Puzzles are not a new concept. The boxes filled with cardboard or wood cutouts that, when pieced together properly, form a picture have been around since the mid-1700s — and are often tied to the likes of children, retired dads, and my 85-year-old grandmother. But now, nearly 300 years later in the unusual year of 2020, puzzles have suddenly become a hot and trendy commodity (or at the very least, a pleasant way to unplug and pass the time).
Our already limited apartment surfaces are covered in them, our social media feeds flooded with chaotic pictures of them, our pets are chewing on "lost" pieces of them, our thoughts are consumed with them: but damn it, we must puzzle. To satisfy this strong urge to solve, we hunted down the best sites for delivering our next challenge in a box directly to our doorsteps — ASAP.
Whether a burgeoning puzzle enthusiast in search of an attainable 100-piecer or a president of the stay-at-home puzzle club who's onto the next 1,000+ scene, the options ahead will keep your wandering mind sharp, your idle fingers busy, and your Instagram story on-trend during these socially remote days.
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