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This giant puzzle of a CMYK gradient may be the hardest we've ever seen

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. For some, jigsaw puzzles are a slow, relaxing pastime that exercise the creative and logic centers of the mind. If you're one of the former, it's time you experienced Clemens Habicht's 1,000 Colours. This is no ordinary jigsaw puzzle -- because of the subtle changes in color, it's a true test of patience, process, and attention to detail that's not for the faint of heart (or the faint of sight). You won't have the luxury of a real-world image to focus on while you try to match the picture on the box to the jumble of pieces in front of you.


Impossible Puzzles for People Under Sixty

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This lenticular puzzle changes depending on how you look at it. Then, suddenly, the image shifts to endless meetings during which the camera must stay on at ALL TIMES. At only three hundred and sixty-five pieces, this puzzle should be doable, but, without the ability to sort by color, shape, or life goals, you'll be unsure where to start. Connect a piece to immediately receive an I.C.Y.M.I. prompt that the puzzle isn't finished--as well as five hundred new pieces. Hope you don't have anything else going on, because this puzzle will take over your life.


This 1,000-piece color gradient puzzle is super challenging — and currently on sale

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Let's face it: Puzzles get a bad rap for being "boring" or "lame." It doesn't matter if it's 100 pieces or 1,000, puzzles are typically reserved for boring nights in and obligatory hangouts with your grandparents, right? Truth is, puzzles are kind of cool. Research suggests that regularly dabbling in puzzles can help improve your mood, lower stress, and even increase your IQ -- really. SEE ALSO: 'Stranger Things' is getting its own'Dungeons & Dragons' game Today, they come in all shapes, sizes, themes, and difficulties, but if you already consider yourself a jigsaw wiz, you're probably craving a puzzle that will truly put you to the test.


Solving David Dobrik's new puzzle could win you $100,000

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From a disposable camera app to perfume, YouTuber David Dobrik has been widening his empire to include his own products. Unlike Dobrik's previous giveaways, this one won't include a Tesla, but it will offer cash. The Hundred Thousand Dollar Puzzle costs $30 to buy, and it may reward you with somewhere between 25 cents and $100,000. Here's how it works: assembling the puzzle will reveal a QR code. Once you scan the code you'll be directed to a site where you plug in a unique verification code that came on the puzzle box.


This unique puzzle creates an incredible optical illusion

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There are two types of people in this world: puzzle lovers, and people who are wrong. However, if you are an unfortunate member of the latter group, the good news is there's a way for you to redeem yourself once and for all: by giving puzzles another chance. Check out the 1000 Vibrating Colors Puzzle from Clemens Habicht's Colour Puzzles. The color puzzles come in three variations, including two that don't involve optical illusions, but it's the incredible vibrating colors one you'll want to check out.