Many commercially available cardboard jigsaw puzzles come with additional things to do with them besides assembling the puzzle. Most of them are aimed at individuals who just hate taking puzzles apart after spending so many hours piecing them together, while others involve knowing trivia or solving crosswords prior to assembling the puzzle. Solve-the-mystery type puzzles are mentioned elsewhere so are deliberately excluded here.
This list is in a very beginning stage and I am quite certain it is nowhere near complete. I will be updating the list as time permits. Types of puzzles I plan to include: Puzzle Plus, quiz jigsaws, contest jigsaws, hidden object puzzles, Stereograms (a.k.a. Wallpaper effect, Autostereogram, deep vision, 3D illusion), secret message, secret image, and jigsaw puzzle games. I am deliberately excluding online, electronic, or computer puzzles.
Due to the rapid growth of this page, childrens puzzles have been moved to a separate page.
* = I have a copy of the puzzle in my collection and can answer questions about it.
American Publishing Co.
*Wizards Lair, The by Greg Hildebrandt,1983 1000 pieces, 23 x 29 find 15 objects hidden in picture
Bamberger, L. & Co.
Contest Set 1932 set of 4 wood puzzles, each 5½ x 7Ύ, approximately 75 pieces, including figural pieces. Artwork by Arthur Birch.
Impossibles 750 pieces + 5 extra pieces 24 x 24 borderless jigsaw repetitive image makes it harder to tell which end is up. Solutions are available for most, but not all of them at this page.
9 Lives 1998 find the mitten hidden in the picture
Bearfoot in the Park 1996 hidden honey pot
Book Smart 1998 find the diploma hidden in the bookshelves
Born to be Wild 1997 find the pacifier and 5 other hidden images
Butterfly Kisses can you find the "red lips" hidden in the floral scene?
Car Pool 1996 find the hidden chalk in the pool cues and cars
*Cat & Mouse 1994 locate hidden mouse
Chow Bella hidden image of the Mona Lisa
Cow Country The hidden map will tell you where "Cow Country" is
Euphoria find the hidden piggy bank
Fish & Chips 1994 find three microchips hidden among the goldfish
Flower Child by Anne Geddes, 1995 find the peace sign hidden in the daisies
*Fourteen Carrot 1995 find 14 karat gold carrots among the gems
Great Wall of China 1994 find the
Heaven on Earth 1994 find Mother Earth hidden among the angels
Hoos on First 1995 find the Baby Ruth bar image nestled in the woods
Hook Line & Sinker 1996 find the Titanic hidden in the fishing gear
Lost in the Woods 1994 find 5 golf balls hidden in picture
Morning Buzz find 3 bees hidden in picture
Potty Training by Anne Geddes, 1995 track down the choo-choo train hidden in the flower pots
Raining Cats & Dogs 1996 locate 2 hidden cats
*Return to Sender 1995 locate blue suede shoes hidden in picture
Rock-A-Bye Baby by Anne Geddes, 1996 find the cradle in the field of hydrangeas
Roses Are Red 1997 find the hidden sugar and sugar bowl
Something Fishy 1999 find the hidden kitten
Stroke of Luck hidden four-leaf clover
Take a Coffee Break 1997 find the alarm clock hidden in the beans
Tee-Time 5 hidden images
Tick Talk locate tiger phone and Big Ben
Tis the Season 1997 hidden present
When Pigs Fly 1995 find 3 airplanes hidden among the pigs
29 Stories by Merry Kohn, approx. 1992 1500 pieces, 24 x 33 with 29 Sherlock Holmes Mystery stories to find and name. Puzzle title refers to the approximate height of Big Ben.
Butterfly Bounty by Fred Szatkowski, 2006 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 issued as part of a contest, with no solution provided. Solution was later provided on company website. Find over 50 butterflies.
Cat Conundrum by Geoffrey Tristram, 2005 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 issued as part of a contest, with no solution provided. Solution was later provided on company website. Find 40 items, phrases or symbols that start with C-A-T, then solve the cryptogram.
Catchphrases 2001? 1000 pieces, 29 x 27 issued as part of a contest, with no solution provided. Solution was later provided on company website for a short time & then removed.
D.L. Rusty Rust puzzles 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 Assemble the jigsaw, study the scene and try to find answer to puzzles within each jigsaw. Issued as part of a contest, with no solution provided later copies included the solution.
1. *Who's At Fault (1997) unjumble all the misspelled words in the picture, place them in correct order and form a sentence to find out who's at fault.
2. Whats Wrong At Rusty's Diner (1997) find mistakes intentionally added to the picture.
Gale Pitt puzzles
Alphabet Farm by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find one item for every letter of the alphabet $1000 contest puzzle
Alphabet Jungle by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces, find an animal (including insects) to represent each letter of the alphabet (except for X, thats an item)
Catchphrases Past and Present by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find the 31 catchphrases $1000 contest puzzle
Christmas Market by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find ten different items for every letter of the alphabet.
