By Dave Fisher, About.com Guide
- Crossword Puzzles
- Puzzles for Preschoolers
- Children's Jigsaw Puzzles
- Map and Geography Puzzles
- Kids' Puzzles and Word Games
- Jigsaw Puzzles
If you're shopping for puzzle books, then you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find easy crosswords for those new to puzzle solving, challenging crossword puzzles for more experienced solvers, cryptic crosswords, themed crosswords, kids' crossword puzzles and more!
- Bible Crosswords
- Books For Crossword Puzzle Solving
- Canadian Crossword Puzzles
- Challenging Crossword Puzzles
- Children's Crosswords
- Christmas Puzzle Books
- Crossword Puzzle Magazines
- Cryptic Crosswords
- Easy Crossword Puzzles
- Large-Print Crossword Puzzles
- Pop Culture - Celebrity Crosswords
- Sports Crossword Puzzles
Puzzles for Preschoolers
Learning can be fun! And puzzles are a great way to teach preschoolers numbers and letters and develop motor skills. It's also an early introduction to problem solving and critical thinking. Here are some game suggestions for the youngsters in your life.
- Alphabet Puzzles
- Counting and Number Puzzles
- Animal Jigsaw Puzzles - Ages 3 to 6
- Chunky Jigsaw Puzzles
- Crepe Rubber Puzzles
Children's Jigsaw Puzzles
Here, you'll find intermediate puzzles designed for puzzlers of elementary school age. These puzzles have 100 to 300 pieces and are meant for youngsters between the ages of 5 and 10.
- Animal Jigsaw Puzzles - Ages 5+
- Bible Puzzles for Kids
- Cartoon Character Jigsaw Puzzles
- Dinosaur Puzzles
- Disney Puzzles
- Fantasy Jigsaw Puzzles
- Farm Animals and Country Living
- Geography Puzzles
- Hidden Picture Puzzles
- Judaica Jigsaw Puzzles
- Make Your Own Jigsaw Puzzles
- Noah's Ark Jigsaw Puzzles
- Pirate Puzzles for Kids
- Spaceships and Cosmic Scenes
Map and Geography Puzzles
These educational jigsaw puzzles are an excellent way for children to develop hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills, while teaching them the basic notions of geography. Older puzzlers will enjoy the challenge of piecing together more complex puzzles featuring antique maps or three dimensional models of our world.
Kids' Puzzles and Word Games
Word games, such as crossword and word search puzzles, provide an excellent method for children to acquire new vocabulary and to practice their spelling. Many of these puzzle books have themes that are sure to appeal to young solvers, such as animals, cars, dinosaurs and princesses
If you're shopping for jigsaw puzzles, then you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find 3D puzzles, a wide variety of themed jigsaw puzzles for older puzzlers and, for hard-core jigsaw fanatics, extra-challenging puzzles with as many as 18,000 pieces!
- 3D Puzzles
- Animal Jigsaw Puzzles
- Art Jigsaw Puzzles
- Bible Jigsaw Puzzles
- Canada Puzzles
- Celebrity - Pop Culture Jigsaw Puzzles
- Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles
- Extra-Challenging Jigsaw Puzzles
- Fantasy Jigsaw Puzzles
- Folk Art Jigsaw Puzzles
- Landscapes - Scenic Jigsaw Puzzles
- Patriotic Jigsaw Puzzles
- Photomosiac Jigsaw Puzzles
- Seascapes - Marine Life
Logic and Math Puzzles
For the logically and mathematically inclined, here's a selection of books featuring math puzzles and games using various math concepts : polygons, numbers, topology, division, mazes, logic, magic squares, chess, cards, origami and much more! Or give your gray matter a workout with these brain-busting logic and lateral thinking problems.
Challenging fun for those who like a "hands-on" experience of manipulative or mechanical puzzles, including Burrs, interlocking block, wooden assembly, and wire disentanglement puzzles, three-dimensional puzzles, puzzle boxes, shape puzzles, abstract form puzzles and sculptured/fine art puzzles.
Sudoku is a popular number puzzle that is solved with logic and reasoning. A standard Sudoku puzzle is a 9x9 grid divided into nine 3x3 blocks. To start with, some numbers are given and the object is to fill in the rest of the grid using only numbers 1 to 9 so that no number repeats in any block, row or column. Here's a nice selection of Sudoku books and games for those that can't get enough of this additive, number-placing game.
Some of these illustrations defy the rules of space and trick the eye into seeing two different visions. Others will change if you look at them long and hard enough. Some of these books claim that their use can help improve your eyesight and alleviate the symptoms of eyestrain. Some test your observation skills with hidden pictures scattered throughout the image. Definitely worth "looking" into!
Holiday and Seasonal Puzzles
Looking for a gift for a puzzle fan? Here are a few suggestions for crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and other word games with a seasonal theme.
- Black History Puzzles
- Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids
- Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles - 500 to 750 pieces
- Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles - 750 pieces+
- Christmas Puzzle Books
- Dad's Gift Guide
- Halloween Puzzles