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About Silvia Istudor

I develop content and manage the social media of several mobile games at Frenzy Games - an independent game studio. Over the past years, I have produced content for social media, web, mobile and marketing collateral. I am passionate about languages, psychology and tech.

5 Secrets to Win More Crowns

Do you enjoy our games so much that you would like to gain access to more puzzles, and also get a good deal out of it? Then you’ll be interested to learn a few tricks of how to do that by using crowns. In this article, you’ll find out a few ways to earn crowns that you can use to unlock more puzzle packs for free.

Unlock with crowns Harvest puzzle pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy

By now, you may have noticed that a number of crowns shows up whenever you check your game account. The quantity of crowns is important if your goal is to get more puzzles and save money in the process. Have you accumulated at least 20 crowns? Then you can go in the Store of any of our 5 games: Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, Jigsaw Puzzle Journey, Jigsaw Puzzle Nature, Jigsaw Puzzle Kids and Hexa Word Search and trade your crowns for a new puzzle pack. Fresh Flowers puzzle pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy is a good candidate for example. With 20 crowns you can also purchase Fashion and Vacation pack in Hexa Word Search. The bottom line is that if you want to unlock more puzzle packs on a budget, you should learn how to earn more crowns.

We have compiled 5 tips and tricks for you to increase your number of crowns. Master these, and you’ll soon build up your library of puzzles without having to allocate too much money.

1. Create a Game Account

Create a Game Account in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy to Earn 10 crowns

A game account enables you to save your points in the daily competition, and track your progress and the packs you own. On top of that, the first time you create an account with us, you receive a 10 crowns reward. That’s almost half of the amount of crowns you would need to unlock the most affordable puzzle pack in our jigsaw puzzle games or an entire puzzle pack in Hexa Word Search. It’s 10 crowns you get right off the bat, with just a few clicks.

Go ahead and set up your game account if you haven’t done it already, in three easy steps:

  1. Tap on the Game Account icon on the top right of your screen
  2. Fill it out with your info
  3. Click on Save

2. Personalize Your Game Account with Your Facebook Photo

Upload your Facebook picture to earn 5 crowns in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy

We encourage you to personalize your profile so that other players can get a better sense of who they are playing against in the Puzzle of the Day competition. To archive this, we enabled an easy way to set photo from your Facebook account. This will not only make you shine in the daily competition leaderboard, but it will also get you 5 more crowns in your game account.

Upload your photo in three easy steps:

  1. Tap on the Game Account icon on the top right;
  2. Click on Add Facebook photo.
  3. Sign in your Facebook account or connect instantly if you’re already logged in.

And voila! You collect 5 more crowns with little to no effort.

Please note that we don’t collect any personal information, communications and other information you provide on your Facebook account.

3. Get the Best Score in the ‘Puzzle of the Day’ Competition

Get in the top 3 in the Puzzle of the Day competition to earn crowns

Each day we offer a new, free puzzle that you can choose to play in different modes of difficulty. If you get a high score and stay in the top three of the competition until the end of the day, you can earn 1 more crown. That’s 1 crown you can win on a daily basis!

The number of points you can get in the daily challenge increases in direct proportion with the number of jigsaw pieces you choose to solve the puzzle. In other words, you get more points if you choose to solve the Puzzle of the Day with more pieces. Solve it in record time, and you’ll increase your chances to get in the top three of the daily competition.

Each daily competition finishes around midnight US Eastern time, 8 AM European time.

4. Solve the Puzzle of the Day in All Our Games

Get in the top 3 in the Puzzle of the Day competition to earn crowns

Crowns are transferable in 5 of our games: Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, Jigsaw Puzzle Journey, Jigsaw Puzzle Nature, Jigsaw Puzzle Kids and Hexa Word Search. Simply put, the crowns you collect in each of these games will be saved and added to your game account. When you’re ready to buy with crowns, you can decide on a pack in any of these games.