*Human Zoo, The by Mark Mazut 1500 pieces, 24 x 38 #03-0429 no date locate 50 human types best described in animal terms e.g., fat cat, bookworm.
Kitchen Chaos 2005 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find 40 things that are not quite right. Issued as part of a contest, with no solution provided.
*Old Swiss Mill, The 308 wood pieces, 16½ x 13 12 hidden images (no date).
Reflections 2003 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find 50 items in the picture. Issued as part of a contest, with no solution provided. Solution was later provided on company website for short time and then removed.
Steven Michael Gardner puzzles
Bear River by Steven Michael Gardner, 2002 500 pieces, 20 x 27 Find the 14 grizzly bears solution enclosed.
Cougar Cliffs by Steven Michael Gardner 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find the 9 hidden cougars
Eagle Valley by Steven Michael Gardner 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find the nine majestic birds solution enclosed.
Just Humming Around by Steven Michael Gardner, 2002 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 how many hummingbirds can you find? Originally issued as part of a contest with no solution provided later copies included the solution.
Valley of the Wolves by Steven Michael Gardner 1000 pieces, 27½ x 32½ find the seven hidden wolves
Wolves at Dawn by Steven Michael Gardner, 2002 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find the 17 wolves solution enclosed.
T.E. Breitenbach puzzles 1500 pieces, 24 x 33
Catchpenny by T.E. Breitenbach locate over 100 fairy tales solution enclosed (also issued by SunsOut)
Eats by T.E. Breitenbach search for 169 recipe and food terms solution enclosed
HouseCalls by T.E. Breitenbach find 170 houses and homes solution enclosed
*Kingdom Quest find 31 hidden objects
SportTease by T.E. Breitenbach find 200 sport terms solution enclosed (also issued by SunsOut)
I Spy Adult Puzzles
I Spy Bulletin Board 1000 pieces 19 x 26
I Spy Crafts 500 pieces, 14 x 18
I Spy Flight of Fancy 500 pieces, 13 x 19
I Spy Marbles 500 pieces, 13 x 19
I Spy Marbles 1000 pieces 19 x 26
I Spy Mirror Maze 500 pieces, 13 x 19
Look-Alikes Adult Puzzles 500 pieces, 14 x 18
General Store by Joan Steiner find 152 everyday objects
Soda Shop by Joan Steiner find 88 everyday objects
Art Fraud series 1026 pieces, 27 x 20
The Luncheon of the Boating Party
Judy Larson Puzzles 1000 pieces, 27 x 20 2004?
Childs Play by Judy Larson look closely to find the children playing among the wolves
Crow Ponies by Judy Larson find the 3 swirling crows among the ponies
Paws and Reflect by Judy Larson
Protestors, The by Judy Larson find 3 men on horseback hidden in the picture
Silent Spring by Judy Larson 4 cubs are hidden in the picture
With Freedom for All by Judy Larson
Lost in a Jigsaw series
*Lovers Labyrinth 1988 2 sided there are millions of different ways to put the 36 pieces of the puzzle together solution was never included; directions and view of pieces as they were shipped note that this is NOT a solution.
I. *Escape from Eden 1997 copyright Don Scott & Associates 515 pieces, diagonal cut 19½ x 17½ includes instruction sheet with rules and hints
II. Survival of the Fittest 2001 515 pieces, diagonal cut 18½ x 17½
Quiz Jigsaws see also Crystal Lines (International) 252 pieces, 18Ύ x 24 any piece will fit with any other match pieces by connecting the trivia with the correct answer use the background image to match up the pieces to form a scene.
What Animal is That?
What Movie is That?
What Riddle is That? 1999
*What TV Show is
That? Copyright by
What Word is That?
Where in the World is That?
Which Golfer Did That?
Which Sports Star Is That?
Who Said That?
Who Sang That?
(If you like puzzles in this series check out the new talking puzzle series from BV Leisure)
The High School 1993
The Hospital 1991
The Office Building 1991
Elvis Heartbreak Hotel this was the only 1000 piece puzzle made in this series
Wheres Elvis? 1993 515 pieces, 21Ό x 15 Can you find the King of Rock-and-Roll hidden in the picture? Also hidden are Santa Claus, at least 2 former Presidents, the Statue of Liberty, and more
BV Leisure Ltd. (
Crossword Jigsaw 550 pieces double sided jigsaw puzzle different crossword on each side 630 clues and answers are included for each crossword
First Edition (black, white and red box)
Second Edition (black, white and green box)
Map Mysteries 1000 pieces contains a mystery location that can only be found when the puzzler uses the included magnifying glass to solve the clues contained on the border of the assembled map. Solutions available from University Games and can be found here.
