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The 10 Best Websites to Play Free Jigsaw Puzzles Online

Saikat Basu Updated 16-06-2020

Jigsaws have the dual capacity to relax you while also taxing your gray matter. So we have compiled a list of the best websites to play free jigsaw puzzles online.

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Jigsaws are a centuries-old pastime which is still popular to this day. And there are traditional wooden jigsaw puzzles you buy in boxes and apps you play on your phone.

And then there are the popular jigsaw websites that predate the apps. So, why not test your brain when you’re bored by completing these jigsaw puzzles you can play online.

1. JigsawBreak

Jigsaw Break website with a random puzzle

This website won’t impress you with its looks, as it’s pretty dated. But a glance at the leaderboard will tell you that players from around the world are still competing to finish the puzzles with the least possible moves.

The challenge is to solve a jigsaw puzzle in a limited number of moves. If a jigsaw has 5×5 tiles, you have to complete it in 25 moves or less.

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You can create your own jigsaws by uploading photos from photo-sharing sites. Or you can attempt a random jigsaw. You cannot upload your own photos yet, but the variety on the site should be enough to keep you engaged.

2. JigZone

JigZone is an online jigsaw puzzle site

JigZone does one thing which JigSawBreak doesn’t. You can upload your own photos, create a puzzle, and send it to your friends. Otherwise, you can choose from any of the jigsaw puzzles on display. Choose the level of difficulty from the 6-piece classic to the monumentally arduous 247-piece triangle.

There’s a daily puzzle, a huge puzzle gallery with categorized jigsaws to pick from, and also the ability to send puzzle postcards to friends with your own photo or any other puzzle from the site.

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3. Jigsaw Planet

Jigsaw Planet website for playing free puzzles

Jigsaw Planet greets you with a more modern interface. You can play all of the online jigsaw puzzles you want to without the clutter. You can also create your own jigsaw puzzles by uploading a photo, setting the number of tiles, and their shape. Set the rotation to make it more difficult.

If placing the jigsaw pieces gets too difficult, use the ghost image as a guide. You can also use an image outline, but it is more challenging. Use the Settings to optimize the play area before you start on a puzzle.

4. National Geographic

National Geographic Jigsaw Puzzle Generator

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What’s the connection between National Geographic and jigsaws? It’s the famous NatGeo images, which the Jigsaw Puzzle Generator turns into cool jigsaw puzzles. All images are sourced from the Photo of the Day and get updated every day.

Choose one, then time yourself as you try to beat the clock. You can tweak a few settings in the Options to make the puzzles either more difficult or easier to complete.

5. Just Jigsaw Puzzles

Just Jigsaw Puzzles

This jigsaw puzzle website is simple in its looks, but it boasts a large number of jigsaw puzzles across a variety of categories. The HTML5 jigsaw puzzles are made from licensed royalty-free images. You can make your own puzzles too by uploading an image or selecting one from Pixabay.

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While you are searching for a puzzle, you can go through the popular topics and some suggested puzzles. For instance, the Fine Art category can teach you something about famous paintings as you try to piece the puzzle together.

The jigsaw puzzles can be customized by changing the size, the number of pieces, and their shape.

6. JSPuzzles

JS Puzzles

JSPuzzles offers everything from 9-piece puzzles to puzzles with 100 pieces. The tiles come as straight rectangle pieces without the interlocking shapes. The site has a lot of categories and some created by the users too.

Every day you can play a puzzle with a different theme, just to keep things interesting. There’s also a leaderboard that lets you compare the time it takes you to complete a puzzle with the best time so far, as well as the average times.

7. Jigidi

Jigidi Jigsaw puzzle website

Sign in and create a profile to play jigsaw puzzles in an interactive interface. You can play a variety of puzzles by moving the tessellated pieces on the full span of the browser. The larger jigsaw puzzles go up to 400+ pieces. There are different categories to choose from.

You can play without signing in. But signing in allows you to save your progress and chat with the community behind the site. You can also create your own puzzle. The Jigidi Membership program gives you an ad-free experience.

