I received product from Ravensburger to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Do you love puzzles? This spring, we’re planning an addition on our home. Once complete, it will free up a space in our current living room for a ‘puzzle table’. This idea came about because my husband grew up with a table in their house that was designated to puzzle building. He has fond memories of stopping to work on it as he passed by. So he was so excited to finally have space to have this special table in our home!
First Annual North America Jigsaw Puzzle Championship
Ravensburger is excited to announce the First Annual North America Jigsaw Puzzle Championship! It will debut on Saturday, May 30th at the Lumbar Exchange Event Center in Minneapolis, MN.
The North America Jigsaw Puzzle Championship is a three-round competition consisting of four-person teams assembling one 500-piece puzzle per round, with the goal of completing it as quickly as possible.
After three rounds, the team with the fastest combined time across all the rounds will take home the inaugural North America Jigsaw Puzzle Championship Trophy as well as $1,000 worth of puzzle product. While the competition is the main attraction, there will also be additional puzzling activities available for spectators to enjoy.
Tickets and further information on rules and scoring are available HERE.
7 Benefits Of Puzzle Building
Building puzzles is a great and beneficial past time for all ages. And today, I’m excited to share just a few positive benefits you may see when puzzle building!
Working on and solving puzzles helps reinforce existing connections between our brain cells which helps improve the thought process and mental speed.
Improves Problem Solving Skills
Puzzles require people to take a different approach to problem solving through lots of trial and error. And this ability to creatively solve carries over into every aspect of life.
Improved Visual-Spatial Reasoning
When solving puzzles, we have to take a look at different pieces and figure out where they fit within the larger picture. Doing this task regularly will help to improve our visual-spatial reasoning.
One benefit that shouldn’t really come as a surprise is how solving jigsaw puzzles can actually increase your IQ! One study found that adults can boost their IQ by four points after spending just 25 minutes a day playing puzzle games.
Lowers Stress Levels
While puzzles are challenging, they are actually also lowering our stress levels by helping us to relax.
Because solving puzzles helps bring happiness and lower stress levels, it’s easier for people to concentrate. When concentration improves, productivity will naturally skyrocket.
Increased Attention To Details
When working to solve a jigsaw puzzle, many pieces look alike. So to be successful, attention to even the smallest of details is crucial. Your eye becomes trained to search these out. This can carry over into all aspects of life.
Our family loves Ravensburger Puzzles and I’m so excited to have several on hand to use once our new space is done.
Ravensburger offers a huge assortment of puzzles for all ages. From children’s puzzles with just 10 pieces all the way up to challenging 40,000+ piece puzzle. And all the options in between. With all the benefits that jigsaw puzzle solving has to offer, you have nothing to lose and much to gain!
So tell me, how often do you work on puzzles?
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I’m a city girl turned country by my awesome husband and we have three busy boys and two darling daughters. I love spending time with my family, reading Karen Kingsbury novels, and catching up with friends while our kiddos have play dates. I’m blessed beyond measure and can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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