The Fountain of Youth
The Lost City of Atlantis
Puzzle a Month Jigsaw Calendars 6 double-sided, 200 piece jigsaws each 226 x 281mm comes with hanging frame and wall calendar
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Disneys Winnie & Friends
Talking Puzzles new in 2006 1000 pieces style similar to the talking puzzles from Buffalo Games
Alphabet Challenge by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces find 10 items for each letter of the alphabet
1. Alphabet Car Boot Sale
2. Zoo with Oddities
3. Alphabet Island
4. Victorian Market
5. English Country life
6. Alphabet Shop Long
Bev Doolittle Puzzles
The Earth is My Mother 750 pieces, 22 x 22 hidden images
Dream Angels by Cynthia Hart, 1995 577 pieces, ultra thick corkboard pieces find the 34 piece star hidden in the puzzle
Growing Concern, A 1992 530
pieces, 23 x 29 with irregular shape border and custom cut out pieces #1015
there are 13 letters hidden in the puzzle, find them and unscramble the
secret message. Also included is an
educational key identifying 53 endangered species and their country of origin
I Spy Clown Dressing Room 550 pieces, 18 x 24 #2131
Joan Steiners Can You Find series 1000 pieces, 27 x 20 solution on box bottom
*Elves Workshop 2005 #33163 locate 168 objects that fool the eye
*Hotel Lobby 2005 #33165 locate 120 objects that fool the eye
Look-Alike City 2006 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find 207 items hidden in the picture
Park & Zoo 2006 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 locate 176 items hidden in the picture
*Sweet Shop 2005 #33166 locate 116 objects that fool the eye
Trumps General Store 2005 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 locate 116 hidden items (Note: there was also a similar, but larger, version issued in 1987 see no series designation below.)
Magic Eye 3D Illusions complete the puzzle, learn the 'deep vision' technique (really easy- just look at the puzzle from a few inches away) and the 3D image will appear.
Butterflies 1993 550 pieces, 18 x 24 (light green box star image will appear)
Flower 550 pieces (blue box)
Football 1995 550 pieces, 18 x 24 (green box)
Hummingbirds 1993 100 pieces, 11 x 15
Kangaroos 1997 550 pieces, 18 x 24 #2200-4 (orange box)
Magic Hat 1994 100 pieces, 11 x 15 (blue box)
Pegasus 1994 100 pieces, 11 x 15 #1723-5
Rabbit 550 pieces, 18 x 24 (yellow box)
Space and Planets 1993 550 pieces, 18 x 24 #2200-2 (light blue box space shuttle will appear)
untitled 550 pieces, 18 x 29 (red box geometric maze image will appear)
Silhouette Jigsaw Puzzles
Holiday Traditions by Jane Wooster Scott 530 pieces, 23 x 29 find the 34 piece Christmas Tree hidden in the picture
The 12:09 on time again! 528 pieces, 23 x 29 find the 10 hidden railroad cars
Wet Your Whistle and Warm Your Toes by Jane Wooster Scott 530 pieces, 23 x 29 find the 18 ice skaters hidden in the picture
No series designation 1000 pieces, 23 x 29 no solutions were provided.
And Away We Go! find the 166 airports represented by their baggage claim codes
Food for Thought find the hidden objects listed
Seashore Shenanigans by Jane Wooster Scott,
*Trumps General Store, Where Things are Never What They Seem 1987 #3006 locate over 150 items hidden in picture (Note: there was also a similar, but smaller version issued by Ceaco in 2005 as part of Joan Steiners Can You Find series see above.)
Vals Variety by Joan Steiner and Walter Wick no date, #3022 locate 100 common items hidden in picture
No series designation 1000 pieces, 20 x 27
Eggs-Tra Special only 2 eggs are identical can you figure out which ones?
Wordamajig 1995 set includes 200 piece jigsaw and 4 crossword puzzles. Find the answers to the crossword clues in the jigsaw puzzle
Virtual Impossibility 768 pieces
Alphabet Island by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces, 19 x 27
Alphabet Shop by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces, 19 x 27 find items for each letter of the alphabet also issued in a 48 piece version by SunsOut and a 100 piece version.
Raining Cats and Dogs by Gale Pitt 1000 pieces, 19 x 27 Count the number of dogs and cats can you name each species shown? (Also issued by Great American Puzzle Factory.)
*Who Said That? 1994 504 pieces match each famous quote with whoever said it to complete the overall design contains giant poster with all the answers. Poster-sized Solution.
Falcon Puzzles (
Scrabble Jigsaw Puzzles 625 pieces, 45 x 45 cm complete the jigsaw then solve the scrabble word puzzle on the surface.
