- Puzzles have seen a surge in popularity as many people have been spending more time at home.
- The latest jigsaw puzzle trend involves games with tons of pieces that are entirely one colour.
- Two 1,000-piece puzzles on Amazon have left people intrigued and baffled, including one that’s all white and another that’s solid black.
- Other brands, including condiment-maker Heinz, have also recently launched mind-bending, solid-coloured puzzles.
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Many people are finding joy in comforting pastimes, like working on jigsaw puzzles, while spending time at home.
In fact, sales of the classic games have seen a surge in popularity recently. According to Marketplace podcast, puzzle sales were up 370% at the beginning of April.
Some companies that make puzzles have gotten creative with their offerings, and the latest puzzle to baffle and entertain potential buyers and internet-goers is one from Amazon, manufactured by a company known as Beverly. It has 1,000 pieces that are all white.
The white-coloured puzzle is sold out from Amazon at the time of writing, but there’s an accompanying one from the same brand that’s solid black, which retails for $US31 at the time of writing.
One Amazon user who left a review of the 1,000-piece black-coloured puzzle wrote that the pieces contain patterns on the back that can help give players a clue as to where they might fit.
Another user pointed out that the puzzle’s described “micro” pieces make it even more challenging.
As if these puzzles aren’t time-consuming enough, there are other ones on the market that have left people intrigued – including one from Kodak, which claims to be the “world’s largest puzzle” containing 51,300 pieces and retails for about $US600 on the photo company’s website.
Condiment brand Heinz also hopped on the puzzle trend. Earlier in May, the Canadian division of the ketchup-maker launched a red puzzle with 570 pieces. The mind-boggling puzzles aren’t for sale, but were part of a giveaway contest hosted by the brand, according to AdWeek.
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