Best Free Jigsaw Puzzle and Creator

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Introduction

A computer jigsaw puzzle is a popular PC game which involves connecting various irregularly cut ('jig sawed') and interlocking pieces to recreate a complete picture with programs.

Computer jigsaws can be an educational pastime, excellent for killing time or relieving stress, and a great fun game for family and children to share.

Most programs come with a set of pictures in various numbers of pieces. What"s more? Some good free programs have a cool feature to allow you to create a jigsaw puzzle from your own pictures to give it a personal touch. This makes the puzzle even more fun and interesting.

 

Rated Products

Free Jigsaw Puzzles  

Pre-installed with 10 pictures ranging from 12 to 126 pieces in excellent 3D design


Our Rating: 
5
License: Free
3D puzzle, sound effect, pre-installed with 10 pictures ranging from 12 to 126 pieces, size of own puzzle files generated by the Creator is smaller.
Need to run a separate program for Creator, a small advertisement added at the bottom of the screen by the Creator.
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BigJig  

A nice jigsaw puzzle up to 1,000 pieces cut in different shapes with rotation plays


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Full of features, cut into a few 10s to over 1,000 pieces depending on each jigsaw, edgeless or 8 curl shapes, rotation, embossing types, plain or shaped frames or without a frame, auto saving games, saving solved jigsaws into bmp files, etc.
A separate jigsaw creator is available to paid users only.
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Picpuz  

A free Linux jigsaw puzzle program stands out on its own by adopting a new idea


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free (Open source)
Create and solve puzzles, save and open puzzle files, set tile sizes, solving a puzzle by swapping pieces or with a helpful solver.
No sound effects.
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Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzle  

Solve 12 dino puzzles with 4 levels of difficulty for kids


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
4 levels of difficulty from about 25 to 100 pieces, sound effect, solve one piece or the whole puzzle, create own puzzles.
Less 3D design, menu not kids friendly, size of own puzzle files generated by the program is quite big.
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Other Jigsaw Puzzle Games

Check out these jigsaw puzzle games too:

  • Jigzo, a simple yet well-designed open source program, contains 12 photo puzzles ranging from 4 to 15 puzzle pieces, supports rotating pieces and sound effects. This game is easy to play and suitable for children, runs in Windows and Linux (also downloadable from Ubuntu Software Center).

 

Play Jigsaw Puzzle Online

Enjoy these educational, refreshing or interesting jigsaw puzzles:

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Gallery at JigZone, choose a puzzle from a gallery of beautiful pictures of animals, art, flowers, scenes and other categories, change cuts into 6 to 247 pieces in different shapes. Too difficult to solve? Click 'Auto Solve'.
  • USA Map Jigsaw Games, drag the states to their correct places on the map in 5 levels of difficulty.
  • Solar System Jigsaw, drag and drop each orbiting body into its right place (in 'planet', 'moon' or 'hardware' satellite levels) and then see their relative speeds as they move around the sun.
  • National Geographic lets you time yourself as you solve jigsaw puzzles of selected nice photos featuring the Daily Dozen from Your Shot, with user settings for backdrop, piece size, rotation and showing assembly rectangle.
  • JSPuzzles offers tons of jigsaw puzzles in various sizes. You can easily select one to play from the gallery or try the daily puzzle with a different theme and get your best time recorded in the Hall of Fame.
  • Flash Puzzle Zone gives you top ten jigsaws and a refreshing daily puzzle to solve with a list of high scores. The image of the puzzle changes everyday.
  • Just Jigsaw Puzzles, more than 1,800 jigsaw puzzles you can play online, plus a new jigsaw puzzle featured every day. Adjust the level of difficulty, cutting types, enlarge the picture, click 'start' and play.

 

Create and Play Your Own Jigsaw Puzzles Online

  • Jigsaw Planet, create your own puzzles with difficulty levels, shapes and rotations, play your own or common puzzles or even send puzzles to friends.
  • Jigidi lets you play puzzles created by other members with filters by category and size, or sign in to create your own in three easy steps—select a picture from your computer, adjust for pieces, give a title and your puzzle is jigged for play.
  • Jigsaw Break, press a button to generate a random jigsaw, or create one using an image of your own choice from the internet, in any level of difficulty starting from 4 pieces up to 256 pieces.
  • Jigsaw-Puzzles, select one from thousands of puzzles, give a nickname and click 'play', with adjustable number of pieces, right click to rotate, optional background image, grid and sound effect. Or create own puzzle with a file size up to 1 MB.

 

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For PicPuz, the new developer link is http://kornelix.net/
BigJig is at version 8.26 and supports Windows 10

Thanks tabletguy. The product details now updated.