How to Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles offer a lot of fun without causing you to spend a fortune. The jigsaw puzzles will build more extensive spatial reasoning and better logic skills. They are a source of fun and laughter, especially when hosting family and friends during long winter nights. Here we’ve discussed tips for bettering your jigsaw gaming skills.

Significant strategies for putting together jigsaw puzzles

  1. Turn all the pieces of the picture side up

It is the very first step you do when opening up a puzzle. Spread it all out on the floor. It will ensure that every single piece of the picture is facing upward.

  1. Sort the pieces into various groups

As you keep turning pieces over, keep on sorting them. You should set all pieces on edge in a separate bale. It is also vital to sort the inner pieces into more petite bale from what part of the puzzle they originate from. Examples are when doing a puzzle containing mountains with some houses in the front ground, the sample group of bales might look familiar to something like this;

A. Must have edge pieces. This means you assemble every one of them.

B. Pieces containing a house on them.

C. Pieces with bits of the front ground like trees, grass, or a garden, maybe.

D.Pieces where they indicate a mountain.

E. For the pieces with indications of the sky, you can go ahead and separate them into their different types, e.g., cloudy, blue, etc.

  1. Assemble the border

As you acquire all the pieces, separate them into a few piles. Start by assembling the puzzle. Always start with the border, as it defines the amount of space you’ll be working in. Do not panic if you find that you are missing some pieces. They will always turn up later.     `   

  1. Assemble by sorting out colors, patterns, and groups

In this case, you will start working on the other piles when doing a jigsaw with friends or family, always assign one bank per 1-2 people. It will facilitate easy teamwork and block confusion. To avoid any frustrations that can lead to a dead end. Make sure you always start with the easy stuff. For example, the accessible property in a mountain puzzle scene is likely a house and the front ground. 

In the case of colors and patterns, one must be very attentive. People often take color as the most straightforward way to find similar pieces. You should be pretty careful due to lines and other puzzles patterns. The color can be right but on the wrong side of the part to work on, or any other interfering elements in the piece you are looking for, i.e., a bush or window, something you may not need in work.

5. Make a precise observation to piece shapes

The shape of the piece must be a critical factor in jigsaw puzzles. The jigsaw puzzle pieces are found in six simple forms.

These shapes are ‘four knobs and zero holes to “knobsā€ and four “holes” with permutations in between. With more experience, you are better positioned to tell if the piece of an individual stands a chance to fit in.


The jigsaw puzzle is an excellent method to support collaboration and cooperation in families or learning centers.