Formerly a jigsaw puzzle was called a. This is most likely due to the origin of the jigsaw puzzle. London mapmaker John Spilsbury used the puzzle as a teaching tool in geography. The maps were stuck on thin wood. Each country was cut out exactly at the borders. Pupils learned playfully different countries through the pieces to puzzle together.
Puzzles and puzzling today
Since the jigsaw of John Spilbury were soon other images used for puzzles. Although wooden puzzles is not the standard, they are still made. Besides the puzzles also has the 3D puzzle made its appearance. Buildings such as Big Ben, the Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower from Ravensburger derive perfect for a 3D puzzle. Puzzling existed for more than 250 years, and given the popularity and demand will be for many years to exist. Read more about the history of the jigsaw puzzle!
Jumbo, Gibsons, Ravensburger puzzles and SunsOut
At Port you will find puzzles of all known brands. Well known are the puzzles of Jumbo and Ravensburger. But Gibsons and Educa deliver quality puzzles, with particular images of Gibsons stand by their typical English illustrated graphics. SunsOut is the manufacturer of the so-called shaped puzzles, SunsOut comes at you so virtually no puzzle to the usual rectangular shape tight.