Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to relax while challenging your mind at the same time. Free online jigsaw puzzles are much like real jigsaw puzzles. Both are made from images that are cut into pieces, and it's up to you to put the image back together again. The advantage of online jigsaw puzzles is that you often get options on the number of pieces and cut design so you can complete a puzzle appropriate for your expertise level.
These are the best places to find free online jigsaw puzzles whether you're a beginner or an expert, a kid or an adult,
01 of 07
At JigZone.com you'll find a ton of different jigsaw puzzles that include animals, art, flowers, holidays, nature scenes, sports, travel, and more.
Besides having a lot of great puzzles, JigZone.com has a couple of great features that really sets it apart. A timer keeps track of how long it takes you to complete the puzzle, and you can compare it to the fastest and average times.
Also, for each jigsaw puzzle image, you can choose a different variety of cut as well as a number of pieces anywhere from 6 to 247.
02 of 07
Jigidi has hundreds of free online jigsaw puzzles uploaded by users. You put the puzzles together on a large white background that makes the puzzle pieces easy to see, and you can zoom in and out to get a different view of the puzzle you're working on.
The "quickplay" button will pick a puzzle at random if you don't know which one to choose. Otherwise, you can browse for puzzles by categories and sizes (from 0-60 pieces all the way up to 400-plus).
There aren't many frills at Jigidi, but the big interface makes it easy to see and fun to complete the puzzle.
03 of 07
A new jigsaw puzzle is added to this website every single day, and those and the existing ones can all be customized to have different backgrounds and sizes.
You can browse through these jigsaw puzzles by category for nature, scenery, buildings, etc., as well as filter them in a number of ways, such as by newest or oldest, highest or lowest rated, or even by the puzzles that were solved in the least or greatest amounts of time.
Each puzzle is timed and then compared with the best and average times so you can see how you compare to other visitors completing the jigsaw puzzles, but you can disable this mode if you wish.
A unique feature of JSPuzzles.com is that while you're working on the puzzle, it tells you how many moves you have made and how many pieces you have left.
04 of 07
Just Jigsaw Puzzles
Just Jigsaw Puzzles has thousands of free puzzles you can complete directly from your browser. Besides jigsaw puzzles, you'll also find an online tool that will make a jigsaw puzzle out of an image you upload.
You can change the level of difficulty for each image at Just Jigsaw Puzzles by changing the number of puzzle pieces you're working with as well as the shape of the cut. Even the brightness, background colors, and background patterns can be adjusted for these puzzles.
Before you start playing, you get to see a preview of the finished puzzle. Then when you're ready to play you can arrange the pieces, focus on the edge or non-edge pieces, and make other decisions like the style of background.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
PuzzleHouse.com has a few hundred free online puzzles. You get to choose easy, medium, or difficult levels for each puzzle, which makes this a great site for beginners as well as jigsaw puzzle masters.
These free jigsaw puzzles can be found by categories, such as people or animals, by the number of pieces, or by the author of the puzzle. There are 500-piece puzzles all the way up to the biggest they have - 33,000 pieces. Wow!
When you're putting together the jigsaw puzzle, you have quite a few options to play with such as the number of pieces, color, shuffle, preview, and many more.
06 of 07
TheKidzpage.com has free jigsaw puzzles for—you guessed it—kids. Still, many can be appropriate and challenging for adults as well. They've got all kinds of categories, including jigsaw images of animals, holidays, ocean, people. flower, vehicles, birds, bugs, food and candy, and alphabet.
You can choose from six to 40 pieces for each puzzle. Simply use your mouse to move around the puzzle pieces to the correct location. Also, while completing the jigsaw puzzles here, you can get a picture hint and shape hint if you get stuck.
07 of 07
Jigsaw Explorer is another place you can find a decent selection of free jigsaw puzzles. You can browse the categories to find a photo that interests you and complete that puzzle. There's also a section for challenging puzzles if you want to up your puzzle game. Not sure which puzzle to choose? There's a daily featured puzzle that's an easy place to start.
The site has thousands of puzzles available, and on Fridays, you can attempt to solve a special mystery puzzle. You can also create custom jigsaw puzzles based on your own photos and share the puzzle with friends and family. There are a ton of options there to help you do it based on a web URL. You can change the style and customize all the text for the puzzles.