The games that use crowns are also the ones that offer a Puzzle of the Day competition. That means that you can increase your chances of earning more crowns by solving the Puzzle of the Day in any of these 5 games. Choose the games and the difficulty modes where you think you are most likely to get ranked in the first 3 positions in the competition, and you can earn yourself extra crowns on a daily basis.

If you manage to get among the top 3 in the Puzzle of the Day competition in all our 5 games, that’s 5 crowns you can add daily!

5. Collect Crowns on Previous Purchases

When you purchase an individual puzzle pack with money, you get more than a puzzle pack. With each individual purchase, you add 3 more crowns to your piggy-bank. Look at it like your airline miles or travel points that eventually accumulate and get you something for free.

How Much You Can Get in Total

In the best case scenario, in 1 week you can earn at least 23 crowns – enough for you to get a new puzzle pack for free if you:

  1. Create a game account – 10 crowns
  2. Add a picture to your game account from your Facebook – 5 crowns
  3. Win all Puzzle of the Day Competitions, meaning rank in the top 3 in our five games – 5 crowns
  4. Have purchased a puzzle pack in any of our five games – 3 crowns

Now that you know how to earn crowns to unlock more free puzzles in our games, go try them out in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, Jigsaw Puzzle Journey, Jigsaw Puzzle Nature, Jigsaw Puzzle Kids and Hexa Word Search.

New Puzzle Game and More Free Puzzles

We have lots of surprises for you this month! We’ve just launched a new puzzle game: Jigsaw Puzzle Nature, a game that will help you reconnect with nature and enjoy its soothing effects. Moreover, you can now enjoy more free puzzle packs in all our games, as well as new puzzle packs to complete your puzzle library in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy and Jigsaw Journey. Finally, as a subscriber to our Monthly Newsletter, you will get a chance to win a puzzle pack from our newest game: Jigsaw Puzzle Nature.

Introducing Jigsaw Puzzle Nature

We’ve launched a new puzzle game that we’d love for you to try out: Jigsaw Puzzle Nature! The game is for all puzzle enthusiasts who would like to take a minute to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature and its calming effects. Explore breathtaking landscapes of mountains, lush forests and golden deserts as well as details of minerals, morning dew and leaves in a collection of 600+ puzzles. Read about why we started Jigsaw Puzzle Nature in our recent blog post.

Jigsaw Puzzle Nature offers 3 free puzzle packs, and 17 packs available for purchase. It follows the same subscription model that you’ve been used to from our other puzzle games, including the possibility to remove ads and unlock with crowns individual puzzle packs of your choice.

Download Jigsaw Puzzle Nature from Microsoft Store now, rate it and let us know your thoughts in the reviews!

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Jigsaw Puzzle Nature Free Packs

New Puzzle Packs

It is time to renew your collection of puzzles with 2 new amazing puzzle packs. Follow famous walking trails and explore Earth’s beauty from high mountains peaks in the recent Hiking puzzle pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy. Stunning beaches, famous animals and major attractions from the “Sunshine State” are waiting to be discovered in our newest Florida puzzle pack in Jigsaw Journey.

New Puzzle Packs

Free Puzzle Packs

The list of free puzzle packs that you can play in our games got a bit longer. Here are the packs that you should check out right now:
* Intermediate puzzle pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy
* France puzzle pack in Jigsaw Journey
* Cute Cartoon Animals and The Alphabet – Animals in Jigsaw Puzzle Kids
* Game of Thrones and Books pack in Hexa Word Search

Free Puzzle Packs

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Introducing Jigsaw Puzzle Nature

We are happy to invite you to try out our new puzzle game: Jigsaw Puzzle Nature. The game is for everyone who enjoys nature and looks for new ways to relax. Sit back and discover the amazing landscapes of mountains, golden deserts, spectacular sunsets, lush forests and much more in a collection of 600+ puzzles.

