Colorful Puzzles from MasterPieces

Colorful Puzzles from MasterPieces


I would like to take a moment to ask you to look back one of my holiday gift guide posts. Do you remember me recommending MasterPieces, Inc. puzzles as part of our STEAM gift guide. I did this because I truly love puzzles and have always enjoyed getting at least one as a Christmas gift each year. Regardless of the personal reasoning for wanting everyone to give such friendly gifts, I hope you took my advice and wrapped some up for your friends and families. While I’m sure they were happy at the time by such a thoughtful gift, they probably appreciate it even more now. There’s a silver lining to the stay-at-home recommendations that have caused all of us to be stuck inside for many weeks. People have been given the opportunity for family bonding which includes taking a new look at some old classics like board games and puzzles. 

If you've ever wondered what makes MasterPieces puzzles unique, it's their commitment to using recycled materials and soy ink to produce their products. -

We received some puzzles as donations for our annual holiday charity drive for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Like those other gifts given during the holidays, I’m even more appreciative now than I was before. While I was happy to gather and deliver those, I didn’t recognize the value they would have. Puzzles have become such a common part of daily life for many people right now as they’re cooped up in their homes. My parents used to help me with puzzles when I was a kid, but donated their collection when they moved a couple years ago. I’ve been lending mine to them and in the weeks since they closed themselves off to visitors, they’ve completed about 20 puzzles.

If you've ever wondered what makes MasterPieces puzzles unique, it's their commitment to using recycled materials and soy ink to produce their products. -

Most people probably don’t give much thought to the different types of puzzles, but there really are a lot of things to consider. As I mentioned in my article about the anatomy puzzles, there are a multitude of factors that determine what makes a puzzle good. In addition to difficulty, number of pieces, thickness and piece size, the images are a huge deal. MasterPieces sent a couple puzzles to us and despite both being 1000 pieces, they’re two very different types of puzzles. One has larger EZGrip puzzle pieces while the other includes smaller pieces. The easiest way to determine the size of the pieces is to look at the final dimensions as noted on the box. 

If you've ever wondered what makes MasterPieces puzzles unique, it's their commitment to using recycled materials and soy ink to produce their products. -

As someone who has done a lot of puzzles in my years, I’ve always noticed the differences in the feel of puzzle pieces. Think about the children’s ones you get from the discount store. They bend easily and it ruins the experience. As a child, I recall gravitating to the wooden jigsaw puzzles more than the cardboard ones specifically for this reason. I grew out of that and now recognize that it comes down to the manufacturing process and the cost-saving techniques. One thing I hadn’t noticed about the other puzzles we’ve been working on in recent weeks are the materials the pieces are actually made of. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Dean Russo puzzle from MasterPieces, Inc. boasts chipboard made from recycled materials! After noticing the same notification on the EZGrip puzzle, I decided to check their website. I discovered that not only are their puzzles made from recycled paper, but they use soy-based inks as well.

If you've ever wondered what makes MasterPieces puzzles unique, it's their commitment to using recycled materials and soy ink to produce their products. -

Aside from the previously mentioned benefits, another feature of the MasterPieces puzzles is that they are extremely colorful and vibrant. Having recently completed several vintage round puzzles, this was a welcome change. Of course, it also made the puzzle a little harder since I’m one of those people that likes to fish specific colors out of the box rather than dump the pieces everywhere. I guess having to change how I do things guarantees a different experience and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Puzzles continue to be in short supply and MasterPieces, Inc. has temporarily suspended website checkouts. Piece together the news and updates by following them on Facebook and Twitter if you’re looking for a new puzzle from their catalog. In the meantime, you can still search for MasterPieces puzzles on Amazon.

What size of puzzle do you prefer?


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked as an ambassador for brands such as Netflix, U.S. Cellular and K'NEX, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful teen daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere playing board games.

12 comments on «Colorful Puzzles from MasterPieces»

  1. Jordan Binkerd says:

    Star Wars is definitely my favorite type of image on puzzles…..

  2. Darla Kidder says:

    I love Star Wars puzzles.

  3. Thanay Binford says:

    I love large colorful nature scenes

  4. Tony Platz says:

    I like animal puzzles .

  5. Giggles Giggles says:

    I enjoy jigsaw puzzle’s that have images that is worthy of putting up on the wall. This would include great landscape or destination views.

  6. Clint Cabrera says:

    18000 pieces

    1. Nicole says:

      That’s pretty impressive. I was ready to pull my hair out when we did a 3000 piece puzzle. LOL

  7. Caroline Lennek says:

    My favorite puzzles are of scenery, historic landmarks, castles and works of art (especially Vincent Van Gogh)..

  8. McKnight says:

    I don’t really focus so much on the image. My very favorite puzzle was a picture of gumballs. The same 5 colors over and over made it really challenging.

  9. gala says:

    I like nature puzzles

  10. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:


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