1. Double Trouble
2. The End of the Game
Tom du Bois puzzles 1000 pieces, 68 x 49 cm each contains hidden images
1. Snow White 2003
2. Pinocchio 2003
3. Cinderella 2003
Fink & Company
*Curiosity Shop, The 1997 1000 pieces 22Ύ x 22Ύ count the mistakes in the picture also issued by Hallmark Springbok in 1988 in their Puzzle Plus series.
Game Makers, Inc.
Jig Chase 1930s set of 4 cardboard puzzles, each 2½ x 23Ό, approximately 30 pieces pieces create a race track contains instructions for speed contest for four players.
Movie Madness by Adrian Chesterman, 2004 1000 pieces, 27 x 19 find 100 movies represented in the picture.
Eureko! 1942 set of 4 cardboard frame-tray puzzles, each 13 x 10, 36 pieces contains dice, markers, and rules for playing several bingo-type games with puzzle pieces.
Great American Puzzle Factory
Fishing at Eagle Rock by John Van Straalen, 1995 #817 500 pieces 20½ round how many different animals can you identify camouflaged throughout the scene? (also issued as a square puzzle by SunsOut)
Puzzle Within a Puzzle series 550 pieces, 18 x 24
*Cat House by Susan Sturgill #9620 How many cats can you locate in picture?
Catnip by Susan Sturgill, 2000 #9752 locate 55 cat phrases and words
*Clandestine Clichιs by Gil Eisner identify 56 clichιs represented in the picture originally issued as part of a contest early boxes did not contain solution later boxes have solution included
Face the Music by Peter Fasolino, 1998 decipher over 70 hidden song titles
Flights of Fancy by Gale Pitt how many flying machines can you name?
*Hidden Pictures by Larry Evans, 1984 (reissued in 1987) locate 49 hidden images includes answer sheet showing locations of hidden objects
History Puzzles, The (picture shows 2 different puzzles but no specific titles) How many historic people can you identify?
King Neptunes World by Nancie West Swanberg? Find the hidden King of the Ocean and 19 hidden mermaids
Knight & Day by Larry Evans, 1993 #9732 follow the maze journey from night to day then find the hidden princess and knight
Lost Kingdom solve the maze, find the 40 hidden objects and the Princess.
*Movie Madness by Gil
Ocean Fantasy solve the maze and find the hidden animals and point out the animals that dont belong
Princess Returns, The find hidden members
Queen of Hearts by Broeck Steadman #9753 find 89 hearts in the puzzle
Raining Cats and Dogs by Gale Pitt, 1997 Count the number of dogs and cats can you name each species shown? (Also issued by Crown & Andrews.)
Rhymes and Reasons find 42 nursery rhymes
Royal Flush by Peter Fasolino can you guess all the royal titles? answer sheet included
Scavenger Hunt by Broeck Steadman #9755 identify 100 things that do not belong
*Sleepy Shopkeeper, The
by Mike Wilks,
*TV Time by John Patience, 1998 80 hidden TV show titles solution
Twister by Gale Pitt locate over 250 things flying around in the twister solution sheet included
Wish You Were Here by Rick Wetzel #9754 identify which state postcard is missing from the picture
Tell-Tale Press Mystery Series 2006 550 pieces, 18 x 24 complete the puzzle and then complete the story. The back of the box tell the beginning of an adventure. Go to the website and write an ending for yourself. Company offers cash and prizes for the best submissions.
1. Camp Caffeine Tell Tales
2. Lethargy Lodge Tell Tales
3. Precipice Inn Tell Tales
4. Designer Liner Tell Tales
Tribond Jigsaw Puzzle 550 pieces, 18 x 24 how many threesomes can you find?
Bookstore, The by Tom Barrett
Flea Market, The by Tom Barrett 1999
Wheres Waldo? by Martin Handford, 18 x 24
The Deep-Sea Divers (500 pieces)
The Nasty Nasties locate Waldo and 24 other items (500 pieces)
Where is Carmen Sandiego? (300 pieces 20 x 27 includes 20 page Crimesolvers Handbook containing 10 crime cases with solutions to solve thefts)
*Where in the
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? 1993
Hall Brothers, Inc.
Cross-Word Jumbles 1930s 9 x 9 73 pieces reversible with Corot painting on one side, completed crossword puzzle on the other. Contains clues for crossword.
Hallmark see Springbok
Most Wanted! Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 pieces, 19 x 27 there is an interesting story behind each one and a cartoon character criminal hiding in each puzzle that cannot be seen in the image shown on the box top. Assemble the puzzle and locate the criminal.
Door Lock Tonio
Getaway Car Fred
Spot the Difference Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 pieces find the 33 differences between the image on the box and the completed puzzle. (Also issued by Paul Lamond.)
Boat Race Bonanza
A Day at the Races
Anyone for Tennis?
*Big Surprise 1997 550 pieces, 18 x 24 locate hidden image in picture
Jumbo Games (Hausemann en Hotte - Netherlands)
(This is similar in style to Breitenbachs Proverbidioms puzzle.)
