October 1, 2007

A Ramble about Online Jigsaw Puzzles

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***UPDATE*** October 8, 2007- I've started a new blog called Rambling Puzzles where I will be posting Rambling Traveler's online jigsaw puzzles.

I learned something new this weekend. There are free online jigsaw puzzles. I feel like a whole new world has opened up for me. My addiction to jigsaw puzzles started when I was a little girl and I helped my grandmother put 1000 piece puzzles together.

When our sons were younger, I took a break from puzzles. When you have very young children, it's difficult to keep a puzzle out on a table. Little hands reaching up to grab the pieces, maybe putting the pieces into their mouths. It isn't a good situation.

But now you can go to JigZone.com and choose from hundreds of puzzles that you can do on your computer. My boys are older now and they no longer eat puzzle pieces, but the option of playing online is still worthwhile. No missing pieces, no worries about where to set it out. I also like that I can do a puzzle in a short amount of time.

JigZone lets you select an image, choose how many pieces (up to 247), and what shape you want the pieces to be. I checked out the travel section and there are some great photographs from different destinations.

If you sign up to be a member, you can upload your own images to make puzzles like I did with the above picture from last week's Friday Photo Post. Another benefit of being a member is the chance to compete against your friends and share your solve times with each other.

Are you a fan of jigsaw puzzles? Check it out and let me know what you think. Or, do you already know all about this and I'm just way behind?