Unless your middle name is dork, fiddling with jigsaw puzzles is about as interesting as stuffing envelopes. But all that is about to change thanks to NY Times Front Page Puzzles. As the name suggests, these fascinating jigsaws depict the front page of what is widely regarded as the benchmark of distinguished journalism in America. No, not the National Enquirer. We're talking about the New York Times.
But NY Times Front Page Puzzles don't depict any old front page. No siree, they depict one from the date of your choice - from 1888 to the present day. Whether it's Kennedy v Khrushchev, Watergate or WW2, Apollo 11 or something incredibly mundane, putting together old news is totally fascinating.
Open book shaped centre puzzle piece
Individually created using high quality reproductions of original archive newspapers, each 400 piece puzzle is as challenging as it is absorbing. What's more, every piece is crafted in high-quality 1.5mm millboard, so the whole shebang fits together beautifully like...well, like a jigsaw.
An ideal birthday, anniversary, whatever-date-you-fancy gift, each puzzle is packaged in a smart presentation box with a label that can be personalized. We'll even throw in a full sized paper copy of your selected front page to help you assemble your black and white masterpiece.
Pick your own special date
Your front cover
Speaking of putting things together, each completed puzzle measures a coffee table friendly 47cm x 30.5cm so you won't have to shift any furniture for floor-based assembly. Best of all, your completed jigsaw gives you an enthralling insight into the major events on your selected significant day.
NY Puzzle Gift Box
NY Times Front Page Puzzles have been a huge hit here at Firebox HQ. We had no idea old news could be so entertaining. In fact, as self-appointed arbiters of what's hot and what's not, we hereby declare that the jigsaw puzzle is now officially cool. So what are you waiting for? Pick a date and get ordering!