Lagoon Games (London)
Amazing Maze jigsaws 250 pieces there's a maze to solve once the jigsaw has been completed and hidden objects to find in the maze. Images by Rolf Heimann.
Look Twice 1000 pieces complete puzzle then find the hidden images
Spy the Spies
Special Delivery (postage stamps)
Ultimate Maze Jigsaw 1000 pieces only 1 solution
1. Skyscraper Caper
2. Taxi Turmoil
3. *Freeway Frenzy 1998 once assembled, drive a miniature car (included) through the maze
Maclean Hunter Ltd. (
*Macleans $100,000 Treasure Hunt designed by Wasnt That a Party Inc., 1989 550 pieces, 18 x 24 includes 14 page story booklet solution NOT included. Originally sent to new and renewing subscribers of Macleans magazine. Locate the treasure by reading the story and finding clues hidden in the puzzle picture.
Featuring the Art of Steven Michael Gardner
Dolphin Daze #60422 550 pieces, 18 x 24 find the 14 hidden dolphins
Eagle Spirit #30403 500 pieces, 19½ round find the 13 hidden eagles (also glows in the dark)
Fall Frolic 2007 #60706 550 pieces, 18 x 24 find the 15 hidden bear images
Majestic Eyes - #30604 500 pieces, 13 x 19 round
Spirit Dancers 2007 #70709 1000 pieces, 19Ό x 26Ύ find 17 horses hidden in the picture
Thunder #30404 500 pieces, 19½ round find the 14 hidden horses (also glows in the dark)
White Tail Autumn 2006 #60603 550 pieces, 18 x 24 find 12 hidden deer images
Wolf Crossing #60423 550 pieces find the 14 hidden wolves
Wolf Rider 2007 #70710 1000 pieces
Hidden Images Series 1000 jumbo pieces, 39 x 19.5 by Kim Norlien
Rivers of Light 2007
Legends of the Silver Screen Series 750 pieces, 18 x 24 find the hidden clues as you piece the puzzle together
Blue Plate Special #70410
Classic Interlude #70305
Game of Fate #70205
Java Dreams #70203
Legal Action #70204
Legendary Crossroads #70306
Midnight Matinee 2005 #70507
Royal Flush 2007 #60711
Mythic Mazes series 1000 pieces, 27 x 19 includes decoder disc (also sold by BV Leisure, but manufactured by MasterPieces)
Escape from Merlins Dungeon by Al Lorenz
Escape from the Haunted House by Al Lorenz
Pirates of the High Seas by Don Maitz #70219 1000 jumbo size pieces, 19.25 x 39 Find the "Forty Thieves" (Hint: Not all of them are human!!).
Running the Sacred Cliffs by Bob Quick #70995 1000 pieces, 19Ό x 26Ύ find 7 hidden images hidden in the cliffs
Indian Squaw by Firelight 1994 1000 pieces, 66.5 x 50cm 9 hidden objects
Joan Steiners Look-Alikes 550 pieces, 18 x 24 find 195 hidden objects
*Eye Jinxx: the jigsaw puzzle boardgame Premiere Edition, NGC 404 copyright 1990, Strathcona Mosaic Ltd., Manufactured by Northern Games Co 305 pieces, 19½ x 30 for 1 to 24 players, age 8 to adult. also contains 8 hidden objects worth special bonus points if located and placed on the board. Box includes: game board, 3 minute hourglass timer, 1 dice, 4 pencils, 3 hidden object cards, color poster of finished puzzle picture, scoresheets, and rules pamphlet. It can be assembled cooperatively, without rules or time constraints. Or, it can be assembled competitively, by two or more players/teams, in accordance with the rules, time limits, and scoring format provided. Players earn points by locating and placing puzzle pieces from the box, or by raiding other players' work areas, in their correct spot on the board. Also, putting 8 or more connecting pieces together in a players work area constitutes an Eye Jinxx and is worth added points.
Oxford Specialty Co.
Budge: Ships 1933 17 x 17 288 cardboard pieces contains instructions for four players to race to assemble their quarters first.
Parker Brothers, Inc.
Contest Set for Eight Players 1932 set of eight wood puzzles, each 3½ x 5½, 30 pieces, including figural pieces.
Situation 4 1968, for 2-4 players, ages 8 to adult. The game consists of two identical rectangular puzzles in different shades (one green and one brown). Two separate teams compete to assemble their parts the fastest while preventing the other side from completing their sections. Tanks defend territory by preventing the player's opponent from playing a puzzle piece which would connect to the piece the tank is on. Paratroopers allow the player to play a puzzle piece which connects to their opponent's puzzle instead of their own. Rules are available as a PDF file.
