11 Geek Puzzles That Are More Fun Than Video Games – Review Geek

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We’re big fans of technology and spend nearly every waking minute thinking about it, but sometimes it’s nice to step back and find other ways to pass the time without it. And what better candidate for unplugged fun than a good old-fashioned jigsaw puzzle?

Whether you’re looking for a smaller puzzle with a simple but fun picture to knock out over the weekend, or a giant puzzle with a thought-provoking design or oddly shaped pieces, we’re sure you’ll love these geeky picks. We’ve found puzzles for all kinds of fandoms, ranging from video games and nature to art and star wars.

Old School Cool: Retro Video Game Puzzle

Tons of retro video games featured in this cool puzzle.

Don’t forget to play duck hunting, The Adventures of Kirby, and Dr. Mario at the time? We all love those classic formative video games, and this detail-rich jigsaw puzzle is the perfect homage to these popular titles from the 80s and 90s. The retro video game puzzle features 1,000 pieces and should give you hours of nostalgic fun. It measures 28 x 20 inches and is made from 100% recycled puzzle boards. Pieces snap together easily thanks to its precision cut design, and it offers fun video games like Final Fantasy, Super Mario Brothers, Pac manand more.

Old school cool

Question Your Sanity: Pink/Blue Gradient Puzzle

Pink to Blue Gradient Puzzle
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Real picture puzzles are cool and all, but it’s child’s play. Test your skills (and your sanity) with this 500 piece gradient puzzle. You’ll need to bring your best strategies, sorting skills, and goggles to the table for this one. Can you complete the challenge when there’s only blue to pink (or one of the other cool variations offered by the seller)? We triple dog challenge you to complete this one in a single weekend.

Question your sanity

Pink/Blue Gradient Puzzle

Think you’re good at puzzles? This deceptively simple puzzle is a challenge for even the best of them.

Glorious Disney: All Characters Stained Glass Puzzle

Disney characters presented in a colorful stained glass puzzle.
Tenyo, Disney

Love all things Disney? You must get your hands on this unique puzzle then! It features all of the classic Disney characters, such as Simba, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Genie, Bambi, Baloo, Mowgli, Aladdin, Jasmine, Pinocchio, Hercules, and more, in a colorful pattern that looks like stained glass. Don’t be fooled by its pretty design; this puzzle measures 29 x 40 inches and includes 2,000 pieces. It will take some serious work to complete.

Glorious Disney

Animal Shapes: Humpback Whale Wooden Puzzle

Cool animal themed puzzle in the shape of two colorful humpback whales.

We love rectangular puzzles as much as any other, but the fun nature theme and unique shape of this puzzle is too cool to ignore. It’s shaped like two humpback whales – the mother and her adorable calf – and it’s made of wood. It measures 9.8 x 5.9 inches, so it’s not too big and sports some really cool colors! Although it only has 98 pieces, each is shaped like a different forest animal, making the puzzle a fun choice for kids and adults alike.

animal shapes

Totally Radical: The Puzzle of the 1990s

The 1990s puzzle features people, places, shows and gadgets from the decade.
white mountain

Yeah, everyone knows the 90s were the craziest decade in history, and this 90s themed puzzle is all that and a bag of chips. It’s a 1,000 piece collage featuring all sorts of gadgets, people and icons from that decade. If you look around you’ll see things like Kurt Cobain, Beavis and Butthead, jurassic parkBill Clinton, Y2K, The simpsons, OJ Simpson’s Highway Chase, the Spice Girls, a Ross Perot Button, Beeps and so many other memorable treasures. It measures 24 x 30 inches when complete.

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The puzzle of the 1990s

The 1990s were full of pretty cool stuff, man; do this puzzle and see for yourself.

For LEGO Fans: The LEGO Minifigure Faces Puzzle

The LEGO Minifigure Faces puzzle includes hundreds of unique faces from the famous toys.

We’re big fans of all things LEGO here at Geek Reviews, so obviously we’re obsessed with this themed puzzle, which features hundreds of unique LEGO Minifigure faces. Everyone knows minifigures are the heart of the iconic brand, so get a close-up look at each one, including a pirate, cat, nerd, aviator, snowboarder, clown, and more ! The 1,000 piece puzzle measures 25 x 20 inches and is a ton of fun for kids and adult LEGO fans.

For LEGO fans

Use the Force: Star Wars Yoda Puzzle

Star Wars themed puzzle featuring Yoda meditating in a Dagobah swamp
Buffalo Games, Disney

Do this puzzle, you must! This 1,000 piece puzzle is a must have for hardcore fans of star wars and the beloved character Yoda. It depicts Yoda standing with his cane in a Dagobah swamp and meditating. The puzzle measures 26.75 x 19.75 inches and comes with a full-size poster to help you solve the puzzle (or hang it on your bedroom wall because it’s super cool). It is made from recycled cardboard and has been cut with a precision technique for a perfect fit. Don’t get me wrong, though, with a thousand pieces and a billion shades of green, this puzzle is going to be tough. Worth it, but difficult.

Use the force

High-class art: Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Puzzle

Is great art more your thing than toys and movies? We get that, and we think you’ll love this Van Gogh puzzle featuring the artist’s beautiful 1889 “Vase with Twelve Sunflowers” still life painting. The puzzle mimics Van Gogh’s post-Impressionism style and includes 1,000 pieces. It measures 26.75 x 19.25 inches when complete and includes a full size poster for reference while you put it together. It’s a great choice for art lovers and anyone looking for a bit more whimsical puzzle topic.

High class art

Golden Times: The Golden Girls Puzzle

The Golden Girls puzzle featuring the four famous ladies.
The Po

Hi, thanks for being a friend! If you like the classic TV show Daddy’s Girls (and honestly, who of us doesn’t) you can’t say no to this wonderful Daddy’s Girls puzzle. Of course, it features the Golden Gal quartet – Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia – with all their beauty and sass. The puzzle measures 19 x 27 when completed and includes 1,000 full-color pieces.

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The golden girls puzzle

Thanks for being a friend! Celebrate the four most impressive ladies on television with this excellent puzzle.

Old-Fashioned Fun: Vintage Travel Advertisement Puzzles

This puzzle features a collage of vintage travel advertisements from around the world.

Vintage art has a one-of-a-kind look, and it’s the center of attention here on this colorful jigsaw puzzle of travel advertisements. It features a collage of travel posters for destinations like Japan, Chile, Switzerland, Hawaii, New Zealand, London, Hong Kong, Rio, Egypt, New York, Cuba, Australia, Budapest , and more ! The puzzle’s fun retro design is matched only by the fun retro cylindrical box it sits in. It contains 1,000 pieces and measures 28 x 20 when complete.

Old fashioned fun

Need more space: planetary vision puzzle

We’re big astronomy nerds, so this cosmic puzzle from Ravensburger and all of its celestial bodies makes for a heck of a treat. There’s a lot to look at and explore, including stars, galaxies, planets, nebulae and moons, and you’ll wonder if 1000 pieces is enough to hold it all! The puzzle features an anti-reflective finish, which is great for working on it in bright light and unique pieces with a precise fit, so you won’t have to worry about whether a piece is the right piece or not.

Need more space