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You Can Put Together Virtual Puzzles With Your Friends

This is a clever way to pass the time!

Since the early 1900s, people have enjoyed piecing jigsaw puzzles together to pass the time. These days, as we find ourselves stuck at home with time on our hands, putting together puzzles is once again an ideal activity.

But getting new puzzles has become a challenge. Many stores have closed and online retailers are selling out of them. Not only that but, due to social distancing, you might miss having the help of a friend or family member as you put together that puzzle.

Happily, several websites make it possible for you to complete an array of puzzles with anyone you please. These virtual puzzles are almost as satisfying as the real thing, with the added bonus that they allow you to connect with loved ones who can’t drop in for a visit.

Here are some multiplayer online puzzles you might enjoy.

Ravensburger’s Puzzle World

Ravensburger has been manufacturing board games and puzzles since the 1880s. Now, they’re sharing some of their most popular jigsaw puzzles online. To play with others, enter a login name and choose Create a Game. Your friends can find the puzzle with your name and join you there. Alternatively, you can join another puzzle in progress and maybe make some new friends!

Screenshot of a puzzle at https://digitalpuzzle.ravensburger.us/

ePuzzle

There are a handful of puzzles in various degrees of difficulty on this site. To complete a puzzle virtually with someone, choose any picture and set up a table of your own. Enter a nickname your friends will easily recognize and get going. You can also opt to create a custom puzzle by selecting Your Own Jigsaw and uploading a picture. You’ll receive a custom URL you can share with anyone.

JigsawPuzzles.io

Sign in to this puzzle platform with Facebook, Google or Twitter, select New Puzzle and pick the puzzle you want to complete. There are dozens of options here. Choose Private to be able to invite friends or Public if you want to allow anyone to play along. You can even select the number of pieces you want. Choose the Invite button at the top of the board to send an invitation to friends.

Screenshot of https://jigsawpuzzles.io/

SkillGamesBoard.com

The puzzles here are made from renowned works of art. Create a free account or sign in using Facebook or Twitter. Choose Private to be able to invite friends or Public if you want to allow anyone to play along. Choose a board size and a painting to begin. You’ll receive a custom URL you can share with anyone.

With personal URLs and private games, you can come and go as you please. This allows you to complete the puzzle with friends whenever either of you has some free time.

Enjoy the endless puzzle possibilities!

This story originally appeared on Simplemost.