Situation 7 1969, for 2-4 players, ages 8 to adult. Set of 2 round cardboard puzzles, one blue and one purple, each 19 in diameter and 90 pieces played on a circular board and set in outer space with astronauts, satellites and rockets replacing the paratroops and tanks. Contains playing board and implements for game where each player races to complete puzzle without having pieces claimed by opposing players. Rules are available as a PDF file.
Paul Lamond Games
Spot the Difference puzzles 1000 pieces, 70 x 50 cm (27 x 19) look for 33 differences between the box cover and the finished puzzle.
1. Boat Race Bonanza
2. A Day at the Races
3. Anyone for Tennis
4. Tea Vicar
Hidden Horses by Steven Michael Gardner, 2000 1000 pieces, 20 x 27
Look and Find Puzzles
Horses 1000 pieces, 27½ x 19½ find 21 hidden horses
Hummingbirds, The by Steven Michael Gardner 1000 pieces, 27½ x 19½ 70cm x 50cm find 15 hidden hummingbirds
Ladybirds 500 pieces, 49 x 36 cm When the puzzle is completed there is a word and a symbol to find.
Land of the White Tiger by Steven Michael Gardner 1000 pieces, 27½ x 19½ find 10 tigers hidden in picture solution included
Lovebugs 500 pieces
Magic Eye 3D illusion puzzle 500 pieces (red box) most in this series were made by Ceaco this one has Ravenburger on the box cover.
*On the Wings of an Eagle by Sally J. Smith, 1999 500 pieces, eagle-shaped puzzle, 23 x 38.5 puzzle image contains 26 visible animal/subjects and 14 hidden animals within the eagle shape solution NOT included
Polar Parenting by Sally J. Smith, 2001 1000 pieces bear shaped puzzle with over 30 hidden images
Tracker, The by Sally J. Smith 1000 pieces wolf shaped puzzle 3 feet long when completed has over 100 hidden paw prints
Wind Dancers 1500 pieces, 23½ x 33 how many hummingbirds can you find?
Rose Art Industries Inc. (a subsidiary of Mega Brands, Inc.)
In Spirit Only by Judy Larson, 1995 500 corkboard backed pieces includes hidden images to test your eagle eyes
Schmid, F.X. see Ravensburger
Scholastic see Briarpatch
Serendipity Puzzle Company
Meeting in the Lilacs by Kim Norlien 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find the hearts hidden in the picture. (This picture is identical to the one issued by White Mountain Puzzles entitled Love Song.)
Tournament At Camelot by Kinuko Craft 800 pieces, horse-shaped, 24½ x 35 find the hidden dragon within the image
3D Sensations uses stereogram method in imaging explains how to view image without needing any special equipment
Go for the Green 1994, PZL4507 500 pieces, 18 x 23 ½
Merry Olde Santa 1994, PZL4506 500 pieces, 18 x 23 ½
*Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments 1994, PZL4505 500 pieces, 18 x 23 ½ discover the 3D image of the 1995 Star Trek Keepsake Ornament when you assemble the puzzle.
World Class Flags 1000 pieces, 24 x 30 PZL6184
Puzzle Games series
Amazing Maze, An 1975, PZL5010 500 pieces, 18 x 23½ has overlay sheet showing solution
Horse Trader 1975, PZL5016 4 puzzles in one box that can be played as a game with 3 or players. Each puzzle is a picture of a horse and has 40 large pieces. Includes instructions on how to play the game.
*Worlds Most Remarkable Crossword Puzzle, The by Dr. Eugene T. Maleska 1975, PZL5011 500 pieces, 20Ό x 20Ό with patented Stepquote secret message. Crossword solution printed on jigsaw surface.
Your Secret Self, 1975, PZL5015 reveal your subconscious personality has instruction booklet and grid
Puzzle Plus series
*101 Bloopers by M. Willard, 1985, PZL3415 500 pieces, 18 x 23½ find the errors in the picture answer list on back of box
101 Mistakes 1987, PZL3424 500 pieces, 18 x 23½ find all the goodies in Grandmas kitchen answer list on back of box
2-in-1 Crossword 1989, PZL3431 500 pieces, 18 x 23½ includes sheet to work the crossword answers are revealed on puzzle surface
And the Winner Is 1985, PZL3203 Oscar winning movie trivia answer 25 picture questions
Art, For Arfs Sake 1988, PZL3429 piece together the puzzle then color the dogs with the 6 colored pencils enclosed in the box
*Checkers Game, The A Norman Rockwell April Fools Cover 1990, PZL3444 500 pieces, 18 x 23½ count the mistakes in the picture and check them with the box bottom
*Color Me Purrr-fect! 1985, PZL3207 500 pieces, 18 x 23½ piece together the puzzle then color the kitties with the 6 colored pencils enclosed in the box
*Curiosity Shop A Norman Rockwell April Fools Cover 1988, PZL3425 500 pieces, 18 x 23½ count the mistakes in the picture and check them with the box bottom. (Also issued by Fink & Company in 1997.)
