If so, great! If not so much, allow me to remind you how many different types of puzzles there are!
To name just a few:
- Logic Puzzles
- Math Puzzles
- Word puzzles
- Jigsaw puzzles
Here’s a list of related Org4life blog posts, and the current status of my own gaming and puzzling life, for anyone who is curious, including the type of puzzle that frustrates me the most. (I originally drafted this post with National Puzzle Day, January 29, in mind, but have expanded it to include games, which surely outnumber puzzles in variety.)
Liberty Jigsaw Puzzles are the best
This proclamation is based on a single recent Liberty puzzling experience. I had no idea how many of my friends were jigsaw puzzlers until they started posting about it on Facebook during the quarantine. Puzzlers from around the world have come out of the woodwork to the point where some puzzle-making companies have sold out and closed for the duration of the pandemic (however long that might be).
Not a puzzler, per se, I did recently borrow a Liberty puzzle from a friend who collects them. I couldn’t understand the attraction…until I worked one myself. I’ve never seen such fine wood-craftsmanship, color, and creativity in a jigsaw puzzle! Also, it was really challenging. Enough so that my esteem for puzzlers has risen, and I am not sure how soon I will tackle another one.
To view my photo album, with commentary on the making of this peacock puzzle, click here.
- Coronavirus sends demand for jigsaw puzzles surging
- 18 Hilarious Pictures of Cats ‘Helping’ Their Humans with Jigsaw Puzzles
- Google search for “puzzle board with cover”
- Organizing with Cats
Playing the Game of Organizing
This post — inspired by the pictured sliding tile puzzle — compares different aspects of organizing to a variety of puzzles and games and encourages readers to enjoy the process of getting organized by thinking of it as a game.
Puzzling Out Your Family History
In this post, I compare genealogy research to working a jigsaw puzzle. You’ll find a list of things to consider and ways in which you will need to get organized if you want to puzzle out your own family history.
15 Ways to Make Chores Fun!
This post suggests ways to put some fun into what many consider to be drudgery.
Org4life: The First 15 Years
In this post, I express gratitude, list highlights of my 15 years in business as a professional organizer, and offer a special Org4life crossword puzzle, which I created for those who enjoy them.
(If you tried this puzzle before and had trouble, please check again, as I have improved the instructions a bit.)
I go through phases — you too?
I go through years-long phases where I play (mostly) only one type of game. I’ve been through a crossword puzzle phase (only the LA Times Sunday puzzle, though), and a Sudoko phase (I wonder if I could even remember how?). Scrabble is the only game that I currently play on a daily basis — electronically, and primarily with family members. It serves a dual purpose for us: One, we enjoy playing the game. (A full game could take a week or more at the rate we play.) Two, if enough time elapses without someone playing we start worrying and check in on them. Sadly, the app we were using is being replaced with one we dislike. Only time will tell what will happen in that regard.
What types of puzzles and games do YOU enjoy? (Or find challenging?)
How do you make organizing, and other types of work, seem like more fun?
Please share with us in the comments below!
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