The Gold Standard
I have owned this game for years, and counted myself fortunate to have bought it on sale. Now it's even more of a bargain as a Daily Deal, not to be missed by lovers of jigsaw puzzles.
Whenever a new jigsaw game appears on Bigfish Games, this is the one to which I compare it. It is so flexible, so customizable, so user-friendly. The number, shape and type of pieces can all be chosen to fit your need or whim, as well as the background color and texture. The most useful aspect for me is the (seemingly) limitless number of minimizable trays you can set up in which to sort different kinds of pieces, and the ability to import into those trays such options as "all edge pieces."
It has a large variety of beautiful pictures built in, and you are not required to solve them in the order, size or type of the manufacturer's choosing! But I love to import screen-captured images or favorite photos I've uploaded, turn those into puzzles and enjoy recreating their beauty piece by piece.
When I'm too stressed out to even play a Strategy, HOPA or Adventure game, this is what I reach for, with its combination of beauty, creativity and just the right amount of challenge. And the pieces won't fall on the floor and get lost!
If you like jigsaws as I do, do not let this one pass you by, especially at the Daily Deal price! It is a gift to yourself at any price.
October 7, 2013
Best Puzzel Game
I can't get enough of this puzzle game. It not only has a great puzzle selection you can import your own pictures and they come out great. I agree with those who love this game. I hope they come out with more.
February 4, 2013
Fun Puzzle Game
Greatest Jigsaw game yet!!! I have played most of the puzzles and downloaded quite a lot of my own - it can be set to any level and suitable for all ages - really hooked on it.
December 21, 2012
I used to hate jigsaws
...but then I tried this game. Getting frustrated by a tricky puzzle? Leave it and go to another - then come back when you've got more patience. This game has easy, hard and make your own jigsaws. I love the latter and have made several from my own photos. Customise everything the way you like it and play forever!
December 4, 2012
There are so many puzzles it takes quite a while to work through them all, from a variety of genres such as nature, cities, animals, etc. They are beautiful photos turned into jigsaw puzzles. Player has the ability to increase or decrease number of pieces; ability to import your own pictures/photos; "cheat" assistance; various ways of sorting pieces on board; "trays" to hold puzzle pieces (I use them to sort by colours); easy to use without having to read all the instructions; tips which can be turned off or on; shadow picture can be turned on/off; puzzles can be partially assembled and then left for another time or the player can switch to another puzzle; great flexibility with this game; variety of selections for "fun" or odd-shaped pieces, rotation, etc. This game is better than real puzzles because it can be stored and the pieces don't get lost, plus all the options noted above. Absolutely, positively, recommend this game for novices and experts alike.
November 25, 2012
Hours slip by
I love this game, it keeps me occupied for hours.
You can increase the size of the pieces, change shapes, save games in progress.
The one improvement I'd suggest, is the ability to keep a tally of your score.
I'd like to be able to download more puzzles into the same game so I reckon you'd be on a winner if you ever think of releasing more boards.
Thoroughly recommend this one.
November 12, 2012
This is well worth the money. If you love jigsaws, you will love this game. It is very habit forming! I can't wait to sit down and do another new puzzle.
November 2, 2012
:D to the person that said they could not get pcs to rotate... that was because on that puzzle it was not needed... DOH... and I had not problem with pcs not lining up perfectly... all in all great game... have at it..
October 1, 2012
Best Jigsaw Puzzle Game Ever
I have played many and own several jigsaw puzzle games, but this is the best ever. I can control how difficult the puzzle is, the shapes of the pieces, whether I want to rotate the pieces or not. I can create new piece shapes and puzzles of my own pictures...and I can create new folders to put my new puzzles in.
September 28, 2012
Just what I was looking for
I have just recently gotten interested in jigsaw puzzle genre...
This game fills the bill on what I was looking for.
I really like that there are so many options for personalizing the jigsaw experience to my tastes.
I can change the shape & size of the pieces, making an easier or more difficult picture.
I can change the background color, an option I REALLY like.
There is plenty of room on the sides and below for the pieces... but they also give trays to sort the pieces, which I really liked. I can add or subtract how many trays I want to use, so they aren't cluttering up the board by always being there.
It has a feature of being able to put a small picture of the one you are putting together in a corner... or anywhere on the board... for you to use as guidance.
There is a 'ghost' picture on the mat for guidance... but this can be turned off, which I really like.
Music...none... which in my opinion is a good thing... I can put on whatever type of music I like while I'm playing...
This way...I'm not stuck with a soundtrack that repeats over and over again.
The game comes with 200 pictures broken down in the following categories...
However you can also download your own pictures and create puzzles from them. Cool!
This feature makes this game endless!
<I plan to take some of my favorite sceenshots from other games to turn into puzzles!>
With all the options and features to this game... I will be happily puzzling away for a long time!
I highly recommend this game!
This is a perfect no fuss...no muss jigsaw experience with the added features of...
*Great value of play <when you consider you can download your own pictures also>
*Lots of options to personalize your puzzling experience
*No annoying soundtrack
January 10, 2012