10 Websites For Playing Free Jigsaw Puzzles Online

Saikat Basu 24-09-2010

Take a break and play around with jigsaw puzzles online. Jigsaw puzzles need no introduction. A few scattered pieces which combine together to form a complete picture. The puzzle is in combining each scattered tile with each other.


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. The rest as they say is puzzle history.

If you are starting to get the first tinges of enthusiasm for puzzles and jigsaws, you can get an overview about it on Wikipedia.

As you start putting the pieces together, you will see that there’s a lot of frenzy over this humble game. From varieties of home board games to clubs and societies that passionately follow the game. There are championships held around the world too with cash prizes galore.

You might ask what the fuss is all about? Well, try out your endurance and perception skills on these ten websites that let you play free jigsaw puzzles online.


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We have covered this site before: you can create your own jigsaws from searchable Flickr and Google images. Or do a random jigsaw. The challenge is to solve an N x N jigsaw in N2 moves. If a jigsaw has 5×5 tiles, you have to complete it in 25 moves or less.


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JigZone is an online jigsaw puzzle site where you choose from any of the jigsaw puzzles on display. Next, you can 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 upload your own photos and turn them into cool jigsaws to send to friends.

Jigsaw Planet

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A very simple site but it gives you all the online jigsaw puzzles you want to play without the clutter. If that’s too much to think about, you can create your own jigsaw puzzles by uploading a photo, setting the number of tiles and their shape. Plus set the rotation to make it more difficult.

National Geographic

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What’s the connection between National Geographic and jigsaws? It’s the rich images, which get turned into cool jigsaws with the Jigsaw Puzzle Generator. Lots of categories and 545 pages worth of puzzles to choose from. Choose one, then click and time yourself as you try to beat the clock. You can tweak a few settings in the Options to make the puzzles more difficult or easier.

Just Jigsaw Puzzles

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This puzzle website is simple in its looks, but it sure has a large number of jigsaw puzzles (1,800+). The Flash jigsaw puzzles are made from licensed royalty-free images. You can make your one time puzzles too by uploading an image or putting it online on Flickr. While playing, you can set the level of play with a slider along with a couple of other options.


free online jigsaw puzzles

From simple 9 piece puzzles to ones that have 100 pieces, take your pick of tiles. The tiles come as straight rectangle pieces without the interlocking shapes. The site has a lot of categories (there’s one on the military). Each day you can play a puzzle with a different theme, just to keep things interesting. You can also compare your solving times with average times and the best time.


free online jigsaw puzzles


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 240+ pieces. There is a simpler “˜For Kids’ category too among the others. You can also create your own puzzle.


free jigsaw puzzles

Apart from the regular fare of jigsaw puzzles and jigsaw puzzle galleries, the site also hosts a jigsaw puzzle contest. Solve jigsaws and earn puzzle points, which can be redeemed for raffle tickets monthly. The next one is a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The puzzles are free but the site also has a paid premium plan which gives more benefits to the user like full screen puzzles etc. The free membership limits the player to fewer jigsaw playing options like selected puzzle cuts.


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The site gives you 3,033 assorted jigsaw puzzles to choose from. You don’t need to log in but only provide a player nickname before you start playing. The puzzles open in a full screen browser. You can go as high as 1,200 pieces with some puzzles. Toggle the sound effects and play with the clock in mind.


jigsaw puzzles online

132 jigsaw puzzles and counting for kids should be enough to get them started off. The puzzles are really simple, and even then they are ranked with options of Easy, Medium, and Hard. Pre-school and juniors can enjoy the colorful cartoon images of the puzzles.

Jigsaw puzzles like all puzzles 10 Websites for Puzzles, Brain Teasers and Riddles Read More are brain exercises. They rank right alongside the ones we have covered before. Jigsaw puzzles can be a useful educational tool too that stimulates lateral thinking in kids. The most valuable lesson it teaches is one on patience. Do you like playing jigsaw puzzles online and getting the whole picture? Let us know.

Image Credit : Horia Varlan

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

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

    Check out 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.

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

    this is the best and most evil jigsaw out there--solid white.