Double Acrostic 1984, PZL3407
*Double Dilemma! By Dr. Eugene T. Maleska 1980, PZL2093 500 pieces, 20Ό x 20Ό First solve crossword puzzle on bottom of box answer is printed on the jigsaw surface.
*Jigsaw-Gammon! 1983, PZL3404 500 pieces, 20Ό x 20Ό finished puzzle forms a backgammon board includes plastic playing pieces, 2 sets of dice, and a doubling cube. Rules on back of box.
*Rubiks Royal Brain Teaser 1991, PZL3446 440 pieces, 22 x 22 complete the puzzle by determining the correct sequence of gems solution was available by writing to company
What Was the Name of That TV Show? 1985, PZL3419 500 pieces, 20 x 20 f eatures 25 classic television shows, from the 1940's through the 1980's and you have to guess their titles
North Pole Toy Company by John Donnell, 1994, XZL4510 20½ x 26Ύ says it contains over 550 pieces, but when completed actually only has 400 pieces family puzzle (big pieces for kids and little pieces for grown-ups). There was no title on box but it is a picture of the North Pole Toy Company.
*Presenting Blue! picture design copyright John Donnell, 1984 manufactured by Hallmark in 2000. Puzzle number on can appears to be PZL4801 but could be PZL4601 hard to read. Contains 400 pieces, approximately 20½ x 26Ύ. Comes in a paint can family puzzle (big pieces for kids and little pieces for grown-ups). Also contains "seek-and-find activity" with 48 items hidden in picture list of hidden items included inside can.
Limited Edition Riddle Puzzles (only 50 of each were made) first introduced in 1997 The puzzle image is artfully woven with riddles and games an accompanying booklet guides you through the riddles, word games and hidden puzzlements
Wizard of Oz
A Mad Tea Party
Off With Her Head!
Peter Pan & The Irate Pirate
Dickens of a Christmas
Strathcona Mosaic Limited see Northern Games Limited
7 Dolphins by Jim Warren 1000 pieces, 19 x 30 can you find the 7 dolphins?
10 Eagles by Steven Michael Gardner 500 pieces, 18 x 24 GN46510 find the 10 hidden eagles
15 Wolves by Steven Michael Gardner 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 also issued in a 100 piece, 9 x 7 version by SunsOut
All is Bright #28464 1000 pieces find the hidden images
All the Worlds a Stage by James C. Christensen, 2003 1500 pieces, 24 x 33 references all 38 of Shakespeares plays
Alphabet Shop by Gale Pitt 48 pieces, 24 x 36
Bearly There by D.L. Rusty Rust 500 pieces, 18 x 24 hidden bears
Beyond Blind Faith by Jack E. Dawson #47640 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find the hidden images
Catchpenny by T.E. Breitenbach 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 locate over 100 fairy tales solution on back of box (also issued by Bits & Pieces)
Dragon Dreams by Bob Eggleton 1000 pieces, 24 x 36 shaped puzzle is a red, orange, and green Dragon with hidden images pictured on the body.
Fishing at Eagle Rock by John Van Straalen 1000 pieces, 26 x 26 find the hidden images (also issued as a round puzzle by Great American Puzzle Factory)
Horse Surround by Steve Kushner, 1993 500 pieces, 18 x 24 find the 24 hidden horses
If My People #47620 500 pieces find the hidden images
Irish Eyes by Pete Mueller, 2003 1000 pieces, 26½ x 32 Ύ shamrock shaped puzzle Can you find the pot of gold, leprechauns and hidden shamrock?
Majestic Flight by John Van Straalen, 2003 600 pieces, 15 x 24 Eagle shaped puzzle - How many different animals can you identify camouflaged throughout the scene? Includes an extra challenge: 13 identical star shaped pieces. Can you place them in the correct spots?
Messiah #47651 500 pieces find the hidden images
Mystic Passage by Jonathan Earl Bowser #70210 1000 pieces, 19 x 30 find the hidden images
O Holy Night 2006 #28422 1500 pieces find the hidden images
Parables, The by James C. Christensen 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 identify the 12 parables pictured
Passion Tree, The #47662 1000 pieces find the hidden images
Phantom of the Falls by Jonathan Earl Bowser 1500 pieces, 24 x 33 find the hidden images
Places Remembered #28408 1000 pieces find the hidden images
Proverbidioms by T.E. Breitenbach 1500 pieces, 24 x 33 locate over 300 proverbs and idioms solution included as poster and listed on box bottom (also issued by Bits & Pieces). For similar puzzle, see Jumbo Games Proverbs.
