Celebrate National Puzzle Day with a cup of tea, a comfortable seat, and a couple thousand pieces. From novice puzzlers to jigsaw experts, we’ve compiled a list of the perfect puzzles for you. Bring your favorite fandoms to the tabletop, or enjoy silly or beautiful images for a calming, fun puzzle experience. For experts, there are also some puzzle accessories that will bring your experience to the next level. Whether you finish a 500-piece puzzle in a night or spend weeks on a 2,000-piece behemoth, the end result will always (hopefully) be worth it.
These Perplexing Puzzles Make for a Perfect National Puzzle Day
Who said puzzles have to be flat? After assembling these 3D Harry Potter puzzles, you’ll have a beautiful creation from the Wizarding World to display. The puzzle line includes the Hogwarts Express, Hogsmeade, the Flying Ford Anglia, and more.
After binging season two of this Disney+ show (again), build the Mandalorian yourself with this 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.
If you thought 2020 felt like a dumpster fire, you’re not alone. Celebrate the beginning of a new year and embrace the adorable chaos with this puzzle from 100% Soft.
Rock out with this circular, Pink Floyd 450-piece puzzle, based on the iconic album Dark Side of the Moon.
Find your spirit cat based on your zodiac sign with this Cat Zodiac puzzle. (Don’t forget to check your moon and rising too!)
The New York Puzzle Company has a whole slew of artistic Harry Potter scenes to recreate during your next movie marathon, including this one from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Recreate this colorful poster from the fan-favorite Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, featuring Thor, Hulk, Hela, and more.
Revisit the iconic sitcom with this 500-piece puzzle of line-drawn characters from the show and a few hilarious, fan-favorite quotes.
Take a break from your Nintendo Switch to put together this adorable Animal Crossing: New Horizons puzzle, featuring friends including Beau, Vesta, Pekoe, and Daisy Mae.
With Grounds for Murder, puzzlers double as detectives. After reading the mysterious case, put together the 1,000-piece puzzle for clues to crack the case.
Travel back to the early days of quarantine with this “Spicy” Joe Exotic puzzle, featuring a line drawing of the infamous zookeeper.
Get the perfect gift for any puzzle lover with this New York Times Customizable Puzzle. Choose any date and piece together the front page of the New York Times from that day. Memorialize a birthday, an anniversary, or any significant day in puzzle form!
Whatever the weather is like in your own city, The Sunny City puzzle will bring a ray of sunshine anywhere it goes.
This Gradient Puzzle delivers another beautifully blended challenge for extreme puzzlers with 2,000 pieces that seamlessly blend from color to color.
Spend a quiet night in with this aesthetically pleasing puzzle, appropriately titled “A Quiet Night In.” By the end, you’ll have decor inspiration, a desire to read more, and a new puzzling buddy.
Celebrate girl power with this round puzzle based on the Women’s March on Jan 21, 2017 with a Gloria Steinem quote circling the outside, designed by the women-owned company, eeBoo.
Are normal puzzles too easy? Master puzzlers have a new challenge at hand with the Clearly Impossible Puzzle: 100 clear pieces that somehow all fit together. Good luck!
For more puzzles that stand, check out these 3D Crystal Puzzles, which feature characters from Disney, Peanuts, and more.
Puzzle in style with this Puzzle Board from Ravensburger. With a non-slip, velour surface, you can adjust your viewing angle and carry your puzzle from room to room without fear of breakage.
We’ve all been there:You complete an entire section of a puzzle but transferring that section into the actual puzzle always ends in disaster. Avoid this with the Puzzle Scoop, which is like a pizza peel for puzzle pieces.
For group puzzling — or super-organized puzzling — utilize the Puzzle Sort & Go. Collect all the end pieces or all the blue pieces into their own compartments for easy organization and assign different puzzlers to different parts for maximized success. Or, stack the compartments for your portable puzzling needs.