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Creating and Selling Puzzles: How-Tos and Tutorials

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This section is for those who'd like to take a shot at creating their own puzzles, whether it be to sell, to give as a gift, to use in class or just for fun.
  1. Puzzle Making Software
  2. Puzzle Markets
  3. How To Create a Standard (American-Style) Crossword Puzzle
  4. How To Create a Cryptic (UK-Style) Crossword Puzzle
  5. How To Make a Jigsaw Puzzle

Puzzle Making Software

Today's crossword construction software makes constructing your own puzzles a snap. These resources will give you an overview of the top puzzle making software, word search generators, crossword solvers, maze generators, anagram solvers and more!

Puzzle Markets

Looking to sell puzzles? Find out who's in the market for puzzles, along with submission guidelines and places to pitch your masterpieces.

How To Create a Standard (American-Style) Crossword Puzzle

These tutorials explain how to go about creating your own standard crossword puzzle.

How To Create a Cryptic (UK-Style) Crossword Puzzle

If you'd like to try your hand at creating a cryptic crossword puzzles, these resources will help you get started.

How To Make a Jigsaw Puzzle

This section is full of resources for those who want to make their own jigsaw puzzles: pre-cut puzzle boards for easy, kid-friendly puzzle projects, information on how to make a wooden jigsaw puzzle for wood-working buffs, and information on various puzzle manufacturers along with tips on how to pitch your puzzle idea.

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