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500-piece puzzle: Tips & Tricks

From the 3-piece puzzle to the one with more than 50,000 pieces, this game obviously comes in different categories. Overview of the 500-piece puzzle.

The essentials to know about 500-piece puzzles

Beginners? you are in the right format!

Indeed, the puzzles of 500 pieces are the ideal format for beginner adults. Besides, know that children aged 8 or 9 and over can already tackle the puzzles in this category if they already have experience behind them. In addition to being really fun for beginners, the 500-piece puzzles are also a kind of stepping stone to the slightly more difficult puzzles, like the 1000-piece puzzles. On the other hand, this category of puzzle is also ideal for casual puzzle players.

What dimensions make a puzzle of 500 pieces?

Generally speaking, a puzzle of 500 pieces has dimensions of about 49 x 36 cm. Under this size, each piece of the puzzle can measure 2.9 x 2.1 cm on average. Thus, the dimensions of a puzzle of 500 pieces depend above all on those of each of the pieces that make it up. A 500-piece puzzle, whether a beginner's puzzle or an adult puzzle, can have smaller or larger dimensions than this standard reference.

How long does it take to make a 500-piece puzzle?

The time of making a 500-piece puzzle, or any other category, depends above all on the experience of the person who does it. On the other hand, the number of hours per day devoted to the puzzle can also influence this time of realization. Otherwise, it takes a little more than 16 hours without interruption to make this type of puzzle, considering a reflection time of 2 minutes for each piece. You should know that some people can make a puzzle of 500 pieces in less than 16 hours. These are usually great puzzle enthusiasts.

On the other hand, also know that if there are several of you who make a puzzle of 500 pieces, it can perfectly be done faster.

How to make a puzzle of 500 pieces?

As with other puzzle categories, here are the steps to follow to make a 500-piece puzzle:

  • Sort the parts with a straight edge (these are those of the frame);
  • Train the framework;
  • Make small piles linked by the same pattern or color;
  • Try to harmonize everything by referring to the final image.

It should also be noted that it is better not to waste considerable time on a single piece. In the event of a doubt about the assembly of 2 parts, a trick is to turn them over to see if they match. Otherwise, it is also better to keep any pet away from the puzzle.

What are the puzzle brands that have the 500-piece format?

Among the puzzle brands that offer the 500-piece format, you can find for example:

  • Ravensburger
  • Djeco
  • Clementoni;
  • Castorland
  • Nathan;
  • Educa.

What are the most popular puzzle themes?

Some of the most sought-after puzzle themes include:

  • Harry Potter
  • Animals (cat, horse, dog);
  • Marvel;
  • Disney;
  • Landscape;
  • Star Wars.


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