Solving puzzles with friends and family
Puzzles are fun and help develop skills
Jigsaw puzzles are in trend at the moment. Puzzle competitions are very popular on social media. Solving puzzles are a great way to meditate and concentrate as well as competing against your friends. People are spending more time at home at the moment and are finding more time to do puzzles. If you've watched all the series and films and already redecorated all the rooms in your flat or are simply looking for a little relaxation, a photo puzzle is a perfect way to pass the time.
If you're looking for a nice way to unwind after a busy week, try your hand at solving a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes it’s nice to have a digital detox and jigsaws are a great way to break away from computer work, video calls and the ever-present smartphone. They give you a break from the daily grind and teach patience at the same time. Most importantly, it’s fun and gives a feeling of accomplishment when it is finished.
When you do a puzzle, you don't just organise the pieces, you also create a space in which you can organise your thoughts. Especially when things seem to be going haywire in the world, it’s nice to add some order in our lives. A Photo Puzzle can bring these nice feelings back into your life.
We have put together some ideas of how you can creatively incorporate Photo Puzzles into your everyday life and enjoy a good time with friends and family.
Best Friend Puzzle
Even if you can’t physically be around friends as much at the moment, there are many ways to keep in touch. You could, for example, start a virtual puzzle group with some close friends. You can make Photo Puzzles out of photos of each other, for example, group photos of times you spent together. Each person gets one of the jigsaw puzzles and when everyone has finished, everyone swaps with each other. You get to put together several puzzles and share your funny moment with each other.
Get together as a group of friends for regular puzzle nights on platforms like Skype, Zoom or Google Meet. You can watch the other doing the puzzles and bring routine and regular social interactions back into your everyday life.
Family puzzles with your personal photos
For many people, the family is becoming a more central part of daily life. Others are less able to regularly see their family. A family Photo Puzzle encourages everyone to interact more often. Choose the latest family photo, a picture from the last holiday together, or a classic family portrait and create a collage or add a saying to it. Pets are also popular images, especially for children. Send the photo gift to all your loved ones. The grandparents will enjoy time with their grandchildren and the children can spend time with mum and dad on a puzzle filled evening.
Download the hidden object picture
If you can't find a suitable photo, you can download the ifolor ‘hidden object’ picture here. The exciting image creates lots of fun puzzles and is suitable for young and old alike.
If you and your friends or family already love jigsaw puzzles, you can challenge each other. You can compete against each other to see who can solve the Photo Puzzles the fastest. We recommend puzzles with 500 pieces and you can easily fill an evening with them. For those who have lots of practice, a 1000-piece will offer more of a challenge. If you only have a limited amount of time, the person who got closest to finishing the jigsaw wins. You can also swap the puzzles with each other afterwards. It is best to keep a list of your best times for each jigsaw. Once everyone has finished every puzzle, you can see who was the fastest overall.