A Brief History of Puzzles

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A Brief History of Puzzles

Puzzles, or “dissected maps,” were invented in Georgian-era England, probably by a mapmaker named John Spilsbury in the early 1760s. The earliest English table games were geographical, and the publishers were often map engravers and sellers.     Early puzzles and other table games were often beautiful pieces of craftsmanship—engraved, hand-colored, carefully mounted, folded, cut or otherwise assembled—and very expensive. The wooden boxes for the puzzles were made from mahogany or cedar, and the puzzles themselves backed with thin mahogany board.    Puzzles and other educational games in eighteenth-century England also held a gendered connotation. A mothers’ symbolic importance in their...

Whimsy Puzzles

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Whimsy Puzzles

Whimsy Puzzles - The Picture Perfect Addition To Your Home. Whimsy puzzles are an incredible vestige from our Victorian past which are made up from pieces that are shaped in recognizable shapes that in some way refer to the theme or concept of the puzzle itself!  These charmingly self-reflective thought teasers are not only super fun to put together, but they really look absolutely lovely and add a fascinating twist to the traditional jigsaw. A whimsy puzzle is made up of pieces that are often quirky and come in all manner of forms including birds, bees, wildlife and even teacups!...

Give Your Brain a Workout While Having Fun

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Give Your Brain a Workout While Having Fun

Three Incredible Benefits of Puzzling - Puzzling is a fast-growing hobby that has been attracting new fans for years now and with the incredibly creative and interesting puzzles that are now available on the market there has never been a better time to get started. The benefits of doing puzzles cannot be overstated and although many people don’t realize it, regularly solving puzzles is good for your brain, mental health and even your mood. Superb Mental Exercise Giving your brain fun based puzzling exercise will improve your intelligence, boost your productivity, and keep your thinking sharp and goal orientated. You...

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