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Interesting Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults: 22 Best Picks

When we think of puzzles, we usually think of play time for kids. But the truth is, that many adults enjoy solving puzzles (not to mention that they have a long list of psychological benefits for people of all ages). Whether you’re a seasoned puzzle-solver or an adult looking to awaken the child in themselves, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our 22 recommendations for the most interesting jigsaw puzzles for adults.

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles: 300 Pieces

Let’s start with small steps – here are some fun 300-piece jigsaw puzzles for adults. 


Anyone Looking

Number of pieces: 300

Dimensions: 24x18” (61x46cm)

Brand: Sunsout


Who wouldn’t like a puzzle with four adorable, wide-eyed kittens (even if they’re about to cause some trouble)? This 300-piece puzzle will not only be a great addition to your living room (if you decide to frame it) but will also serve as an excellent conversation starter. What’s more, the fun motif makes the Anyone Looking jigsaw puzzle a good choice for bonding time with the kids.


Countryside Living

Number of pieces: 300

Dimensions: 24x18” (61x46cm)

Brand: Sunsout


Another one from the Sunsout workshop, the Countryside Living jigsaw puzzle depicts a traditional American farm with sheets drying on the line, a red barn in the background, and, of course, a blue truck parked in front of the house. It truly depicts everything that comes to mind when we say countryside.


Can We Be Friends
Number of pieces: 300
Dimensions: 24x18” (61x46cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Can you tell we simply adore Sunsout’s farm-themed puzzles? In the Can We Be Friends jigsaw puzzle, we can see a group of farm animals being curious about each other. While two dogs and a horse exchange nose touches, two cats and a bird sit by and observe. The picture has vivid colours and striking shading, making it all the more enjoyable to look at.

Peaceful Summer
Number of pieces: 300
Dimensions: 24x21” (61x53cm)
Brand: Sunsout

The more you look at the Peaceful Summer jigsaw puzzle, the more you notice. The pileated woodpecker on the tree, the raccoons and does behind the bushes, the waterfall in the mountains in the background. All the amazing details in this puzzle can really make you feel like you’re sitting in a wooden chair on a small dock, with a cup of warm tea in your hand and a gentle breeze on your face.

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles: 500 Pieces
Done with 300 pieces? Let’s take this up a notch – here are our top 500-piece jigsaw puzzles for adults. 

A Rainy Night in Georgia
Number of pieces: 500
Dimensions: 29x15” (74x38cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Let’s take a quick break from nature-themed images to give a quick nod to one of the first commercially-produced puzzles, a steam engine puzzle from the 1920s, with this A Rainy Night in Georgia jigsaw puzzle. Solve it to reveal an image of a train zooming by a gas station, while thunder lights up the night sky.

Panther Reflections
Number of pieces: 500
Dimensions: 19.5” (40 cm) diameter
Brand: Sunsout

If you’re used to traditional square puzzles, this round Pather Reflections jigsaw puzzle will surely be a welcome change and a fun new challenge. The image depicts a cute black cat (can you tell we like cats?) looking at its reflection in the water and picturing a large, graceful panther. The cat is surrounded by breathtaking nature and wildlife, including a bear, ducks, butterflies, and more.

Lake Country Store
Number of pieces: 500
Dimensions: 24x18 (61x46cm)
Brand: Sunsout

After a short trip into the wilderness, we’re getting back to civilization with this Lake Country Store jigsaw puzzle. This 500-piece picture features some beautiful pink and blue pastel colours in the sky, intricate details, such as flowers and reflections in the water, and yet another blue truck.

I Wuv Flowers
Number of pieces: 500
Dimensions: 24x18 (61x46cm)
Brand: Sunsout

We’re sure you got it by now, we adore cats. This realistic-looking I Wuv Flowers jigsaw puzzle features an orange kitten enjoying a sunny day on a farm. The detailed purple flowers in the background will pose just enough of a challenge to solve to make this puzzle an excellent pastime activity.

It’s All Fun and Games
Number of pieces: 500
Dimensions: 18x23.5” (46x60cm)
Brand: Allied Products

If you’re looking for a challenging puzzle but aren’t ready to graduate to 1000 pieces just yet, this It’s All Fun and Games jigsaw puzzle will be right up your alley. The image features some of the most popular board games in history, such as dominoes, cards, scrabble, and more. The amount of details in the puzzle can make it a bit more challenging.

A Grand Stand View
Number of pieces: 500
Dimensions: 24x18 (61x46cm)
Brand: Sunsout

There’s just something about animal-themed puzzles that makes our day. Especially if it depicts some unlikely companions, like this A Grand Stand View jigsaw puzzle. Solve it to reveal a picture of a cat, dog, and squirrel hanging out in some brush on a warm summer day.

