Whether you’re nine or ninety years old, there aren’t too many people in the world who don’t enjoy sitting down to complete a jigsaw puzzle. In fact, over the past year, jigsaw puzzle sales have surged to a new all-time high as millions of people were locked inside around the world, forced to find new ways to keep themselves entertained. One US-based puzzle maker even saw their sales increase by 370% year on year!
A lot of their popularity has to do with the fact that these puzzles offer a simple yet effective way to relieve stress and manage anxiety since they help focus your mind on one task, sometimes even allowing you to enter into a meditative state. In addition, racking your brains to carefully place the pieces back together has been found to provide a wide variety of brain-boosting benefits, according to a 2018 study, such as improved cognitive function, increased memory capacity, and mental reasoning. Amazingly, the humble jigsaw has even been found to prevent cognitive aging, staving off diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Now, imagine enjoying all the qualities and benefits of traditional jigsaw puzzles, except from the comfort of your computer/smartphone screen. Yep, thanks to Im-a-Puzzle, you can now play new and improved digital jigsaw puzzles that take away the humdrum of reusing the same traditional puzzle picture over and over. Even better, you never have to worry about losing a puzzle piece ever again.
Im-A-Puzzle takes the jigsaw puzzle to the next level, taking away many of the headaches of playing traditional puzzles in the real world while giving the game a much-needed digital makeover. Let’s take a look at some of their main features.
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Countless Picture Choices
One challenge with traditional jigsaw puzzles is that you’re stuck with a limited number of pictures to play with. Even if you love puzzles and own more than one jigsaw puzzle pack, you could solve all of them and have to replay the same ones repeatedly. This gets pretty boring.
Instead, Im-a-Puzzle brings you a large variety of images that you almost cannot exhaust, even if you tried. It has over 15 categories of pictures with a daily option that gives you a new picture to solve every day. You can choose from any of the categories you fancy, including popular options such as:
All categories are available for you to play for as long as you wish. To make things more interesting, you can even increase the number of pieces in a single puzzle, so you’re never short of options.
Nine Unique Game Modes
Unlike your traditional jigsaw puzzle that comes with just one cutout style for the puzzle pieces, I’m-a-Puzzle gives you up to nine unique styles for your puzzle picture. This adds some extra flair to your game because it means you can play one puzzle picture in up to nine different game modes, drastically transforming the gaming experience each time and keeping things fresh.
Of course, this feature makes it trickier to complete every game, keeping your puzzles exciting and unique every single time.
The heart, honeycomb, and star modes shape your puzzle pieces according to the name of the model. So, if you play in the heart mode, your puzzle pieces will take the shape of a heart.
Slide mode requires that you solve puzzles by sliding them while the swap mode only permits you to swap any two pieces to solve the game.
Don’t worry, if you’re struggling to figure out how each game mode works, you can simply follow the instructions on screen.
I’m-a-Puzzle allows you to select the game difficulty you wish per puzzle. If you think a level is too easy for you, you can switch it until you find your preferred level. You have five difficulty levels to choose from, they include:
- Very Hard
Easy is the simplest level and consists of only nine puzzle pieces to solve. Supreme is the hardest, with 49 puzzle pieces to solve if you feel up to the challenge. Each level gives you a tougher challenge requiring some extra grit for you to get through.
Get into the competitive spirit with Im-a-Puzzle’s leaderboard competition. Where’s the fun without some healthy competition? You can enjoy the puzzles at your pace with no care for the timer that keeps ticking away, but if you want to top the weekly leaderboard charts, you may need to put in the work.
Yep, it’s a race against the clock! This not only helps you build your skills and ability to think quickly, but you also get bragging rights for topping the leaderboard. If you don’t wish to track your time, you can always turn off the timer in the settings tab.
Personalized Jigsaw Experience
With Im-a-Puzzle, you can make your jigsaw experience as personalized as you would like. For starters, you can customize your view to suit your tastes, choosing from settings such as light or dark mode, different themes (background colors), and whether or not you want sound. In addition to this, you can also rearrange your puzzle pieces and give them a shadow or a border if that helps you to find a matching pair.
Have some personal pictures you think would make a great puzzle? Well don’t worry, you have the option to upload any image you like from your computer. So if you want to solve a jigsaw of your favorite family picture, celebrity’s face, or famous landmark, Im-A-Puzzle has got you covered.
Im-a-Puzzle helps you relive the joys of traditional jigsaw puzzles right from your PC or mobile screen. This much needed digital makeover resolves many of the frustrations that jigsaw puzzle lovers grapple with, like missing puzzle pieces, repeatedly solving the same puzzle pictures, or cleaning up the mess you made afterwards. In addition, Im-A-Puzzle provides a personalized on-the-go jigsaw puzzle experience that you can play wherever and whenever, offering a fun way to relieve your stress without the hassle.