National Puzzle Day

National Puzzle Day

Some people might think that the traditional puzzle is losing its appeal with the advent of digital entertainment. National Puzzle Day offers the perfect opportunity to get back to basics. You can solve a crossword puzzle, do a puzzle jigsaw or even buy a Rubik’s Cube.

Puzzles are a great way to relax or entertain yourself. They can also be a good exercise for your brain. National Puzzle Day, regardless of how it’s celebrated, can be a fun and healthy day for everyone!

Although puzzles are relatively new, the idea of using words creatively and taking them apart is not new. They used word squares and a palindrome (a word or phrase that is the same way forward as backward) and would often shuffle letters in creative ways to create new words.

The history of jigsaw puzzles is much older than it seems. Although jigsaw puzzles are now considered a leisure activity they were originally created for educational purposes.

The first jigsaw puzzles were actually created in the mid-1700s by John Spilsbury, a British cartographer/engraver. To begin, he attached a map of Europe to some wood and cut out each country. These maps were used to teach children about each country on the continent. These maps were commercially available and so popular that Spilsbury added other maps, such as the World Map, Asia and Africa, America, and the British Isles.

The industrial revolution made it possible to create lighter, more portable puzzles with different themes. In the 1920s, the Great Depression hit America. Puzzles were a popular pastime because they are affordable and can be reused again and even traded between family members.

Today’s jigsaw puzzles are made of layers of cardboard, which are then glued together with a picture stuck on top. These pieces are not cut with a traditional jigsaw, but can be made using a laser cutting method.

Sudoku was being created at the exact same time as the jigsaw puzzle. The name of the puzzle is Japanese but it actually comes from Switzerland, where a number game called Latin Squares was first invented. However, Sudoku as we know it today was not created until 1979, when it was published in an Indiana word games magazine. It was originally called Number Place at the time, but five years later it was published in Japan as Sudoku. That was the name that stuck.

Crossword puzzles are a relatively new invention, having only been used in 1913. According to legend, it was invented by Arthur Wynne (editor of New York World) in order to fill some space in his newspaper’s ‘fun section around Christmastime. The “Word Cross Puzzle”, which became an instant sensation, has been highly in demand ever since.

Puzzles don’t have to be limited to those listed. There are many other puzzles you can enjoy on National Puzzle Day, including brain teasers and logic puzzles as well as cryptic puzzles and riddles. National Puzzle Day is an enjoyable day to celebrate!

You can have a lot of fun celebrating this day with your friends or on your own. Enjoy the day with these fun ideas:

The simplest way to celebrate is, of course, the easiest! You can simply pull out a puzzle from the closet and place it on a large table. You can also grab a crossword puzzle in a puzzle book, or from the daily newspaper. You can also download a puzzle app for your smartphone to get started!

Some people find puzzles more enjoyable than solving them. Word search puzzles are the most straightforward puzzles. These puzzles require words to be strung together and then hidden within a block. You can also create your own Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

If you have access to a woodworking shop, it might be possible to make a wooden jigsaw puzzle for your child. You can also do this activity with your children: Draw a picture on paper, then cut it with scissors or a craft knife. Then, put it back together.

Instead of cutting into triangles, make a sandwich. Then, you can cut it into creative shapes that can be moved and put back together. This snack doubles as a game!


Jan 29 2025


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