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Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Updated on November 30, 2014
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Mother of two girls & grandmother to 6. Writing is my hobby, my work, my play, & my passion. I have enjoyed writing online since March 2007.


Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles?

If you are a puzzle lover then you will be pleased to know that there are thousands of free jigsaw puzzles online just waiting for you to put them together.

The internet is a puzzle lover's paradise.

Online jigsaw puzzles come in a wide variety of skill levels so you know that there is a one out there that is going to perfect for you.

There are preschool, easy, medium, and ones that are so gosh darn hard that it hurts the old brain just to think about putting them together. Jigsaw puzzles are stimulating brain teasing entertainment at it's best.

Jigsaw Puzzle History

It is believed that the first jigsaw puzzle was created by a London mapmaker John Spilsbury around 1760. He cut a wooden map into dissections to make it easier for children to understand their Geography lessons.

Jigsaw puzzles are mind intriguing fun.

Oh but this free jigsaw puzzle website is indeed much more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Featuring hundreds of great puzzles in a variety of sizes and themes you just know that you are going to be able to spend hours on this website. At puzzles load quickly, have great graphics, and of course are completely and totally free.

Pick your jigsaw puzzle theme, check out the puzzle piece in the left hand corner of your selected puzzle to see how many pieces your jigsaw puzzle contains, and then prepare you mind for some great online play.

Big jigsaw puzzles really can be beautiful.

Puzzle games are an excellent activity for increasing senior brain power.
Puzzle games are an excellent activity for increasing senior brain power.

Building jigsaw puzzles increases your mind power. Exercise your brain.

Building jigsaw puzzles is an excellent way to keep your brain cells alive and well. The more often that you challenge your mind the better your brain functioning can be.

As we age we lose brain cells but performing new or stimulating tasks and challenges will increase your brain power.

The brain will create new pathways to other areas of the brain in order to perform, and store the knowledge, of these skills. So grab a puzzle and exercise your brain today. Jigsaw puzzles are good for you.

Bombardment of Algiers 9000 piece puzzle. A work of art.

Ravensburger The Bombardment of Algiers - 9000 Piece Puzzle
Ravensburger The Bombardment of Algiers - 9000 Piece Puzzle

Some jigsaw puzzles are a work of art and this ship battle ground surely is that. This jigsaw puzzle is a big 9000 pieces to give your mind an extra special work out.


Excellent family entertainment.

Jigsaw puzzle pieces
Jigsaw puzzle pieces offers up a number of free puzzle games including sudoku, jigsaw, word search and more. The good news is that this website is free online puzzle play so you have the opportunity to exercise your mind without having to pay for it.

At You choose your jigsaw puzzle, then choose the level of difficulty that you want your puzzle to appear in, and you are ready to play. Your puzzle can be as simple as a 16 piece puzzle. I didn't count how many pieces were in the largest puzzle or gosh I would have been there all day. You can do it if you really are that curious. Rotate the puzzle pieces with a press of your space bar.

If you like big jigsaw play then this monster puzzle just may be exactly what you are looking for.

This really is one very super large jigsaw puzzle.

Educa Borras Life, The Greatest 24,000 Piece Puzzle
Educa Borras Life, The Greatest 24,000 Piece Puzzle

It's a big 24,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Bright colorful and definitely a challenge for even the most brilliant of puzzle lovers. Hope you have lots of room, a ton of eager friends, and plenty of extra time on your hands. This puzzle is super big.


Jigsaw Puzzle History

The very first maps were known as dissections or dissected maps and were cut from wooden board maps. Although most jigsaw puzzles are now made of cardboard, it was the invention of the "treadle saw" or jigsaw as it is more commonly known, that gave the jigsaw puzzle it's enduring name. Jigsaw Treasure Hunters is a free game site that offers both a free and paid version of their website. The great news is that their Jigsaw Treasure Hunters game is included in their list of free game play. Great graphics, free online chat while you play, and the opportunity to rack up tokens for your game play. The more games you play then the more tokens you acquire.

At you get a little miniature person known as a Pogo Mini which is supposed to be a mini version of you. Use your tokens to purchase clothing, goodies, pets, and backgrounds for your Pogo Mini.

Big 18,000 piece puzzle. Now this will take up a few feet of space.

Do you build jigsaw puzzles?

Do you build jigsaw puzzles?

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Pair of moose.
Pair of moose. | Source

National Geographic jigsaw puzzles.

Yes, National Geographic does indeed feature games and jigsaw puzzles on their website and they are gorgeous. For hours of puzzle fun stop by the National Geographic Jigsaw Puzzles.

National Geographic has long been recognized for the amazing photographs featured in their magazine and on their website. Now you have the opportunity to find many of these same images available as free jigsaw puzzles on the National Geographic Jigsaw Puzzles. It's a great way to exercise and stimulate your mind.

Balloon Glow 6000 piece jigsaw puzzle.

Sunsout Balloon Glow 6000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Sunsout Balloon Glow 6000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles come in such a wide variety of themes and scenes that there is one for every personality. Jigsaw puzzles are a great activity for bringing friends and family together in a common hobby.

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Colonial Williamsburg Jigsaw Puzzles:

The Colonial Williamsburg website features jigsaw puzzles and other games designed from the rich historical data and pictures of the living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Both children and adults will enjoy the numerous internet and iPad games featured Jigsaw Puzzles. This site makes researching history fun. It's one of those great place to play online.

Play: it's good for your brain.

Child with jigsaw puzzle.
Child with jigsaw puzzle. | Source

JS Puzzles

For a wide variety of skill level jigsaw puzzles check out JS Puzzles. There is an online jigsaw puzzle here for pretty much everyone in the family.

