Options abound. There’s a 51,300-piece puzzle, which Kodak calls the world’s largest, and I presume you’d have to quarantine for the next few years to put the whole thing together. It’s 28 feet long, so you might have to buy a new house to complete it.
There are also completely clear jigsaw puzzles, which eliminate around 95% of the clues I’ve used to complete puzzles in the past.
If a clear puzzle is exactly your sort of problem-solving, game-mastering jam, you’re going to go gaga for this clever design. Behold, the broken-glass puzzle:
This clear puzzle, which Yell Design has dubbed “The Accident,” has 215 unique acrylic pieces. When you pick up a piece, you won’t know which side is up. In the product description, Yell calls it “hyper-challenging.” No kidding!
If you attempt this puzzle, which sells for $64, you won’t even have the benefit of the picture of the shattered glass on the box’s cover. Even the box it comes in is clear. So if you buy it, a clear box full of clear pieces is going to arrive at your house … and just the thought of that makes my eye twitch.
Personally, it’s either this or I start doing calculus for fun, because that would have the same effect on my mental health right now.
“The Accident” would be destined to accidentally disappear at my house, but if you’re into it, kudos to you for taking on the hard projects while quarantining!
Yell also makes a puzzle called the Fish Tank, which has one piece that isn’t clear — a goldfish. It’s cute! But it’s also likely to make you want to tear your hair out (which could be useful since in some states, you can’t get a haircut yet?).
The Fish Tank is just 160 pieces. But the pieces look maddeningly similar. Yell’s description says, “It looks pretty simple, but will still take a good weekend and a bit for hard-core puzzlers.”
Okay, hard-core puzzlers. Time to step up and take on the challenge!