A Bit of Country
Number of pieces: 500
Dimensions: 24x18 (61x46cm)
Brand: Sunsout

The A Bit of Country jigsaw puzzle could make for a fun piece of decor for the kids’ room or just a fun activity for the entire family. It features two kids, a boy and a girl, window shopping for some cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and musical instruments. And, just in case you were wondering, yes, there are cats.

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles: 1000 Pieces
And finally, for all the puzzle-solving pros out there – our top 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles for adults.
 
Queen Elizabeth II
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 19x26.5” (48x67cm)
Brand: Eurographics

Ready to face a real challenge with a 1000-piece puzzle? Why not get started with this Queen Elizabeth II jigsaw puzzle? It’s not just the number of pieces that make this puzzle challenging. The image itself contains lots of monochromatic details, blocks of solid colour, and intricate patterns. If you choose to go with this one, make sure to arm yourself with patience.

The Book Shop
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 28x23” (71x58cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Was Queen Elizabeth II just a tad too difficult for your liking? Tone it down a little with this colourful The Book Shop jigsaw puzzle. Although it is still quite detailed and intricate, the image has enough contrasting colours and different shapes to make the puzzle somewhat easier (don’t get us wrong, though, it is by no means a breeze).

Moonlit Eagle
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 20x27” (51x69cm)
Brand: Sunsout

If you’re not a fan of colours that are too bright – or are simply looking for something more monochromatic – this Moonlit Eagle jigsaw puzzle is the answer. With different shades of greyish-blue tones and an occasional toned-down red and purple on flowers, this puzzle is bound to keep you occupied for a long time.

Japanese Garden in Bloom
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 27x20” (69x51cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Did you know that you don’t even have to leave your house to experience the breathtaking beauty of a Japanese garden? With this Japanese Garden in Bloom jigsaw puzzle, you can bring nature to you. Of course, you’ll have to solve it first, so be ready for a bunch of tiny details and quite a bit of trial and error.

On the Shelf
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 20x27” (51x69cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Of course, we had to include a cat-themed puzzle in our 1000-piece puzzle batch, too. The On the Shelf jigsaw puzzle features a gorgeous black cat sitting on a shelf surrounded by four small cat figurines. Despite the number of pieces, this puzzle shouldn’t be too difficult, as the details on it are quite large and easily discernible.

Butterfly Waterfall
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 35x25” (89x63.5cm) wingspan
Brand: Sunsout

If you’re looking for a puzzle that will be the striking centrepiece of your home once framed, this is the one. The Butterfly Waterfall jigsaw puzzle is a butterfly-shaped puzzle with nature and wildlife imagery inside. Sure, all the different shapes, colours, and details might make it difficult to solve, but the result will be more than worth it.

Sunflower Garden
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 20x27” (51x69cm)
Brand: Sunsout

In terms of difficulty, the Sunflower Garden jigsaw puzzle is neither here nor there. While there are some solid-colour and monochrome areas that might slow you down (such as the sky in the corner or the watering pot), the flowers and the birds will be much faster. In other words, this is the perfect puzzle if you’re looking for a pastime activity that’s not too difficult but will still keep you engaged.

A Lost Generation
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 30x19” (76x48cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Whether you’re a fan of oldtimers or are looking for a gift for one, this puzzle is the right choice. This fun A Lost Generation jigsaw puzzle will be a true walk down memory lane lined with beautiful, colourful Ford Mercuries, Chevrolet Corvettes, Volkswagen Beetles, and more.

The Early Bird Catches the Fish 
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 27x20” (69x51cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Who would’ve thought that there was such an overlap between the puzzle-solving crowd and fans of blue trucks? The third puzzle on our list featuring a blue truck, the Early Bird Catches the Fish jigsaw puzzle has the power to teleport you into the tranquil world of a small lake-side town.

Game of Fate
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 30x19” (76x48cm)
Brand: Sunsout

What’s more fun than a game of pool? A pool game-themed puzzle! The Game of Fate jigsaw puzzle would look great behind a home bar or even on a wall in the living room. Some areas that might require more attention to detail to solve include the ceiling, due to its monochromatic colouring and repeating pattern and the side of the pool table.

Halloween Globe
Number of pieces: 1000
Dimensions: 26x34” (66x86cm)
Brand: Sunsout

Let’s finish off this list with a fun, Halloween-themed puzzle. The Halloween Globe jigsaw puzzle is a globe-shaped image with Halloween motifs, such as Jack-o-Lanterns, ghosts, a witch on a broom, trick-or-treaters, and candy. And a cat. This is quite a detailed puzzle, so be prepared for a challenge going into this one.

Conclusion
And so we’ve reached the end of our list of 22 best puzzles for adults. We hope at least some of them have sparked your interest and inspired you to get back to this fun activity from our childhoods. And if you’re already a prolific puzzle-solver, we hope our suggestions will be fun and challenging enough. 

Happy puzzle-solving!