Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by Megamixer » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:22 pm

Only problem with jigsaws was that a second-hand one is a big no-no. Do you want to complete the whole thing only to find the last piece missing?

Does anybody remember that jigsaw that came out at the turn of the milennium where if you were the first to beat it, you won a million quid? Can't remember what it was called.
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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by dste » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:22 pm

It was called Eternity and was supposed to be so difficult that it couldn't be completed.

Someone did.
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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by DPrinny » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:24 pm

dste wrote:It was called Eternity and was supposed to be so difficult that it couldn't be completed.

Someone did.
Was it a brown one?
Ive gotten a few of those

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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by davyK » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:30 pm

dste wrote:It was called Eternity and was supposed to be so difficult that it couldn't be completed.

Someone did.

Yeah - some boffins used fancy mathematics implemented in a computer program to solve it.

It turns out the maths showed that the more pieces there were in the puzzle above 70 , the easier it got. At 70 pieces the complexity was such that it would have been practically impossible to solve(!). The eternity puzzle had around 200 pieces....weird how things work out when you apply maths.

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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by dste » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:27 pm

Takes the fun out of it all though. :D
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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by The Laird » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:41 pm

Jigsaw on the Philips CD-i is good!

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Re: Jigsaw puzzles: the unloved genre?

Post by Sixteen Plus » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:15 am

I play Jigsaw World on Facebook quite a lot.

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