You will love this to pieces!
Very cool! Perhaps the best feature is being able to use your own pictures, but this comes loaded with 200 pictures as well. They aren't the most visually stunning, many just make for tough puzzling. Perhaps the worst feature is, if you really want to choose from the preloaded ones, you must reload them into the game each time you open it.
There are many ways to customize a puzzle -- # of pieces, shapes, thickness, rotation and more. You can even choose to have a ghost image behind the puzzle. You can also customize the playing surface. You can have trays to sort pieces. Honestly, all the choices and preferences are a puzzle in themselves!!
There is extensive help available as well.
The interface has some quirks -- for one, it saves a list of every picture of your own you load in the game to look at. I chose one, deleted it from the game, and it stayed in the list even after restarting the game. Also, he playing surface can get a bit crowded.
But those niggles aside, for all jigsaw fans, this is the jigsaw game you will want! You really can use your own pictures -- it finds most of the typical formats, and it works!!
January 19, 2012
Old game - new title
As I played during the trial period I kept getting a deja vu feeling. I knew I'd done this before. Sure enough - I have this game on another computer under the title Puzzle Masters 4. The pictures have been updated but the other version had the exact same buttons and functions. In some ways this version is a bit watered-down. I love jigsaw puzzles and this is a great way to just relax. I would buy it - but not for full price. I'll wait until it is a DD.
January 20, 2012
This game is just like the real thing, except you cannot lose pieces, which makes it even better.
It plays beautifully and the photographs are absolutely gorgeous.
There are so many puzzles, it's amazing. I have a hard time choosing which one to play, they are all so appealing.
A really top notch game.
May 1, 2012
I've had this game for many years. It has spoiled me for any other jigsaw puzzle game. It's incredibly adjustable to be as difficult or as easy as you want it to be. This is key for my family. It's something that I can make easy for the kids and crank up the difficulty for me.
It's also incredibly easy to organize puzzle pieces, change the work space color (which brings out certain colors in the puzzle pieces), and toggle the ghosted image of the completed puzzle.
January 27, 2012
Better than real life!!
Boy, if you love jigsaw puzzles, then this is the game for you... You can either use the puzzles provided or make puzzles out of any images or photos you have. You can right click a puzzle and choose the piece shape, the number of pieces, the percentage of "fun shapes", etc. You can also choose to rotate the pieces which makes the puzzles truly like real life... You can have any number of trays if you are an organized puzzler AND you can change the background. This is a game that will provide hours and hours -- a lifetime really -- of fun -- because it has no ending. Enjoy!!
April 10, 2012
This is awesome. The absolute best jigsaw puzzle maker ever.
February 12, 2012
can only once??
Was dissapointed that you can only play a puzzle once. But I love the puzzles. The best one yet.
April 5, 2012
NEEDS A WARNING LABEL
I downloaded this game this past weekend, thinking I would play occasionally. Boy, was I wrong! This game needs a warning label, it's definitely addictive. I didn't think it would be as much fun to play jigsaws on computer, but it is much better. No lost pieces and I don't worry when my dogs get too close. Now, if I can just figure out how to quit playing and get some work done.....or maybe not.
January 30, 2012
Jig Saws Galore
This is a great jig saw puzzle game. If you get tired of the puzzles in the game, just go online and look for pictures you like and add them to the game.
Plus I don't have a cat taking off with a piece or two of the puzzle. Patt
July 28, 2012
What a great way to spend your spare time!
This game is an absolute pleasure! I find myself so relaxed after looking for beautiful and interesting pictures in my own collection and on the internet to use as puzzles. This feature is fantastic...the ability to create my own puzzles with flexibility and a large assortment of options. It's endless endless so you will never have to spend another penny on other jigsaw puzzle games. The ease of use, set up, and creation of puzzles makes this a must for the enthusiast. Thanks for this one!
August 4, 2012