8. Crazy4Jigsaws

Free online jigsaw puzzles at Crazy4Jigsaws

This popular jigsaw puzzle site offers the regular variety of jigsaw puzzles. The jigsaw puzzle gallery has different categories you can choose from. You can pick a jigsaw puzzle or use your own uploaded photo and send it as an e-card to someone.

Start with the Free Membership. Then, if you like the site, you can graduate to the Premium Membership plan which offers more puzzles, a full screen mode, more puzzle cuts, and other exclusive features.

Crazy4Jigsaws still uses Flash. But on the other hand, the developers also offer polished apps for Android and iOS.

Download: Jigsaw Puzzle Bug for Android | iOS (Free, with in-app purchases)

9. The Washington Post Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Washington Post Online Jigsaw Puzzle

It’s impossible to complete a jigsaw in the print edition of a newspaper. However, it’s not a problem for the digital edition, and so The Washington Post offers its readers one jigsaw puzzle a day as brain food.

The puzzles are sourced from Arkadium Games and have three levels of difficulty (easy, normal, and expert). Select the date and click to play. You can preview the finished picture before you start arranging your pieces.

10. Daily Jigsaw Puzzles

Daily Jigsaw Puzzles

This site is like the others on this list in all respects except one. It has a nice collection of mindbending abstract jigsaw puzzles. Take your pick from colorful circular motifs, patchwork patterns, and even abstract paintings. These psychedelics are the toughest to put together.

All puzzles have six difficulty levels and you would do well to start with the easiest. You can also use a jigsaw puzzle maker to design brainteasing games to play with your friends 15 Multiplayer Brain Games to Play With Friends Challenge your friends in a battle of wits with these free brainy multiplayer games to find out who's the smartest! Read More .

Play Free Jigsaw Puzzles Online to Relax

John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker, is said to be the first person who created a jigsaw puzzle by cutting a hardwood map with a marquetry saw. That was far back in 1766. Since then, this simple game has done its bit to keep us absorbed (and frustrated too).

A well-designed jigsaw puzzle can stimulate lateral thinking in all of us. But the most valuable lesson it teaches is patience. Like all puzzles, jigsaws are brain exercises. And if you want to take a break from the notches and edges, try these puzzle games you can play for free in your browser 20 Cool Puzzle Games You Can Play Free in Your Browser Browser-based games are perfect for a quick casual game. Pick one from these quick puzzle games to stimulate your brain. Read More .

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  1. Kristi
    April 30, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Too bad there isn't a website where my friend and I can be in different locations and do them together. I found a few sites that said they DID do that, but they did not.

    • Saikat Basu
      April 30, 2016 at 4:06 am

      That's an idea. Maybe, there are some available for iOS and Android. Have to check out a few like "Ravensburger Puzzle" and "Jigsaw Puzzle" in the Apple App Store.

  2. Anonymous
    October 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    You missed one of the best free online jigsaw puzzle websites, Puzzle Warehouse.

    • Saikat Basu
      October 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Thanks for the link. Didn't miss it probably. This article is from 2010:)

      • Anonymous
        October 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm

        If you make an updated version of the top 10 puzzle sites, Google will re-index your content giving you an increase in keyword rankings and more traffic due to more relevant (newer) content. Just a suggestion from someone who does SEO work regularly.

        • Saikat Basu
          October 21, 2015 at 5:27 am

          Thanks Ashley. Yes, we have been working on that as well for some time :)

  3. Tgreenfield
    November 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Check out PuzzleTouch.com it is IMO by far the best online jigsaw puzzle site out there.

  4. Tgreenfield
    November 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Check out PuzzleTouch.com it is IMO by far the best online jigsaw puzzle site out there.

  5. ronmac321
    September 29, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Awesome sites. Thanks, nice reviews.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

      Thanks! Do you solve Jigsaws online or offline?

  6. Saikat Basu
    September 25, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Thanks for the link. It was pretty easy to solve by the way :). And strangely, because it was just white, it felt very relaxing to the eyes.

  7. myhalfbrain
    September 24, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    this is the best and most evil jigsaw out there--solid white. http://www.gamedesign.jp/flash...

  8. myhalfbrain
    September 24, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    this is the best and most evil jigsaw out there--solid white. http://www.gamedesign.jp/flash/whitejigsaw/whitejigsaw.html