250 years since its invention the humble jigsaw puzzle as a ‘table game’ continues to entertain people, world wide, both young and old, with significant health benefits.
Much is written about the positive effect solving jigsaw puzzles has on our brain and the benefits to our overall wellbeing.
Research is now confirming the age-old belief that keeping the mind active with jigsaw puzzles can lead to a longer life expectancy, a better quality of life, and to reduce our chances of developing certain types of mental illness, including memory loss, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s Disease.
To experience a state of creative meditation while carrying out a fun activity, to gain a sense of achievement, you can’t go past the jigsaw puzzle.
In the USA more people are enjoying jigsaw puzzles each year than any other table games.
It will take you four times as long to do a 1,000 piece puzzle as one with 500 pieces. This is because every time you double the number of pieces you quadruple the complexity.