Purple Mountain Majesty by John Van Straalan 500 pieces, 19 x 19
Sedona Gallop by John Van Straalen, 2002 800 pieces, 35 x 24½ Horse shaped puzzle How many different animals can you find camouflaged throughout the rugged landscape? Includes an extra challenge: there are seven identical lucky horse-shoe shaped pieces. Can you place them in the right spots?
Seven Horses by Jim Warren 500 pieces, 18 x 24 locate 6 horses hidden in the picture.
Shakespearience by T.E. Breitenbach 500 pieces, 18 x 24 find 100 Shakespeare quotations solution on back of box
Spirit Calling by Jonathan Earl Bowser #70224 500 pieces, 18 x 24 find the hidden images
SportTease by T.E. Breitenbach, 1987 500 pieces, 18 x 24 find 200 sports terms solution on back of box (also issued by Bits & Pieces)
Things of the Garden by T.E. Breitenbach 1000 pieces, 20 x 27 find 200 hidden plant and flower names
Whos Watching Who by Steven Michael Gardner 500 pieces, 19 x 19 round find the 9 wolves, 5 are hidden.
Double Puzzle 500 pieces 13 x 19 clues printed on box crossword printed on jigsaw surface
Anamorphic Jigsaw puzzles Morph Magic series 500 pieces, 18 x 22 place the cylindrical Morph Magic mirror on the surface and hidden images will appear within the puzzle
Coral Reef, The 5 hidden images
Dinosaurs find 5 dinosaurs hidden
Garden Glass, The find 6 insects hidden
Well, The M.C. Escher appears
Wolves find 9 wolves hidden in a woodland scene
Quizzle Puzzles 850 pieces 28 x 20 50 different breeds are shown in each puzzle can you identify each breed? Answers on back of boxes. (Copyrighted by Blue Opal Australia Pty. Ltd. Invented by Dugald Keith.
Horses of the World 2001
Cats of the World
Dogs of the World
Birds of the World
Cars of the World
History of the World
Wanted! 2003 puzzle contest buy 3 separate puzzles and assemble them, mail in the correct answers for all 3 puzzles for a chance to win $50,000. Contest began June 9, 2003 and ended Jan 5, 2004. (These are actually 3 of the 4 Most Wanted! puzzles from Heye were repackaged by University Games for the contest.)
3. Building Site
Christmas Limited Edition Jigsaw Puzzle 1000 pieces puzzles #1-5 are double-sided, while later puzzles are single-sided
1. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Anne Grahame Johnstone ,1994 find a list of items related to the title hidden in the picture
2. Nearly Christmas by Brenda Burke, 1995 There's' also a sheet that comes with it which you have to Search and Spell CHRISTMAS in the jigsaw - find words with C, then with H etc. Contains recipes and Christmas carols on the puzzle reverse side.
3. Santas Grotto by Anne Grahame Johnstone, 1996 find the 25 candles hidden in the picture
4. The Night Before Christmas by Simon Williams, 1997 find references to the 12 carols hidden in the picture
5. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Anne Grahame Johnstone, 1998 (picture different from the 1994 edition)
6. A History of the Millenium by Brenda Burke, 1999
7. A Victorian Christmas by Pamela Storey Johnson, 2000 find the 10 references to Swans hidden in the picture
8. A Festive Feast by Jeff Anderson, 2001 find the 18 references to milk
9. Christmas Morning by Howard Robinson, 2002 find 9 dancing ladies hidden in the picture
10. Skating at Twilight on Christmas Eve by Pamela Storey Johnson, 2003 spot the 10 lords a leaping and the 10 robins
Western Publishing Co.
29 Cube Maze by David Anson Russo, 1991 #4729-45 (550 pieces, 15½ x 18) finished jigsaw picture has 2 arrows on it pointing to the 2 ends of a maze object is to get from one arrow to the other by going through 29 cubes stacked in a 5 layer pyramid.
Golden Mystery Puzzle (200 pieces, 14 x 18 aimed at teenagers)
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
White Mountain Puzzles
Love Song by Kim Norlien 550 pieces, 18 x 24 how many hearts can you find hidden in the picture? (This is the same identical picture as one issued by Serendipity entitled Meeting in the Lilacs.)
Spilsbury sold this at one time, but no mention of who manufacturer was:
Intentionally Not included:
Heronim a.k.a. Harry Wysocki. Artist paints in a little black cat in each of his paintings. More of a signature trademark than a hidden image.
Acknowledgements: Many of the older puzzles can be found in Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide, by Anne D. Williams,
Some of the puzzle solutions and story booklets on this page have been sent in by puzzle enthusiasts who appreciate having a place to find booklets & solutions when their copies disappear or get too beat up to read. Additions to this page are extremely welcome! If you have a booklet that is not linked on this page or know of a puzzle that is not listed feel free to send me the info and I will add it to the page. J
Page created in 2003.
Links checked: October 28, 2018
Last updated: October 28, 2018