy for the foreseeable future. So stretch these fingers out – it's assembly time!
1. Virtually impossible clear puzzle; $ 27
If you master the art and science of putting together empty puzzles, the next logical step is here. With a length of 10 inches and a width of 8 inches, this puzzle contains 150 transparent pieces, so you can be sure that your keen eye will get a real workout. Information sheets are included for those who need help. If a part is lost, the ExpressItBest team will send you a replacement.
2. Geode puzzle; $ 65
This birch plywood puzzle restores the natural beauty of a geode without the high price that can go hand in hand with reality. With 1
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3. Mickey's 40,320 piece puzzle over the years; $ 385
Disney's mascot with the white gloves celebrated its 90th birthday in 2018, and Ravensburger honored with a giant jigsaw: we're talking about 40,000 pieces that are divided into 10 separate puzzles that are put together to form a 6 x 22 foot puzzle can become monsters. Mickey's entire history – from his Steamboat Willie origins to his time-traveling escapades – is recorded on this route. Clear your schedule. According to Newsweek the whole thing will take an estimated 600 hours.
4. Black and white line puzzle; $ 26
Mathematicians tell us that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. (Or at least that's the case on flat surfaces.) But imagine, you are literally trying to sort dozens of thin, black lines – most of which are actually straight – that intersect with wild devotion against a white background. This is the challenge that Bgraamiens 1000-piece puzzle called "The Lines" offers. Abstract art, concrete fun.
5. Gradient rainbow Large round puzzle; $ 19
It's the oldest trick in the book. If you are at a loss with a puzzle, just find the corner pieces and work your way forward. Just peasy, right? Maybe, but this proven strategy won't help you here. Moruska has designed a circular puzzle with a rainbow of colors – all arranged on a scroll. Should ensure a lively evening.
6. 3D Hogwarts Puzzle; $ 49
With 850 pieces, you can recreate Hogwarts' Great Hall for display in your own home with this 3D puzzle. The entire structure measures 19.75 inches in diameter and 18.5 inches high, and the parts are all backed with a quarter inch of foam to ensure stability. In addition to the Great Hall, you will find Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and much more.
7. Starry Night Puzzle; $ 19
Probably the greatest work by Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night has become a fertile ground for broadcasts of pop culture. If you do a Google search, you'll find variations on the post-impressionist masterpiece populated by, among others, Mufasa, Batman, and The Lion King's Power Puff Girls . Now the magic and majesty of this 1889 painting comes to life in puzzle form. To help you put it together, the manufacturers have included a high-resolution poster of the work for reference.
8. Fractal wooden puzzle; $ 60
Hear the words "puzzle piece" and a distinctive shape will likely appear in your head. We got used to seeing puzzles made up of vague square pieces with semicircular cuts and protrusions. But what if we say there is an alternative? Uncommon Goods now offers a series of uniquely satisfying plywood puzzles, the parts of which have been determined by fractal geometry.
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9. Crossword puzzle; $ 20
With this double hit you can first solve a crossword puzzle and then put together a 550-piece puzzle that corresponds to these answers. This puzzle combination is more than just a time killer. It will really give your brain a test.
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