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A new year brings so many possibilities, goals and ... responsibility. With all the hustle and bustle involved in getting back into a routine and tackling all of your new resolutions, it's easy to forget to relax from time to time.
One fun way to unwind is by putting together a puzzle with your friends or family. We've created a list of the best puzzles for adults to decompress after a long day — just in time for National Puzzle Day on Jan. 29!
The list below has puzzles by category, to quickly jump to the section click the links below or keep scrolling to check out all 14 of our picks:
Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
This Galison Gray Malin beach puzzle is both challenging and fun to look at! It features two aerial photographs — people lying on the beach on a sunny day and snorkelers exploring an ocean reef.
Have you always wanted to see the Northern Lights? Get inspired to achieve your dreams with this stunning Aurora Borealis puzzle.
If you love classic movies, you're bound to have fun putting together this "Wizard of Oz" puzzle. It features a scene of Dorothy and the rest of the characters on the yellow brick road.
Here's another fabulous Galison Gray Malin puzzle with two birds-eye view photos taken from a doorless helicopter. One side has a magical winter wonderland, while the other has an array of colorful skiers on white snow.
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Mudpuppy teamed up with artist Keith Haring to create a difficult but awesome double-sided puzzle. One side of the jigsaw is colorful and matte, while the other is glossy with a black and white design.
Do you love coffee and donuts? If so, you might find it difficult to complete this puzzle without making a Dunkin' Donuts run!
Location Specific Jigsaw Puzzles
By the time you're done building this Cinque Terre puzzle, you'll be swooning over the opportunity to visit Italy! This jigsaw puzzle, made with recycled puzzle board, is both easy to snap together and fun to create.
This puzzle consists of an old (but colorful) New Yorker cover by artist Beatrice Tobias, which was originally published in Nov. 1939.
Transport yourself to Paris with this charming and romantic Galison Michael Storrings puzzle.
Other Puzzle Games for Adults
1. Geode Puzzle
While traditional jigsaw puzzles are always fun, sometimes it's even more fun to mix things up a little bit. This challenging and beautiful geode puzzle is not only easy on the eyes, but also super challenging for the brain.
3D puzzles for adults have become quite the trend over the last few years! This Chrysler Building puzzle is a perfect option to get started with if you are new to this style of puzzle.
Crossword puzzles are another popular choice for relaxing after a long day. This Simon & Schuster Mega crossword puzzle book has over 300 tasks — offering hours of stimulation for problem solvers of every level.
If you can't seem to stop watching reruns of "Friends" and enjoy word searches, this book is definitely for you! This book features so many fun moments with puzzles related to the show's locations, characters and actors.
This "Ultimate Mind Games" puzzle book is complete with over 400 brain teasers for adults that will keep your mind in tip-top shape.
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