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If you think that traveling is more fun than arriving, then these awesome jigsaw puzzles are for you. This selection includes the world's most challenging, double-sided jigsaws as well as puzzles with up to 42,000 pieces. They'll keep you puzzling for a long time.
You may want to put your social obligations on hold for a while to tackle this beast from Educa Borras. You'll need an awfully big dining room table to hold it, too, as the complete jigsaw puzzle caps out at 24,000 pieces measures 14 x 5 feet. The puzzle, which is manufactured in Barcelona, Spain, has a replacement guarantee for lost pieces, too, so it'll last you more than a few uses.
Looking for something a little more abstract? This 1,000-piece puzzle from BetterCo. is just that. The gradient jigsaw features a vibrant pink, purple, and blue ombre, but that's it. There are no barnyard animals or undersea creatures to help you here. Reviewers say that while the puzzle is challenging, it's beautifully made and will have you feeling quite accomplished when you pop in your final piece.
This fun and challenging 500-piece double-sided World's Most Difficult jigsaw puzzle features the same artwork by Royce McClure on each side, but the reverse is rotated 90 degrees. The pieces are die-cut from both sides to make the front and back indistinguishable, so you really have to think twice before you place them. While it's certainly a challenging jigsaw, it is easy to store thanks to its small 15 x 15-inch silhouette.
At 18,000 pieces, this puzzle from Ravensburger should keep you busy for a very long time. The finished size will measure 9 x 6.3 feet. The company, which manufactures its puzzles in Germany, also uses "soft click" technology which ensures every piece is a perfect fit.
Delve into this masterpiece by 18th-century artist Giovanni Paolo Pannini, renowned for his depictions of Rome’s ancient and modern monuments. This puzzle from Ravensburger measures 61.75 x 42.14 inches and has 5,000 pieces that will keep you busy for the long haul.
Ravensburger's astrology-themed puzzle comes with a whopping 9,000 pieces. Once complete, it measures 54 x 76 inches. While you'll want to clear a dedicated space to build on, don't make it your dining room table if you plan to sit down and eat anytime soon. Reviewers note that depending on how much time you commit to each day, the jigsaw can take anywhere between a month to a year to finish.
Looking to get your kids in on the jigsaw action? This Moana-themed puzzle from Ravensburger gets high marks for its extra-thick, glare-free pieces which are easy to handle. There are 100 XXL pieces in total and while it's recommended for kids ages 6 and up, even toddlers can work on their concentration skills while playing. If your youngster isn't a fan of Moana, no worries—Ravensburger also has kid-friendly puzzles in Toy Story, Incredibles, Cars, and Frozen themes.
Sea turtles, dolphins, starfish, and other denizens of the deep are featured in this challenging, 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger. The company claims that each of their hand-crafted pieces makes a soft "clicking" noise when properly placed, so you'll get a little encouragement along the way. The completed puzzle measures 60 x 40 inches and along the way,
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This challenging jigsaw puzzle from the World's Most Difficult Jigsaw Puzzles series is printed on both sides, meaning users have to analyze both before committing to a single placement. Because there are only 529 pieces in total, the puzzle is still manageable, and since it measures just 15 x 15 inches once complete, it doesn't take a lot of room to do.