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The best puzzles for adults 2020

Get creative while staying in with these fun jigsaw puzzles and brain teasers.
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By Camryn La Sala

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One way to avoid cabin fever while staying in right now is by preparing a list of activities you and your family can do at home.

After playing a board game, having a movie marathon and reading your favorite books you can pass time by doing a challenging puzzle! In an effort to help you decompress and get your mind off things, we’ve created a list of the best puzzles for adults.

From the best destination-themed puzzles to a "Friends" word search book, we’ve got you covered with more than enough options to help you pass the time.

The list below has puzzles by category. To quickly jump to the a specific section, click the links below or keep scrolling to check out all 14 of our picks.

Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults

1. Galison Gray Malin 2-Sided 500 Piece Beach Jigsaw Puzzle

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.

2. Educa 1000 Piece "Northern Lights" Aurora Borealis Puzzle

Have you always wanted to see the Northern Lights? Get inspired to achieve your dreams with this stunning Aurora Borealis puzzle.

3. Thomas Kinkade "Follow The Yellow Brick Road" 1000 Piece 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.

4. Galison Gray Malin 500 Piece Snow Jigsaw Puzzle

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.

5. Mudpuppy Keith Haring Double Sided 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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.

6. Buffalo Games Coffee and Donuts 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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

1. New York Puzzle Company "New Yorker Main Street" 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

This puzzle consists of an old (but colorful) New Yorker cover by artist Beatrice Tobias, which was originally published in Nov. 1939.

2. Ravensburger "A Paris Stroll" 1500 Piece Puzzle

Transport yourself to Paris with this charming and romantic Ravensburger puzzle.

3. Cinque Terre Liguria, Italy 1000 Piece Puzzle

Enjoy the beautiful and scenic view of Cinque Terre while you sip on wine around the fire.

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.

2. Ravensburger Chrysler Building 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

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.

3. Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book

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.

4. "Friends" Word Search Book

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.

5. "Ultimate Mind Games" Puzzle Book

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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