Choose the free jigsaw puzzle that you want to play, choose how many pieces you want your puzzle to be chopped into, then get ready to start to play.

This free online jigsaw website is fun game play at it's best.

9000 piece Astrology Puzzle

Ravensburger Astrology - 9000 Piece Puzzle
Ravensburger Astrology - 9000 Piece Puzzle

It really is a work of art. This jigsaw puzzle is a big beautiful 9000 piece puzzle. If you are looking for a jigsaw to turn into a wall art piece then this is the puzzle for you. Gorgeous.


Do you build jigsaw puzzles in your spare time?

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      That huge jigsaw puzzle that covers a wall is sensational!

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      webregency 3 years ago

      I never let my brain to rest, so i'm building jigsaw puzzles every time. Unfortunately i can't spend much money on real pieces of puzzles, that's why i'm playing online (:

      Here is a great source of puzzles online:

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      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      I use to love to work on jigsaw puzzles, but it has been a few years. I will have to check out the sites you listed they sound like fun. Thanks!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @squidoopets: I will check them out and thank you.

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      I love to solve jigsaw puzzles!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A very interesting and informative lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      @Lady Lorelei: I was visiting my daughter who had been in a major car accident. She was and is ok, thank goodness, the vehicle was totaled and it was a miracle she walked away. Back again to this lens to bless and suggest Sailor Moon online puzzles :D

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love stopping by this puzzles page again, its got life and fun all built-in.

      Hope you had a wonderful holiday season my dear friend. God Bless!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @squidoopets: Every time I see you it seems you are at a different location. What the heck are you doing at the Edmonton airport girl?

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I don't do jigsaw puzzles, but my hubby and child love them. Hi from Edmonton Airport, dear LadyM :)

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      I love to build puzzles but don't have the room. You just made my day because I didn't know you could build them on-line. So if I never make any more lenses I can blame you because I'll be spending all my time building puzzles, lol.

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      We need a new one for when fall weather hits.

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Jigsaw puzzles are a lot of fun and make great gifts for kids which can be educational and fun at the same time. It's great for almost all ages!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I used to love putting jigsaw puzzles together with my dad. He said his grandmother put them together while she was in the nursing home. She got bored with the same puzzle, so put it together from the back with no picture to help her.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      We do one every year at our family reunion week. It's just one of our standard activities. We really enjoy it, too!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @BeyondRoses: Jigsaw puzzles are nice because they are a relaxing hobby that you can leave and come back to whenever you like. I like just stopping by the puzzle whenever I walk by it, putting in a few pieces, and then coming back to it in the evening when I have more free time.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Heidi Vincent: Me too. The largest jigsaw puzzle I have attempted is a 3000 piece puzzle but my favorite size of puzzle to work on is a 2000 piece.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      I LOVE jigsaw puzzles!

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      I haven't did a jigsaw puzzle in years, but have many fond memories of them. I remember when my son use to do the ones with all the tiny pieces, and glue them to make pictures. And in her later years, my Mother loved doing puzzles to keep her mind active.

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      banapple 5 years ago

      I have not done a jigsaw puzzle since I was younger. Kinda makes me want to go get one. I used to love doing jigsaw puzzles.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      The nice thing about jigsaw puzzles is that the whole family can participate.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Puzzles helped me get through high school and college. It sometimes helped to take a break and figure out the puzzles. Then go back and covered the studying.

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      wondering-tharpe 5 years ago

      I have many puzzles I have done over the years which I hang on my walls each time i move I get a new one. I also play online and use one on Big Fish called Jigs@w 2. I love it as it allows me to use any picture on my computer and I can adjust the amount of pieces and the chaos of those pieces. It also aloows me to add any song,midi, or mp3 file stored on my comp to it and I control if it continually plays or one time only. I love this jigsaw lens and the different puzzles and sites given. TY so much. My favorite puzzles are nature scenes and Native American scenes.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Wow, great lens and nice resouces. I can't do normal puzzles now because of my neck but these look great. Thank you for introducing me to them. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like the idea of the challenge of a jigsaw puzzle and usually can't pass by one that's set up without stopping to find a few pieces. I can't imagine the space it would take to work on your 24,000 piece monster puzzle, whew! I didn't know there are free on line jigsaw puzzles to work, technology is a wonder!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I love jigsaw puzzles. I like to make them, too. Check out where you can upload your own photos and art to make jigsaw puzzles, or you can choose and solve many different puzzles. I used to store my jigsaw puzzle on a big piece of cardboard and slide it under the bed between sessions ...

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I do, especially during the winter months with my kids.

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      There's often a work-in-progress jigsaw puzzle spread out on our dining room table (does anyone actually use their dining room for dining?) but I haven't tried working an online puzzle. Very interesting!

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      I love puzzle just never enough time. :)

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      FlynntheCat1 5 years ago

      No! You've discovered my weakness! Goodbye free time!

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      youngKwon 5 years ago

      That's really HUGE ! I don't usually do jigsaw, but want to try that one!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Even if I had the kids and Dave and I working on the 32,000 piece puzzle I think that it would take us forever to put that jigsaw puzzle together.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @LiteraryMind: Thank you so much for stopping by my online jigsaw puzzle article so quickly after it was published. I find jigsaw puzzles very relaxing. I used to keep it set up on a board on my coffee table and would pop in a few pieces whenever I went by.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I haven't lately-- but when I do, I find it relaxing -- sometimes frustrating but in a relaxing way. Great idea for a lens.