Puzzle Day was created to celebrate our love for teasing our brains. Don’t just think jigsaw puzzles, this holiday includes crosswords, word searches, brain teasers, and many more.
Jodi Jill created this holiday in 2002 for her love of games and solving problems. As a columnist for the LA paper, Jill writes weekly puzzle quizzes for papers around the country. Many puzzle for leisure, but there has been significant research suggesting that keeping your brain sharp with word puzzles can help prevent alzheimer's. If you’ve never entered the realm of brain teasers, what better day to start than January 29th?
How to Celebrate
Invite some friends over for a cozy night in and pull out your favorite puzzle. When you finish, you can use puzzle glue to hang it up as decoration; or put it back on your shelf until you’ve forgotten how to build it. Looking for something personal? Try creating your own puzzle, either with your own photo or by hand!
If you’re not crazy about jigsaw puzzles, don’t forget about puzzle books: these contain hundreds of crosswords, logic problems, sudoku, and more.
For decades, board games and puzzles have been a staple for family bonding. Whether the power is out or someone turns the TV off, puzzles are the perfect rainy day activity. Puzzles can easily be seen as a solo activity, but they’re also enjoyable with companions. Celebrate January 29th with the timeless joy of puzzling.
“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...”
― Vera Nazarian