Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

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Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by Prof Mango B Coconut » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:04 pm

I suspect most of you will regard jigsaws as the preserve of the elderly. Perhaps your Nan did them, maybe your mum forced you to do that amazing 6 piece jigsaw when you were five? Maybe you decanted a few "legacy" titles at the nearest tip recently?

Well I love jigsaws, and here's why:

1) They're accessible to everyone, young or old.
2) They are by nature multi-player.
3) They forge a common (community) goal.
4) They're infinitely re-playable (unless you mount them in a frame, obviously).
5) Some titles actually increase in value (one for the collectors)...
6) But most are easy to find.

Jigsaws. The family game you don't play, but should.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:17 am

I love jigsaw puzzles and wish I had more time to do them. I've been playing one on iOS quite a lot lately, but the screen is still too small.
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Post by SoupDragon » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:56 am

Me too, I love me some jigsaw action! I wasn't aware you could get them on portable devices :oops: Anyone recommend some good ones?
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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:07 am

I like doing Jigsaw puzzles with my Daughter, not sure about playing them on a console or IOS etc, surely part of the fun is tipping out all of the pieces on the floor and having a laugh as you fight over which piece goes where.

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Post by DPrinny » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:07 am

I once got a jigsaw, it looked nothing like the picture on the box, it took me weeks to do it as it was all brown,

Then I found out I did the wrong side

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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by Green Bert » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:16 pm

Doing a Jigsaw is the most decadent thing I can think of. It's like saying, "My life means nothing to me. I shall devote many hours to assembling this picture. Then once completed, I shall destroy it into many pieces". Having said that, did complete a few of them myself but that was in the late 70s when leisure time was a challenging period.

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Post by dste » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:45 pm

I love doing jigsaw puzzles, a friend of mine was really surprised when I said that enjoy doing them. Find them to be nice and relaxing.

My current favourite ones to do are by Victoria Frances and are the sort of goth style female pictures and they can be a bar steward to complete in parts but definitely worth it.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:49 am

Mike Jupp's the master of modern jigsaws, here's his latest 1000 piece monster:

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Finished a 200 piece Monster Wrestlers one a couple of weeks ago because I had two people round who were difficult to entertain. Neither of them wanted to see a film, nor play games, and we'd exhausted all the other board games, but the jigsaw made them VERY happy!

How about those Puzz-3D things? They're good too.
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Post by koopa42 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:54 am

Jigsaws. No. Tosh.

Unfortunatley my missus loves them, stupid hippy.

Jigsaw are for kids and the foges and stupid hippys.

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Post by dste » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:30 am

@TwoHeadedBoy - You'll love one of the puzzles that I own, a 250 piece Beano one.
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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by Prof Mango B Coconut » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:17 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:How about those Puzz-3D things? They're good too.
Definitely. My favourite so far is the Taj Mahal; it's really challenging and looks stunning when completed.
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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:41 pm

i hate jigsaws,i used to do them when i was younger (pre teen) and i found them to be far too addictive bordering on obsessive.i was pretty good at doing them but just had to give them up,haven't done one for many years.
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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by DPrinny » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:13 pm

koopa42 wrote:Jigsaws. No. Tosh.

Unfortunatley my missus loves them, stupid hippy.

Jigsaw are for kids and the foges and stupid hippys.
What about the porn ones?

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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by psj3809 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:18 pm

I like old skool games when i was a kid BUT i just cant stand jigsaws. I have old board games i used to play on iOS, i have old basic game and watch style games, i love most games from my youth

But jigsaws were just SOOO boring. Thank god home computers arrived so kids could have fun rather than jigsaws with your parents or grandparents every evening.

Now with so many games/emulators/gadgets out there, last thing i'll want to do is a jigsaw

Please Darran, dont put a jigsaw on the front cover and feature 25 greatest jigsaws and have interviews with some of the people behind the jigsaws ;)

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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by davyK » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:19 pm

I've had this little title for Saturn for some time now...not bad at all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gDxaVVRtRg

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