The first puzzle
In 1760, the engraver John Spilsbury sawed 39 counties on a map of England from thin mahogany wood. During geography lessons, the children were supposed to put them back together to form their home country. In so doing, he inadvertently invented the first jigsaw puzzle! Maps still remain one of the most popular image choices for puzzlers to date.
Stolen puzzle pieces
When a woman walked out on her husband and her marriage, she took a handful of puzzle pieces from her husband's nearly completed 12,000-piece puzzle with her. Although our customer service team were able to replace the stolen pieces for this frustrated puzzler, sadly, we could not repair the marriage with his wife.
20 or 500 pieces? With our Ravensburger Puzzle App for mobile iOS or Android devices, ambitious puzzlers can choose the right digital puzzle for every occasion. The app offers more than 2,000 images and you can choose the right piece count for you, with additional images added every month. It is the perfect place to complete a digital puzzle.
The "Ravensburger Puzzle Junior" app is available for children from the age of two and a half.
Something for everyone
Ravensburger currently have around 660 different puzzles for children and adults in our global collection. From 2-piece puzzles for toddlers to diverse 3D puzzles with bendable pieces made of plastic to 40,320 pieces made of classic Ravensburger puzzle board.
Puzzle under water
A specially made puzzle by Ravensburger which weighed 500 kilograms, was puzzled underwater by 50 divers, who worked non-stop for four days to piece it together. The puzzle carpet at the bottom of a swimming pool was around 100m² in size, and the crazy experiment was a success.
Puzzling is relaxing
Many children and adults around the world have found that completing a jigsaw puzzle is very relaxing, and puzzling continues to become more and more popular. In 2020, Ravensburger shipped around 28-million of our jigsaw puzzles from our factory in Ravensburg, to over 70 countries around the world.