Jigsaw Puzzle Nature Free Jigsaw Puzzles

Why Jigsaw Puzzle Nature

The desire to be near nature has never been so ardent as in today’s world when more than half of the global population lives in cities, and stress has become a recurrent health problem. It is a well-known fact that exposure to nature, even viewing scenes of nature, reduces negative feelings such as stress, fear and anger, and influences our choices for a healthier lifestyle.

We are on a mission to bring you closer to the natural world and give you an opportunity to appreciate nature’s beauty and its calming effects. We believe that Jigsaw Puzzle Nature can help you reconnect with nature, relieve stress and improve your emotional well-being. By adding the uplifting experience of natural beauty, solving a puzzle becomes more relaxing and more enjoyable. Stunning natural wonders featured in the game will make you see nature with different eyes, and rethink your life within the context of the natural world – where everything is connected.

What Jigsaw Puzzle Nature Offers

The game offers 3 free puzzle packs that you can play anytime, in any difficulty mode, as many times you like. It also contains 17 puzzle packs available for purchase. The puzzles range from breathtaking landscapes of still lakes, and running rivers to spectacular scenes of fog, rainbows and underwater life.

Jigsaw Puzzle Nature Free Jigsaw Puzzles

As you probably know from our other puzzle games, you can access the entire puzzle library through a Premium subscription or purchase packs individually. You can also unlock individual puzzle packs with the crowns you earned in competitions in any of our games.

Are you ready to explore the beauty of nature?

Download Jigsaw Puzzle Nature from Microsoft Store and start solving the puzzles!

Less Ads, More Playtime

We improved the ads experience in all our games, and we cannot wait for you to try it out. By reducing the frequency and quantity of ads, you will now enjoy more playtime. Also, you’re going to love our recent puzzles packs and the new puzzles we added in our old packs. Finally, if you subscribed to our Monthly Newsletter, you will get a chance to win a puzzle pack in any of our games.

Improved Ads Experience

We have improved the ads experience when you play our free games:

  • We removed the ads displayed after you finish a free game.
  • We display less ads in Knowledge Quiz. This change increases playtime by 25%.
  • We allow you to play a free game even when ads are not available. Thanks to this change, 10% of our players have access to play our free games.

New Puzzle Packs

Enjoy 2 new amazing puzzle packs in our games. Discover the classical and modern design of stunning bridges in the recent Bridges puzzle pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy. Experience the capital of Hungary from many viewpoints, and explore its famous neo-Gothic and Neoclassical architectural landmarks in the latest Budapest puzzle pack in Jigsaw Journey. Find out in more detail what makes these landmarks stand out in our recent blog post.

New Puzzle Packs in April 2019

7 Puzzle Packs Got Updated

We continued to update several old puzzle packs in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy. Now you can enjoy fresh new puzzles in 7 of our packs: Cyprus, Valentine’s Day, Cute Animals, Games, Antalya, Frost and Snow. Go check them now if you have the packs.

New Puzzles Added in Old Puzzle Packs in April 2019

Hexa Word Search – New Free Packs

If you like to increase your vocabulary, and exercise your focus, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there are 3 more packs in Hexa Word Search that you can play for free. Discover plant names in Plants pack, learn about cosmic phenomena in Astronomy pack, and grow your business know-how with Companies pack. Go play them now!

New Free Packs in Hexa Word Search

Get A Chance to Win A Puzzle Pack

We want to reward you for subscribing to our newsletter by giving you a chance to win a pack of your choice in any of our games. Answer a quick survey and let us know the pack you’d like to win.
Send us your answers by Sunday, April 7th. We will announce the winners by email on Monday, April 8th.

The offer is only available to our newsletter subscribers. Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter if you want to participate in similar promotions in the future.

5 Famous Landmarks to Discover in Budapest Puzzle Pack

March is the perfect month to visit Europe. As the weather gets warmer, the European capital cities come to life with street festivals, fairs and amazing flower blooms. One of the best cities to travel in Europe this month is Budapest. In our latest puzzle pack in Jigsaw Journey, you can explore in more detail what this city has to offer.

