A classic game that allows you to exercise your brain, yet, relax as you see a picture come together, one piece at a time – puzzles. There are lots of reasons to love online puzzles: the pieces can’t go missing, you get more pictures than ever to choose from and platforms like Jigsaw Puzzles.io let you put puzzles together with family and friends from wherever they are.
Jigsawpuzzles.io is a free real-time single or multiplayer puzzle game. Players have access to thousands of images that can be converted into puzzles of over a thousand pieces and put together in real-time with friends or other online players from around the world.
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Jigsaw Puzzles.io is best played on a laptop although it is also possible to play it on a tablet or phone. To start putting puzzles together in Jigsaw Puzzles.io, you first need to sign up for an account. After signing up, you will be directed to the main page. You have the option to play in a public lobby or to create your own lobby.
To join a public jigsaw puzzle game, click on any image on the home page. The difficulty, number of players and percentage of the complete puzzle is shown at the top of the image. Use the “Invite” button to get your friends into the same game.
If you’d like to play a private game by yourself or with friends click the “New Puzzle” button. To view and resume progress on any incomplete puzzles you’ve been working on, simply click the “My Puzzles” button at the top of the page.
Players can play solo or invite others to join the game. Once you’ve started, click the “Invite” button to generate a link, and share it with friends and family to have them join in on the fun.
Putting together a puzzle on Jigsaw Puzzles.io
Depending on the picture, players can put together a puzzle of more than a thousand pieces, although the jigsaw might be limited by size and design to only have 600 pieces. Still, you can choose the difficulty for each puzzle. For multiplayer games, players can change the colour of their curser so that it will not be confusing to have identical cursers across the screen.
Each time a puzzle piece is put in the right place, there will be a “click” sound to indicate that its position has been fixed. There is also a point system at the bottom left that keeps track of the number of pieces that specific players have clicked in their right place.
Chatting in Jigsaw Puzzles.io
There has been a new chat system supporting touch screens, on-screen keyboards, regular keyboards, and clicking on the chat with a mouse. There’s also a way of chatting very quickly for keyboard users, which is to press ‘Enter’, begin typing, and press ‘Enter’ again to send.
For those who wish to opt-out of any conversation, especially in public lobbies, there is a “Hide Chat” button next to the chat as well as a ‘Mute’ button for each player in the ‘Players’ menu.
Concluding thoughts on Jigsaw Puzzles.io
We enjoy using Jigsaw Puzzles.io for the variety of puzzles, the ease of navigation and that we can do it with friends and family from the comfort of our own individual home.
We also like the various categories and have had fun putting together pictures of cute animals, pictures of Singapore and pictures of yummy food. The puzzles are an actual challenge, which makes it more satisfying when we finish. We also really enjoy the sound effects such as clicks and snaps that are played when the puzzle pieces are moved. This is a fun activity to do over a zoom call when playing together with family or friends.