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

Mashable

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

The New Yorker

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.


Spies turn puzzle-masters with second GCHQ book

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Its main function is to protect the UK from terrorism and cyber attacks, but now GCHQ is set for its second foray into the rather less dangerous world of puzzle books. The country's top code breakers have created a new set of brainteasers to mark the intelligence agency's centenary year in 2019. And to celebrate its upcoming release, the organisation have posted a teaser on Twitter using emojis. The GCHQ posted a teaser on Twitter yesterday about the release of its new book using emojis. The answer to the difficult puzzle is expected to be given later today.


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

Mashable

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.


This unique puzzle creates an incredible optical illusion

Mashable

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.