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Budapest. Thanks to the pleasant weather, you can discover some of the greatest sights of the city on foot, or you can take a relaxing bath in the outdoor thermal pools. In our latest puzzle pack in Jigsaw Journey, we captured some of Budapest’s most popular views and landmarks.

Here are 5 of the famous places you can discover in Budapest puzzle pack.

1. The Hungarian Parliament

The Hungarian Parliament is considered to be the world’s third largest parliament building, housing 691 rooms as well as an impressive 19 kilometers of corridors and stairs. The Neo-Gothic structure, inspired by the British House of Parliament, looks stunning at night, lit up on the edge of the Danube River.

The Hungarian Parliament - Budapest Puzzle Pack

2. Széchenyi Chain Bridge

One of the oldest stone bridges in Budapest, the Chain Bridge connects Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of the city. Before the Chain Bridge was built, a ship bridge held by flat bottomed keels made of wood was used to go across the river Danube.
The bridge is featured at night, in the Budapest puzzle pack, when the lights of the city reflect in the dark river of Danube.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge - Budapest Puzzle Pack

3. The Fisherman’s Bastion

Overlooking the Danube, Fisherman’s Bastion is a fortress with 7 turreted lookout towers, built in the 19th-century for the Hungarian Millennium celebrations. The building is a true architectural beauty of the neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque styles that resembles a fairytale castle. In the Budapest puzzle pack, you can admire the castle from a distance or get a closer look at its architectural details.

The Fisherman's Bastion at a distance - Budapest Puzzle Pack

4. St. Stephen’s Basilica

St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Budapest and can hold up to 8,500 people. The cathedral was dedicated to St. Stephen, the founder of the Hungarian state. Originally designed in neo-classical style, the Basilica was finished in neo-renaissance style. It features a magnificent dome of 96 meters high, with beautiful interior decorations made by famous artists of the era. In the Budapest puzzle pack, you can admire both the basilica and the details of the dome.

St. Stephen's Basilica - Budapest Puzzle Pack

5. Széchenyi Thermal Baths

Budapest is renowned for its warm and relaxing complex of thermal baths and spas. Széchenyi Thermal Baths is a top-rated attraction after a long day of touring the city. Two thermal springs supply more than 20 pools in the complex. The edifice is constructed in a palace-like, neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance style.

Széchenyi Thermal Baths - Budapest Puzzle Pack

Budapest is great and there are many more beautiful places left for you to discover in our latest puzzle pack. We hope you will enjoy it!

Now that you’ve got a glimpse of what our latest puzzle pack offers, download the game Jigsaw Journey and start exploring Budapest through puzzles.

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5 Ways Jigsaw Puzzles Help Your Brain

We like the way puzzles challenge us to solve problems and the feeling of accomplishment we get when we match the final piece of the puzzle. Solving jigsaw puzzles is a fun and relaxing past time. However, few of us are aware that puzzles can prevent mental illnesses and boosts our brain activity.

Doing puzzles is an extremely satisfying activity that helps us unwind. Luckily, working on a puzzle can also have amazing benefits to your brain. Below we listed 5 ways jigsaw puzzles help your brain stay in shape.

Puzzles Improve Your Memory

1. Puzzles improve your memory

Whenever you solve a puzzle, your brain cells retain information on patterns and colors that you use as clues to fit together puzzle pieces. This process demands that you activate your short-term memory, which tells you what pieces to look for to complete each part of the puzzle picture. By doing this repeatedly, you exercise your memory muscle to stock information, and improve your mental speed of recalling things.

