This post is sponsored by Jigsaw Puzzle but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We love to play games here at Winter + Sparrow. No, not those kinds of games. We’re talking about board games and mobile games on our phone.
While games are a fun way to pass the time, our reason for playing them is a bit more specific.
In 2014, we wrote an article titled, “Top Brain Games For People Struggling With Multiple Sclerosis and Cognitive Impairments.” In that article, we listed ten types of games you should play if you’re looking to improve memory, speed up your reaction time, improve your problem-solving skills, boost your attention rate, and practice your visual processing skills.
Number seven on that list was jigsaw puzzles.
Today, we’re going to show you the jigsaw puzzle game we use to help keep our mind sharp, pass the time (in waiting rooms and checkout lines), and help us relax in the evening before bed.
The Mobile Game We Play To Keep Our Mind Sharp
Available in the Apple store and on Google Play, Jigsaw Puzzle is a mobile game app that allows you to play free puzzles daily on your phone, tablet, or Kindle. There are over 20,000 puzzles to choose from and every day there is a daily free puzzle.
Depending on your interests, you can pick a puzzle featuring nature, animals, travel, people, art, and more. I’m always drawn to the aurora borealis puzzles because of their beautiful, bright colors. Plus, seeing the aurora in person is on my bucket list.
One of the many aspects I love about this app is that you can select how many pieces you want the puzzle to have:
- Up to 1024 puzzle pieces on tablets and
- 400 puzzle pieces on phones
If you want to time yourself, there’s a clock setting so you can work on improving your processing speed. If you need some music to motivate or relax you, don’t touch that radio because the Jigsaw Puzzle app allows you to play music while you’re playing. <A little Rocky theme music perhaps?!>
What’s really cool is the Jigsaw Puzzle app works just like a regular puzzle that you’d move around the table if you were putting a physical puzzle together (without the added frustration of losing a puzzle piece or two).
There’s not a lot I can do about the aging process, or having to wait in boring doctor’s offices, but there is something I can do to keep my brain sharp, pass the time, and have fun.
The Jigsaw Puzzle mobile game app is my solution to both!
You’ve got to try it to believe it!
Once you’ve downloaded the app, let me know what puzzles are your favorite!