How Difficult Are Bewilderness Puzzles?

by Whitney Sheehan
How Difficult Are Bewilderness Puzzles?

How Difficult Are Bewilderness Puzzles?

Whitney's partner Justin, a certified adult man, working on a puzzle by candlelight

At Bewilderness, we really enjoy creating tough jigsaw puzzles. Sometimes, the more challenging a puzzle is to solve, the more satisfying it is when you put that last piece in place! But we also know that puzzles are supposed to be fun, too. Every puzzler has their own threshold where fun becomes frustration, and sometimes you just want to chill out with a puzzle that's not going to take over your coffee table for weeks.

If you're used to classic-style jigsaw puzzles with 500, 1000, or even 2000+ pieces, you'll find that most Bewilderness puzzles tend to have a higher difficulty level per piece. Our general rule of thumb to get an idea of how tough one of our puzzles will be is to multiply the number of pieces in a Bewilderness puzzle by 2 or 3, and that will tell you about how hard it will be compared to a traditional cardboard puzzle. For example, one of our 326-piece geometric puzzles will be around as challenging as your average 700- to 1000-piece puzzle.

Besides piece count, also consider the art printed on the puzzle when gauging difficulty. For example, our 326-piece Joyful puzzle is quite a bit easier than our 326-piece Eye of the Tiger, even though they're both geometric puzzles of the same size. Any time you have very distinct colors or patterns that you can isolate and solve section by section, you're going to have an easier time of it than if you have a more complex pattern that covers the entire area of the puzzle.

Below are some of our puzzles with non-traditional cut designs and how they stack up to other puzzles you might be more familiar with:

If you want to take a crack at one of our most difficult puzzles, try:


"Forest Mist" - 550 Pieces, Tessellation Puzzle

$99.00
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle, completed with box
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle, close-up of a section in progress
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle by Bewilderness in progress
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle by Bewilderness
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle, close-up holding a single geometric piece
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle by Bewilderness, pile of pieces with box
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle, completed with box
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle, close-up of a section in progress
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle by Bewilderness in progress
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle by Bewilderness
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle, close-up holding a single geometric piece
Blue Spruce challenging wooden puzzle by Bewilderness, pile of pieces with box

"Blue Spruce" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00
Echeveria geometric jigsaw puzzle, close-up of some pieces and included helper image
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, partial close-up plus box
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, closeup of a few pieces
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, in progress with box
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, box and bag of pieces
Echeveria geometric jigsaw puzzle, close-up of some pieces and included helper image
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, partial close-up plus box
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, closeup of a few pieces
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, in progress with box
Echeveria geometric wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, box and bag of pieces

"Echeveria" - 326 Pieces - Geometric Puzzle

$99.00

"Woodland Ladies" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00

If you're used to 1000+ piece jigsaw puzzles, try:

Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness
Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness
Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness
Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness
Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness
Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness
Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness
Sunflower Round Puzzle for Skilled Puzzlers - 330 Piece Wood Jigsaw - Original Circular Geometric Cut Design - Art by Shandra Smith - Bewilderness

"Sunflower" - 330 Pieces, Round Geometric Puzzle

$95.00

"Gentle Giant" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00

"The Center of the Galaxy" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00
Fall Leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, full puzzle with box and some geometric pieces on the side
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, full puzzle with box
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, close-up of one of its 326 pieces
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, close-up of a few pieces
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, box and bag full of pieces
Fall Leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, full puzzle with box and some geometric pieces on the side
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, full puzzle with box
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, close-up of one of its 326 pieces
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, close-up of a few pieces
Fall leaves wooden jigsaw puzzle by Bewilderness, box and bag full of pieces

"Fall Leaves" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00

If 500-piece puzzles are more your speed, try:

Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness
Henry Art - Sasquatch and Salmon - 326 Pieces - Wood PNW Jigsaw for Adults - Difficult Geometric Cut Design - Seattle Artist - Bewilderness

"Squatch Hugging Salmon" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -
Colorful Patterned Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design - Puzzle for Adults -

"Perky" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00

"Gnome Village" - 326 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$99.00

"Coin Maze" - 173 pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$65.00

If you'd like something on the easier side, try:

Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -
Henry Wolves - Original Geometric Laser Cut Design -

"Wolves and Moon" - 50 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$55.00

"Unicorn with Flower" - 50 Pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$55.00

"Midsummer Iris" - 187 Pieces, Tessellation Puzzle

$65.00

"Mystic Mermaid" - 50 pieces, Geometric Puzzle

$55.00

We hope that helps you figure out where to start! Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you'd like a personal recommendation. We're always here for you via our contact page, hello_octo@bewilderness-puzzles.com, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

Posted August 31st, 2021 by Whitney

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