The activity of puzzle solving stimulates, as a result, the growth of new nerve cells and builds up new connections between them, which can lower your risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Puzzles Improve Your Focus

2. Working on a puzzle sharpens your mental focus

Trying to match all pieces together can give your brain a good workout. When solving jigsaw puzzles, you force your mind to study attentively the pieces you have on the board and compare it with the final puzzle picture. In this way, you eliminate distractions and clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts. As a consequence, the activity increases the strength of your focus gradually as you complete the puzzle.

Puzzles Boost Your Mood

3. Puzzles refresh thoughts and boost your mood

While your hands are busy doing the puzzles, your brain enters a meditative state. External worries from your everyday life vanish as your mind is engaged to something so satisfying as matching pieces together. Every time you manage to get one piece in the right place, dopamine is released in the brain. This chemical makes you feel good and experience bliss, as well as motivates you to keep on working on solving puzzles and challenge yourself.

Puzzles Improve Your Visual Spatial Perception

4. Jigsaws enhance visual-spatial perception

When you solve jigsaws, you try to make sense where each individual piece fits into the big picture. Matching puzzle pieces together can have a significant influence on strengthening your visual-spatial skills. These are important when you park a car, when you find your way in a new town, or when you follow new dance moves.

Puzzles Improve Your Creativity

5. Puzzle solving stimulates creativity

Solving puzzles require a dose of creativity and intuition. You have to use your creative right brain to visualize the big picture and apply different methods to solve the puzzle. Because you are trying to create order out of chaos, you also need to use your logical left-brain hemisphere to sort pieces out by certain patterns. However, a puzzle stimulates your creative side as you work on the puzzle more intuitively.

In conclusion, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to keep your mind active and ensure a better quality of life. Apart from being relaxing, solving puzzles improves your visual-spatial skills, exercises your memory and focus, and boosts your self-esteem and confidence with every puzzle completed.

Now that you know more about the positive effects of puzzles on your brain, start solving some for yourself. Download any of our three jigsaw puzzles: Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, Jigsaw Journey and Jigsaw Puzzle Kids, or train your brain with our Knowledge Quiz or Hexa Word Search game.

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It’s March. Time for a Makeover

As spring approaches, we decided to do some cleaning in our puzzle games. Some dusty, old jigsaw puzzles got replaced with higher resolution pictures, while the Starter Pack has undergone a complete makeover.

New Puzzle Packs

Enjoy 4 brand new puzzle packs in our games. We invite you to discover a collection of adorable animals in Animal Friends puzzle pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, and explore some very romantic spots in Paris puzzle pack in Jigsaw Journey. Show your kids the importance of friendship and family with the cute puzzles in Family and Friends pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Kids. Search for famous video game names in the latest Video Games pack in Hexa Word Search.

Four New Puzzle Packs

A New Starter Pack – Play for Free

We’ve added one more reason to fall in love with our puzzles all over again. We replaced all puzzles in the Starter Pack in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy with colorful and eye-catching pictures. Best of all, they are all free. Go check them out.

Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy Starter Pack

Puzzle Clean-Up

Our renovation efforts for this year wouldn’t have been completed without updating some old puzzle packs in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy. We removed several old puzzles, and replaced them with better quality pictures of the same subject. Now you can enjoy perfect, clean pictures in 10 of our packs: Riga, Krakow, Malaga, Portugal, Amsterdam, Summertime, Winter, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy Puzzle Clean-Up

Knowledge Quiz – All Packs Are Free

If you enjoyed our trivia game, but couldn’t afford to purchase the packs, we’ve got great news. All packs in Knowledge Quiz are now free. Play them anytime, as many times you like.

Knowledge Quiz

Try for Free

Try all our games for free for 7 days before you decide to buy. The packs in our games come with a Try for free button that lets you explore our monthly subscription. You will not be charged during your free trial period. If you are happy with the game, you don’t have to do anything. When the trial concludes, your subscription will start automatically unless you cancel it.

Time to enjoy our entire game gallery in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy, Jigsaw Journey, Jigsaw Puzzle Kids, and Hexa Word Search.

The first 7 days are on us!

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